A translation of a non-canonical saying from Jesus about the location of the kingdom and how to find it there.
Mystical experience seems to reveal that there is no separate self. What implications does this have for free will?
The answer may be found in the question, in the identification of the "I." Who we think we are and who we really are affects how we consider life after death, and what we will thus "feel" there.
Did we live before our mortal lives? Was there a premortality? Do we bring God's children into the world? Yes, but not literally.
Harding's experience of having no head parallels Joseph Smith's First Vision experience in remarkable ways.
What masks do we wear? What roles do we play? What self do we think we are? It is probably not the true Self. Coming out goes deep within.
We often think that the "devil" is something or someone else, pointing fingers elsewhere, but what if we look within?
This fallacy says that people mistakenly believe that children are connected to the Divine in a similar way as those mystics who transcend ego. I don't think this is mistaken at all.
I suggest that unique waves never return, but rather the ocean continues waving. The ocean is waving in you now.
The hard problem of consciousness may lead us to an irreducible mysticism in the nature of the mind and body, namely that they are two sides of the very same one thing.