Why can’t one have a ‘self’ that is changing?
Because the concept of a “self” – itself! – prescribe
that this “ego” remains exactly the same
over a prolonged time!
So also do we subjectively indeed experience it: "Though older "I" am
the same ‘person’ with the same ‘name’..." we say
and automatically tend to think…
However only the name,
which is an empty designation or ‘label’ remains the same,
of what that this label ‘names’ or signifies, whether mental
or physical remains the same
for a millisecond! All mental states and also
bodily material states
Thus "we" are never exactly the same from one moment
to the next. Nor is anything external...!
There exists no 'Ego', 'Self', 'Agent', 'Operator', 'I-Me'
or little man (homunculus)
inside any being...
‘Self’ is assumed to be in full power over itself…
Otherwise: If this self have
no power over itself: Who or what has then power of this
self? If anything has power over the
self then this actually deserves more to be called a 'self'.
However realistically all events depend
on specific causes and not any imaginary ‘self’!
Nothing is the same. Everything is changing.
Nothing is a static entity. Everything is a dynamic process.
therefore under full control of any self. And nothing can
under full control of self
since everything is dependent on its own specific causes.
The "Ego-Me-I-Self" is a mere recursive auto-projection or
"self"-imagination of a non-real entity!
There is individuality:
Only a single process of the
5 clusters of clinging
conventionally called ‘a person’
experiences the kammic after effects of it ‘own’ past activities…
Other clusters of clinging
conventionally called ‘other persons’
do not run into or experience these kammic effects.
But there is no identity:
or outside of this ever re-arising process of these 5 clusters of clinging
the ‘same’ or therefore ‘identical’,
therefore an ‘identity’…
The ‘person’ is thus neither ever
nor ever ‘another’,
but just a selfless process of ever changing momentary states…
such ephemeral transience is ever worth clinging to!
Video: The Ego-Tunnel!
As the Buddha said (and only the Buddhas can re-discover
"Sabbe Dhamma Anatta!"
All phenomena are no-self and core-less!
are Impersonal! There is no Agent, or Substance neither
nor within, nor without any Appearance...
'Blissful is solitude for one who is content, learned & who
see the True Dhamma.
Blissful is harmlessness towards all beings without
Blissful is freedom from any sensual urge whatsoever.
Yet, the supreme bliss, is the elimination of this abysmal
conceit “I am”!’
– Inspiration: II – 1
On this enigmatic No-Self