I have a question. Is the view 'there is no self' also a self-identity view? Specifically, does holding such a view prevent the attainment of stream-entry?
(http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)MN2 wrote: "As he attends inappropriately in this way, one of six kinds of view arises in him: The view I have a self arises in him as true & established, or the view I have no self... or the view It is precisely by means of self that I perceive self... or the view It is precisely by means of self that I perceive not-self... or the view It is precisely by means of not-self that I perceive self arises in him as true & established, or else he has a view like this: This very self of mine — the knower that is sensitive here & there to the ripening of good & bad actions — is the self of mine that is constant, everlasting, eternal, not subject to change, and will stay just as it is for eternity. This is called a thicket of views, a wilderness of views, a contortion of views, a writhing of views, a fetter of views. Bound by a fetter of views, the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person is not freed from birth, aging, & death, from sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair. He is not freed, I tell you, from suffering & stress.
From this it follows that the view 'there is no self' prevents the attainment of the Arahant state. However, the 'fetter of views' referred in MN2 does not occur in the list of the 10 fetters:
(http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)AN10.13 wrote: "There are these ten fetters. Which ten? Five lower fetters & five higher fetters. And which are the five lower fetters? Self-identity views, uncertainty, grasping at precepts & practices, sensual desire, & ill will. These are the five lower fetters. And which are the five higher fetters? Passion for form, passion for what is formless, conceit, restlessness, & ignorance. These are the five higher fetters. And these are the ten fetters."
The closest fetter is 'self-identity views'. Is this the fetter referred to in MN2? If so, it seems to me that even stream-entry can't be attained while holding the view 'there is no self', since this is one of the 3 fetters whose abandoning leads to stream-entry.
Is this reasoning correct?
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