posted on Nov, 15 2008 @ 02:31 AM
I'm christian; always have been. I'm not buddhist.
I always thought buddha's "no self" just meant selflessness, an attitude; i.e. not selfish. I also thought Jesus' "deny thyself" was the same
Eckhart Tolle was the closest, "you're not your mind/ego." But it goes much deeper than that. I experienced
it for a second.
This is what happened.
I was waiting for my turn at one of those things I go to. I decided to meditate; rested my head against the wall so I would look like I was just
After about 2 hours, it happened. "I" was gone. The mind was gone. "I" did not exist. It wasn't even quiet, the place was still noisy in
fact. But that was just it. All that was left was awareness.
It lasted for just a moment. I don't know if there are deeper levels to it. There was auditory awareness. I could see black but I had the feeling
I was slowly rotating in that blackness. The start of 360 degree awareness?
Anyway, the mind rushed back in to analyze it. And it was over.
"No self" is an altered state of consciousness.