Friends:

 Belief in an Ego is a Bondage linking to Death!



At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha once explained:

Bhikkhus, the uninstructed ordinary person regards his form as self, or self
as possessing a form, or form as inside self, or self as inside a frame of form...
This, bhikkhus, is called an uninstructed ordinary person, who is bound by
bondage to form, who is bound by inner and outer bondage, who neither
sees the near shore, nor the far shore, who grows old in bondage, who dies
in bondage, who goes from this world to the next other world in bondage...
Such one regards feeling, perception, mental construction & consciousness
as a self or self as having feeling, perception, construction & consciousness,
or feeling, perception, construction & consciousness as being inside the self,
or a self as if hidden inside feeling, perception, construction & consciousness!
Such one, Bhikkhus, is called an uninstructed ordinary person, who is bound by
bondage, clinging, & inner chains to feelings, perceptions, mental constructions,
and consciousness... Such one, Bhikkhus, bound by both inner & outer bondage,
who neither sees this near shore, nor the far shore, who grows old in bondage,
who dies in bondage, will pass on in bondage to the next world, still in bondage!

 
 When Bound by an Ego concept one is linked to a future of repeated Death!

On Selflessness, Soullessness and No-Self Anti-Egoism:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pride.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Conceit_I_Am.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Prison_of_Pride.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anti-EGO-Tool.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Agent_is_Inside.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Solo_Self-Deception.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mistaken_Reference.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Selfless_and_Harmless.htm



Source:

The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya 22:117 III 165
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

I-Me-Mine-Ego-belief is Death Bondage!
 


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