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Drop of Dhamma Delight!

Friends:

Regarding: No-self, No Agent, No Doer:

A Self exists Not … !!!

Question: Who are you ?
Answer:  Something Else !

There is no Self as the agent of any action..
There is no Self as the feeler of any sensation..
There is no Self as the experiencer of any perception..
There is no Self in or outside any bony frame of body..
There is no Self in or outside any shortly sensed feeling..
There is no Self in or outside any experienced perception..
There is no Self in or outside any remembered memory..
There is no Self in or outside any constructed intention..
There is no Self in or outside any momentary consciousness..
There is no Doer experiencing any effect of any action..
There is no Definable Entity transmigrating at Rebirth..
There is no Stable Identity lasting even for a moment..
There is no Owner of anything anywhere, whether material or mental..
There is no Identity neither inside nor apart from the 5 clusters of Clinging!

Feeling itself feels... There is no feeler!
The state of knowledge itself knows. There is no knower!
The conditioned activity of action itself acts. There is no actor!

 
THERE IS ACTUALLY NOT !!!
 
Yet beings, since an endless beginning, passionately maintains this mere IDEA
of a stably enduring yet invisible entity, supposed to be the Self, I, Ego, Me,
Identity or Personality, with which they fall deeply & dramatically in love…
Assuming such an IDEA, constructing such an Imagination, Defining such an
Invention is more than FATAL, as it cause the constructer to come back to
birth, ageing, decay & death & thereby suffering again & again for aeons …
This personality-belief, this Ego-assuming, this Self-imagination, this Me-invention,
is the first hindrance, the first fetter, the first mental chain to break, when
progressing towards Freedom, towards Peace, towards Bliss, towards Nibbana…
 
Here is only Change, Flux, Transience, Impermanence, Passing, Dissolution & Disintegration.
Here is only Pain, Suffering, Dissatisfaction, Disappointment, Danger, Frustration & Misery.
Here is only Impersonality, Egolessness, Selflessness and Ownerlessness lacking any Core.
No Self is found neither here nor there...
There is Action yet no-one is known doing it.
There is a Noble Way yet no-one is seen travelling it.
There is a Nibbana yet no-one appears to enter it.
 
These are the Facts.
No constructed identification is worth Clinging to.
Let it all go, Give it Up ! Relinquish it ! Release it !
Not Agreeable yet quite Advantageous!
Not Pleasurable yet quite Liberating!
Not Enjoyable yet quite Deathless…
Difficult and counterintuitive is this No-Self issue! But Rewarding.

The Ego Tunnel - Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger TED video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFjY1fAcESs

The best way to comprehend No-Self (anatta) is to begin with observing
and reflecting on Impermanence (anicca) and Suffering (dukkha).
Then eventually one comes to understand: Whatever is always otherwise
and never the same, never identical cannot ever be an identity, a self...
Whatever is always ultimately suffering cannot be under the control of a self,
since if it were, then this self would by this control change it into something
pleasant and happy. But no self can do that, since it is not in full control.
If a self is not in control of even itself (fully autonomic) it cannot be a true self,
but just conditions that plays out their cause and effects...

More on the counter-intuitive impersonality, egolessness, or no-self (Anatta):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/What_passes_on_by_Rebirth-Linking.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/First_I-dentification_then_Enmity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Who_or_what_is_the_Agent.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/No_Substance_Out_There.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Clinging_to_the_notion_I_Am.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Neither_Agent_nor_Actor.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Egolessness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cause_of_Identity_View.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Selfless_Camera.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Input_I-dentification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/No-Agent_but_Dependence.htm

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Just_Passing_Bubbles.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Anatta_Doctrine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Smoke_of_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Non-I-dentification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Leaving_Wrong_View.htm

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Who_is_the_Creator.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Solo_Self-Deception.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Uprooting_Egoism.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mistaken_Refence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Empty_of_What.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Egoless.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Prison_of_Pride.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Double_Problem.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Sandcastles.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Not_Yours.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Ego-Projection.htm

Difficult but rewarding is it to see this subtle Selflessness (Anatta)!
Why so? It relinquishes clinging to the false view: 'I Am' = EGOISM!


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