tiltbillings wrote:I did not say there was a self or person in any absolute sense, and you are being, again, evasive.
Maybe in your opinion I am being evasive. But you just feel that way because you do not understand the subtle concept being presented. That is not my problem.
tiltbillings wrote:The nice thing is that your point of view -- We cannot adjust those conditions because they arise on their own accord -- is an outlier, not really consistent with the core of the Buddha's teachings.
Once again, you have completely misunderstood. Trying reading the Abhidhamma and you will understand finally the causes and conditions for the arising of dhammas. It appears you are ignorant of of those because you have not read the 7'th book. Must I remind you that this is the Classical Theravada Forum? Here we go by the Abhidhamma, not the Tiltbillings new-fangled dhamma. Please post respecting the nature of the forum you are in (you are the last person we should have to remind of this, but sadly, we do...).
If you are incapable of understanding the classical texts and commentaries that is not our problem. However, at the very least you should respect boundaries and not post in this forum contrary to those texts. It's very unbecoming.