johahr wrote:Shankara says: "the Self (you, awareness) is permanent, because impermanence can never be established".
This isn't an adequate explanation, because :
(a) even if you can demonstrate that impermanence can never be established, it doesn't mean the opposite is true,
(a.2) perhaps something other than you can demonstrate impermanence,
(b) we can't be sure opposites are ... opposite,
(c) we can't be sure the mind isn't totally deluded and insane,
(d) even if this was true - is this really the 'problem' ?
Ultimately the only way to know, is to know. There is no evidence. No ?
This is a really stupid game, and what's even more stupid is that I am good at it !!!!!!
No, the mind can only demonstrate it's own craziness - that's it's pinnacle.