Date: 03-23-12 08:03
Thanks for playing! But I have to be on the road soon, so I will make a quick response...
I prefer modesty (though I fail at that.) I distrust this talk of no ego. No ego, no I, then no you, no he or she or it. This gives rise to man dreaming the world scenario which is ultimately self-centered and self-limiting. (This is where the peasant becomes superior to the bloodless, possibly heartless, scholar...)
According to you, the Buddhist position is this:
1) That when we die, we die.
2) Then you go back to the original state of what we Buddhists call “Just Is” or “Thusness”
This annoys me. The Buddhist tells me you die then you die. (A hard materialist also tells me that.) Then this same Buddhist says well, wait a second, there is actually something called "thusness".
The Buddhists say a lot and end up saying nothing.
The reverse is more admirable....
The Tao way of saying little ends up illuminating a great deal more.
I would love to talk to you more on this. An interesting and illuminating subject for me....