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All is Empty of any Self, Ego, I, Me, & Identity!

Once the Venerable Ānanda approached the Blessed One and asked him:
Venerable Sir, it is said: Empty is the world, empty is the world...
In what way, Venerable Sir, is it, that this world is Empty?
It is, Ānanda, because it is empty of a self, and of what belongs to a self,
that it is said, the world is empty...
And what is it, which is empty of any self, and of what belongs to a self?
The eye, all forms, visual consciousness, eye-contact and all the feelings
arisen caused by eye-contact, are empty of any self, and empty of what
belongs to a self...
The ear, all sounds, auditory consciousness, ear-contact, and all feelings
arisen caused by ear-contact, are empty of any self, and empty of what
belongs to a self...
The nose, all smells, olfactory consciousness, nose-contact, all feeling arisen
from olfactory contact, the tongue, all flavours, all gustatory consciousness,
tongue-contact, all feeling arisen by tasting, the body, all forms of touch,
all tactile consciousness, all body-contact, all feelings arisen caused by body
contact, that too is empty of any self, and of what belongs to any self...
The mind is empty of any self. All thoughts and ideas are empty of any self.
Mental consciousness is empty of any self. Mental-contact is empty of self.
Whatever feeling arisen caused by any mental-contact, that too is empty
of any self, and of what belongs to any self...
It is, Ānanda, because all this is empty of any self, & of what belongs to any
even assumed made-up concept of self, that it is said: Empty is this world...


An inflated void is any concept of "I", "Me", "Mine" & "Self"

More on the ultra-light Selfless Anti-Egoism Anattā = No-Self:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Empty_of_What.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Egoless.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Prison_of_Pride.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Double_Problem.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Sandcastles.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Not_Yours.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Ego-Projection.htm



Though outwardly different, are all beings internally empty of any same self! 

Source:

The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV [54]
Section 35: On The 6 Senses. Empty is the World: 85.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html



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Updated: 22 Dec 2016   https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Empty_of_What.htm
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