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
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
of a stably enduring yet invisible entity, supposed to be the Self, I, Ego,
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
is the first hindrance, the first fetter, the first mental chain to break,
progressing towards Freedom, towards Peace, towards Bliss, towards Nibbana…
Here is only Change, Flux, Transience, Impermanence, Passing, Dissolution &
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:
way to comprehend No-Self (anatta) is to begin with
and reflecting on Impermanence (anicca) and Suffering
Then eventually one comes to understand: Whatever is always
and never the same, never identical cannot ever be an identity,
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
pleasant and happy. But no self can do that, since it is not in
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):