I don't deny what you are trying to explain has some truths to it.Dontaskme wrote: ↑Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:10 am If you VA insist on believing I am delusional then so be it, you will no doubt keep repeating that mantra until you are blue in the face, no worries, say what you have to say if it makes you feel better, but what you say to me is water off a ducks back. I'm fully self-realised, nothing you say to me will have any value or meaning. I make my own meaning thank you very much.
I agree the concept of no-self as explained in Buddhism, other Eastern Philosophies, Hume, Parfit and others can be useful when applied with limitations and qualifications, i.e. in a balanced manner. So is it a good thing to philosophize on the idea of no-self, no-I, no-you and the likes.
You on the other hand is going on the extreme in being overly compulsive and obsessive over this idea. Just checked and sense your feelings and impulse when you write about this non-self idea of yours.
There is no such thing as a real 'no-self', what you are grasping at is merely an illusion if you insist that is real.
If it is so real, where is your proofs that it is real?
In this case, what is critical are perspectives and contexts.
Note, in most Eastern Philosophy, all of reality is an illusion, i.e. Maya or 'emptiness'.
Even whatever is ultimate reality is an illusion from different perspective.
- Maya literally "illusion" or "magic", has multiple meanings in Indian philosophies depending on the context.
In later Vedic texts and modern literature dedicated to Indian traditions, Māyā connotes a "magic show, an illusion where things appear to be present but are not what they seem". Māyā is also a spiritual concept connoting "that which exists, but is constantly changing and thus is spiritually unreal", and the "power or the principle that conceals the true character of spiritual reality"
- In Mahayana sutras, illusion is an important theme of the Prajñāpāramitā sutras. Here, the magician's illusion exemplifies how people misunderstand and misperceive reality, which is in fact empty of any essence and cannot be grasped.
The Prajñaparamita texts also state that all dharmas (phenomena) are like an illusion, not just the five aggregates, but all beings, including Bodhisattvas and even Nirvana.
do not preach it as obsessively and compulsory as you and your cult group.
Buddhism recognizes no-self and self-exists equally in relation to context and chart the Middle-Way.
You are in a delusional state as proven by your obsession and compulsion over this 'all is illusion' on a one track basis without providing proof and justification why you insist such an idea is absolute.
Here is one exposition of no-self and self-is-real.
- Say you are standing on the middle of a railway track and there is a fast oncoming train with your sight.
In this scenario it would be very stupid to insist your self is an illusion and the train is also an illusion.
However in another scenario where you have step away from the railway track and there is an oncoming train, you may philosophize and reflect on your experiences or the wisdom of philosophers, all of reality is an illusion in various perspectives and apply them accordingly.
- Such questions are bewildering, and it is difficult to know that even the strangest hypotheses may not be true.
Thus our familiar table, which has roused but the slightest thoughts in us hitherto, has become a problem full of surprising possibilities.
The one thing we know about it is that it is not what it seems. Beyond this modest result, so far, we have the most complete liberty of conjecture.
Leibniz tells us it is a community of souls: Berkeley tells us it is an idea in the mind of God; sober science, scarcely less wonderful, tells us it is a vast collection of electric charges in violent motion.
Among these surprising possibilities, doubt suggests that perhaps there is no table at all.
What is great with the above is all of them justified their views with solid arguments.
But these philosophers are not that stupid and delusional like you and your cult*/likes in being intensely compulsive and obsessive about it.
* I have spent some time researching into the 'no-self' no-I, no-you cults and they are delusional.