Pure adhamma! This is just twisting the words according to their wrong views.rajitha7 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:09 am- All worldly things are without substance (Anatta).
- Nibbana, on the other hand, has substance (Atta).
“Sabbe sankhara anicca“ - all sankhara cannot be maintained to one’s satisfaction
“Sabbe sankhara dukkha“ - all sankhara eventually lead to dukkha
“Sabbe dhamma anatta“ - all dhamma are without substance at the end
Pāli: atta = Sinhala: ආත්ම (ātma) = English: self/soul
Pāli: attha = Sinhala: අර්ථ (artha) = English: meaning
Pāli: sāra = Sinhala: සාර (sāra) = English: essence/substance
Therefore, “Sabbe dhammā anattā’’ doesn’t mean “All dhamma are without substance at the end.”
What the below two venerables wrote about the Pure Dhamma is very accurate:
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote: ↑Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:48 pmSpot-on (as long as by "baloney" you don't mean "Large smooth-textured smoked sausage of beef and veal and pork.") With that, I will bow out of any further discussion about pure dhamma.net It is just a net of views, a trap for the unwary, and it is too time-consuming to correct every error.Dhammanando wrote:Conclusion
The Pure Dhamma website offers a variety of revisionist readings of the Pali Suttas based upon the site-owner’s (or his guru’s) claimed re-discovery of supposed hidden meanings of key Pali terms.
These proposed hidden meanings, when not presented merely as bald assertions, are defended by resort to Pali philological analysis. But since the site-owner is demonstrably incompetent in both Indic philology in general and Pali in particular his arguments are undeserving of credence. Rather than leading to the true understanding of the Dhamma via the revelation of higher (but long-concealed) meanings, they lead only to baloney.
I hope the authors will listen to the two of us and take down this website until they are more qualified to write something that is truly helpful to revive the true Dhamma.