|Grasshopper, what would you have me say?|
- [The same is then said regarding sounds, scents, flavors, tangibles, and mental objects.]
- *This is almost impossible to translate adequately because, literally, there is no agent here, no "seer," "feeler," or "knower." "There will be no 'thereby' whereby one will be lustful, hateful, or deluded (SA [SN commentary])."
- *If there is no agent (i.e., no "self") then there is nowhere such an agent can be located. "You will have no 'there'": you will not be bound "here" nor attached "there," i.e., with regard to the seen, heard, otherwise sensed, or cognized (SA).
- *"You will realize that [in an ultimate sense] nothing [no "self" or "ego" of any kind] is really reborn."
- [The same is said for sounds, scents, tastes, tangibles, and thoughts (objects of mind).]
- [The same is said for sounds, scents, tastes, tangibles, and thoughts (mind objects).]
- [This would mean that Mel has become enlightened to at least the first stage (stream entry) by understanding and penetrating the impersonal nature of all existence, the Five Aggregates clung to as self. Indeed, the Buddha confirms Mel's words. In due course, Mel/Ven. Malunkyaputta becomes fully enlightened, an arahant.]