Which sutta?

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Which sutta?

Postby dude_different » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:06 am

Was it that had the Buddha speak of stopping to think in terms of 'me', and 'you'; etc? Something like that.
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Re: Which sutta?

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:15 am

Could you please rephrase your question, I am having difficulty understanding you.
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Re: Which sutta?

Postby daverupa » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:26 am

:shrug:

"Snp 842 wrote:'He who thinks himself equal (to others), or distinguished, or low, he for that very reason disputes; but he who is unmoved under those three conditions, for him (the notions) "equal" and "distinguished" do not exist.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Which sutta?

Postby cooran » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:27 am

Hello dd,

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-subject.html

Scroll down to Anatta and see if anything listed there rings a bell.

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Re: Which sutta?

Postby dagon » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:29 am

You may find the answers you are look for here - if i understand you correctly.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... tself.html

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Re: Which sutta?

Postby SamBodhi » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:23 am

cooran wrote:Hello dd,

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-subject.html

Scroll down to Anatta and see if anything listed there rings a bell.

With metta,
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I second this recommendation. I think that it is Anatta you are trying to investigate.


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Re: Which sutta?

Postby rohana » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:34 am

Perhaps this?

    "There is the case where an uninstructed, run-of-the-mill person...does not discern what ideas are fit for attention, or what ideas are unfit for attention. This being so, he does not attend to ideas fit for attention, and attends [instead] to ideas unfit for attention. And what are the ideas unfit for attention that he attends to? Whatever ideas such that, when he attends to them, the unarisen effluent of sensuality arises, and the arisen effluent of sensuality increases; the unarisen effluent of becoming... the unarisen effluent of ignorance arises, and the arisen effluent of ignorance increases... This is how he attends inappropriately: 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what was I in the past? Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in the future? Having been what, what shall I be in the future?' Or else he is inwardly perplexed about the immediate present: 'Am I? Am I not? What am I? How am I? Where has this being come from? Where is it bound?'
    Sabbasava Sutta

And this:
    "When a disciple of the noble ones has seen well with right discernment this dependent co-arising & these dependently co-arisen phenomena as they are actually present, it is not possible that he would run after the past, thinking, 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what was I in the past?' or that he would run after the future, thinking, 'Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in the future? Having been what, what shall I be in the future?' or that he would be inwardly perplexed about the immediate present, thinking, 'Am I? Am I not? What am I? How am I? Where has this being come from? Where is it bound?' Such a thing is not possible. Why is that? Because the disciple of the noble ones has seen well with right discernment this dependent co-arising & these dependently co-arisen phenomena as they are actually present."
    Paccaya Sutta
"Delighting in existence, O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence, they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind."
- It. p 43
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