Buddhas Brain: Self

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“The self keeps changing; in the brain, every manifestation of the self is impermanent.
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Just as the individual frames in a movie create the illusion of motion, the overlapping neural assemblies that flow together and then disperse create the illusion of a coherent and continuous self.
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The self arises and changes depending on various conditions, notably pleasant and unpleasant feeling tones.
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It also depends on relationships—including with the wider world.
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The most fundamental basis for the sense of “I”—the subjectivity inherent in awareness—emerges in the relationship between the body and the world.
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The self has no independent existence whatsoever.
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Self-related mental activity, including the sense of being the subject of experience, refers to a unified, enduring, independent “I” who is the essential owner of experiences and agent of actions—but such a one does not exist.
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