More importantly, I agree that the aggregates are anattâ, but as consciousness is one of these aggregates what do you mean by the word "self"? I have no concept of the word self that exists in the sense in which you seem to be using it. The aggregates include everything that constitutes the concept of a person/individual/subject/identity/being - so if we are talking about a via negativa, then the designation "true self" would seem to misrepresent that completely.
I agree that the aggregates are anattâ
so then you agree that not-self(Anatta) is apart of Dependent Origination and is sourced in Ignorance(one of the 3 poisons)
so the Buddha would not be Anatta other wise he would be apart of D.O and be sourced in ingnorance correct?
but as consciousness is one of these aggregates what do you mean by the word "self"
*Self as in it proper meaning is something that is Permenent,everlasting,eternal,and not subject to change.(its simply a discription)
*False self is the "i"/ego/personality/identity the worldly self based on the 5 aggreagtes of D.O. that thinks it will exist as Permenent,everlasting,eternal,and not subject to change.
*True Self is that Enlightenement is permenent,Everlasting,eternal,and not subject to change
(1)tell me is Enlightenement permenent or impermenant?
(2)is Enlightenment Everlasting/Eternal or does the Buddha lose it?
(3)does Enlightenement change?or does it always stay enlightenment(note if it changes then that means it is apart of D.O since it changes dependent upon object/preception ect.)
do you see why I would call it True Self now?
by answering these questions would you consider Enlightenment/True Self Permenent,everlasting,eternal,and not subject to change.or would you consider it everything that is apart of D.O?
Peace and Love.
(P.S. check out the 10 Bodhisattva vows of Queen Srimala I think you will love them)