There is No Self, or
Actor, but just Activities:
If there is neither
any "I", nor Ego, nor
separate identity, nor self, nor soul,
WHAT then thinks, reflects upon, &
comes to understanding?
What is it then, that knows?
The impersonal process of reflection itself reflects...
There need be no 'wonderer', for
the reflection activity to occur!
The event, state and condition of understanding itself understands...!
There need not to be any one, who understands for understanding to emerge...
The distinct impersonal phenomenon of knowledge itself knows...
There need not to be any 'knower', for the state of knowledge to occur!
The Blessed Buddha Said:
Sabbe Dhamma Anatta! All states are Impersonal!
There is no Agent, neither behind, nor within, nor without any Appearance...
This realization leads to the
exquisite void mental release! (Suññata-vimokkha)!
Please let me out of this prison of assumed
It is neither 'I', 'Me', 'Mine', nor 'Belonging to Me', nor 'What I Am'...!
= Self; Anatta = No-Self!
Anatta: There is no separate or core
self! What appears as a separate & constant unity,
turns out to be 'changeable' and "composite". What we experience as 'identity'
out to be a changing constellation of varying momentary influences and
All which are selfless, ownerless, egoless, & soulless passing momentary mental
And Paradoxically: Never the Same... If what we assume to be 'self' is never the
is this assumed 'self' then, not the 'same', but always changed into something
How can something else 'other-than-the-same-self', ever be a real identical
Identical 'Identity' is not found inside,
but is just an external, labelled badge!
A designed designation splashed on...
More on this enigmatic selflessness:
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Blissful is solitude for one who is content, learned & who see the True Dhamma.
Blissful is harmlessness towards all beings without exception.
Blissful is freedom from any sensual urge whatsoever.
Yet, the supreme bliss, is the elimination of the abysmal conceit I am!'
Udana Inspiration: II 1
The Ego Tunnel - Prof. Dr. Thomas
Metzinger TED video:
The Absent Agent!