Experiencing Anatta ?

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Ajisai
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Experiencing Anatta ?

Postby Ajisai » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:54 am

Hello everyone.

I'm going on to my studies of Buddhism and there is one aspect that seems a bit difficult to grasp, I mean the non-self.
I understand it very clearly in an intellectual point of view, but it is hard to understand it in a practical point of view.
Are there other ways other than meditation that can help getting closer to the understanding of non-self?

Any advice or reading is welcome :D

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Re: Experiencing Anatta ?

Postby cooran » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:25 am

Hello Ajisai,

This article may be of Interest:
Egolessness - Anatta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el202.html

With metta,
Chris
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Re: Experiencing Anatta ?

Postby Dan74 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:48 am

Hi Ajisai,

This is the Discovering Theravada subforum and the rules say that the replies have to be free of personal opinion, the perspectives of other religions or Buddhist traditions and accurately represent Theravada position. I am not sure whether Thai Forest teachings do that, but this is where I would look for guidance first within the Theravada.

Here's a few links:

http://thetaoofwealth.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/the-way-it-is-by-ajahn-sumedho.pdf

http://www.digitalpodcast.com/items/9356679

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY-LvI36Soo
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Re: Experiencing Anatta ?

Postby Crazy cloud » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:55 pm

Hi, "Dan74" - just wanted to add that the dhammatalk by Ven Ajhan Brahm, is exellent and precise.

Just listen to it the other day, and "hats off", :bow:

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Re: Experiencing Anatta ?

Postby Ajisai » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:44 am

Thanks a lot everyone :smile:

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Re: Experiencing Anatta ?

Postby Crazy cloud » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:35 am

Ajisai wrote:Thanks a lot everyone :smile:


Hi again - just like to suggest the "followup-talk" of the former mentioned. Just listened to it myself, and hope you also find it fruitful

Metta :)

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Re: Experiencing Anatta ?

Postby pinkpadma » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:35 pm

this thread meant a lot to me thank you


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