No self

Question : I find it difficult to understand that there is no self.    How can I learn to experience the truth? Answer : The truth of not self cannot be realized in the beginning.    We have accumulated so much ignorance and wrong view.    Through reading, considering and discussing there can gradually be more intellectual understanding of realities.    Thus conditions are being built up for direct awareness of realities and then understanding can grow.    It develops in stages very gradually and eventually realities can be seen as they are.
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