i hope everyone is having a nice day.
I am having a little problem that i cant solve at the moment.I have studied buddhism for some time now and read about advaita.But in the end rejected everything since i was i stuck on the words and they were conditioning my thought as i saw.
So then i started observing and understanding how things are.
In the end I started separating the different parts of the object and saw there really isnt anything.Things are made up of many parts.So no essence.
So pretty much what buddhism says.
Now im having this weird experience.when i see my self in the mirror i cant recognize it as me.or i now experientially i know there isnt a "i"
I dont attach to anything.Even if i want too.
Since i know there isnt anything to attach too.So far so good.
Problem now is.there is a feeling of not living.since i know there isnt a me.all this is a illusion and even the desire of living is going.
I know about the extreme look on this and people will say that livng and non living is a extreme view and buddhism says no to extreme view.but that doesnt really answer anything...
thanks for reading!
No! You've got the wrong end of the knife.
Don't grab it by the blade, grap it by the handle....you won't be cut that way.
What I mean is that somehow you feel there is no YOU to find.
That's not right. What you're seeing is that there is no SEPERATE you apart the you that is all the sum of all those "parts".
That's the reality....you and all the other "parts" are one thing...interdependent.
That doesn't mean there isn't a "you", it simply means that "you" are part of one whole thing.
So there is a "you", but is just not an individual "you", it's a giant collective you.
Look at it that way, and don't grab the knife by the blade.
Instead grab the knife by the handle, and make use of it.
P.S. It's a stage we go through...we grow out of it.
Hopefully, one day you will wake up and see that the seperate individal "you" was an illusion generated by your own mind.
You were only seeing a small part of the whole picture.
Now you are seeing the bigger picture...and that individual "you" illusion is revealed as only a part of that wider interdendent "YOU" that was there all along.
Then, when you know that fact, you can see the whole scene...without the need for illusions.