Is there an 'I'?

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    Or have you sometimes lost your sense of self? Apparently this happens when you're on LSD

    But it could be induced just by thinking

    Do you feel that the world is a just bunch of feelings, sounds, pictures all arising and passing away? And that there actually no 'I' or 'my' or 'self' but just an illusion of it? The feeling of 'me' of 'I' is just a neutral feeling that arises that we mistake to be the 'I' or the 'me'
    So whenever 'you' see an object, there's no you but only the seeing

    There's even a term for it

    wish i could get my hands on some LSD

    I think that drugs - certain drugs - can alter one's perceptions. This is not the same as 'losing one's ego' or 'I'. You are simply intoxicated in that state, and the experience of losing yourself is part of the experience of taking the drug.

    (Original post by blacklistmember)
    wish i could get my hands on some LSD
    So do I

    I hope there is a government somewhere that comes to it's senses within my lifetime and regulates drugs so I can legally get my hands on some LSD.

    The question is: What is an "I"?

    In my point of view an "I" is a person with own skills and ideas which is separate from a group.
    An "I" have so much confidence in his own that it is living for itself. Some of them are genius, some of them are (an eccentric) artist, but there is a feature which is connect to all kinds of I: They are an ego. And some of them are walking alone all the time...
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