HahaSylvester wrote:Hi sphairossphairos wrote:Dear Sylvester,
There is no problem at all. "uttaritara" is of course a comparative of "uttara". So: "he knows what's higher" ("transcend" means "be superior or better than some standard"). That means that he transcends what is lower. There is really no problem, just possible word-choices for the same meaning. That "transcends" etc. is perfectly justified he proves masterfully throughout his book and articles. But it's not Fuller alone. Many scholars and Buddhist teachers have roughly the same "views" on this.
... Does the text actually support Fuller in saying that view/diṭṭhi is transcended or to be transcended? Actually, this is one of the most common mistakes made in reading DN 1.
Yes, it does. Excuse me, but you don't really possess the required expertise to discuss such subjects.