Nibbana tangent parts 1 & 2 (Agnosticism)

by David Turell @, Monday, May 20, 2024, 22:05 (24 days ago) @ David Turell

I’ll leave it there for the time being, as I am becoming more and more convinced that in terms of the development of the self (as opposed to its total disappearance) we are actually in agreement.

I think you're too hung up on the concept that Nibbana means the destruction of the self. Nibbana's best description is of an egoless person. The "self" is a concept. An idea. We invent it with our minds.

This article was just published--I haven't read it yet, but after glancing over the subheadings, it explains correlations between western psychology and eastern psychology as it pertains to how we construct our 'self.'

DAVID: I must not be as critical. I feel at peace as is.

MATT: You must be dead! ;-)

dhw: Yep, that’s what I said about your Nibbana!:-)

Matt: Some jokes are better not reborn! =-D

I've skimmed through the long article. Raised on Freudian psychotherapy and modern Westan thinking I can see an interesting advance in Eastern approaches. My own feeling: I am conscious of myself; therefore, I have a self I invent as I live. Being religious, that self is connected to my soul.

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