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Anatta

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Anatta = "Not-Self" not "No-Self"
[DN 9] Poṭṭhapāda Sutta
PTS: The Soul Theory Reprinted from Sacred Books of the Buddhists Volume II Dialogues of the Buddha Part I Translated from the Pali by T.W. Rhys Davids
Buddhism in Translations [BIT] #15 There Is No Ego
#16 All Signs of an Ego are Absent
#17 No Continuous Personal Identity
ATI: No-self or Not-self? by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
The Not-self Strategy

Samyutta Nikaya XXII.59 Anatta-lakkhana Sutta The Not-self Characteristic Translated from the Pali by Ñanamoli Thera.


Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward Warren
Anatta Not-Self not-self Impersonality non-self, egolessness not-self soul('atta') not-self non-self No Ego, no continuous personal identity

 


 

Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
[EDITED ENTRY]

Atta: [Vedic ātman, not to Gr. a)\nemos = Lat. animus, but to Gr. a)tmo/s steam, Ohg. ātum breath, Ags. aepm]. 1. The soul as postulated in the animistic theories held in N India in the 6th and 7th cent. B. C. It is described in the Upanishads as a small creature, in shape like a man, dwelling in ordinary times in the heart. It escapes from the body in sleep or trance; when it returns to the body life and motion reappear. It escapes from the body at death, then continues to carry on an everlasting life of its own. For numerous other details see Rh. D. Theory of Soul in the Upanishads J R A S 1899. Bt. India 251-255. Buddhism repudiated all such theories, thus differing from other religions. Sixteen such theories about the soul D I.31. Seven other theories D I.34. Three others D I.186/7. A "soul" according to general belief was something permanent, unchangeable, not affected by sorrow S IV.54.... See also M I.233; III.265, 271; S II.17, 109; III.135; A I.284; II.164, 171; V.188; S IV.400... 2. Oneself, himself, yourself... anattā not a soul, without a soul. Most freq. in combn. with dukkha and anicca...

 


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