Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Via Daily Dharma


The Self as Process | April 7, 2015


The 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 essence.

- John Peacocke, "Investigating the Buddha's World"