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Re: How does one observe the characteristic of anatta (not-self)?
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2010, 09:16:42 am »
Do you see "anatta" itself? Do you see "anicca" and therefore know "anatta"? Do you see "dependent arising" and therefore know "anatta"?

Good question.  I find it hard to seperate these out during practice.  Though maybe these three aspects are also quite hard to seperate out conceptually because they're so closely entwined?

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