Slavoj Žižek on Buddhism and the Self | Postcards from Žižek | Big Think

Posted: April 7, 2013 in cognition/consciousness, Ideas

Crucial to Buddhism is the reflexive change from the object to the thinker himself: first, we isolate the thing that bothers us, the cause of our suffering; then we change not the object but ourselves, the way we relate to (what appears to us as) the cause of our suffering: “What was extinguished was only the false view of self. What had always been illusory was understood as such. Nothing was changed but the perspective of the observer.”73

via Slavoj Žižek on Buddhism and the Self | Postcards from Žižek | Big Think.

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