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Experiencing Egolessness Frees from the Futility of Egoism!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
What, Ananda, is the experience of no self, egolessness, & impersonality?
It is when the Bhikkhu considers thus:
The internal eye & all external visible forms are no self & neither me nor mine!
The internal ear & all external sounds are no self & neither me nor mine!
The internal nose & all external smells are no self & neither me nor mine!
The internal tongue & all tastes are no self & neither me nor mine!
The internal body & all touches are no self & neither me nor mine!
The internal mind & all mental states are no-self & neither me nor mine!
In this way he dwells in the experience of the egolessness of these six
internal and the six external sense sources as just receptors & inputs.
This, Ananda, is the experience of no self, egolessness, & impersonality!

Source (edited extract):
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 10:60, AN V 108ff.
Girimananda Sutta

The 6 internal sense sources are like an empty village: There is nobody home!

They are just like doors empty of identity or self or what belongs to a self.
The 6 external sense sources are like village robbers: They attack the senses!
They are just like objects empty of identity or self or what belongs to a self.

The Ego Tunnel - Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger TED video:

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 the counter-intuitive impersonality, egolessness, no-self (Anatta):


The Experience of Egolessness!

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