Depersonalization syndrome - see Yayoi Kusama

Patricia Soldan, modified 4 Years ago.

Depersonalization syndrome - see Yayoi Kusama

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Can this be stream entry? or even more than that?
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Daniel M. Ingram, modified 4 Years ago.

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I am missing something here. Who is Yayoi Kusama?
Patricia Soldan, modified 4 Years ago.

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Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist.

She has been suffering from this disorder following an abusive childhood.

This disorder is described as a dissociation fron ones body and thoughts, as if watching your life as a movie.

"By obliterating one’s individual self, one returns to the infinite universe."

I was wondering if anyone has an insight into this. Reading it seems rather similar with the stream entry, as in there is no real self.
T DC, modified 4 Years ago.

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Patricia - I have encountered states of depersonalization at times on the path, and I have to say it is almost the opposite of stream entry. 

You said she was "suffering" from this disorder, which is apt - it is an uncomfortable and disturbing experience.  Stream entry on the other hand involves a release of neurosis connected with the self concept, the result being enhanced peace and freedom of mind. 

They may both be related to perception, and thus to the self, but depersonalization represents further distortion, while stream entry represents clarification.
Patricia Soldan, modified 4 Years ago.

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I see, thank you for clarification.
Mikko, modified 4 Years ago.

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T DC:
They may both be related to perception, and thus to the self, but depersonalization represents further distortion, while stream entry represents clarification.

Having also experienced both, I'd say your description is spot on. Depersonalization/derealization makes you more disconnected from everything while stream entry does the opposite. Although, for someone suffering from an anxiety disorder, the difference may not be obvious right away.

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