Individual wrote:Nibbida wrote:Is a car more than the sum of its parts?
There is no car.
"It is said that the world is empty, the world is empty, lord. In what respect is it said that the world is empty?"
"Insofar as it is empty of a self or of anything pertaining to a self: Thus it is said, Ananda, that the world is empty."
There is no spoon either.
It's the manner in which they are arranged and are continually being re-arranged.
A chariot, a car, a being is nothing more than a particular (and temporary) arrangement.
And concepts superimposed on all that.