Bill, which "self" are you referring to? --ED
Definitions of self on the Web:
* your consciousness of your own identity * a person considered
as a unique individual; "one's own self" * (used as a combining
form) relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self;
"self-knowledge"; "self-proclaimed"; "self-induced"
* The self is a key construct in several schools of psychology,
broadly referring to the cognitive and affective representation of one's
* Self is broadly defined as the essential qualities that make a
person distinct from all others. The task in philosophy is defining what
these qualities are, and there have been a number of different
approaches. The "self" is the idea of a unified being which is the
source of consciousness. ...
* The Self is a complex and core subject in many forms of
spirituality. Two types of self are commonly considered - the self that
is the ego, also called the learned, superficial self of mind and body,
an egoic creation, and the Self which is sometimes called the "True
Self", the "Observing Self ...
* In sociology, the self refers to an individual person from the
perspective of that person. It is the individual's conception of himself
or herself, and the underlying capacity of the person's mind or
intellect which formed that conception (one's "true self"). ...
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote:
> Saving yourself from your illusion of self.
> Saving myself from what, in your opinion? --ED
> > .by first saving yourself.Bill!
> > ED posted:
> > > Zen and the art of saving the planet
> > >