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The Exterior Version of the Non-Self
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the interior version of the       -self
looking inside your         
observing feelings and ideas
not                        with them
the exterior version of the not-self
getting the sense that the bounds of your body are more                    and porous than you might have thought
the boundaries are not so           
there's more of an interaction with the            out there
it's a more fluid interaction than you might have                       
our realities are a confluence of connections, interactions and                           
we normally think of ourselves as acting on the world
but actually the world acts on us quite a bit
much of our behavior and thoughts are a consequences of things that have                  upon us
in this sense our behavior if a form of output in response to all this           
there's less room for an autonomous self which is generating and initiating thought
a feeling that you have in your body is no more a part of your self than a            you hear outside, since depending on what they rae, they both can influence you in a variety of ways with on wide spectrum of intensity
both send signals to your           
that one is inside your body and one outside
more of an                    difference than a fundamental difference when you consider how much impact each can have on how your self responds and what it becomes
becoming conscious of these boundaries                      can be a peaceful and freeing experience
your sensory apparatus no longer seems like such a fine dividing point
one can identify with others as one identifies with oneself
one need not even identify with any of them
there is just an empty, slow                  here
if you're nothing, you are everything
it sounds               
a bird's song that you hear can be just as much a part of you as the                  in your foot
and the tingling in your foot does not have to be a part of you to begin with
one                            the self internally
one sees things outside the body as much a part of you as those experiences coming from inside the body
           implications
not so much waves of empathy for other human beings, but more                        with them
since you identify more often with the world outside you, there is less reason to          that part of reality
if everyone were to                  regularly and identify themselves as being the inseparable from the world
can give people the feeling that not harming things is just the                thing to do

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Ideas and Concepts:

On the two versions of the not-self, via tonight's Buddhism and Modern Psychology class:

"Normally in Buddhism we talk about the interior version of the not-self, which is the process of looking inside your mind, observing your feelings and ideas, and not identifying with them.

But there is another version called the exterior version of the not-self, in which you get the sense that the bounds of your self in the world are more permeable and porous than you might have imagined.

The boundaries where your self ends and the world begins are actually not very well-defined. There's much more interaction with the world then we tend to realize, and it's a more fluid interaction than we might have previously appreciated.

We normally think of ourselves as an agent acting in the world, but in fact, our realities are a constant confluence of connections, interactions and relationships with everything we hear, see, touch, smell, taste and experience. The world acts on us incessantly, our behavior and thoughts being a consequence of these things that impinge on us.

In this sense, our self is more a form of output in response to all this input. Our self depends on it, is a product of it, and is defined by it. As you consider how influential the world is as it constantly impinges upon you, there's less and less room for a concept of an autonomous self which is generating or initiating thought, but rather, your self simply becomes a product of the world.

For instance, you might have a feeling in your foot and at the same time hear a sound outside, yet depending on what these experiences are, they both can influence you in a variety of ways and with a range of intensity, both simply sending signals to your brain and arising in your mind in much the same way.

That one experience originates from inside your body and the other from outside your body, is more of an arbitrary difference than a fundamental difference when you consider how much impact each can have in forming how your self responds to them and what it becomes because of this response.

Becoming conscious of these dissolving boundaries can be a peaceful and freeing experience."
On the moral implications of Buddhism, via this morning's Buddhism and Modern Psychology class:

"Through the process of meditation, conscientious living, and focusing the mind, as your sense of self begins to increasingly disaggregate and dissipate, the line of delineation of what happens outside your body becomes less clear and less relevant, and this brings with it natural ethical consequences which begin to be apparent.

It's not so much that you begin to experience waves of empathy for other human beings or for the environment, but it is more that who you are expands as you become more than that which you previously identified as.

And so as you identify more often with the world outside you and make less differentiation between it and the world inside you, there is increasingly less reason to harm the part of reality that you previously identified as being other people and your external world, and so you naturally become more motivated and assume a demeanor of increased care for others and stewardship for your environment.

Nothing has changed really, you still take care of yourself as you always have, it's just that the concept of who you are has expanded in scope."
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Mindful Meditation
The Default Mode Network
The Evolution and Purpose of Feelings
Anātman: Buddha's Concept of the Not-Self
The Five Aggregates and the Non-Self
Left Brain, Right Brain, and The Self
Delusions of the Self
What Mental Modules Are Not
The Modular Theory of the Mind
Modular Theory of Mind and the Non-Self
Mind Modularity, Cravings, and Self Control
The Experience of the Not-Self
The Exterior Version of the Non-Self