I've had many talks with my ET friend Dude about the nature of reality and the self. In today's monologue I reflect on a recent talk, in which Dude put forward a metaphorical explanation for understanding all of a person's lives - their apparent past lives, future lives and parallel lives. I found Dude's explanation very confronting, especially when I sat down and thought about it's implications. It is my wish that Dude's explanation also pushes you way beyond your comfort zone. Dude offered this explanation, as an antidote to Buddhist ideas of a subtle self, reincarnating in and out of time.
And for those who may be wondering, Dude had a significant impact on my decision to abandon many Buddhist teachings and my beginning to question many of it's core doctrines.
Its is my wish that this monologue makes you deeply uncomfortable with many of our contemporary beliefs and encourages you to explore the potential implications of Dude's explanation. The implications are far reaching and potentially relate to everything that we know as reality.
This monologue might appeal to people with an interest in time travel, reincarnation, multiverses, the afterlife and the nature of the self.
In the first section of today's monologue I give you an update on a new treatment option I'm considering for my tumours. So you'll have to skip to the 19 minute mark to hear about Dude's ideas.