This comic strip reminded me of the Assutavā sutta

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This comic strip reminded me of the Assutavā sutta

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Assutavā sutta (SN 12.61) wrote: It would be better for the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person to hold to the body composed of the four great elements, rather than the mind, as the self. Why is that? Because this body composed of the four great elements is seen standing for a year, two years, three, four, five, ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, a hundred years or more. But what's called 'mind,' 'intellect,' or 'consciousness' by day and by night arises as one thing and ceases as another. Just as a monkey, swinging through a forest wilderness, grabs a branch. Letting go of it, it grabs another branch. Letting go of that, it grabs another one. Letting go of that, it grabs another one. In the same way, what's called 'mind,' 'intellect,' or 'consciousness' by day and by night arises as one thing and ceases as another.
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This one reminded me of the Ittha Sutta:
Ittha Sutta (AN 5.43) wrote: Now, I tell you, these five things [long life, beauty, happiness, status, rebirth in heaven] are not to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes. If they were to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes, who here would lack them? It's not fitting for the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life to pray for it or to delight in doing so. Instead, the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life should follow the path of practice leading to long life. In so doing, he will attain long life, either human or divine.
[Similarly with beauty, happiness, status, and rebirth in heaven.]
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Jesus seems to be getting the worst of it! Hahaha.
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A funny comic about Stoicism (which is philosophically close to Buddhism):

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Nicolas wrote:This one reminded me of the Ittha Sutta:
Ittha Sutta (AN 5.43) wrote: Now, I tell you, these five things [long life, beauty, happiness, status, rebirth in heaven] are not to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes. If they were to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes, who here would lack them? It's not fitting for the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life to pray for it or to delight in doing so. Instead, the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life should follow the path of practice leading to long life. In so doing, he will attain long life, either human or divine.
[Similarly with beauty, happiness, status, and rebirth in heaven.]
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Even if the flesh & blood in my body dry up, leaving just the skin, tendons, & bones, I will use all my human firmness, human persistence and human striving. There will be no relaxing my persistence until I am the first of my generation to attain full awakening in this lifetime. ed. AN 2.5
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Nicholas wrote:[...]
Philosophy Wars! :P
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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Here's another one that has some anatta to it:

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The debunking of cogito ergo sum led me to post this:
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If only:

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