What does no self mean? Do I have a self, or it the self an illusion?
The idea of No Self, or selflessness at the core of experience and awareness was one of the most primary teachings of the Buddha. And yet? It remains an incredibly difficult idea to wrap our minds around, simply because it’s so abstract….and can feel counter intuitive. I’m here, right? I’m sitting here reading these words, therefore I must have a self!
Here is a great guided meditation on no self, by Joseph Goldstein, one of our favorite Vipassana, and meditation teachers.