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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THINK ABOUT 'I , MYSELF, ME' AS INDEPENDENT PERSON
vertical line Posted on Apr.25.2007 @ 12:35PM EDT by stephen

"Think about 'I , myself, me' as independent person.

- How does 'I' feel, what does 'I' feel, where is 'I' , what is 'I' ?
- Is my body 'I' ?
- Is it my head, my feet, my hands, my heart, my lungs?
- Do 'I' have a body? Then the owner of the body must be separate from the body!

- Is my mind 'I' ?
- Which thought, feeling, emotion is 'I' ?
- Is the 'I' my memories of the past, or my worries about the future?
- Do 'I' have a mind? Then the owner of the mind must be something separate from the mind!

- Is the 'I' the combination of body and mind?
- Then when 'I' loose a finger, I loose a part of my 'self', my 'I' , 'I' must feel incomplete ever after.
- When I forget something, I must loose something of my 'self', when something is lost in my mind, I loose part of my 'I'.
- Can anything be body and mind at the same time?

- Is the 'I' separate from the body and the mind?
- Is there a third thing or entity, independent of body and mind which is "me"?
- If so, where is the 'I'? Outside my body and mind?
- Are there any more possibilities for the 'I' ; if it is not the body, not the mind, not a combination and not separate from it?"


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Reply from whatzen
Apr.25.2007
01:59PM EDT 
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vertical line All of these things are in the thinking, even the elusive third one.
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Reply from kelvintan
Apr.25.2007
02:04PM EDT 
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Hi Stephen

Since Death is the owner of this body

Then Life is the owner of this of mind

Emotions reacting to objects of mind

Perceiving mind object as part of me

Having believe in existence of Self

Examine all mind objects impermanent

Nothing to grasp, nothing is born & dies

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

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