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Buddhism in context: Anatta

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Buddhism in context: Anatta

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

Postby Ben » Mon May 17, 2010 10:08 pm

Thanks Shonin

Gombrich is cool. If you haven't read it, How Buddhism Began: the conditioned genesis of the early teachings is well worth the effort of tracking it down. It may still be out of print but an electronic version is available on google books if you search for its title. What the Buddha thought is definitely on my list.
I'll respond to the content of your post after I've had a chance to read through it again.
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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

Postby Shonin » Tue May 18, 2010 12:25 am

Ah yes, How Buddhism Began I've read and definitely deserves a re-read.

Looking forward to your response.

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 18, 2010 12:46 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 18, 2010 1:16 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

Postby BlackBird » Tue May 18, 2010 1:20 am

Personally, I think Gombrich is barking up the wrong tree regarding anatta. I am more inclined to view anatta in terms of the personal existential problem rather than some metaphysical refutation of doctrine... Makes more sense to me anyway.

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P.S. Thank you for posting the Nyanavira quote Retro.
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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 18, 2010 1:32 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 18, 2010 2:13 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 18, 2010 3:27 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

Postby Paññāsikhara » Tue May 18, 2010 7:08 am

Viz "complete realization of anatta" discussion above:
In general, may wish to make a distinction between attan, attaniya, & mana.
My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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