This is the fifth episode of Existential Ambiguity, covering the text posted here from Chapter 4, Root-Structure of the Puthujjana’s Reflexive Experience. Listen to Root-Structure of the Puthujjana’s Reflexive Experience Part 1 here:―
In the Mahā-nidana Sutta (Dīghanikāya 15), the Buddha presents this dilemma concisely as follows: “Now, one who says, ‘Feeling is my self,’ should be addressed as follows: ‘There are these three feelings, my...―
Sartre, in his essay The Transcendence of the Ego, rejects the primacy of the Cartesian cogito by asserting the the consciousness that says “I am” is not the consciousness that thinks. In this way he merely makes the mystery...―
This is the fourth episode of Existential Ambiguity, covering the text posted here from Chapter 3, Immediate and Reflexive Experience. Listen to Root-Structure of the Puthujjana’s Reflexive Experience Part 1 here:―
Thinking as Self What is taken as self is the five clinging-aggregates or a certain clinging-aggregate. However, within the five clinging-aggregates, the puthujjana is more seriously led into regarding the consciousness of reflexion, which springs ...―
‘Self’ is therefore neither positive not negative; it is an ambiguity. It is as if something that in truth is not, somehow or other is. The notion of ‘self’ along with its inseparable companions—the notion of ...―
The fragility of life Throughout our lives we witness all things perish whether they be plant, animal or people; if life teaches us something it is that all life ends. Therefore life is not immortal and when we look at … Continue reading...―
What appears to the puthujjana when he reflects upon himself is the five clinging-aggregates, the five aggregates associated with ‘I’ and ‘mine’. And he attempts to answer the question ‘What am I?’ by asserting...―
We now come to a very important characteristic of the five clinging-aggregates: the constant pressure for recognition as a self (attā) or as a soul. The notion of a self or soul is the concept of a self-same subject; and…Read more...―
It is not difficult to see from the analysis of experience we have made so far to see a most important characteristic of the relationship between name-&-form and consciousness. It can be described as simultaneity, a characteristic we will...―
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