The true self

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Notions of “true” self are closely related to eternalism, because they fixate pattern and deny the nebulosity of the self.

There are both dualist and monist concepts of true self. The dualist true self is a “soul” or isolated subject. The monist true self is magically connected to, or identified with, the eternal ordering principle.


This page is in the section Selfness,
      which is in Doing meaning better.

The next page in this section is ⚒ Selflessness.

The previous page is ⚒ A billion tiny spooks.

This page’s topic is Self.

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