Five Aggregates–If Not Self Who Are We

Topics Include: 1) Review of the logic of non-self: the five elements of delusion. 2) Joseph Goldstein and the metaphor of the “Big Dipper.” 3) The Buddha’s questions to Anuradda on the nature of the self. 4) Understanding the nature of perception and the logic of conventional and absolute reality to to see what is self and non-self. 5) If not self, what are we? The capacity for pure conscious awareness. 6) The contemporary discourse on the nature of consciousness. The concept of fitness vs. truth and the theory of conscious agents. The work of Don Hoffman. 7) Redefining our relationship our selves and others through our deeper understanding of self and non-self.
Honolulu, Hawaii
December 30, 2017
55 minutes

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