Q: Dear Todd, is the sense of self true nature? Or just an inevitable delusion of perspectivized consciousness?
Todd Answers: I would say that our sense of self is merely the turning of our consciousness back onto itself so that it can experience itself. This is how we can know ourselves — our true selves, our essence.
When we look for ourselves and we peer through the thoughts, the sense-objects, and the physical body, what we are left with must be our true self. It can’t be delusion because you are merely observing without placing any labels, opinions or judgements. In fact, it is these things that obscure our view in the first place.
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