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  • Nice article: http://nautil.us/issue/49/the-absurd/when-neurology-becomes-theology W
    calhorn@... Jun 23
  • Even though we are used to seeing everything in terms of the historical dimension, we can touch the ultimate dimension. So our practice is to become like a wave—while living the life of a wave in the historical dimension, we realize that we are also water and live the life of water. That is the essence of the practice. Because if you know your true nature of no coming, no going...
    calhorn@... Apr 26
  • I hope you're not asserting any of that knowingly! W ---In meditationsocietyofamerica@^$1, wrote : And which "you" within you knows this with certainty? Know that and you'll be certain "you" don't know any thing,and that is certainly ego-demolishing, and thus a key to real freedom form all the suffering that thinking "I know" brings.
    calhorn@... Feb 26
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  • FWIW, this post relies on a quite restrictive meaning of "know"--one involving certainty. In any case, I think it would be more compelling if the term "know" were replaced by "certain" throughout. W ---In meditationsocietyofamerica@^$1, wrote : This is a repost and we hope it's the exact one that was requested. In any event...Enjoy...
    calhorn@... Feb 26
  • "If any of these teachings become beliefs that one holds on to, then I have diminished who I am through a defining need for an object. If one gets caught in wanting to have the true belief, whether it is that there is a God, or there is no God, or there is no self, or there is a self - one is holding to an image, an idea, a thing." That's a good lesson--particularly for many...
    calhorn@... Oct 16, 2016
  • ---In meditationsocietyofamerica@^$1, wrote : Believing something doesn't make it exist. ______________________________ True dat. But, for good or ill, neither does denying something make it fail to exist. Anyhow, whoever may be right, no arguments, pro or con, on each side have come close convincing everybody. So I'm guessing this dispute--which has already gone on for over a...
    calhorn@... Oct 15, 2016
  • I think Buddhism is a big tent. The dispute between Buddhist dualist and anti-dualist schools has lasted thousands of years. These issues have also been stubborn in Western philosophy. They're difficult and intelligent people differ. But, based on what I've read, I think it's pretty clear that "The Enlightened One" himself, was a proponent of the "no-soul" view, whatever may have...
    calhorn@... Oct 15, 2016
  • Anatta From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Part of a series on Buddhism History [show] Dharma Concepts [show] Buddhist texts [show] Practices [show] Nirvāṇa [show] Traditions [show] Buddhism by country [show] Outline Buddhism portal v t e In Buddhism , the term anattā ( Pali ) or anātman ( Sanskrit ) refers to the doctrine...
    calhorn@... Oct 13, 2016
  • That's not what Kant actually said, btw. Anyhow, I agree with Buddha. No soul. W
    calhorn@... Oct 10, 2016
  • Thanks, Bob. Sorry about your computer snafu. Modern problems. W
    calhorn@... Aug 21, 2016