Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
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?
I wonder if you can answer these questions yourself? I wonder why you ask them?
I was simply saying that we cannot just accept a possibility as a reality without it being challenged. Not only challenge where it is going but also where it came from. Creation is a chain of events or more a natural change/evolution. The links will join if it is authentic and only then can the possibility become a reality. It makes sense when viewed objectively or as near as damn it