By J. L. Granatstein, Norman Hillmer
A superb selection of firsthand money owed from front traces of our army historical past, drawn from letters, diaries, and reportage from the Plains of Abraham and the pink River uprising to the battlefields of 2 global wars and Korea, in addition to the harrowing missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan. it is a publication that animates our earlier within the phrases of these who lived the Canadian army adventure.
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Which is better for you? ’ Here again it is a simple and natural question, and there is no justification for introducing far-fetched ideas of a metaphysical Ātman or Self into the business. They answered that it was better for them to search after themselves. The Buddha then asked them to sit down and explained the Dhamma to them. In the available account, in the original text of what the preached to them, not a word is mentioned about an Ātman. Much has been written on the subject of the Buddha’s silence when a certain Parivrājaka (Wanderer) named Vacchagotta asked him whether there was an Ātman or not.
If I had answered: “There is a self ”, then, Ānanda, that would be siding with those recluses and brāhmanas who hold the eternalist theory (sassata-vāda). ” if I had answered: “There is no self ”, then that would be siding with those recluses and brāhmanas who hold the annihilationist theory (uccheda-vāda). ” if I had answered: “There is no self ”, then that would have been a greater confusion to the already confused Vacchagotta. ’ It should now be quite clear why the Buddha was silent. But it will be still clearer if we take into consideration the whole background, and the way the Buddha treated questions and questioners – which is altogether ignored by those who have discussed this problem.
The Buddha then asked them to sit down and explained the Dhamma to them. In the available account, in the original text of what the preached to them, not a word is mentioned about an Ātman. Much has been written on the subject of the Buddha’s silence when a certain Parivrājaka (Wanderer) named Vacchagotta asked him whether there was an Ātman or not. ’ The Buddha is silent. ’ Again the Buddha is silent. Vacchagotta gets up and goes away. After the Parivrājaka had left, Ānanda asks the Buddha why he did not answer Vacchagotta’s question.