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We can derive some clues about how to deal with kukkuca, if we look at its characteristics: It is a mental factor (cetasika) It is one of the five hindrances (nivarana) during meditation It is originating from aversion (dosa) https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/kukkucca Seeing as it is considered a cetasika, we can try to still it during meditation, and ...


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Is it the mind that think mind is owned by itself? Generally speaking, what we label "mind" is usually described as "skandhas" in buddhism. A very short description of what skandhas are, is to describe them as ever-transforming processes in our body, attention, emotions, thoughts and will impulses. We easily run the risk of mistaking these multiple ...


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It is not wrong but it is void. Investigate for yourself! For whom is it wrong and to whom is it important whether or not such a being can exist?!


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There are several questions brought up here. One I see you asking: is the entire teaching of Buddha- with everything it has to offer -- is a true explanation of reality or is it merely a useful fiction, an expedient mean for achieving a goal (liberation from suffering)? To me the answer is clear. Any explanation of reality is a conceptual model. Every ...


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SN 44.10 is not about anatta (not-self). In SN 44.10, based on the Buddha's final summation to Ananda, the befuddled Vacchagotta essentially asked: "Do I exist?" ("atthattā"); "Do I not exist?" (natthattā). Both questions of Vacchagotta included an implicit belief in "self". That is why they were faulty questions and the Buddha remained silent. As the ...


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With atta (identity), one might declare: Maybe, like dukkha and anicca, anatta must be abandoned once the destination is reached. Identity is bound up in wishes and if one reads the preceding as wishful of the permanence of self, the following applies: SN12.64:3.3: If there is desire, relishing, and craving for consciousness as fuel, consciousness ...


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First contrary to what mahayanists and the people who do vipassana mediation claim, anatta is not dangerous, that's the point of the buddha. In fact is it seeing that the things which are anicca are dukkha and that things which are dukkha are anatta which make people righteous, worthy of offering and praise. Mahayanists and the insight people say that ...


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I'd like to hear your views on the arguments on both sides. Anatta: only a strategy for realization or a real "ontological" position? It is both. From Sutta Nipata 4.14: Seeing in what way is a monk unbound, clinging to nothing in the world?" "He should put an entire stop to the root of objectification-classifications: 'I am the thinker.' This ...


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I'd like to hear your views on the arguments on both sides. Anatta: only a strategy for realization or a real "ontological" position? It is both. It is a fact that the direct realization of emptiness is the true antidote to all that ails us in samsara. As such, we must not minimize the importance of annata - it's true understanding and direct realization ...


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