Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No ‘You’ There – Bright, shiny objects!

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via Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No ‘You’ There https://t.co/3RTikwap7o — Bright, shiny objects!

This is so fascinating and honestly touches on one of the most unnerving elements of Buddhism, the concept of no-self. I experienced no-self viscerally because of date-rape drugs and, while it was truly terrifying to have the “mask” ripped off of the concept of self, it also removed many of my deepest fears. I am no longer afraid to die, because there is no “me” to die, and having this assurance causes me to move through the world more confidently. When the worst thing  that could happen to you – death – is no longer a threat, because the dissolution of self is no longer a danger, everything is possible.

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One thought on “Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No ‘You’ There – Bright, shiny objects!

  1. Very well worded, Ms.
    I did not learn this the way you did (and I wish you had not had to learn it that way!) but rather under the influence of LSD. It is amazing what a few chemicals can teach you.
    There is no need to be scared of death.

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