A human being is a composite of disparate strands.
From these disparate strands the mind creates the illusion of persistence by constantly moving from one strand to another.
For example the mind may follow a chain of arising thoughts. It may then move from the thoughts to an itch on the foot. Then it will be distracted by the sound of a buzzing fly. Then an emotion of irritation will arise.
All these are ways in which the ego convinces itself of its perpetual existence.
But the truth is there is no perpetual existence for the human being. There is constant change. Constant arising, falling and rearranging the strands that comprise the being.
All this plays out in the persistent and eternal light of consciousness.
This is the element without which the idea of a human being collapses.
If there is one error in our understanding of reality is that…
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