There is No (Separate) Self

Continuing on from the last post, here is a link to site with a transcript of (some) of the Questions of King Milinda. He must have been a very interesting person and kept on coming back to Reverend Nagasena who patiently answered his questions at length and in a creative way. I’ve always appreciated how Nagesena used the image of a cart to teach about the truth of no separate self. He verbally dismantled it asking the king repeatedly , ‘is the wheel the cart’?, ‘is the axle the cart’? When you click on the link, scroll down to the section ‘There is no Self’. Engaging in self-education is not a bad thing. Good enough for the King, good enough for us!

You will note that the King was most reverent and polite in the run up to his questions and in his answers.

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