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December 17, 2009


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can you explain, then, what your view is on "no-self"? i like reading your blog very much but often find it (well, the times i've read it) there is much left out and therefore unbalanced. you present your disagreement but don't lay out your own position. i look forward to reading more! excellent blog

The Buddha's position (which is also my position) is simple. The five aggregates are not my self. In fact, the aggregates belong to Mara the Killer (the Buddhist devil). ~ The Zennist

Unicornish Buddhism:


I'm amused by the scientists who are discovering things that have been known to mystics for millenia. Compare the "holographic universe" theory to Indra's Net, for example.

I'm also amused by the mystics who excitedly point to science for validation of their beliefs. "See? There IS a scientific explanation!"

"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." ~ St. Thomas Aquinas.

Faith is the ability to not panic. Each morning I remind myself that absolutely nothing will go as I planned and everything will turn out perfectly... and it does, every time.

Buddhism versus Materialism href="http://seanrobsville.blogspot.com/2009/12/buddhism-versus-materialism.html

I wonder if man will ever get past the question of pure materialism vs. pure mind. It's an endlessly fascinating and seemingly infinitely painful question. I love your posts; however, I find it difficult to believe that Theravada monks versed in the original languages could be mistaken about such a questiion as the question of "no self." Could you please explain your position on how they could be so wrong?

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!

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