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Who am I? Am I my memory? For example, I am hindu. I am engineer. I am Rajput.

Who am I without past memory? Am I my past memory? I am engineer. I am hindu.

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  • Buddha says we are emptiness. "Indian", "engineer" are mental concepts. Parts of your memory could be damaged in an accident and temporarily or permanently erased. That would affect your knowledge of yourself and other things. You might lose your mental concepts concerning our identity. A similar thing has happened to one of my bosses, due to being overstressed. He had a mental breakdown and completely forgot all his knowledge of engineering. – Marino Klisovich Oct 25 '19 at 17:34
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I think that Theravada Buddhism teaches that there isn't a good answer to this question, that it's not a good question to ask.

See this description of Right View especially where it talks about "a thicket of views".

Also that things you might consider "self" (e.g. body, feelings, etc.) are impermanent -- and also (impermanent) is every put-together thing -- and so it's better not to view those as "self" ("self-views" are unsatisfactory or lead to suffering).

See also How is it wrong to believe that a self exists, or that it doesn't?

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  • It is Not your experience.. – user17101 Oct 23 '19 at 16:38
  • Please who are you – user17101 Oct 23 '19 at 16:39
  • Is this not the question we are all asking, the answer to which is enlightenment? – user14119 Oct 23 '19 at 17:32
  • sabbe dhammā anattā – ChrisW Oct 24 '19 at 2:20
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The attachment, aversion, and ignorance is you. This ignorance could be gross (fetters) or subtle (anusaya)

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I am nothing. Live in this moment . You are nothing

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    Right view: "And what is wrong view? 'There is nothing etc." I think that a statement like "I am nothing" is yet another self-view (like "I am everything", "I am eternal" etc.). I think the Buddha warned that literally any/every self-view (including "I am nothing") is unsatisfactory or leads to suffering. – ChrisW Nov 3 '19 at 7:51
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    Nice bro .... you are right – user17101 Nov 3 '19 at 10:02

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