polo wrote: ↑
Sun May 05, 2019 7:13 am
I am sure some kind soul out there can explain to me the "no self" theory. I may be wrong or totally wrong, from what I understand say if I called myself John or Jack and which part of me is John or Jack, the brain, the cells? Or if you say the whole person but the whole person is not the same it is changing all the time because the cells died and changed. This constantly changing biological entity has no self same with the universe which is constantly changing though in minute ways not perceptible to the length of time we are watching it.
There is no self so to speak.
When you approximate and say things like biological entity yes it can't be the self since it is generalization from what you don't know exactly what is going on or you must be muddled enough to buy into these simple explanations and the mind moves as a result.
Khandhas are enough to explain a sentient being. Khandhas are not definite or pointing to the core, pinpointing down, but enough to grasp what it is talked about. When you name yourself Jack its not who you are, but it is enough to get insulted or flattered if you identify yourself with that name.
It goes as simpel as changing clothes or washing yourself. You indentify with being dirty and need wash yourself to get rid of that identification.
There is a lot of things to cease before you reach the body origin cessation and what as a result increases panna/higher knowing.
You are using thinking mind to reach into conclusions instead of cessation of that said function. It leaves you open to manipulation.
I get disgusted by over what my mind has moved or subscribed to in the past and i get pissed off that i don't know more to know better.
also when you go to sleep, your soul will be in that dream and upon waking up, you are not even getting into the body, you need gain assess to your biological body as more higher mind.
You can make yourself as much alert you can but you need cease the blocks what block you to get body originated awareness.
and if can't understand the sakkaya ditthi fetter, then use sensual pleasure fetter you clearly see its physical nature to get a scope or lever what to expect from the attainments.