Self is the vehicle for atma


Dalai Lama Quotes: We shouldn’t think that the self is something that is originally there and then eliminated in meditation.
Indeed. In Hindu metaphysics there are so many selves and so many definitions of each self that it becomes a maze. Ironically many of those who talk about surrendering the self, eliminating it or however else to make it immaterial are themselves steeped in aggrandizing the self. The reality is that the self is the vehicle for the atma (soul) and elimination of self means that atma has to move on to another vehicle.

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About caribvoice

Free lance journalist, educator and community activist. Guyana born New York based.
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