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    Self knowledge leading to self transformation

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    EXPLAIN HOW SELF KNOWLEDGE LEADS TO SELF TRANSFORMATION OF THE SELF. DOES THIS NEED TO BE DONE IN SILENCE OR IS IT FROM LIFE EXPERIENCES?

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    The concept of the self, which could be seen from metaphysical, psychological or linguistic points of view, is not the clearest of all concepts. From the metaphysical point of view, the self has been called the soul or the mind as that which transcends and organizes our experiences. But some philosophers, like Hume (in Treatise on Human Nature) held that the self does not exist. Hume thought that what was referred to as the self is nothing but a bundle of successive perceptions which does not justify the concept of the self. According to him, there is no observable entity known as mind, soul, or self that is behind the process of thought. Some other philosophers, like Nietzsche, who do not reject the idea, try to strip it of its metaphysical endowment. But the self is still seen as the centre of experiences or the ...

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    This is a very short "do it yourself" in self training through self-knowledge. How one can watch oneself acting and reacting; and how this helps one to grow in wisdom and self awareness.

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