Thursday, February 23, 2017

What Lies Beyond Self?

Bernadette Roberts

"In truth, everything man knows is 100% speculation and wishful thinking, egged blindly on, no doubt, by a self persistently demanding its own survival. What a trick of the mind! What total deception! And what man born has not been led by the nose and fallen into this trap – a trap which is the self? And yet, what lies beyond the self? 

"If emptiness and nothingness is the whole truth and nothing but the truth, then man is entitled to his self and his deceptions; he must have this compensation for an Ultimate Reality that turns out to be sheer nothingness."

Experience of No Self, pages 62-63

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