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Sorry for being late to reply @ruben2020 As you rightly pointed out, the notion of the ‘self’ is heavily loaded, most often as a synonym for the eternal ātman of Hindu thought, in particular Advaita. So, it was wrong for me to use the word, I admit. I would, therefore, move to the term, the ‘experient’, which I find more neutral and slightly better than the ...


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Your question somehow seems to superimpose onto Buddhism the Hindu Advaitin idea of an illusory self merging into God the Ultimate Reality, except that instead of God, you have Nibbana. Buddhism is different. Eternalism and annihilationism There is no eternal self. That would be eternalism. If we associate the self with the mental idea of Nibbana, or eternal ...


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Buddha said that it is not possible to understand 4 things, one of them was where a Buddha or Arahant goes 🙏 However, my feeling is that an Arahant state is like a child, pure in his heart, not identifying himself with a self, loving and feeling one with the whole universe, ready to help others without greed, aversion or craving... Like a child taught to ...


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