July 24, 2016

SELF, SELVES, NO-SELF: What’s Inside This Bag Of Bones?


Depth and pop psychology both focus on the notion of a "Self." Is that Self one or many? Of what is it made? Christianity extols an immortal Self that will someday be reunited with its Creator, while Asian spiritual traditions regard Self as the ultimate delusion. Sociology alludes to many selves, filling various roles. Where do we come down on this matter as UUs? What, in the end, is inside this bag of bones?