Brief and simplified discernment to elaborate on and complement modern and scholarly study of self and no-self (PDF) Study the concepts of "atman" or "self" in Hinduism (researchgate.net) and (PDF) Study the concepts of "atman" or "self" in Hinduism (researchgate.net) - Buddhism rather than Hinduism. And as well as to complement previous diverse discernments of self or atman and no-self or anatman which were both parts of the Gautama Buddha discourses. However, only no-self or anatman were recorded, interpreted, translated, and established as his philosophy and teaching within and cross cultures. And therefore, lead to much false perception, experience, and understanding of the world such as:
1.0 God or the essence, nature, and ground of being. And becoming are excluded.
2.0 Misconception about the essence, nature, and ground of nature (and becoming) as stated in the study.
3.0 Evolution beyond known physical world or universal process of being and becoming as fractal parts of sum of parts of the greater whole is mistaken for rebirth. And as immaterial form and realm rather than earth or known physical world. Form and substrate are used rather than matter (which usually is perceived as physical known realm. In particularly in ancient days).
4.0 Consciousness and information are not the same. A simple way of saying is information does not imply consciousness. While consciousness implied information. Another simple way of saying is information is only epistemic or does not imply. While consciousness is both epistemic and ontic or consciousness (and therefore, information) must exist within an entity whether as parts, sum of the parts, or the greater whole. And as such, required an entity. And in order for the world to be created, required essence, nature, and ground of being. And becoming entity or God.
5.0 In Eastern philosophy, in particularly Buddhism, form-formless (which implied interdependent and interconnectedness of all things, causalities, and out of or beyond known physical realm and world) are used rather than matter which does not have such meanings basing on current definition.
and among others such as primary core of Buddhist philosophy of "Dependent and Interdependent Origination", "Dependent and Interdependent Arising", "Emptiness", "Form-Formless", and "Evolution or process of being and becoming (i.e. mistaken for rebirth) Beyond Known Physical World".
And as such, lead to the misconception or false perception, experience, and understanding of the world. And nature of reality and truth such as God or the essence, nature, and ground of being (God or the essence, nature, and ground of being (and becoming) does not exist in Eastern philosophy) And the misconception of the essence, nature, and ground of nature (and becoming) as "Emptiness", "Indra's Net", "As Above So Below" (i.e. essence, nature, and ground of being rather than essence, nature, and ground of nature), and among other philosophies. While God has not been properly constructed or experienced and realized. And understood in Western culture. Another way of saying is both the essence, nature, and ground of being and becoming. And the essence, nature, and ground of nature and becoming are excluded in Western culture.
And as such, have been causes of much tribalism, mistrust, divisiveness, counterproductive competition, conflicts, wars, harm, injustice, inhumanity, and suffering over the millenniums across cultures and civilizations despite shared universal process of being and becoming. And having common essence, nature, and ground of being (and becoming). And essence, nature, and ground of nature (and becoming).
Epistemology of Life and Ontology of Existence Foundation and Institute