Anguttara Nikaya


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Anguttara Nikaya
Catukkanipata

Sutta 77

Acintita Sutta

Unconjecturable

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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[1][pts] "There are these four unconjecturables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness and vexation to anyone who conjectured about them. Which four?

"The Buddha-range of the Buddhas [i.e., the range of powers a Buddha develops as a result of becoming a Buddha] is an unconjecturable that is not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness and vexation to anyone who conjectured about it.

"The jhana-range of a person in jhana [i.e., the range of powers that one may obtain while absorbed in jhana]...

"The [precise working out of the] results of kamma...

"Conjecture about [the origin, etc., of] the world is an unconjecturable that is not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness and vexation to anyone who conjectured about it.

"These are the four unconjecturables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness and vexation to anyone who conjectured about them."

 


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