It's not a very good analogy.char101 wrote: That's not actually the point of my analogy
Neither is this one...
I would say between this life and Nibbana it feels like having to choose between a diseased apple and a healthy one.char101 wrote: Between this life and nibbana, it feels like having to choose between a rotten apple or no apple to me
It's not a matter of you having an apple and exterminating it, it's a matter of self view being a disease that corrupts the reality of what the apple truly is. The disease thinks it's the real apple but it's not.
This article might help give you a different way of looking at the issue of self http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... tself.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;