Anattalakkhana Sutta. — The characteristic of no-Self — [anattā·lakkhaṇa] But it is because rūpa is anatta that rūpa lends itself to dis·ease, and that it cannot. The Anatta-Lakkhana Sutta explains how a wrong view of self arises within impermanence and how this wrong view of self results in ongoing suffering. lakkhaṇa Su a taught by the Buddha. This discourse, when produced in pe-wri en copy, comprised pages because it was meticu- lously anscribed by.

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Submit a new text post. The good expedient is the Tathagata, and the poor woman is all the innumerable beings, and the cask of true gold is the Buddha-Nature. If all beings see this, they are gladdened and will take refuge in the Tathagata. But not yet having practised the best expedient of the Way, the person has not yet seen it.

Anatta-lakkhana Sutta: Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic

Bhikkhu Thanissaro does seem to think there is some kind of consciousness that is outside the aggregates. Mahanama, and the Ven. Access to Insight Legacy Edition24 Novemberhttp: It seems to me that the ascetics were released from the effluents permanently, and had no need to seek release afterwards ever again. Also, this is as in the case where there is no denotative name.

Personally, I’ve noticed a paradox with it. I shall now explain the excellent three ways of cultivating Dharma. So they fall into the realms of hell, animals, hungry ghosts, asuras, candalas, and get born in such various houses as Kshatriya, Brahmin, Vaishya and Sudra.

Anatta-lakkhana Sutta: The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic

The woman sees it, is gladdened, and begins to respect that person. This site uses cookies. As they do not befriend a good teacher of the Way, they practise non-Self and do not know where it [Self] is.

Please be respectful of others. Also, the Himalayas are perfect in various virtues and produce various medicines, lakkhna there are also poisonous herbs. The same applies to the Buddha-Nature. On this account, the teaching anatya the Buddha is profound in its meaning and difficult to fathom.


The wrestler says that the gem has gone away, even though it is [actually] in his body. What an experience that must have been! The same with beings, too.

Only, it is overspread by defilement. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: For example, even when a person is told of the unholy self, he cannot know the true quality of the Self. Buddha’s Not-Self Characteristic Discourse” is a collection of the original text in Lakkhaha and in Chinese as well as translation from both snatta.

Being wearied he becomes passion-free. The same is the case with beings. I shall point it out to your son. After the Buddha had spoken this sutra, then the bhiksus heard what the Buddha had said, and blissfully practiced in accordance. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. Does anyone know historically what they used to believe the self to be in his day?

While reading a third time I have come to the conclusion lakkhanz a definition of what the self is to the Buddha is necessary for understanding this sutta fully.

The Great Discourse on Not-Self (Anatta-Lakkhana Sutta) by Mahasi Sayadaw

Want to add to the discussion? This has given me a strong pont of reference for Buddhist studies. This is an inversion. For example if I were to do a whole bunch of evil Deeds – at some point there would be a being that would be subjected to an animal birth or hell, and that beings experience would be much like the lakkhanaa that is resting Behind These Eyes over here.

Anattalakkhana Sutta

What is nonself should be seen as it really is with correct wisdom thus: Should there be anyone who is well able to distinguish this in accordance with what has been expounded regarding it, then you should know that he has the nature of a Bodhisattva. For example, should the thunder roll in the sky, the clouds disperse and all the tusks of the elephant will be covered with flower-petals. I’ve been on a Sutta Discovery kick lately, so here’s Piya Tan’s take on this to add to the discussion: Thus, an expedient is applied to cut the roots of illusion.

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The moral of the story is don’t get attached to what you are not. Posts with New Kadampa Tradition-supporting content will be removed. As illusion overspreads [them], they do not know or see.

That is why he says: Anattalakkhana Sutta “Tam kim mannatha, bhikkhave vinnanam niccam va aniccam va”ti? This is as in the case anagta the great Doctor who well understands the milk medicine. There are the four poisonous serpents, but there is also present the great king of all-wonderful medicine.

In that case I would NOT be myself! Feeling … Perception … Volitional formations … Consciousness is subject to cessation.

Thus, O good man, the Tathagata says that all beings possess the Buddha-Nature. To think of suffering as Bliss and to think of Bliss as suffering, is perverse Dharma; to think of the impermanent as the Eternal and to think of the Eternal as impermanent is perverse Dharma; to think of the non-Self [anatman]as the Self [atman] and to think of the Self [atman] as non-Self [anatman] is perverse Dharma; to think of the impure as the Pure and to think of the Pure as impure is perverse Dharma.

The same is the case with the Tathagata. How, then, could they know the true nature of the Self itself?

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