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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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I figured it out! This we should know. I now know a few suttas to read. Otherwise, he would just be telling the aggregates that they’re not the aggregates.

And I’m sure that will help me through many other trials in my life, that have yet to come. They do not know the true nature of selflessness. While a Bodhisattva discourses thus about the quality of the Self, ordinary people do aatta but impute various false concepts to the Self, just as when asked about the attributes of the sword the [ministers] reply that it is like the horn of a ram. The people of the world say that there is Self, and within Buddhism, too, we say that there is Self.

Bhiksus, you give rise to the idea of Bliss with regard qnatta phenomena associated with suffering; the idea of Eternity with regard to phenomena associated with impermanence; the idea of the Self with regard to phenomena without Self; and the idea of Purity with regard to phenomena that are impure. From a phenomenological approach, the sutta is essentially saying that the phenomena of the aggregates aren’t worth identifying with.


Being wearied he becomes passion-free. Yasma ca kho, bhikkhave, sanna anatta, tasma sanna abadhaya samvattati, na ca labbhati sannaya – ‘evam me sanna hotu, evam me sanna ma ahosi”‘ti.

After this sermon Pancavaggiya monks, the first companions of Lord Buddha reached enlightenmen at the final state or Arhat. Vinnananca hidam, bhikkhave, atta abhavissa, nayidam vinnanam abadhaya samvatteyya, labbhetha ca vinnane – ‘evam me vinnanam hotu, evam me vinnanam ma ahosi’ti. Any person possessing the Buddha-Nature has assuredly attained unsurpassed Enlightenment. I shall point it out to your son. 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.

Rupanca hidam, bhikkhave, atta abhavissa, nayidam mpam abadhaya samvatteyya, labbhetha ca riipe – ‘evam me riipam hotu, evam me riipam ma ahosi’ti. By the first discourse, the Buddha set in motion the Wheel of the Law. If you let my son see where the gold is hidden, I will soon work for you.

Submit anahta new text post. Could you also describe how consciousness is an aggregate in terms that are easier to understand than in sutta? The wrestler says that the gem has gone away, even though it is [actually] in his body. What is this Self?

Full text of “Anattalakkhana Sutta”

This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self. There is a tendency to interpret the dhamma as metaphysical, but I don’t think that is as fruitful as an phenomenological approach. This manner of Buddha-dhatu is shown in the Buddha-Dharma with the example of the real sword.

One with Wisdom discriminates things and does not say that all lakkhanq non-eternal.


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

That was very helpful. Yasma ca lzkkhana, bhikkhave, sarikhara anatta, tasma sarikhara abadhaya samvattanti, na ca labbhati sarikharesu – ‘evam me sarikhara hontu, evam me sarikhara ma ahesu”‘nti.

Yes, amongst other characteristics related to non-arising such as being originally pure and naturally unconditioned. People who left behind their homes and Families and dedicated themselves completely to Enlightenment out in the wild.

Hi JM, I think you may be taking a perspective on this that is fundamentally mistaken. Volitional formations are impermanent…. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Vedana ca hidam, bhikkhave, atta abhavissa, nayidam vedana abadhaya samvatteyya, labbhetha ca sugta – ‘evam me vedana hotu, evam me vedana ma ahosi’ti.

For sensation, conception, synthesis, and discrimination, it is also such as this. If I were these aggregates I would be “other” than myself, right? This is to adjust beings and because he is aware of the occasion. What do you think?

Anattalakkhana Sutta (SN )

It is thus the case that what rests undisclosed [latent] in the Tathagata is innumerable and is difficult for beings to think about. On further reflection it brought some questions to my mind.

The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. Both the mundane and also the supramundane have the Eternal, Bliss, the Self, and Purity.