This is not my self

1493250_603615973027122_351703871_nAll form is impermanent,

feeling is impermanent,

perception is impermanent,

mental construction is impermanent,

consciousness is impermanent.

This impermanence is suffering.

 

What is suffering is not-self.

What is not-self should be seen as it really is,

with correct understanding, in this very way:

“All this is not mine, it cannot be mine;

this I am not, this is not my self.”

—Buddha Shakyamuni

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to This is not my self

  1. paulfarma says:

    Yes I understand that anatta doctrine is meant for us to abandon excessive attachments/greed and so come near the goal of non suffering, ending of samsara. Thanks.

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