songhill wrote:Buddhism minus self is absurd.
But realization without self
My good dude, when one first awakens to Mind
that is bodhi (bodhicittotpada
), the false self
of the five aggregates which worldlings cling to as their self
, is gone—poof! Truly the world is Mind
-only. Nothing actually exists except Mind
. I see all as only a configuration of Mind
, hence Mind
-only. (You need to keep in mind
that in the commentaries self
are fungible as is Tathagata and self
“There is the ‘Mind-only,’ there are no objects to be seen; when there are no objects to see, Mind is not born; and this is called by myself and others the Middle Way" (Lankavatara Sutra).