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ANATTA

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MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE OF ANATTA

· Anatta- not self
· Nothing has an unchanging essence or `self'
· `Buddhist thought understands change not in terms of a
primary substantial essence remaining constant while its
secondary qualities change, but solely in terms of the
casual connectedness of different qualities. There is…

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THE BUDDHIST THEORY OF
INTERDEPENDENCE
· Everything in the universe and the universe itself comes
into existence through the power of certain causes and
conditions.
· This is what is meant by conditioned existence
· For Buddhists nothing ever comes from a single cause,
but from a combination of causes…

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THE NO-SELF OF INANIMATE OBJECTS

· The monk Nagesena asks king Millinda how he arrived to
meet him, Millinda said chariot. Nagesena asked the king
what a chariot is.
· `It is in the dependence on the pole, the axle, the wheels,
the framework, the flag staff, e.c.t, that there…

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THE NO SELF OF PERSONS

· Nagesena outlines that a person cannot have an
unchanging, permanent, inherent essence or soul.
· Our names do not refer to any separate reality, but
merely to the sum of these parts functioning in a
particular way.
· According to Buddhism an individual is…

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· Form- our body, organs, objects we perceive in the world
around us
· Feeling- pleasant, unpleasant or neutral
· Perceptions- recognise, identify and classify, and put
sensory experience into words.
· Formations-
· Consciousness- refers to a mental reaction that has one
of the six sense faculties as its…

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