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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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Everything is possible

Because you are alive,
everything is possible.

Thich Nhat Hanh

All that what we are

All that what we are,
is the result of what we have thought.

The mind is everything.
What we think we become.

Gautama Buddha

Look at ourselves

We must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn to love,
to discover what has kept our hearts closed,
and what it means to allow our hearts to open.

Jack Kornfield

Abandon your mundane pursuits

With insight into your sorry worldly predicament,
realising that nothing can last, that all is as dreamlike illusion,
meaningless illusion provoking frustration and boredom,
turn around and abandon your mundane pursuits.


Self-awareness will disappear

At work, at rest, never stop trying to realize who it is that hears.
Even though your questioning becomes almost unconscious,
you won’t find the one who hears,
and all your efforts will come to naught.

Yet sounds can be heard, so question yourself to an even profounder level.
At last every vestige of self-awareness will disappear and you will feel like a cloudless sky.

Within yourself you will find no “I,” nor will you discover anyone who hears.
This Mind is like the void, yet it hasn’t a single spot that can be called empty.

This state is often mistaken for Self-realization.
But continue to ask yourself even more intensely, ”
Now who is it that hears?”

Bassui Tokushō

What we are

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

Gautama Buddha