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Mere Construction

Instructions_to_Xu_F_Cover_for_KindleThere is no thing or part of you which contains your essence.
Your body, your mind and your memories are
All very important for who you are,
But none of these is the core in which
Your essential identity resides.
Whatever you are made from,
It is the same kind as that of which
Everything else is made of.
Wu Hsin calls it Consciousness.
This is not any personal consciousness,
But the primary building block and support of all things.
If there is no single thing which makes you the person you are,
You must be the result of
Several parts or things working together.
Your sense of self is therefore a construction.

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