Anattā

By Mark on 2020-01-25 — 1 min read

I may have groked what the Buddhist calls not-​self, anattā.

I have had some part of my atten­tion upon con­scious­ness and time over the last few months. Not the sur­face def­i­n­i­tions, not even the philosophical/​physical con­ver­sa­tion about the con­cepts. Instead, I have been attempt­ing to grok the expe­ri­ence of con­scious­ness and time.

That con­tem­pla­tion was my path to not-​self. Compelling (if you hap­pen to be a set of causally inter­re­lated psy­chophys­i­cal processes and events” col­lo­cated in space and time with my body and mind).

Now to deter­mine if lan­guage can offer a way to talk about these. Time and Self are pri­mary fea­tures of our com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

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