Neither Agent, nor Actor, but only Impersonal Processes!
Question: Who is the Creator? Answer: Nobody is the Creator of anything!
Q: What then, is creating?
A: Ignorance and Craving is creating!
Q: What is ignorance and craving creating?
and craving both creates Suffering!
Question: Who Perceives? Answer: Nobody perceives anything!
Q: What then, is perceiving?
perception itself perceives!
Q: What does perception perceive?
A: Forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touches
Question: Who Feels? Answer: Nobody Feels anything!
Q: What then, is feeling?
A: The process of
feeling itself feels!
Q: What do Feeling feel?
A: Feeling feels pleasure, pain and
Question: Who is the Knower? Answer: Nobody is the Knower of anything! Q: What then, is Knowing?
mental state of understanding itself knows!
Q: What is this state of knowledge knowing?
A: Knowledge knows: Such is Suffering, Such
is the Cause of Suffering,
Such is the End of
Pain, and the Way to End
subtle and profound core Buddhist doctrine of Anatta entails:
A: There is
no 'Self' in here... B: There is no 'Substance' out there... C: Impersonal & void are all states & phenomena!
D: Ownerlessness is a universal characteristic of being! E:
Insubstantiality is a universal characteristic of matter!
No-Self = Internal Impersonality! Nobody home:
Individuality is an Empty village ...
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 identical,
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 very assumed 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 play out cause and effects...