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I've been meditating on anatta or no-self.
Some people say it's not no-self but only no permanent self. But let's leave that aside for a moment and take it literally to mean no self at all.
Is it possible that no-self is a goal rather than a current reality?
Let me explain. My memories/experiences make me distinct from you, and your memories/experiences make you distinct from your neighbor, and so on. This creates a self in me (and in you and everyone else) that thinks and feels it's different from the rest.
So when the buddha spoke of no-self, is it possible that he meant the following: we have developed a 'self' through years and years of experience, and therefore nibanna means getting rid of this self (or attaining no-self).
In short, self is our current reality. No-self is the goal.
Something to consider?
Let me know your thoughts.