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Old 03-03-2014, 06:09 PM
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More confusion

Ever since I can remember many moons ago, I have always felt that I am not my body, i,ve never spoken of this to anyone as they probably would think I am mad, lol. Does anyone have any ideas please why I feel like this
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:24 PM
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Ever since I can remember many moons ago, I have always felt that I am not my body, i,ve never spoken of this to anyone as they probably would think I am mad, lol. Does anyone have any ideas please why I feel like this


Look at the body as if it was an iceberg, putting the cold to one side, we see only the tip of the iceberg (the body) yet there is far more of your mysterious spirit below the surface of and endless, bottomless and even more mysterious ocean beyond that of time and space, and then know your connected to it all

You are feeling the transient nature of the body as an energy, and seems to be limiting in some form, yet you know deep within your reasoning beyond the form of your body, beyond its boundary and even further in spirit that you have been to that place of knowing before and seen the truth

An interesting quote "The soul will not come into the form of man if it has not seen the truth" Plato

Im not trying to follow you on this forum, I just find your questions interesting to answer, it too is helping me to understand myself better in answering them so thank you for allowing me to do this
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:24 AM
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Ever since I can remember many moons ago, I have always felt that I am not my body, i,ve never spoken of this to anyone as they probably would think I am mad, lol. Does anyone have any ideas please why I feel like this

Perhaps awaken to your existence , realization of your emotion , you will realized that nothing is attached or belong to you nor family members , material even your body is never yours .........this realization is to my current understanding is part of realization process known as Buddhism.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:07 AM
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Thank you CSEe & ♡, you have both given me lots to think about, your answers will be my homework for today, lol.
Heart, the Plato quote hit me like a stone, few words with a big impact. I feel i,ve been asleep all my life and now i,m waking up, better late than never I surpose.

Thank you both.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:10 PM
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You are not your body. You are the pure awareness which cannot die and takes on bodies like a coat. The body is an instrument with which to bless others who don't have this realization. The mind is what truly matters - the body is there so that through love we can purify our minds and help others purify theirs.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:46 PM
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You certainly have some words of wisdom Oliness, thank you.
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Old 18-05-2014, 03:05 PM
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I used to think I was crazy for seeing that too! But now that I know Buddhism I see that I am actually perceiving things the way they are in true reality.

The reason you are feeling this is because it is true - you are not your body! Your body is just a collection of atoms and cells and something like a vessel.

So now I think the trick for you is to accept that when you know Buddhism, it puts you on a different path and thinking than most people around you.
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Old 19-05-2014, 03:13 PM
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Ever since I can remember many moons ago, I have always felt that I am not my body, i,ve never spoken of this to anyone as they probably would think I am mad, lol. Does anyone have any ideas please why I feel like this
Even as a very young child I have felt this way. It is because we are not our bodies, we are "souls", using these bodies as our vehicles. We have had many of these vehicles, rebirth. Buddhism for me explains the feelings I have always had about my feelings of body amd soul (I am using the term soul loosely). I was confused also, until Buddhist teachings came into my life.
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