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Can One Live Without An Opinion Of Oneself?


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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 #1
Thumb_3206 Peter Sharpe United States 34 posts in this forum Offline

Ok, we've all engaged in plenty of arguments regarding the existence of the "self". That is not the topic here.

From birth to death, we are bombarded with the opinions of others defining who we are as individuals. "You're smart, you're stupid, you're overweight, your too thin, you're falling behind" etc etc, and the words and remarks form inner impressions of who we understand ourselves to be.

Can one live without the inner impressions? Can one be free of the cultivated form that exists within consciousness?

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 #2
Thumb_img_0244 Jack Pine United States 4916 posts in this forum Offline

Peter Sharpe wrote:
Can one live without the inner impressions? Can one be free of the cultivated form that exists within consciousness?

The self is the sum total of our conditioning from birth. Consciousness whether superficial or sub is also the self, the result of conditioning. Opinions are rooted in our conditioning are formed by our conditioning. So it seems that "one", which is the self, can never be free of part of itself which you are calling the "cultivated form that exists within consciousness". These things listed above are all part of the self aren't they?

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