No Being exists
apart from Mentality-Materiality...
is no "person" neither inside, nor outside the duality of Name-and-Form:
Feeling, perception, mental construction, and consciousness defines all Mentality.
The 4 primary elements: Solidity, fluidity, heat and motion defines all
After defining mentality-materiality one can leave the common concept
and "a person" more thoroughly, since these now are seen more realistically
compounded accumulated collections of mentality-and-materiality, name-&-form...
Strictly speaking: This is just mentality-materiality, there is neither being, nor
As the Blessed Buddha expressed it at various
levels of generalization:
As with the assembly of parts, the designation "cart"
emerges as conceptualized.
So, when the 5 clusters of clinging are present, "a being" is named by
SN I 135
Just as when a part of space is enclosed with timber
there comes to be
the term "house", so too, when a space is enclosed with bones,
and skin, there comes into being the designation "body".
It is Suffering (Dukkha) alone that
arises, Suffering that remains, Suffering that vanishes!
Nothing else than
Suffering arises, and nothing else than Suffering ceases...SN I 135
This is mere mentality-materiality, there is no being, no person, no
On this enigmatic
impersonality and core-lessness of all phenomena: