illusion is the Strongest invisible Prison!
The Blessed Buddha once said:
'I am' is an illusion. 'This I
am' is an illusion. 'I shall be' is an illusion. 'I shall become this or that'
is an illusion.
'I shall not become this or that' is an illusion. 'I shall be of
such form' is an illusion.
'I shall become formless' is an illusion. 'I shall become endowed with perception' is an illusion.
'I shall become without any perception' is an illusion. 'I shall become neither with, nor without
perception' is an illusion. Any ego-illusion is a torture, a mind cancer, and a thorn in the future...
If, however, all such illusions are overcome, one is called
a stilled one, a sage. And the stilled one,
is reborn no more,
grows old no more, nor accumulates any future deaths.
That craving, through which he could be reborn, is completely eliminated!
If he is not reborn,
how can he ever grow old?
If he never grows old, how can he ever die?
If one never dies again,
how ever to be in panic? If neither in any panic, nor in any urge,
how can one ever be haunted by
any craving, longing
hoping? This "self"-silencing thus ends
all forms of Suffering!
More on No-Self
impersonality, ego-lessness, I-Me-Mine-voidness:
EGO is a void illusion: A
Source Text (extract):
Majjhima Nikāya 140: Analysis of the Elements: