Various Theories of the Self

      From Upadesa Sahasri

1) Reflection in the Ego is the Individual Soul.

(2) The Individual Soul is a part of pure consciousness

(3) It is a modification of pure consciousness

(4) The Ego + Reflection in it of pure consciousness is the Individual Soul

(5) Ego which neither a part nor a modification is the Experiencer of this mundane existence.

(6) The Buddhists say that the series of momentary consciousnesses , `I' and so on , is the individual soul.  There is no witness (distinct from the series to see the beginning and the end of these momentary phenomena).  Now examine which of these doctrines is reasonable.