The Buddha and the Atman.


The messenger.

The Buddha stated categorically that the atman does not exist [although this is adhered to only by the Theravada Buddhists] but I have never acquiesced with this.
However, not long ago I neopted that the moul is the sum total of a spirit’s experiences in many lives*. The atman is, generally speaking, synonymous with the soul.

With the moul being the sum total of experiences it is no more than an aspect of the mind, or moul, and hence does not really exist. Therefore, could it be that this is what the Buddha meant when he said what he did?

* Search here for moul, soul and mind.


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book. February 2020. My search - my journey, is now complete.
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