Paññāsikhara wrote:uptuyou wrote:Ultimately we can discuss these things until we are blue in the face. However, we will only know the truth of the questions at hand through silence. It is only through asking the question, "What am I?" That one begins to understand ones true nature and relationship with God, Atman, Allah or what-have-you.
From a Buddhist perspective, you are right - there is a very clear relationship between a self and a supreme God.
Both are figments of conceptual proliferation, ultimately unable to found in any sense at all.
(For which many will further provide more conceptually proliferated explanations, but that happens ...)
"The assumption that a God is the cause (of the world, etc.) is based on the false belief in the eternal self (atman, i.e. permanent spiritual substance, essence or personality); but that belief has to be abandoned, if one has clearly understood that everything is impermanent and subject to suffering." - Abhidharmakosha 5, 8 vol IV, p 19