Q. Is it possible for someone who does not know Buddhism or Buddha to experience the true-Self?
A. Of course, it is. To experience the true-Self is nothing special. The true-Self is not the exclusive possession of any single religious group. Instead, it is the root of not just all religions, but also all the universe itself. Each religion has given it different names such as God, Allah, Buddha and so on. The true-Self is another name of Buddha.
To experience the true-Self means that Buddhists experience what Buddha, the object of their worship is, that Christians experience what God, the object of their worship is and that unbelievers experience what the essence of their being is. This is referred to as attaining enlightenment in Buddhism and receiving the Holy Spirit in Christianity.
We should remember that the purpose of all religions is not to make people enslaved by gods created their imagination but to help them to realise the very essence of their being. A religion is just a means to realise this and nothing more.
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