A flame is something, the heat & fuel are something pertaining to the burning.
The cessation of burning is also something but it isn't found among the somethings pertaining to the manyfold somethings having to do with burning things.
Therefore if you were to teach about fire and it's extinguishment you could say i only teach burning & it's cessation, ...
Similar to Andrei's answer I note (as fact) that it's a narration of what the Buddha thought, not what he said.
Going even further I might speculate that it's similar to Mother's saying to children, "While sitting in his office, Dad thought, 'Isn't it good that the children are playing quietly, and doing their homework'" -- i.e. it's said to convey ...
In many traditions, attainment is not regarded as a permanent mental state, but requires constant practice. This is why, for example, Dogen Zenji wrote: "we do not practice to become enlightened, we practice because we are enlightened".
Before his enlightenment the Buddha spent extended periods alone in the forests:
“Such was my seclusion that I ...
Obviously that entire text was authored by someone else, speaking about the Buddha in the third person.
In my understanding, the part about the Buddha leaving the quarreling Sangha is based on real events, while the thoughts going through Buddha's mind must be the author's conjecture.
To be clear, I'm not saying Buddha did not leave the quarreling Sangha for ...
All of the following quotes come from MN 44.
One of the five aggregates is feeling (vedana) or sensations.
It's a mental process.
Perception and feeling are mental. They’re tied up with the mind,
that’s why perception and feeling are mental processes.”
There are 3 types of feeling.
“There are three feelings: pleasant, painful, and neutral feeling.”
Let's see what the Buddha has to say :
Now at that moment this line of thinking appeared in the awareness of
a certain monk: "So — form is not-self, feeling is not-self,
perception is not-self, fabrications are not-self, consciousness is
not-self. Then what self will be touched by the actions done by what
Then the Blessed One, ...
This is a very good question.
Person/ being/ self
A person (puggala) to me looks like the story of someone, as defined in SN 22.22.
A being (satta) is defined as the assemblage of the five aggregates (SN 5.10) and also when there is a clinging to the five aggregates (SN 32.2).
A self (atta) is just an ephemeral mental idea (Snp 4.14) that arises when the ...
the buddha didnt teach rebirth of self he taught rebirth of the person, which is the final moment of mind in this life functioning as a cause for the first moment of mind in the next.
at no point is self asserted or implied and so the linked response is mistaken to include rebirth of self within right view.
It just means that he is done with desire. All views are born from desire: 1) "There is a self", 2)"There is no self", 3)"There is a self and there is no self at the same time" and so on. He is released from craving, therefore he is released from views as well. That's all.
The Buddha spoke of five factors of the path with effluents like this:
Right view - ‘There is what is given and what is offered and what is sacrificed; there is fruit and result of good and bad actions;
there is this world and the other world; there is mother and father;
there are beings who are reborn spontaneously; there are in the world
good and virtuous ...
King Pasenadi was taught,
"Four people are found in the world"
Wandering from life to life,
In the darkness or in the light.
Worldly established by the Teacher,
How can it be said they don't exist?
Worldly established as the wandering four,
How can it be said they don't wander?
Holding to acquired and pernicious views,
Some misguided people ...
Is a person (puggala) reborn into future lives?
A person can not be pinned down as a truth or reality even in this life, let alone a future life.
However if you are talking in terms of the doctrine of self, then you can talk about real things being grasped with wrong view to be personal or a person, a self or a being.
If you are then talking about a person, ...
Each mind can know one in 3 kinds of objects...
Arising&Vanishing Realities (trillion moments per second;sankhata)
Nibbana Reality (asankhata)
(All of them have names[nāma] which is a kind of pannatti)
Everybody, included the noble one, must know Sankhata and Pannatti switching rapidly to live their life.
What is a person (puggala) in Buddhism?
It's just a concept, e.g. like a "being".
What is the difference between a person (puggala) and other terms like self (atta) and sentient being (satta)?
There is no difference - they are all concepts with no real reference point to reality.
Words such as a person, a being etc. is used for conventional sake ...
the person is the thing that when u say 'i dont exist' observes that referent object freshly
the self is the innate misapprehension we have always had when the person appears.
for instance the power that endured you into this next moment is such a grasping of a self to the person
like everything else the person is hard to notice without much concentration ...