No States have a Core, Self or Substance!
The Buddha once epitomized a crucial, yet
counter-intuitive fact by saying:
"Sabbe Dhammā Anattā ",
which means "All states are
This entails a void absence of a stable
core remaining as the 'same' in any phenomena:
Internally exists there no "self", "soul", "I", "you" "me",
nor any "agent"
anywhere in here!
Externally exists there no "substance", "matter",
nor any "real world" anywhere out there!
Mentally is there no "controller", "speaker",
Physically is there no "reality",
"rock-solid-matter-stuff" outside in that 'world'...
Buddha emphasized that release from this Ego-Substance-Concept was Bliss:
"Blissful is solitude for one who is content, learned
and who sees the Dhamma.
More blissful is harmlessness towards all living beings without exception..
Even more blissful is freedom from any
craving of sensual urge whatsoever...
supreme bliss, is the elimination of this abysmal
conceit: 'I Am'...."
Udana – Inspiration: II – 1
Both inner "EGO" and outer "SUBSTANCE" are illusionary
exists 'Out There', nor any
Subject-Ego 'In Here'!
The Blessed Buddha once said:
In the seen is merely the process of seeing...
In the heard is merely the process of hearing...
In the sensed is merely the process of sensing...
In the thought is merely the process of thinking...
So knowing, you will not be connected 'with that'...
So disconnected you will not be absorbed 'into that'...
with that, nor into that 'You are not' created by that sensation!
When there is no 'You' inferred or conjectured by that very experience,
then 'You' are neither 'here', 'there', 'both', 'beyond' nor 'in between'...!
On realizing the importance of this incident the Blessed One exclaimed:
Where neither solidity, fluidity, heat, nor motion find any footing,
there no sun, moon nor star ever shines. There is neither any light,
nor is there any darkness! When the Noble, through stilling of all construction,
through quieting of all mental formation, directly experiences this,
then is he freed from both form and formlessness,
then is he released from both pleasure
and all pain ..."
Udana – Inspiration: I - 10.
Further comments and explanation here:
The Buddha insisted on a subtle and profound
"The world is bound up by and shrouded in delusion. It appears as real and
is regarded as if it were fine!
The fool bound to his illusive acquisitions,
blinded by darkness, assumes it as eternal, but for one who
sees and really
understands, there is nothing real, stable or same, neither here, nor there..."
Udana – Inspiration: VII – 10
"This World both
Begins and Ends within
this 2 fathom frame of bones..."
SN I 62
"The ALL is thereby actually just a
sensed and experienced representation..."
SN IV 15
A crucial core question
What is actually an experienced phenomenon?
See the equally vital answer
If mind is directly involved in creating
the very "thing" or "state" it perceives, as an active participatory observer,
then there cannot ever be any "objective observation" or "world out-there",
which is independent of the mind that intends, selects, and manifests it...!
It entails that 'mind' is inseparable from 'matter'. They are
In early Buddhism, the Buddha coined this subtle yet
Name-&-Form or Naming-&-Forming, since these are dynamic processes, that
in mutual dependence create each other like 2 creepers, that only can grow
up, if growing up twisted
and rotated around the other's stem like a DNA-helix.
See, dig and
ponder also intensive over what Buddha taught as "Reality":
Greater Discourse on Emptiness.
MN 122 iii 109
of all Things. MN
1 i 1
the Characteristic of No-Self.
SN 22.59 iii 66
See also what
contemporary Quantum Mechanics deposits as "Maybe-Real":
The anthropic universe develops by conscious selection of many
Please note that the U symbolizing the universe gets "fatter" left
by increased observation! American physicist
Archibald Wheeler said:
"No phenomenon is a phenomenon, until it is an Observed Phenomenon...!"
"We are participators in bringing into being, not only the near, but also
far away both in time and space! Symbolic representation of the Universe is
a self-excited system brought into being by self-reference or auto-creation
by consciously selecting observers over an immensely long period of time...
Such a recursive-reflecting creative concept is similar to the endless
of receding reflections one sees in a pair of mirrors facing each
J.A. Wheeler in Isham et al., eds., Quantum Gravity
(Clarendon, Oxford, 1975), pgs. 564-565. (Edited Extract.)
phenomenon is a phenomenon, until it is an observed phenomenon!"
Wheeler from his delayed choice experiment ideas, is referenced
The undivided universe: An ontological interpretation of quantum theory.
p. 104 By
and Basil J. Hiley.
"The path of the electron comes into existence,
only when we observe it."
John S. Bell
disturb, what has to be measured, they produce it!
[the electron] to assume a definite position! We -
produce the results of the measurements.” Pascual Jordan quoted by in:
The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, Wiley, 1974 p. 161.
"Fundamental to contemporary Quantum Theory is the notion that there is
no phenomenon until it is observed! This is known as the 'Observer
The implications of the 'Observer
profound because, if true,
it means that before anything can manifest in the physical universe it must
first be observed! This
Observer Effect clearly implies that all the
Universe is the direct result of consciousness itself!"
The stuff of the world is mind-stuff.
The Nature of the Physical World)
The old dualism of mind and matter... seems likely to disappear ...
through substantial matter resolving itself into a creation and
manifestation of the mind.
The Mysterious Universe)
The only acceptable point of view appears to be the one that
both sides of reality—the quantitative and the qualitative, the
and the psychical—as compatible with each other, and can embrace
Writings on Physics
The conception of the objective reality of the elementary particles
thus evaporated not into the cloud of some obscure new reality
but into the transparent clarity of a mathematics that represents no
the behaviour of the particle, but rather our knowledge of this
The Representation of Nature in
For ramification of
this "Consciousness Causes Creation" concept study:
Consciousness causes collapse,
Consciousness and measurement,
Consciousness and Superposition,
Consciousness and Quantum Theory.
"Consciousness causes Collapse" please see Radin's 2012 experiments:
Consciousness and the double-slit interference pattern: Six
PHYSICS ESSAYS 25, 2 (2012) Dean Radin at al.
This effect is
responsible for the
Kammic Reflection of all intention!
HELP! Please Let Me Out of this Empty
If you feel
slightly weird or dizzy after reading this, you are right on track!
Hihihi ;-) Keep on observing, studying, and reflecting. Never give up
It is not "reality"
itself that seems to be evaporating under your feet, but
the unseen, hidden, habitual, and utterly false assumptions you had about
"Time and space are not real things out there, but modes in which we
Albert Einstein concluding on his ground-breaking
impersonality, ego-lessness, No-I-Me-identity