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SamKR
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Re: views without a thinker

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Re: views without a thinker

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Re: views without a thinker

Postby SarathW » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:37 am

Thanks Samkr /SDC
I agree with your points.
I think Anatta (voidness/selflessness) should be considered as a meditation object in attaining Nirvana ,rather than trying to explain it literally and think that there is no person as such.
Please see attached : page 297 and 298
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/printguna.pdf
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: views without a thinker

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Re: views without a thinker

Postby SarathW » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:50 am

If I saw a tiger , while I was walking in the jungle, I have to decide whether to fight or flight!
I could see the fear arising within me and the anger arising within the tiger.
However, if I can keep the tiger away from me for some time (say 40 years) the tiger or I may die in natural causes.
In that sense there is no tiger or I.

Empirical sense there is a tiger or I.
Absolute sense there is no tiger or I.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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