Azidonis wrote:futerko wrote:The idea that a "self" cannot be found means that nothing establishes any identity from moment to moment, therefore no existence, and the only constant to (not be) found is the nature of mind, which cannot strictly be said to exist in terms of the meaning of that word.
This is fine. But how does it apply?
If nothing establishes identity from moment to moment, but something appears as thought it is establishing identity moment to moment (otherwise where is the existence?), then what to do with what appears to establish an identity? Just leave it alone and forget about it?
Leave it alone yes, the point is that is cannot be taken as an object for thought, or a goal to be reached, it can only be a lived experience, and all contrivances and conceptualisation distort its true nature.
Where is the existence in a dream? Yet still there is some continuity, although I'm not sure it could be called an identity.