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Anguttara Nikaya
Atthakanipata

Sutta 31

Anupubbanirodha Sutta

Step-by-step Stopping

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[2][pts][olds] "Monks, there are these nine step-by-step stoppings.

Which nine?

"When one has attained the first jhāna,
the perception of sensuality has been stopped.

When one has attained the second jhāna,
directed thoughts and evaluations [verbal fabrications] have been stopped.

When one has attained the third jhāna,
rapture has been stopped.

When one has attained the fourth jhāna,
in-and-out breaths [bodily fabrications] have been stopped.

When one has attained the dimension of the infinitude of space,
the perception of forms has been stopped.

When one has attained the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness,
the perception of the dimension of the infinitude of space has been stopped.

When one has attained the dimension of nothingness,
the perception of the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness has been stopped.

When one has attained the dimension of neither-perception nor non-perception,
the perception of the dimension of nothingness has been stopped.

When one has attained the cessation of perception and feeling,
perceptions and feelings [mental fabrications] have been stopped.

"These are the nine step-by-step stoppings."

 


 

References:

See also: SN 36.11

 


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