Friends:

Non-'I'-dentification with Sense-input leads to Bliss!

Touched by contact, while fully aware and clearly comprehending,
the learned & well trained Noble Disciple correctly understands it
as it really is: By the sensitivity of these 6 senses: The eye, the ear,
the nose, the tongue, the body and the mind, there emerges momentary
contact.. From this contact arises instantly both sensation, perception,
feeling, and experience! All this is momentary, blinking, and transient.
What is momentary, blinking, & transient is impermanent & suffering...
What is impermanent & suffering cannot ever be any self! Therefore
such Noble Disciple knows: 'This is not mine', 'This is not what I am',
'This is not My Self'... Neither thoughts of 'I am', nor 'I am this', nor
'I am that', nor 'This is Mine', nor 'In the future I will be thus' ever
occurs to such Noble One... Thus not identifying with anything, such
one does not cling to anything, whether internal or external. Therefore,
when whatever he does not identify with changes, decays, fades away,
and finally vanishes, no panic arises in him, he remains quite unperturbed,
detached, fully aware and clearly comprehending: 'There is this Change!
All constructions fall apart!' Not clinging means complete mental release!
Release means supreme freedom! Freedom means stilled ease of Peace!
Peace means sublime Bliss! This - exactly this - is the end of Suffering!
                                                  Nibbana ...!

Simile:
Just because a computer has different inputs from the mouse, keyboard,
floppy, microphone & internet does not itself place an 'Ego', nor deposit
an 'I', nor imbed a 'Me' somewhere hidden inside the electronic circuits!
The notion "Receiving and processing inputs, I thereby Am..." is quite false...
No computer possesses a Self. All computers are impersonal, void of identity!

Exactly so with any sentient being having 6 sense inputs from the eye, the ear,
the nose, the tongue, the body and the mind, this does not itself place an 'Ego',
nor deposit an 'I', nor imbed a 'Me' somewhere hidden inside the body frame!
The notion "Perceiving & sensing contacts, I thereby Am..." is also quite false...
No sentient beings possesses a Self. All beings are impersonal, void of identity!

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, never 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 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 plays out their cause and effects...

More on this deepest self-deception: The conceit that "I Am!" (Asmi-mana):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pride.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Conceit_I_Am.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Prison_of_Pride.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anti-EGO-Tool.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Uprooting_Egoism.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ending_Pain_Itself.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Agent_is_Inside.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Solo_Self-Deception.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mistaken_Reference.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Non-'I'-dentification.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Input_'I'-dentification.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Selfless_and_Harmless.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Clinging_to_the_notion_I_Am.htm

 


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