Self view and the Brahmajala sutta

This isn’t to say they’re actually right of course. But I’m still skeptical of Bhikkhi Bodhi’s argument unless it’s supported by a more authoritative text.

It’s perfectly possible you would still realize non-self with deep enough attainments even if you had the preconception of a self. It’s possible there is a self at the end of the tunnel (contrary to theravada but I don’t think theravada is 100% flawless, just the best we have). Or Bhikkhu Bodhi could be right that self view has to be eliminated first b4 making attainments, but for now it seems he’s just trying to explain away the experiences of meditation masters to fit his own views rather than citing a legitimate source. Which I think is dangerous because it actually could be the first or second scenario.

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