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April 26, 2011


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The words "existence" and "psyche" stem from Greek psychology that prevails in Europe and the European sphere of influence such as Northern America and Australia.
The (Muslim) Arabic has no word for "existence"; there the self is part of God though able to function on its own.
East-Asia never developed a self-theory, at least not in the Greek sense of the word. The Indian atman (atta in Pali) is not identical to the Greek "psyche".
Hence speaking of the "Buddhist self", or, for that matter, of "Buddhist psychology" is contradictory in terms.

This post makes me very happy.

The Self is too glorious to deny and is a big YES!

I love The Zennist. Over and over the posts get hotter and hotter. No ego here!

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