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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
I. Ānisaɱsa Vagga

Sutta 6

Samādhi Suttaɱ

High-getting

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts][than][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

In Sāvaṭṭhi

There Old Man Ananda came into the presence of Bhagava.
Having come into the presence of Bhagava,
he took a seat.
Having taken a seat,
Old Man Ananda said this to Bhagava:

"Is it, then, bhante,
that a bhikkhu's highgetting
can result in sucha state as,
neither is there 'of earth', earth-perception,
nor is there 'of water', water-perception,
nor is there 'of fire', fire-perception,
nor is there 'of wind', wind-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-space' sphere-of-space-perception,
nor is there, 'sphere-of-consciousness' sphere-of-consciousness-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-no-thing-there' sphere-of-no-thing-there-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-neither-perception-nor-non-perception' sphere-of-neither-perception-nor-non-perception-perception,
nor is there 'this-world' this-world-perception,
nor is there 'afterworld' afterworld-perception,
and yet there is perception?"

"Indeed, Ananda, it is the case
that a bhikkhu's highgetting
can result in sucha state as,
neither is there 'of earth', earth-perception,
nor is there 'of water', water-perception,
nor is there 'of fire', fire-perception,
nor is there 'of wind', wind-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-space' sphere-of-space-perception,
nor is there, 'sphere-of-consciousness' sphere-of-consciousness-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-no-thing-there' sphere-of-no-thing-there-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-neither-perception-nor-non-perception' sphere-of-neither-perception-nor-non-perception-perception,
nor is there 'this-world' this-world-perception,
nor is there 'afterworld' afterworld-perception,
and yet there is perception."

"But how is it so, bhante,
that a bhikkhu's highgetting
can result in sucha state as,
neither is there 'of earth', earth-perception,
nor is there 'of water', water-perception,
nor is there 'of fire', fire-perception,
nor is there 'of wind', wind-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-space' sphere-of-space-perception,
nor is there, 'sphere-of-consciousness' sphere-of-consciousness-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-no-thing-there' sphere-of-no-thing-there-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-neither-perception-nor-non-perception' sphere-of-neither-perception-nor-non-perception-perception,
nor is there 'this-world' this-world-perception,
nor is there 'afterworld' afterworld-perception,
and yet there is perception?"

"Here Ananda, a bhikkhu has perception thus:
'This is the resolution,
this is the conclusion,
that is:
the calming of all ownmaking,
the release of all that has arisen,
dispassion,
ending,
Nibbana.'"

"Thus it is, Ananda,
that a bhikkhu's highgetting
can result in sucha state as,
neither is there 'of earth', earth-perception,
nor is there 'of water', water-perception,
nor is there 'of fire', fire-perception,
nor is there 'of wind', wind-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-space' sphere-of-space-perception,
nor is there, 'sphere-of-consciousness' sphere-of-consciousness-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-no-thing-there' sphere-of-no-thing-there-perception,
nor is there 'sphere-of-neither-perception-nor-non-perception' sphere-of-neither-perception-nor-non-perception-perception,
nor is there 'this-world' this-world-perception,
nor is there 'afterworld' afterworld-perception,
and yet there is perception."

 


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