expansion vs dissolution of self

C C C, modified 10 Years ago.

expansion vs dissolution of self

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I read somewhere (and have since lost the link), that concentration practice expands the sense of self to include 'other', whereas insight practice is about dissolution of self.

Is this a reasonable definition?
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Eran G, modified 10 Years ago.

RE: expansion vs dissolution of self

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Is it possible that the author was speaking specifically about Metta practice or the Brahma Viharas? Those practices are usually done as concentration practice and can definitely expand the sense of self to include other, others, the world, etc.
C C C, modified 10 Years ago.

RE: expansion vs dissolution of self

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Those two weren't mentioned, but thanks, those are two things I haven't given any attention as yet.

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