Dechen Norbu wrote: I believe that there are cultures that almost, if not completely, worship the individual self while others conceive it in a sort of more interrelated fashion, not stressing originality so much, but I'm not sure if you want to explore this idea in the thread.
muni wrote:Even considering ourselves Buddhists, use the same words about dependence, impermanent..., or "samelike" meanings, the way how to out that palpable self is different appaering. Some talk a bit more, other less about me and its characteristics/values; I am so, I am American, I am Asian, I am Autralian, I am so smart/silly, buddhist...from that point comes those who appear to be like me and those not; friends, enemies and neutrals get also characteristics and from these perceptions our habits, behaviour is rolling.
Through that, all is enforced and settled in my perfect turning palpable me's-movie.
Hi Muni - seems to me that actually all these identity things are more the effect than the cause of innate grasping at a palpable self, which we have carried with us since beginningless time.
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