[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying and living
dee.kaye at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 9 21:03:01 MDT 2010
>It's also to say that I can't imagine thinking to myself "I am ceasing to exist".
You will definitely cease to exist. I for one am beginning to wish it were sooner rather than later. Honestly, you are simply asking the same set of questions over and over, despite the patient answers you have been offered. Everybody dies, but before we do, we think we are set in stone in some way, some kind of real unchanging predictable identity, despite the fact that everything we think and feel is momentary and ungraspable. (Except for the dogmatists, of course, they really know what is going on). The question of death isn't answerable because there isn't anything we can do to change it.
> if nothing is denied that we know about ourselves, why can't it be said to be personhood?
What do we know about ourselves? What is being denied or not denied? What is personhood? It costs nothing to learn to think clearly.
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