A Buddhist Thought Experiment

One key teaching of Buddhism is that there is no independent existence. This is called the doctrine of Anatta (no-self). How can you discover that you have no self? Let’s do a thought experiment. Consider the internal organs of your body. Your brain and your heart are both parts of yourself, right? Neither the brain nor the heart can live alone. They cannot exclude each other, and one cannot claim superiority over the other. It seems…

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Kenneth Leong

Kenneth Leong

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Author, Zen teacher, scientific mystic, professor, photographer, philosopher, social commentator, socially engaged human