Frees from the Futility of Egoism!
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
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!
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha.
Anguttara Nikāya AN
10:60, AN V 108ff.
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
Then eventually one comes to understand: Whatever is always otherwise
and never the same, never identical cannot ever be an identity, a
Whatever is always ultimately suffering cannot be under the control of a
since if it were, then this self would by this control change it into
pleasant and happy. But no self can do that, since it is not in full
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):