"Who thinks the Self may kill, who thinks the Self
Itself be killed, has missed the mark of truth.
Self is not born, nor does it ever die:
It does not come to life, not having been,
Nor, having been, does it thereafter cease.
Eternal, ancient, ever-present Self,
Though bodies are cut down, lives on intact."
(Bhagavad Gita, 11, 19-20)
"For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I
call 'myself', I always stumble on some particular per-
ception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love
or hatred, pain or pleasure. I never catch 'myself' at
any time without a perception, and never can observe
anything but the perception."
David Hume "A Treatise of Human Nature" Book 1, iv
to be continued...