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Hello, a short discussion of a problematic issue of Buddhism. This is the paradoxical condition of NO-SELF. Along with this problem is the realization of NOT-SELF, the paradigm, or pattern of Hindu and other relative religious domains.

Here is an article to explain this differentiation of terms:


My interest is in how the "anatman" situation closely resembles atheism, that denies ANY invisible entity (God or otherwise). The paradoxical anatman satisfies an atheistic veiwpoint, being that "nothing is there to SEE or believe".

My interest is in the teachings I have pursued for an understanding.

I was listening to a song called, "Formless Presence" by Constance Demby. The two words are a contradiction at best. It is obvious that formlessness cannot abide in a relative presence, since presence requires a paradigm, or pattern of existence, which pattern is detectable by observing the animate beings all over this world.

I was studying the astral (invisible body-though, not really because of the other four senses of hearing, feeling, taste and smell) while I was engaged for one year in a fellowship. I was not able to finish that course. However, the five senses, whether in the flesh or in the ephemeral astral body constitute the whole range of sensory applications, mostly in the mental, "spiritual" domain of one's perceptions. I dream, and so do others; that concludes the quest to FIND the astral.

The point I am conveying is that eyesight is one-fifth of our perceptivity. I know that I have sensed the other four perceptions (that's right-I perceived other peoples "scent" at a time of heightened perceptivity).

However, careful to allow "voices" in one's perceptivity; it may be a distortion or very unconscious uprising into consciousness. The paradigm is that, in Buddhism, the NOT-SELF is vastly present in people, and according to the true Buddhist claim, the NOT-SELF is not a dismissal of self at all, as the article claimed. The NOT-SELF is the dissolution of any distraction that hinders the very apprehension of one's SELF. NO-SELF is a mistake during the corruption of Buddhism some centuries ago.

Here is a song to accompany this OP:


You should dissolve all discrimination of individuality and absorb all things into a harmonious oneness.
The virtue of a highly evolved being embraces all people and things and dispels the darkness which isolates them.

Hua Hu Ching-primary lesson.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09-Apr-19 19:18 by Itatw70s.

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