Originally Posted by Maguru
I am not speaking of the possibility to change your thoughts. That is not a possibility. Changing thoughts is real. Changing a perception maybe only possible for some. Changing oneself may also only be a possibility for some.
What is a "perception"? Where does it come from? Where does it exist? Does it ever change? If so, what changes it?
What is the "self"? Are you the same person as you were, 10 years ago? Will you the same person as you are now, in 10 years time?
Can the self remain unchanging? (Recall my point about the impermanence of reality - how all of it is constantly shifting into new forms).
If the self cannot remain unchanging, can the self consciously change itself? Say, by the selection of its own thoughts?
Actually, can the self EVER change itself, OTHER than by changing its own thoughts?
Where is suffering? Is it in the kitchen? In a box? A physical sensation? In your mind?
Can minds change? Can minds remain unchanging