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December 26, 2012

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Jennifer:

The Buddha taught that which is impermanent is suffering (dukkha); that which is suffering is not the self (anattâ). He never taught the self is impermanent or suffering.

my understanding is that the Buddha taught anatta, non-self, as "right view." Through the doctrine of impermanence he taught that there is no permanent self at all. The self "atta" that we think we know doesn't exist... it is simply an illusion of the 5 aggregates. So the self is not corrupt, because there is no such thing as self.

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