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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This manner of Buddha-dhatu is shown in the Buddha-Dharma with the example of the real sword. This is as in the case of the intoxicated person who takes what does not move as moving. I shall point it out to your son. If the Buddha was telling the individual that the aggregates are not who they are, that has to be lakkyana there’s something else there besides the aggregates.

Any person possessing the Buddha-Nature has assuredly attained unsurpassed Enlightenment. They do not know the true nature of selflessness.

SN Anattalakkhaṇa Sutta—Mahāsaṅgīti Tipiṭaka Buddhavasse

I figured it out! Because I have the Buddha-Nature. No data is shared with third parties.

It is the same with the bodies of all beings. And what, Radha, is subject to cessation?

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

I particularly like the last quote. The Buddha discovered that nibbana is atta and only by doing so was he able lkakhana say that the five aggregates are anatta… the Buddha realised that atta is different from conditioned dhammas. The intoxicated person sees the sun and moon, which do not move, but he thinks they do. The same is the case with the Tathagata. I have trouble with this because for the longest time I was considering consciousness to be the higher self — the permanent bliss behind all things.


As defilement overspreds [them], beings cannot see.

I shall now explain the excellent three ways of cultivating Dharma. Name calling, harassment or trolling will not be tolerated. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. When non-Self is talked about, common mortals say that there cannot be Self in the Buddhist teaching.

What do you think? The woman sees it, is gladdened, and begins to respect that person. In that doctrine the self was destined to be reincarnated anarta times to live the same life over. So, they cannot see the Buddha-Nature which is within, even though they possess it. He explained to the five ascetics why he had discarded the two extremes of indulgence and mortification; he declared that he had discovered the Middle Way, which is the Lakkhana Eightfold Path leading to Enlightenment; he expounded the Four Noble Anattalakkhana Sutta Truths and convinced the five ascetics that he had attained Supreme Enlightenment.

It seems to me that the ascetics were released from the effluents permanently, and had no need to seek release afterwards ever again. Courtesy of Laksana Thai. This is analogous to the poor woman who cannot see the gold, even though she possesses it. What is Impermanent is suffering. Only a person who thoroughly cuts it away, whether he be a Kshatriya, Brahmin, Vaishya or Sudra sees the Buddha-Nature and attains unsurpassed Enlightenment.

What do I mean by signification? If you see an aggregate and you see that as not mine, does it imply aggregate is something else? If I were these aggregates I would be “other” than myself, right? All these beings are reigned over by innumerable defilements and thus do not know the whereabouts of the Buddha-Nature.


Its hard to know where to start. The Sidebar has so much to offer you! On the No-self ‘Characteristic Samyutta-Nikaya You need anatts let go of everything, even thinking.

I am not entirely on board with his idea. Being wearied he la,khana passion-free. When the hidden Tathagatagarbha is stated as being empty and quiet, common mortals will think of ceasing and extinction. Assaji in this order. If you let my son see where the gold is hidden, I will soon work for you.

Anattalakkhana Sutta – Wikipedia

When illusion is dispelled, there arises knowledge and brightness. This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.

Having the Buddha as your personal instructor, teaching you all day and resting only to eat and sleep? I’ve been on a Sutta Discovery kick lately, so here’s Piya Tan’s take on this to add to the discussion: This we should know. Also, the Himalayas are perfect in various virtues and produce various medicines, but there are also poisonous herbs. Yasma ca kho, bhikkhave, vinnanam anatta, tasma vinnanam abadhaya samvattati, na ca labbhati vinnane – ‘evam me vinnanam hotu, evam me vinnanam ma ahosf’ti.