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    On Feb 23, 2021 Nilesh Thali wrote:

    this is where buddhism differs from hinduism. i do not agree with "no self". i believe in the opposite of "no self": the one self - awareness - that permeates all, and is the eternal, unchanging self.
    the question still applies: how does the eternal, unchanging self deal with the impermanence of the body, the mind, and it's impermanence and afflictions? moment by moment.


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    On Feb 23, 2021 David T. Matta wrote:

    Hi Nilesh,
    I do not totally agree. Both condemn an inflated sense of ego and postpone the verdict on the ego until unexpressed reality is experienced without a doubt. They use different semantics on the way to describeultimate reality and both of the languages are grossly inaccurate and can easily be misconstrued and mis-characterized.

    “Yato Vacho Nivartante, Aprapya Manasa Saha” – The Realm of Reality is there from where the mind along with speech returns disappointed. (Taittiriya Upanishad). This is true for both traditions.


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