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Science can be called Dhammaniyama as per the following answer to a question.

Can I say Dhammaniyama Anatta ? And what does it mean and why ?

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Dhammaniyama Anatta is correct, as in "the laws of nature are not self and are empty of a self."

Anatta Dhammaniyama is also correct, as in "all phenomena is not self and empty of a self, is a universal law of nature".

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Anatta is Dhammaniyama per AN 3.136.

Whether Realized Ones arise or not, this law of nature persists, this regularity of natural principles, this invariance of natural principles:

Uppādā vā, bhikkhave, tathāgatānaṁ anuppādā vā tathāgatānaṁ ṭhitāva sā dhātu dhammaṭṭhitatā dhammaniyāmatā.

all things are not-self.

Sabbe dhammā anattā.

A Realized One understands this and comprehends it,

Taṁ tathāgato abhisambujjhati abhisameti.

then he explains, teaches, asserts, establishes, clarifies, analyzes, and reveals it:

Abhisambujjhitvā abhisametvā ācikkhati deseti paññāpeti paṭṭhapeti vivarati vibhajati uttānīkaroti:

‘All things are not-self.’”

‘sabbe dhammā anattā’”ti.

It means according to Nature (rather than according to subjective personal opinion) all things are not-self.

It means Thanissaro who said "not-self is a strategy" was wrong.

It means those who insist Buddhism is phenomenology rather than ontology are wrong.

It means those solipsists who believe nothing can exist outside of experience/mind are wrong.

It means those who believe the Buddha taught a middle-way between self & not-self are wrong.

It means most internet Buddhists have wrong view.

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  • Could you provide an example of those who believe the Buddha taught a middle-way between self & not-self?
    – user13375
    Oct 24, 2023 at 12:56

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