Continuing on Why Buddhism Is True. We discuss the “no self” doctrine as articulated in Buddha’s so-called Second Discourse, the “Anatta-lakkhana Sutta: The Discourse on the Not-Self Characteristic” and the modularity-of-mind psychological theory that Bob claims supports the Buddhist position. What’s the ethical implication of the no-self doctrine, and do we really need meditation to instill ethical insight or the power of self-control?
End song: “Alphalpha Bhang” by Anton Barbeau, as interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music ep. 50.