and so from a point of view of up high, perhaps there indeed is advantage in positing that there _is_ no way to transcend belief in self, belief in a story of the body—given an assumed model, even though it be incoherent, there might still be wisdom reapable from it.
and so what would be a cure-all, then, a strat that could answer that question (the question of the advantages of the model that belief in a story of the body is un-transcendable)?
and indeed there could be something usefully said if it’s from the framework of curiosity, perhaps, a framework of trying to come to models of nature that are more effective at developing fun and interesting memories for life
and that then does open up some interesting possibilities, perhaps; there might be a way to finesse _memory itself_ in order to cure (in the sense of build an effective automatic treatment for) the sense of self, the sense of ego separation, the sense of legitimacy for a story of the body
that is, if the “goal” be to have a fun and interesting life, and life is lived in memory, and memories can be directly created, generated, shaped, and finessed, then a memory of ego dissolution may be very powerful, more than might be supposed on quick glance
and thus, what _is_ “ego dissolution”?
perhaps one way to think about it is as a dissolution of the story into the broader environment, a dissolution of the perception of separateness of the body with the surroundings
and if the sense of separation is dissolved, is removed, then what arises? is it peace? kindness? love?
surely these are possible; ego dissolution can feel so _different_ than these, too, though
that is, there can be a sensation of the interconnectedness of all with all, and given a certain familiarity, a deep insight into the inner workings of the mathematics of nature’s proceedings can also arise
particularly potent may be the insight into the Animal-ness of the biological body, the direct perception of the automaticity of the physical form; sensing this automaticity can really reshape how life is lived, given a certain setup, a certain framework, a certain mindset, a certain set of initial definitions