Do you realize that usually when people believe in afterlife and soul then that what peeps here name no-self is by default understood.Pulsar wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:04 am Consider feelings, you are hurt when someone is mean to you. If you think feelings are yourself, then why allow feelings to hurt you.
Don't you have control over them since, you are the owner of them, like the car you own?. Car can be controlled but not your feelings, emotions, thoughts.
Is it fun to be owned by things that are not steady? One gets whipped this way and that way.
Or imagine one gets a disease, say cancer, all those shivers, fearful feelings of death if there is no treatment. If you thought your feelings were you, why are they messing with you? what point is owning feelings that
bring you infamy?
there are many things i don't know about the body and are affected by in a certain way that to remove the body function i come incapable, i have no idea how to move hands but despite that i still can move the hands because there are mechanics in body what make it so that deluded ignorant incarnate can use these funtions.
that said, i cultivate body and mind so that eventually "i would not depend on irritation and anger to start produce insulin to get energy from glucose".(".." point was to tell the gravity and seriousness where the practice reaches)
if i learn to control the functions of the internal organs i won't depend on that particular volume of a feeling and it won't appear anymore either there is another feeling what i haven't learned about instead.
yes its not fun to be owned by the feelings what you know are not yours but can't unattach regardless of that. That issue i think you leave out, you think you can't do nothing about the feelings, sensations(a typical no-selfer)..therefore i say sense of self is required for various reasons and one is to get to the brain in head where sense organs converge..