A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Via Daily Dharma
The Self as Process | April 7, 2015
Buddha’s teaching is highly radical in its break with essentialist
thinking, which usually conceives of the 'real' as that which does not
change. The Buddha’s view was that absolutely everything was changing
and therefore the self was not exempt. As a result, Buddhist thinking
conceives of the self as process rather than as a fixed and immutable
- John Peacocke, "Investigating the Buddha's World"