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On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

Postby Sylvester » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:58 am

A big Sadhu! to the above.

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

Postby Buckwheat » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:19 pm

Can you please explain further?

Thanks,
Scott
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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

Postby chownah » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:54 am

Nana,
In relation to what you have been saying what do you make of this?:
AN 6.38 PTS: A iii 337
Attakārī Sutta: The Self-Doer
translated from the Pali by
K. Nizamis
© 2011–2012
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .niza.html

(an excerpt)
"Then a certain brahman approached the Blessed One; having approached the Blessed One, he exchanged friendly greetings. After pleasant conversation had passed between them, he sat to one side. Having sat to one side, the brahman spoke to the Blessed One thus:

“Venerable Gotama, I am one of such a doctrine, of such a view: ‘There is no self-doer, there is no other-doer.’”[1]

“I have not, brahman, seen or heard such a doctrine, such a view. How, indeed, could one — moving forward by himself, moving back by himself [2] — say: ‘There is no self-doer, there is no other-doer’? What do you think, brahmin, is there an element or principle of initiating or beginning an action?”[3]
"


I was very surprised to find this......from the copyright it seems that this is fresh from the translator....I'm still wondering what to make of it......
chownah

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:18 am

Greetings Chownah,

It would indeed be interesting to see the Pali from which it was translated.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

Postby ancientbuddhism » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:58 pm

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)


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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

Postby kirk5a » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:04 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

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Bhagavaṃmūlakā no, bhante, dhammā...

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

Postby danieLion » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:50 am

Hi to all contributors to this topic.

Thanks for keeping it so interesting.

I'm struggling to find time to contribute but there are tons of savory things (especially Nana's link to the Wittgenstein/Buddha article) which I hope to find time for asap.

Good-will to you all. :anjali:

Daniel

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Re: On Thanissaro Bhikkhu's anatta teachings

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:thanks:, Nana.

Metta,
Scott
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