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Friends:

 

        Neither Agent, nor Actor, but only Impersonal  Processes!

 

         
 

        Question: Who is the Creator? Answer: Nobody is the Creator of anything!
        Q: What then, is creating? A: Ignorance and Craving is creating!  
        Q: What is ignorance and craving creating
? A: Ignorance and craving both creates Suffering!

 

        Question: Who Perceives? Answer: Nobody perceives anything!
        Q: What then, is perceiving
? A: The  process of perception itself perceives!
        Q: What does perception perceive
? A: Forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touches and thoughts!

 

        Question: Who Feels? Answer: Nobody Feels anything!
        Q: What then, is feeling
? A: The process of feeling itself feels!
        Q: What do Feeling feel
? A: Feeling feels pleasure, pain and neutral indifference!  

 

        Question: Who is the Knower? Answer: Nobody is the Knower of anything!
        Q: What then, is Knowing
? A: The mental state of understanding itself knows!
        Q: What is this state of knowledge knowing
? A: Knowledge knows: Such is Suffering,
        Such is the Cause of Suffering,
Such is the End of all Pain, and the Way to End Suffering!


     

 

This subtle and profound core Buddhist doctrine of Anatta entails:
A: There is no 'Self' in here...
B: There is no 'Substance' out there...
C: Impersonal & void are all states & phenomena!
D: Ownerlessness is a universal characteristic of being!
E: Insubstantiality is a universal characteristic of matter!

 


No-Self = Internal Impersonality! Nobody home: Individuality is an Empty village ...

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 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 very assumed 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 play out cause and effects...

 

For more on this universality of selfless impersonality (anatta) see:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Ego-Projection.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/IV/The_Anatta_Doctrine.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Just_Passing_Bubbles.htm

 


External Anatta = Corelessness = No-Substance =  Physical Insubstantiality!

Neither Agent, nor Substance exists!


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