Arms and the Mind

“Just as a monkey roaming through the forest grabs hold of one branch, lets that go and grabs another, then lets that go and grabs still another, so too that which is called ‘mind’ and ‘mentality’ and ‘consciousness’ arises as one thing and ceases as another by day and by night.”

(Connected Discourses of the Buddha, p. 595)

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  1. Malcolm says

    The anonymous sage puts his finger on an important question. Are we one “I”, or are we many? Are we perhaps blind to our own inner fragmentation?

    Worthy of a new post, which shall be forthcoming.

    Posted December 27, 2005 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

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  1. By Maverick Philosopher on December 27, 2005 at 2:06 pm

    Of Monkeys and Minds and Identity Through Time (trackback)

    Malcolm Pollack quotes, with apparent approval, the Buddha:

    Just as a monkey roaming through the forest grabs hold of one branch, lets that go and grabs another, …