As part of our Dharma Day celebrations, we will have two talks exploring the fundamental teachings of the Dharma.
Tonight, Saccanama will explore what is purportedly the second teaching of the Buddha after his Enlightenment - the teaching on no fixed self from the Anatta Lakkhana Sutta.
Having brought his five ascetic friends to the point of stream entry (irreversible spiritual progress) by teaching them the Middle Way and the Four Noble Truths, the Buddha now reveals to them his Insight into anatta or no fixed self, whereby they all attain to Nibbana.
But what is this mysterious teaching of no fixed self? And how is it relevant to us?
You can read a translation of the original Sutta here.