If I saw a tiger , while I was walking in the jungle, I have to decide whether to fight or flight!
I could see the fear arising within me and the anger arising within the tiger.
However, if I can keep the tiger away from me for some time (say 40 years) the tiger or I may die in natural causes.
In that sense there is no tiger or I.
Empirical sense there is a tiger or I.
Absolute sense there is no tiger or I.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”