[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying and living

lemmett at talk21.com lemmett at talk21.com
Wed Jun 9 18:56:58 MDT 2010

>>The idea that one cannot imagine oneself in the ground thinking to oneself "I don't exist" is simply a silly and meaningless exercise.
>>>It's also to say that I can't imagine thinking to myself "I am ceasing to exist". To me it seems really important, could it be one way to face atma-drsti and challenge the continuity narrative - perhaps a narrative of a self that dies?>>Not that I think I understand. Presumably present moments are followed by future ones just because one causes the next; but surely something must differentiate general causal sequences and that constituted by what is provisionally posited as the mental events of some person. In which case, if nothing is denied that we know about ourselves, why can't it be said to be personhood?>>Best wishes>Luke


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