Thais do not “thai” themselves to words. Our Western culture, by contrast, is so passionately harnessed to the force of language that we can hardly forebear from clutching at it as the key to unlocking all truths. Including those which lie in our neighbor’s heart and our own.
“No self, no permanence, no happiness” means: seek no more. What you see is what you get, and what you’re seen to be is what you’ve got.
Mont Redmond: Wondering into Thai Culture