Am I The Body?

In “From The I To The Absolute: A Seven Step Journey To Reality” by Floyd Henderson, the self-inquiry question is posed “Am I the body?”  Does the sense “I am” or “I exist” arise from the body?  Floyd goes on to ask: Would you still be you if you lose …

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Objects and The Non-Dual Philosophy of Wei Wu Wei

In “The Non-Dual Philosophy of Wei Wu Wei” by Roy Melvyn, Wu Wei discusses the idea of external objects and sentient beings. Here is a paraphrase. An object has no independent objective existence. An object is nothing in itself. An object is only what is apparently perceived and nothing more. …

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Am I The Thinker Of My Thoughts?

Am I the thinker of my thoughts? The initial response is “Of course I am the thinker of my thoughts.” However, upon investigation this does not appear to be the case. Thoughts appear to arise all by themselves. For example, I get a thought about going for a walk. I …

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Am I My Thoughts?

Am I my thoughts?  There are certainly thoughts swirling around my head most of the time. These thoughts may seem to describe me, but they do not seem to be me.  In meditation, thoughts sometimes cease altogether.  When there are no thoughts, I still exist.  Therefore I cannot be my …

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