Matthew Ricard: THE DECONSTRUCTION OF THE SELF; part one

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To get a better handle on this, let’s resume our analysis in greater detail.
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The concept of personal identity has three aspects: the “I,” the “person,” and the “self.”
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These three aspects are not fundamentally different from one another, but reflect the different ways we cling to our perception of personal identity.
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The “I” lives in the present; it is the “I” that thinks “I’m hungry” or “I exist.”
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It is the locus of consciousness, thoughts, judgment, and will.
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It is the experience of our current state.
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