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The substance of a self


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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 #1
Thumb_stringio David T United Kingdom 124 posts in this forum ACCOUNT DELETED

The self can not be seen
The self can not be touched
The self cannot be smelt
The self can not be weighed
The self can not be tasted.

What gives the self substance?
Does that which gives the self substance have any substance or is it just an illusion.
Can that which is an illusion be known.

I am a figment of my and your imagination

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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 #2
Thumb_snapshot_20130606 john Campbell Canada 535 posts in this forum Offline

David T wrote:
The self can not be seen
The self can not be touched
The self cannot be smelt
The self can not be weighed
The self can not be tasted.

What gives the self substance?
Does that which gives the self substance have any substance or is it just an illusion.
Can that which is an illusion be known.

Hmm..I look good today.
Ouch...my f..... toe.
Dam pickled eggs and beer.
Ah,perfect weight,not bad for an ol'goat.
Your kiss is delicious ,if I say so myself.

Reality give me substance.
One must have to give.
Delusion is confusillusionism.

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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 #3
Thumb_stringio randal patrick United States 3155 posts in this forum ACCOUNT DELETED

David T wrote:
The self can not be seen

And so, how do you know it exists? because someone told you so?

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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 #4
Thumb_stringio David T United Kingdom 124 posts in this forum ACCOUNT DELETED

Randal,
The self can only be SEEN by the selfish,hence if one is selfless the self can not be seen.
Regards David

I am a figment of my and your imagination

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