Talk begins with "To bring things to a close, to sum up what has being said" It is the last of a series he made on
Standard view: Core of buddhist teaching is Dependent Origination. it is usually understood in two ways."Early Buddhist Meditation"
In simple terms it is read as a Doctrine of of Causality,
At a deeper level, it is understood as:describing generation and continuity of suffering
Paticca samuppada sets a clear agenda for the buddhist meditator.all things are comprised of dependent phenomena, these being
insubstantial. What we call a being, or "I" or ego, self, or soul, is a false belief,
just a mental projection.
Changing impermanent things, come into being, form relationships
with other changing impermanent things,
and these things and relationships go out of existence, or disappear
- Conditioning, impermanence, and non-self
Later he brings in
to show that Buddha rejected notions of 'nibbana in life' and 'nibbana after death'.Kalaha-viveda sutta
Early buddhists were influenced by Upanisads. In Atthakavagga this notion is denied outright. (Around 17.00-20.00 of the talk)Two types of Moksa was a staple of Upanisads
An important take home. Wynne asserts that "The ideas of two types of Nibbana are dependent on the notions of Existence and non-existence".
Kaccayanagotta sutta verifies this.
or thinking that there is a NIbbana in life or that there is Nibbana after life and so forth"Now from the remainderless fading & cessation of that very ignorance comes the cessation of fabrications, volitions, or mental dispositions
in that total renunciation, there is no looking back.Nibbana is just this: when all lust, hatred and confusion cease to be
I will get into some details regarding Atthakavagga later.