The Buddha’s teachings on the self and on non-self are some of his most subtle, interesting, and unique. We’ll take a look at them in this video. We’ll also compare the Buddha’s view of the self with that of western philosophers David Hume and Derek Parfit.
Suttas mentioned in this video:
Sabbāsava Sutta (MN 2.8)
Ānanda, is there a self? (SN 44.10)
Authorities (AN 3.40)
Dhammapada “The Self” (Dhp. 157-166)
The All (SN 35.23)
The Characteristic of Nonself (SN 22.59)
The Snake Simile (MN 22.23-25)
HERE is a very good video with Derek Parfit discussing his notion of personal identity and that of the Buddha.
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