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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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Forgotten words

The purpose of a fishtrap is to catch fish,
and when the fish are caught, the trap is forgotten.

The purpose of a rabbit snare is to catch rabbits.
When the rabbits are caught, the snare is forgotten.

The purpose of words is to convey ideas.
When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten.

Where can I find a man who has forgotten words?
He is the one I would like to talk to.


Chuang Tsu

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