Looking for “Who am I”


Vipassana is a kind of meditation which requires the practitioners highly concentrated from within in order to observe the body, sense and mind in its actual state. Through the personal experience, one can understand deeply everything is impermanent, but constantly create, transform & pass away.

Body, sense & mind
During Vipassana, many practitioners can see from within that the body, sense and mind are inter-communicating endlessly. For example, a mosquito bite (body) correlated to itchy feeling and create a sense of disgust (sense), and then one found ‘my skin got bite so I feel itchy and disgust” (mind).
Thus, the mind actually being affected by a variety of experience. Sometimes we might think the emergence of an idea is an isolated incident, but after further observation, one can find in fact any thoughts or ideas related to past experiences entangled with each other.

I observe therefore I am (or I am not)
Since thought is not an isolated incident, the idea of Descartes’ “cogito ergo sum” cannot be established. Then what can represent “I”?
In accordance with the method of Vipassana practice, the “I” could finally no longer in the superposition state. The situation is like the theory of Schrödinger’s Cat: When the cat stays in a closed box among the observer, one can know the cat is alive (“I am”) or dead (“I am not”) only by opening the box.

My box is not yet open, however during the seeking process, there are many doubts have been resolved. A Chinese idiom says “To travel a thousand miles beats reading a thousand books”. Vipassana is a journey of a life seeker, which no one can get the essence from any book. Fortunately, there are Vipassana centers all over the world, and all the first comers can experience it for free, are you ready?

Information: www.dhamma.org