There are some who thought the Buddha taught such a thing aka the Pudgalavadins. I myself have never seen a sutra statement, for example, in the Pali canon, where the Buddha unambiguously claims there is an ultimate self of the kind proposed by Pudgalavadins.
Perhaps you can send me a citation by PM where he says such a thing. To me it seems a little strange and not in accordance with what I have understood about the Buddha's teaching in the Pali canon, etc.
sure, I'll have to find it. It's in his commentary on the Avatara, probably on this section, bet 35 and 44... I'll let you know.
Namdrol wrote: I suggest you read the Kosha, Chapter nine.
Namdrol wrote: If you think the Buddha taught such an ultimate self, or the aggregate(!?) as ultimate, please tell me where.
can't, just picked it up out of the air after reading thousands of pages of commentary. Never heard the notion challenged, so never really invesigated. I'll see if I can trace it down to something concrete.