I think, therefore I am

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Re: I think, therefore I am

Postby muni » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:55 pm

I think therefore I am.

What I think I am. There is no thing what thinks something.
We have to go beyond theories no matter how sacred they might seem.
Theories can create an illusory distance between us and enlightenment.
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Re: I think, therefore I am

Postby tobes » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:44 am

Yes, the problem is the 'am.'

The 'am' for Descartes implies that thought is grounded in enduring substance: the formal basis for an independent ego.

So a Buddhist reinterpretation would be simply:

I think, therefore I think.

(thinking happens, but without being grounded in enduring substance). :anjali:
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Re: I think, therefore I am

Postby alpha » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:55 pm

i think , therefore i am thinking ...i think. :smile:
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