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Are we our beains?

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#1 seivtcho

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 08:51 PM


The brain generates our thoughts, ensures our way of thinking, stores our memories, and produces our behaviour and the consciousness.

 

Yet, everything this - the thoughts, the way of thinking, memories, behaviour and consciousness change. Definately not static through your entire life.

 

But if something is not static, then it can't be used as a personal identity, because after each change of this something, you are not you anymore.

 

I wonder what do you think about this issue.



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 10:06 PM

Anatta

 

 

 



#3 seivtcho

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:10 AM

That concept of the soul is that it is a non-unchanged, right?

 

If it canges, it again disturbs the identity issue.

 



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#4 pamojja

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:36 AM

If it canges, it again disturbs the identity issue.

 

In Buddhist though it's rather the seeking of an unchanging identity in where there is none, which disturbs happiness.

 

It's that much easier to practice than Christian thought, where one has to surrender a sinful self in exchange for a selfless one. Just by recognizing there isn't any self (any me, mine or myself) to begin with, all further ramifications of such conceptions (greed, hatred, conceit..) could come to an end, all by itself. At least gradually. Because it simply feels better, that way.

 







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