AN 9.1 Awakening / Sambodhisutta

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      Tobias G

      Sutta AN 9.1 states at the end:

      “…Anattasaññī asmimānasamugghātaṃ pāpuṇāti diṭṭheva dhamme nibbānanti.”

      “…Perceiving not-self, you uproot the conceit ‘I am’ and attain extinguishment in this very life.”

      Is this translation from SuttaCentral correct? Anatta sanna leads to the uprooting of asmi mana? If yes, what is the connection between the correct interpretation of anatta (helpless, without substance, without control) to asmi mana?

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      “Anatta sanna leads to the uprooting of asmi mana?”

      Yes. It is the comprehension of Tilakkhana that gets one to the Sotapanna stage through the Arahant stage.

      All ten samyojana are removed via comprehension of anicca, dukkha, anatta.

      One could have the anicca sanna or dukkha sanna and get there too.

      When one has one of the three (at the four levels of Nibbana, so to speak), one will automatically have other two at those levels as well.

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