Reply To: About Anattalakkhanasutta


That is a great English translation of this sutta.

This is the first time I’m come across that translation. It makes anatta that much more clear!

Tien wrote:
“Because you are not in control, you cannot just compel rupa (or any of the pancakkandha) to your own satisfaction.

With the true sense of atta/anatta as ‘in your control’/’out of your control’. You can read the whole sutta and do bhavana on it, will definitely yield great result.”

Yes this has helped a lot. Personally for me, even before doing any bhavana on it, just from seeing it as in control/not in control of rupa gave me a great mental boost.

Tien, thank you so much for highlighting and sharing this sutta!! It deserves emphasis like this.