Pali explanation of Anatta

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Pali explanation of Anatta

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue May 08, 2012 1:05 am

Hello there, I'm looking for a way to restate or summarize the concept of anatta in Pali, just in a simple phrase. Is there a possible way to say something along the lines of "I am free from self," "There is no I," or "This is not me?" Almost like a bumper-sticker phrase to sum up what anatta means without using the term to define itself, you know?

Any help would be appreciated!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Pali explanation of Anatta

Postby bodom » Tue May 08, 2012 1:27 am

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Pali explanation of Anatta

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue May 08, 2012 1:32 am

Perfect! Now if someone could only point out how "This is not mine, this is not I, this is not myself." would be rendered in Pali?
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Pali explanation of Anatta

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Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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