The Buddha’s Teachings in the Oldest Texts
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Theme: Not-self (anattā)
There is no self—it is the idea of a self that limits us.
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1 (1) Dhamma and Abhidhamma The nature and origins of Buddhist scholasticism and the dharma theory
20 (2) Buddhist Atomism. The theories of paramanu and kalapa in post-canonical Buddhism
30 (3) Memes How religion imprisons and spirituality liberates.
53 (4) (Anatta) Udayi Sutta (S 35.234). Neither the body nor the mind has a self
57 (5) Cula Saccaka Sutta (M 35). The conversion of a boastful debater.
77 (6) M 148 Chachakka Sutta. Understand the six senses leads to liberation.
95 (7) Pathama Arahata Sutta (A 22.76). How the arhats arise.
100 (8) Dhammaniyama Sutta (A 3.134). The characteristics of impermanence, suffering and not-self.
106 (9) Self and Selves. The nature of not-self and personal development.
150 (10) Atthiraga Sutta (S 12.64). The nature of the arhat’s consciousness.
157 (11) Language and Discourse. Freeing the mind from noise.
189 (12) Samanupassana Sutta (S 22.47). Looking into the true nature of things.
196 (13) Tanha Jalini Sutta (S 4.199). How craving manifests itself in 108 ways.