No Substance exists 'out there', nor any Subject 'in here'!
The Blessed Buddha once said:
In the seen is merely the process of seeing...
In the heard is merely the process of hearing...
In the sensed is merely the process of sensing...
In the thought is merely the process of thinking...
So knowing, you will not be connected 'with that'...
So disconnected you will not be absorbed 'into that'...
So neither 'with that', nor 'within that' you
are not 'by that' sensation!
When there is no 'You' inferred or conjectured by that very sensation,
then 'You' are neither 'here', 'there', 'both', 'beyond', nor 'in
On realizing the
importance of this incident the Blessed One exclaimed:
Where neither solidity, fluidity, heat nor motion find any footing,
there no sun, moon nor star ever shines. There is neither any light,
yet nor is there any darkness! When the Noble, through stilling of
all construction, through quieting of all mental formation, directly
experiences this, then is he freed from both form & formlessness,
then is he released from both pleasure and pain ...
There is no-one 'who' senses, nor is there any 'substance' that is
even though the process of sensing occurs! Seeing is just a selfless
of contact between the eye, the object & visual consciousness. Neither
any 'person', nor any 'observer' involved nor inferred just by this
No subject or 'I' is thereby created, just because there is an object,
just because there occurs the impersonal, automatic process of
Sensing itself, thus neither create any object, nor any subject, just as
camera - though making an image - neither creates the object, nor does
the camera create the photographer! Thus can neither any 'substance',
nor 'reality out there' per se be ascribed to neither object, nor
Just because there is a picture, one cannot by that in itself infer or
ascribe any existence to neither the object, nor the picture-maker! Both
may actually be artificial, or of past existence and not real anymore
The fact that there is an image projected, does not per se imply, in or
itself, that any-one actually is 'looking in' or 'is behind' the camera
'By that' perception no 'perceiver' is thereby instrumentally present or
created... So the 'personal entity' we assume, suppose, deduce, expect &
believe to enjoy our experience, is merely a mental construct, an
idea, a concept, & not a reality... The passive impersonal process of
perceiving and experiencing cannot thereby be 'instrumental' for neither
creating, nor inferring any 'being in existence'. The fact of this
yet fundamental 'selflessness' is far the most essential core of the
Buddha-Dhamma... Outmost important to grasp, yet subtle,
and thereby difficult & somewhat 'nasty' to comprehend. Please keep on
trying, since this central Anatta doctrine is the opener, releaser &
of any mind. No-one is 'inside' the conditions that arise, cease & pass
Being hopelessly in love with an imagined idea of 'I=EGO' & 'World=Real'
is both fatal, tragic and sardonically comic... Hehehe ;-)
Source: The Udana – Inspirations by the
Buddha: I - 10
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