tiltbillings wrote:Shonin wrote:Anatta itself is frequently misunderstood as a metaphysical/ontological claim about the non-existence of self.
Which one can easily see stated.
And likewise for Sunyata.
tiltbillings wrote:As I have said here and more than once on the deceased Gray Forum, the Theravada, Pali Buddhism, does not need Nagarjuna, who, if we accept him, gives a whole bunch of other problems.Before Nagarjuna and after, Pali Buddhism has been misunderstood as metaphysics of both annihilationism and eternalism. And in other ways too.
From a Theravadan this view is to be expected and you are entitled to it. As I see it no one school is free from problems or misunderstandings. Different schools are good for different people and times. There is more than one valid way to practice Buddhism.