seeking the path
saññå anattå, saπkhårå anattå, viññå~aµ anattå: sabbe saπkhårå aniccå, sabbe dhammå anattå ti. (Majjhima, 35) Matter, monks, is impermanent, feeling is impermanent, perception is impermanent, formations are impermanent, consciousness is impermanent; matter, monks, is not-self, feeling is not-self, perception is nor-self, formations are not-self, consciousness is not-self: all formations are impermanent; all things are not-self. Seen as saπkhårå, the five aggregates are aniccå, seen as dhammå, they are anattå. Existence—the five aggregates—may be looked at, like the cable, in one way or in another: but in whichever way it is looked at, it is still anicca, dukkha, and anattå. How, then, can nibbåna be any of these things? For it is cessation of existence. Sabbesu dhammesu sam¨hatesu Sam¨hatå vådapathå pi sabbeti. December 1953
Published on Jun 26, 2013
Part B includes two early essays (Nibbana and Anatta and Sketch for a Proof of Rebirth) as well as notes from a Commonplace Book and Margina...