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Majjhima Nikāya
I. Mūlapaṇṇāsa
1. Mūlapariyāya Vagga

Sutta 1

Mūla-Pariyā'ya Suttaɱ

The Root of All Evil

Translated from the Pali
By Michael M. Olds

In the Name of the Potter
The Arahant #1 Wide-Awakened One

 


 

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

Once Upon a Time, The Lucky Man, Ukkattha-Town, Good-luck Grove, at the root of the Old Sal Willow came a revisiting:

There, to the Beggars gathered round, he said:
Beggars!

And:
Broke-Tooth! Was their response.

[2][pts][bodh][than][upal] I will teach you, Beggars, The One-Up-Passa-Mulapariyaya Spell, The Way Passed the Root of All Evil. Listen! Pay Attention! I will speak!

Even So, Broke-Tooth!

And so the Lucky Man broke this spell for them, saying:

[3][pts][bodh][than][upal] In the case of the first case, Beggars,
we have the case of the untamed,
untrained,
uneducated common man;
untamed to the ways of the Sorcerers,
untrained in the craft of the Sorcerers,
uneducated in the lore of the Sorcerers;
untamed to the discipline of the aristocrats,
untrained in the manners of the aristocrats,
uneducated to the teachings of the aristocrats;
he takes earth for earth.

Taking earth for earth,
he conceptualizes earth.

He thinks about earth.

He thinks of earth
in whatever ways he thinks of earth.

He thinks in terms of "My"
with regard to earth.

He takes delight in earth.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him,
so I say.

[4][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes water for water.

Taking water for water,
he conceptualizes water.

He thinks about water.

He thinks of water
in whatever ways he thinks of water.

He thinks in terms of "My"
with regard to water.

He takes delight in water.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[5][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes fire as fire.

Taking fire for fire, he conceptualizes fire.

He thinks about fire.

He thinks of fire in whatever ways he thinks of fire.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to fire.

He takes delight in fire.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[6][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes wind as wind.

Taking wind for wind, he conceptualizes wind.

He thinks about wind.

He thinks of wind in whatever ways he thinks of wind.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to wind.

He takes delight in wind.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[7][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes beings as beings.

Taking beings for beings, he conceptualizes beings.

He thinks about beings.

He thinks of beings in whatever ways he thinks of beings.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to beings.

He takes delight in beings.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[8][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes dieties as dieties.

Taking dieties for dieties, he conceptualizes dieties.

He thinks about dieties.

He thinks of dieties in whatever ways he thinks of dieties.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to dieties.

He takes delight in dieties.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[9][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes The Creator as The Creator.

Taking The Creator for The Creator, he conceptualizes The Creator.

He thinks about The Creator.

He thinks of The Creator in whatever ways he thinks of The Creator.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to The Creator.

He takes delight in The Creator.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[10][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes God as God.

Taking God for God, he conceptualizes God.

He thinks about God.

He thinks of God in whatever ways he thinks of God.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to God.

He takes delight in God.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[11][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings.

Taking Radiant Beings for Radiant Beings, he conceptualizes Radiant Beings.

He thinks about Radiant Beings.

He thinks of Radiant Beings in whatever ways he thinks of Radiant Beings.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Radiant Beings.

He takes delight in Radiant Beings.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[12][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings.

Taking Luminescent Beings for Luminescent Beings, he conceptualizes Luminescent Beings.

He thinks about Luminescent Beings.

He thinks of Luminescent Beings in whatever ways he thinks of Luminescent Beings.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Luminescent Beings.

He takes delight in Luminescent Beings.How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[13][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings.

Taking Bountiful Beings for Bountiful Beings, he conceptualizes Bountiful Beings.

He thinks about Bountiful Beings.

He thinks of Bountiful Beings in whatever ways he thinks of Bountiful Beings.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Bountiful Beings.

He takes delight in Bountiful Beings.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[14][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Upabove as Upabove.

Taking Upabove for Upabove, he conceptualizes Upabove.

He thinks about Upabove.

He thinks of Upabove in whatever ways he thinks of Upabove.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Upabove.

He takes delight in Upabove.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[15][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space.

Taking The Realm of Space for The Realm of Space, he conceptualizes The Realm of Space.

He thinks about The Realm of Space.

He thinks of The Realm of Space in whatever ways he thinks of The Realm of Space.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Space.

He takes delight in The Realm of Space.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[16][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness.

Taking The Realm of Consciousness for The Realm of Consciousness, he conceptualizes The Realm of Consciousness.

He thinks about The Realm of Consciousness.

He thinks of The Realm of Consciousness in whatever ways he thinks of The Realm of Consciousness.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Consciousness.

He takes delight in The Realm of Consciousness.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[17][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There.

Taking The Realm of No Things There for The Realm of No Things There, he conceptualizes The Realm of No Things There.

He thinks about The Realm of No Things There.

He thinks of The Realm of No Things There in whatever ways he thinks of The Realm of No Things There.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of No Things There.

He takes delight in The Realm of No Things There.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[18][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Taking The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception for The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception, he conceptualizes The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He thinks about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He thinks of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception in whatever ways he thinks of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He takes delight in The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[19][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Seeing as Seeing.

Taking Seeing for Seeing, he conceptualizes Seeing.

He thinks about Seeing.

He thinks of Seeing in whatever ways he thinks of Seeing.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Seeing.

He takes delight in Seeing.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[20][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Hearing as Hearing.

Taking Hearing for Hearing, he conceptualizes Hearing.

He thinks about Hearing.

He thinks of Hearing in whatever ways he thinks of Hearing.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Hearing.

He takes delight in Hearing.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[21][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Sensing as Sensing.

Taking Sensing for Sensing, he conceptualizes Sensing.

He thinks about Sensing.

He thinks of Sensing in whatever ways he thinks of Sensing.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Sensing.

He takes delight in Sensing.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[22][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Intuiting as Intuiting.

Taking Intuiting for Intuiting, he conceptualizes Intuiting.

He thinks about Intuiting.

He thinks of Intuiting in whatever ways he thinks of Intuiting.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Intuiting.

He takes delight in Intuiting.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[23][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Oneness as Oneness.

Taking Oneness for Oneness, he conceptualizes Oneness.

He thinks about Oneness.

He thinks of Oneness in whatever ways he thinks of Oneness.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Oneness.

He takes delight in Oneness.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[24][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Multiplicity as Multiplicity.

Taking Multiplicity for Multiplicity, he conceptualizes Multiplicity.

He thinks about Multiplicity.

He thinks of Multiplicity in whatever ways he thinks of Multiplicity.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Multiplicity.

He takes delight in Multiplicity.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[25][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes The All as The All.

Taking The All for The All, he conceptualizes The All.

He thinks about The All.

He thinks of The All in whatever ways he thinks of The All.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to The All.

He takes delight in The All.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[26][pts][bodh][than][upal] He takes Nibbana as Nibbana.

Taking Nibbana for Nibbana, he conceptualizes Nibbana.

He thinks about Nibbana.

He thinks of Nibbana in whatever ways he thinks of Nibbana.

He thinks in terms of "My" with regard to Nibbana.

He takes delight in Nibbana.

How come?

Because this matter is not fully understood by him, so I say.

[27-50][pts][bodh][than][upal] In the case of the second case, Beggars, we have the Beggar who is a seeker, a little developed in mind, short of his intended goal, one who lives preparing to throw off the yoke the throwing off of which there is nothing better, he recognizes earth as earth.

Recognizing earth as earth, he knows about earth.

Let him think not about earth.

Let him think not of earth in whatever ways he thinks of earth.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to earth.

Let him take no delight in earth.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes water as water.

Recognizing water as water, he knows about water.

Let him think not about water.

Let him think not of water in whatever ways he thinks of water.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to water.

Let him take no delight in water.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes fire as fire.

Recognizing fire as fire, he knows about fire.

Let him think not about fire.

Let him think not of fire in whatever ways he thinks of fire.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to fire.

Let him take no delight in fire.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes wind as wind.

Recognizing wind as wind, he knows about wind.

Let him think not about wind.

Let him think not of wind in whatever ways he thinks of wind.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to wind.

Let him take no delight in wind.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes beings as beings.

Recognizing beings as beings, he knows about beings.

Let him think not about beings.

Let him think not of beings in whatever ways he thinks of beings.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to beings.

Let him take no delight in beings.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes dieties as dieties.

Recognizing dieties as dieties, he knows about dieties.

Let him think not about dieties.

Let him think not of dieties in whatever ways he thinks of dieties.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to dieties.

Let him take no delight in dieties.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Creator as The Creator.

Recognizing The Creator as The Creator, he knows about The Creator.

Let him think not about The Creator.

Let him think not of The Creator in whatever ways he thinks of The Creator.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Creator.

Let him take no delight in The Creator.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes God as God.

Recognizing God as God, he knows about God.

Let him think not about God.

Let him think not of God in whatever ways he thinks of God.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to God.

Let him take no delight in God.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings.

Recognizing Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings, he knows about Radiant Beings.

Let him think not about Radiant Beings.

Let him think not of Radiant Beings in whatever ways he thinks of Radiant Beings.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Radiant Beings.

Let him take no delight in Radiant Beings.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Luminescent Beings as Luminescent beings.

Recognizing Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings, he knows about Luminescent Beings.

Let him think not about Luminescent Beings.

Let him think not of Luminescent Beings in whatever ways he thinks of Luminescent Beings.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Luminescent Beings.

Let him take no delight in Luminescent Beings.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings.

Recognizing Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings, he knows about Bountiful Beings.

Let him think not about Bountiful Beings.

Let him think not of Bountiful Beings in whatever ways he thinks of Bountiful Beings.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Bountiful Beings.

Let him take no delight in Bountiful Beings.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Upabove as Upabove.

Recognizing Upabove as Upabove, he knows about Upabove.

Let him think not about Upabove.

Let him think not of Upabove in whatever ways he thinks of Upabove.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Upabove.

Let him take no delight in Upabove.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space.

Recognizing The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space, he knows about The Realm of Space.

Let him think not about The Realm of Space.

Let him think not of The Realm of Space in whatever ways he thinks of The Realm of Space.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Space.

Let him take no delight in The Realm of Space.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness.

Recognizing The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness, he knows about The Realm of Consciousness.

Let him think not about The Realm of Consciousness.

Let him think not of The Realm of Consciousness in whatever ways he thinks of The Realm of Consciousness.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Consciousness.

Let him take no delight in The Realm of Consciousness.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There.

Recognizing The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There, he knows about The Realm of No Things There.

Let him think not about The Realm of No Things There.

Let him think not of The Realm of No Things There in whatever ways he thinks of The Realm of No Things There.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of No Things There.

Let him take no delight in The Realm of No Things There.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Recognizing The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception, he knows about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Let him think not about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Let him think not of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception in whatever ways he thinks of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Let him take no delight in The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Seeing as Seeing.

Recognizing Seeing as Seeing, he knows about Seeing.

Let him think not about Seeing.

Let him think not of Seeing in whatever ways he thinks of Seeing.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Seeing.

Let him take no delight in Seeing.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Hearing as Hearing.

Recognizing Hearing as Hearing, he knows about Hearing.

Let him think not about Hearing.

Let him think not of Hearing in whatever ways he thinks of Hearing.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Hearing.

Let him take no delight in Hearing.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Sensing as Sensing.

Recognizing Sensing as Sensing, he knows about Sensing.

Let him think not about Sensing.

Let him think not of Sensing in whatever ways he thinks of Sensing.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Sensing.

Let him take no delight in Sensing.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Intuiting as Intuiting.

Recognizing Intuiting as Intuiting, he knows about Intuiting.

Let him think not about Intuiting.

Let him think not of Intuiting in whatever ways he thinks of Intuiting.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Intuiting.

Let him take no delight in Intuiting.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Oneness as Oneness.

Recognizing Oneness as Oneness, he knows about Oneness.

Let him think not about Oneness.

Let him think not of Oneness in whatever ways he thinks of Oneness.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Oneness.

Let him take no delight in Oneness.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Multiplicity as Multiplicity.

Recognizing Multiplicity as Multiplicity, he knows about Multiplicity.

Let him think not about Multiplicity.

Let him think not of Multiplicity in whatever ways he thinks of Multiplicity.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Multiplicity.

Let him take no delight in Multiplicity.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The All as The All.

Recognizing The All as The All, he knows about The All.

Let him think not about The All.

Let him think not of The All in whatever ways he thinks of The All.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to The All.

Let him take no delight in The All.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Nibbana as Nibbana.

Recognizing Nibbana as Nibbana, he knows about Nibbana.

Let him think not about Nibbana.

Let him think not of Nibbana in whatever ways he thinks of Nibbana.

Let him not think in terms of "My" with regard to Nibbana.

Let him take no delight in Nibbana.

How come?

Because this way this matter may be fully understood by him, so I say.

[51-74][pts][bodh][than][upal] In the case of the third case, Beggars, we have the Beggar who is Arahant, one who has left behind the Corrupt, has arrived at the end, has done duty's doing, dumped the load, is at his intended goal, has thrown off the yokes to rebirth, and is freed by straight-answer-knowledge, he recognizes earth as earth.

Recognizing earth as earth, he knows about earth.

He does not think about earth.

He does not think of earth in whatever ways he thought of earth.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to earth.

He takes no delight in earth.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes water as water.

Recognizing water as water, he knows about water.

He does not think about water.

He does not think of water in whatever ways he thought of water.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to water.

He takes no delight in water.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes fire as fire.

Recognizing fire as fire, he knows about fire.

He does not think about fire.

He does not think of fire in whatever ways he thought of fire.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to fire.

He takes no delight in fire.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes wind as wind.

Recognizing wind as wind, he knows about wind.

He does not think about wind.

He does not think of wind in whatever ways he thought of wind.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to wind.

He takes no delight in wind.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes beings as beings.

Recognizing beings as beings, he knows about beings.

He does not think about beings.

He does not think of beings in whatever ways he thought of beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to beings.

He takes no delight in beings.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes dieties as dieties.

Recognizing dieties as dieties, he knows about dieties.

He does not think about dieties.

He does not think of dieties in whatever ways he thought of dieties.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to dieties.

He takes no delight in dieties.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Creator as The Creator.

Recognizing The Creator as The Creator, he knows about The Creator.

He does not think about The Creator.

He does not think of The Creator in whatever ways he thought of The Creator.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Creator.

He takes no delight in The Creator.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes God as God.

Recognizing God as God, he knows about God.

He does not think about God.

He does not think of God in whatever ways he thought of God.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to God.

He takes no delight in God.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings.

Recognizing Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings, he knows about Radiant Beings.

He does not think about Radiant Beings.

He does not think of Radiant Beings in whatever ways he thought of Radiant Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Radiant Beings.

He takes no delight in Radiant Beings.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings.

Recognizing Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings, he knows about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think of Luminescent Beings in whatever ways he thought of Luminescent Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Luminescent Beings.

He takes no delight in Luminescent Beings.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings.

Recognizing Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings, he knows about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think of Bountiful Beings in whatever ways he thought of Bountiful Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Bountiful Beings.

He takes no delight in Bountiful Beings.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Upabove as Upabove.

Recognizing Upabove as Upabove, he knows about Upabove.

He does not think about Upabove.

He does not think of Upabove in whatever ways he thought of Upabove.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Upabove.

He takes no delight in Upabove.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space.

Recognizing The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space, he knows about The Realm of Space.

He does not think about The Realm of Space.

He does not think of The Realm of Space in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Space.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Space.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Space.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness.

Recognizing The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness, he knows about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think of The Realm of Consciousness in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Consciousness.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Consciousness.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There.

Recognizing The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There, he knows about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think of The Realm of No Things There in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of No Things There.

He takes no delight in The Realm of No Things There.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Recognizing The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception, he knows about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Seeing as Seeing.

Recognizing Seeing as Seeing, he knows about Seeing.

He does not think about Seeing.

He does not think of Seeing in whatever ways he thought of Seeing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Seeing.

He takes no delight in Seeing.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Hearing as Hearing.

Recognizing Hearing as Hearing, he knows about Hearing.

He does not think about Hearing.

He does not think of Hearing in whatever ways he thought of Hearing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Hearing.

He takes no delight in Hearing.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Sensing as Sensing.

Recognizing Sensing as Sensing, he knows about Sensing.

He does not think about Sensing.

He does not think of Sensing in whatever ways he thought of Sensing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Sensing.

He takes no delight in Sensing.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Intuiting as Intuiting.

Recognizing Intuiting as Intuiting, he knows about Intuiting.

He does not think about Intuiting.

He does not think of Intuiting in whatever ways he thought of Intuiting.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Intuiting.

He takes no delight in Intuiting.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Oneness as Oneness.

Recognizing Oneness as Oneness, he knows about Oneness.

He does not think about Oneness.

He does not think of Oneness in whatever ways he thought of Oneness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Oneness.

He takes no delight in Oneness.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Multiplicity as Multiplicity.

Recognizing Multiplicity as Multiplicity, he knows about Multiplicity.

He does not think about Multiplicity.

He does not think of Multiplicity in whatever ways he thought of Multiplicity.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Multiplicity.

He takes no delight in Multiplicity.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes The All as The All.

Recognizing The All as The All, he knows about The All.

He does not think about The All.

He does not think of The All in whatever ways he thought of The All.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The All.

He takes no delight in The All.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

He recognizes Nibbana as Nibbana.

Recognizing Nibbana as Nibbana, he knows about Nibbana.

He does not think about Nibbana.

He does not think of Nibbana in whatever ways he thought of Nibbana.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Nibbana.

He takes no delight in Nibbana.

How come?

Because this matter is fully understood by him, so I say.

[75-98][pts][bodh][than][upal] In the case of the fourth case, Beggars, we have the Beggar who is Arahant, one who has left behind the Corrupt, has arrived at the end, has done duty's doing, dumped the load, is at his intended goal, has thrown off the yokes to rebirth, and is freed by straight-answer-knowledge, he recognizes earth as earth.

Recognizing earth as earth, he knows about earth.

He does not think about earth.

He does not think of earth in whatever ways he thought of earth.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to earth.

He takes no delight in earth.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes water as water.

Recognizing water as water, he knows about water.

He does not think about water.

He does not think of water in whatever ways he thought of water.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to water.

He takes no delight in water.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes fire as fire.

Recognizing fire as fire, he knows about fire.

He does not think about fire.

He does not think of fire in whatever ways he thought of fire.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to fire.

He takes no delight in fire.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes wind as wind.

Recognizing wind as wind, he knows about wind.

He does not think about wind.

He does not think of wind in whatever ways he thought of wind.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to wind.

He takes no delight in wind.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes beings as beings.

Recognizing beings as beings, he knows about beings.

He does not think about beings.

He does not think of beings in whatever ways he thought of beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to beings.

He takes no delight in beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes dieties as dieties.

Recognizing dieties as dieties, he knows about dieties.

He does not think about dieties.

He does not think of dieties in whatever ways he thought of dieties.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to dieties.

He takes no delight in dieties.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes The Creator as The Creator.

Recognizing The Creator as The Creator, he knows about The Creator.

He does not think about The Creator.

He does not think of The Creator in whatever ways he thought of The Creator.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Creator.

He takes no delight in The Creator.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes God as God.

Recognizing God as God, he knows about God.

He does not think about God.

He does not think of God in whatever ways he thought of God.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to God.

He takes no delight in God.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings.

Recognizing Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings, he knows about Radiant Beings.

He does not think about Radiant Beings.

He does not think of Radiant Beings in whatever ways he thought of Radiant Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Radiant Beings.

He takes no delight in Radiant Beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings.

Recognizing Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings, he knows about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think of Luminescent Beings in whatever ways he thought of Luminescent Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Luminescent Beings.

He takes no delight in Luminescent Beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings.

Recognizing Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings, he knows about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think of Bountiful Beings in whatever ways he thought of Bountiful Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Bountiful Beings.

He takes no delight in Bountiful Beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Upabove as Upabove.

Recognizing Upabove as Upabove, he knows about Upabove.

He does not think about Upabove.

He does not think of Upabove in whatever ways he thought of Upabove.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Upabove.

He takes no delight in Upabove.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space.

Recognizing The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space, he knows about The Realm of Space.

He does not think about The Realm of Space.

He does not think of The Realm of Space in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Space.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Space.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Space.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness.

Recognizing The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness, he knows about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think of The Realm of Consciousness in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Consciousness.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Consciousness.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There.

Recognizing The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There, he knows about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think of The Realm of No Things There in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of No Things There.

He takes no delight in The Realm of No Things There.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Recognizing The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception, he knows about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Seeing as Seeing.

Recognizing Seeing as Seeing, he knows about Seeing.

He does not think about Seeing.

He does not think of Seeing in whatever ways he thought of Seeing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Seeing.

He takes no delight in Seeing.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say

He recognizes Hearing as Hearing.

Recognizing Hearing as Hearing, he knows about Hearing.

He does not think about Hearing.

He does not think of Hearing in whatever ways he thought of Hearing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Hearing.

He takes no delight in Hearing.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Sensing as Sensing.

Recognizing Sensing as Sensing, he knows about Sensing.

He does not think about Sensing.

He does not think of Sensing in whatever ways he thought of Sensing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Sensing.

He takes no delight in Sensing.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Intuiting as Intuiting.

Recognizing Intuiting as Intuiting, he knows about Intuiting.

He does not think about Intuiting.

He does not think of Intuiting in whatever ways he thought of Intuiting.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Intuiting.

He takes no delight in Intuiting.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Oneness as Oneness.

Recognizing Oneness as Oneness, he knows about Oneness.

He does not think about Oneness.

He does not think of Oneness in whatever ways he thought of Oneness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Oneness.

He takes no delight in Oneness.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Multiplicity as Multiplicity.

Recognizing Multiplicity as Multiplicity, he knows about Multiplicity.

He does not think about Multiplicity.

He does not think of Multiplicity in whatever ways he thought of Multiplicity.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Multiplicity.

He takes no delight in Multiplicity.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes The All as The All.

Recognizing The All as The All, he knows about The All.

He does not think about The All.

He does not think of The All in whatever ways he thought of The All.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The All.

He takes no delight in The All.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

He recognizes Nibbana as Nibbana.

Recognizing Nibbana as Nibbana, he knows about Nibbana.

He does not think about Nibbana.

He does not think of Nibbana in whatever ways he thought of Nibbana.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Nibbana.

He takes no delight in Nibbana.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from lust by the withering away of lust, so I say.

[99-122][pts][bodh][than][upal] In the case of the fifth case, Beggars, we have the Beggar who is Arahant, one who has left behind the Corrupt, has arrived at the end, has done duty's doing, dumped the load, is at his intended goal, has thrown off the yokes to rebirth, and is freed by straight-answer-knowledge, he recognizes earth as earth.

Recognizing earth as earth, he knows about earth.

He does not think about earth.

He does not think of earth in whatever ways he thought of earth.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to earth.

He takes no delight in earth.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes water as water.

Recognizing water as water, he knows about water.

He does not think about water.

He does not think of water in whatever ways he thought of water.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to water.

He takes no delight in water.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes fire as fire.

Recognizing fire as fire, he knows about fire.

He does not think about fire.

He does not think of fire in whatever ways he thought of fire.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to fire.

He takes no delight in fire.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes wind as wind.

Recognizing wind as wind, he knows about wind.

He does not think about wind.

He does not think of wind in whatever ways he thought of wind.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to wind.

He takes no delight in wind.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes beings as beings.

Recognizing beings as beings, he knows about beings.

He does not think about beings.

He does not think of beings in whatever ways he thought of beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to beings.

He takes no delight in beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes dieties as dieties.

Recognizing dieties as dieties, he knows about dieties.

He does not think about dieties.

He does not think of dieties in whatever ways he thought of dieties.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to dieties.

He takes no delight in dieties.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes The Creator as The Creator.

Recognizing The Creator as The Creator, he knows about The Creator.

He does not think about The Creator.

He does not think of The Creator in whatever ways he thought of The Creator.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Creator.

He takes no delight in The Creator.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes God as God.

Recognizing God as God, he knows about God.

He does not think about God.

He does not think of God in whatever ways he thought of God.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to God.

He takes no delight in God.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings.

Recognizing Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings, he knows about Radiant Beings.

He does not think about Radiant Beings.

He does not think of Radiant Beings in whatever ways he thought of Radiant Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Radiant Beings.

He takes no delight in Radiant Beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings.

Recognizing Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings, he knows about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think of Luminescent Beings in whatever ways he thought of Luminescent Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Luminescent Beings.

He takes no delight in Luminescent Beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings.

Recognizing Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings, he knows about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think of Bountiful Beings in whatever ways he thought of Bountiful Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Bountiful Beings.

He takes no delight in Bountiful Beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Upabove as Upabove.

Recognizing Upabove as Upabove, he knows about Upabove.

He does not think about Upabove.

He does not think of Upabove in whatever ways he thought of Upabove.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Upabove.

He takes no delight in Upabove.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space.

Recognizing The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space, he knows about The Realm of Space.

He does not think about The Realm of Space.

He does not think of The Realm of Space in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Space.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Space.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Space.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness.

Recognizing The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness, he knows about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think of The Realm of Consciousness in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Consciousness.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Consciousness.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There.

Recognizing The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There, he knows about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think of The Realm of No Things There in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of No Things There.

He takes no delight in The Realm of No Things There.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Recognizing The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception, he knows about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Seeing as Seeing.

Recognizing Seeing as Seeing, he knows about Seeing.

He does not think about Seeing.

He does not think of Seeing in whatever ways he thought of Seeing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Seeing.

He takes no delight in Seeing.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Hearing as Hearing.

Recognizing Hearing as Hearing, he knows about Hearing.

He does not think about Hearing.

He does not think of Hearing in whatever ways he thought of Hearing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Hearing.

He takes no delight in Hearing.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say

He recognizes Sensing as Sensing.

Recognizing Sensing as Sensing, he knows about Sensing.

He does not think about Sensing.

He does not think of Sensing in whatever ways he thought of Sensing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Sensing.

He takes no delight in Sensing.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Intuiting as Intuiting.

Recognizing Intuiting as Intuiting, he knows about Intuiting.

He does not think about Intuiting.

He does not think of Intuiting in whatever ways he thought of Intuiting.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Intuiting.

He takes no delight in Intuiting.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Oneness as Oneness.

Recognizing Oneness as Oneness, he knows about Oneness.

He does not think about Oneness.

He does not think of Oneness in whatever ways he thought of Oneness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Oneness.

He takes no delight in Oneness.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Multiplicity as Multiplicity.

Recognizing Multiplicity as Multiplicity, he knows about Multiplicity.

He does not think about Multiplicity.

He does not think of Multiplicity in whatever ways he thought of Multiplicity.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Multiplicity.

He takes no delight in Multiplicity.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes The All as The All.

Recognizing The All as The All, he knows about The All.

He does not think about The All.

He does not think of The All in whatever ways he thought of The All.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The All.

He takes no delight in The All.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

He recognizes Nibbana as Nibbana.

Recognizing Nibbana as Nibbana, he knows about Nibbana.

He does not think about Nibbana.

He does not think of Nibbana in whatever ways he thought of Nibbana.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Nibbana.

He takes no delight in Nibbana.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from anger by the withering away of anger, so I say.

[123-146][pts][bodh][than][upal] In the case of the sixth case, Beggars, we have the Beggar who is Arahant, one who has left behind the Corrupt, has arrived at the end, has done duty's doing, dumped the load, is at his intended goal, has thrown off the yokes to rebirth, and is freed by straight-answer-knowledge, he recognizes earth as earth.

Recognizing earth as earth, he knows about earth.

He does not think about earth.

He does not think of earth in whatever ways he thought of earth.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to earth.

He takes no delight in earth.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes water as water.

Recognizing water as water, he knows about water.

He does not think about water.

He does not think of water in whatever ways he thought of water.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to water.

He takes no delight in water.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes fire as fire.

Recognizing fire as fire, he knows about fire.

He does not think about fire.

He does not think of fire in whatever ways he thought of fire.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to fire.

He takes no delight in fire.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes wind as wind.

Recognizing wind as wind, he knows about wind.

He does not think about wind.

He does not think of wind in whatever ways he thought of wind.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to wind.

He takes no delight in wind.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes beings as beings.

Recognizing beings as beings, he knows about beings.

He does not think about beings.

He does not think of beings in whatever ways he thought of beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to beings.

He takes no delight in beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes dieties as dieties.

Recognizing dieties as dieties, he knows about dieties.

He does not think about dieties.

He does not think of dieties in whatever ways he thought of dieties.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to dieties.

He takes no delight in dieties.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes The Creator as The Creator.

Recognizing The Creator as The Creator, he knows about The Creator.

He does not think about The Creator.

He does not think of The Creator in whatever ways he thought of The Creator.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Creator.

He takes no delight in The Creator.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes God as God.

Recognizing God as God, he knows about God.

He does not think about God.

He does not think of God in whatever ways he thought of God.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to God.

He takes no delight in God.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings.

Recognizing Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings, he knows about Radiant Beings.

He does not think about Radiant Beings.

He does not think of Radiant Beings in whatever ways he thought of Radiant Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Radiant Beings.

He takes no delight in Radiant Beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings.

Recognizing Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings, he knows about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think of Luminescent Beings in whatever ways he thought of Luminescent Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Luminescent Beings.

He takes no delight in Luminescent Beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings.

Recognizing Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings, he knows about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think of Bountiful Beings in whatever ways he thought of Bountiful Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Bountiful Beings.

He takes no delight in Bountiful Beings.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Upabove as Upabove.

Recognizing Upabove as Upabove, he knows about Upabove.

He does not think about Upabove.

He does not think of Upabove in whatever ways he thought of Upabove.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Upabove.

He takes no delight in Upabove.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space.

Recognizing The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space, he knows about The Realm of Space.

He does not think about The Realm of Space.

He does not think of The Realm of Space in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Space.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Space.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Space.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness.

Recognizing The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness, he knows about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think of The Realm of Consciousness in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Consciousness.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Consciousness.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There.

Recognizing The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There, he knows about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think of The Realm of No Things There in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of No Things There.

He takes no delight in The Realm of No Things There.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Recognizing The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception, he knows about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Seeing as Seeing.

Recognizing Seeing as Seeing, he knows about Seeing.

He does not think about Seeing.

He does not think of Seeing in whatever ways he thought of Seeing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Seeing.

He takes no delight in Seeing.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Hearing as Hearing.

Recognizing Hearing as Hearing, he knows about Hearing.

He does not think about Hearing.

He does not think of Hearing in whatever ways he thought of Hearing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Hearing.

He takes no delight in Hearing.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Sensing as Sensing.

Recognizing Sensing as Sensing, he knows about Sensing.

He does not think about Sensing.

He does not think of Sensing in whatever ways he thought of Sensing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Sensing.

He takes no delight in Sensing.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Intuiting as Intuiting.

Recognizing Intuiting as Intuiting, he knows about Intuiting.

He does not think about Intuiting.

He does not think of Intuiting in whatever ways he thought of Intuiting.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Intuiting.

He takes no delight in Intuiting.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Oneness as Oneness.

Recognizing Oneness as Oneness, he knows about Oneness.

He does not think about Oneness.

He does not think of Oneness in whatever ways he thought of Oneness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Oneness.

He takes no delight in Oneness.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Multiplicity as Multiplicity.

Recognizing Multiplicity as Multiplicity, he knows about Multiplicity.

He does not think about Multiplicity.

He does not think of Multiplicity in whatever ways he thought of Multiplicity.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Multiplicity.

He takes no delight in Multiplicity.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes The All as The All.

Recognizing The All as The All, he knows about The All.

He does not think about The All.

He does not think of The All in whatever ways he thought of The All.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The All.

He takes no delight in The All.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

He recognizes Nibbana as Nibbana.

Recognizing Nibbana as Nibbana, he knows about Nibbana.

He does not think about Nibbana.

He does not think of Nibbana in whatever ways he thought of Nibbana.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Nibbana.

He takes no delight in Nibbana.

How come?

Because he has attained freedom from bewilderment by the withering away of bewilderment, so I say.

[147-170][pts][bodh][than][upal] In the case of the seventh case, Beggars, we have the Tathagata who is Arahant, The Number One Wide Awakened One, he recognizes earth as earth.

Recognizing earth as earth, he knows about earth.

He does not think about earth.

He does not think of earth in whatever ways he thought of earth.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to earth.

He takes no delight in earth.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes water as water.

Recognizing water as water, he knows about water.

He does not think about water.

He does not think of water in whatever ways he thought of water.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to water.

He takes no delight in water.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes fire as fire.

Recognizing fire as fire, he knows about fire.

He does not think about fire.

He does not think of fire in whatever ways he thought of fire.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to fire.

He takes no delight in fire.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes wind as wind.

Recognizing wind as wind, he knows about wind.

He does not think about wind.

He does not think of wind in whatever ways he thought of wind.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to wind.

He takes no delight in wind.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes beings as beings.

Recognizing beings as beings, he knows about beings.

He does not think about beings.

He does not think of beings in whatever ways he thought of beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to beings.

He takes no delight in beings.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes dieties as dieties.

Recognizing dieties as dieties, he knows about dieties.

He does not think about dieties.

He does not think of dieties in whatever ways he thought of dieties.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to dieties.

He takes no delight in dieties.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes The Creator as The Creator.

Recognizing The Creator as The Creator, he knows about The Creator.

He does not think about The Creator.

He does not think of The Creator in whatever ways he thought of The Creator.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Creator.

He takes no delight in The Creator.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes God as God.

Recognizing God as God, he knows about God.

He does not think about God.

He does not think of God in whatever ways he thought of God.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to God.

He takes no delight in God.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings.

Recognizing Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings, he knows about Radiant Beings.

He does not think about Radiant Beings.

He does not think of Radiant Beings in whatever ways he thought of Radiant Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Radiant Beings.

He takes no delight in Radiant Beings.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings.

Recognizing Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings, he knows about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think of Luminescent Beings in whatever ways he thought of Luminescent Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Luminescent Beings.

He takes no delight in Luminescent Beings.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings.

Recognizing Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings, he knows about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think of Bountiful Beings in whatever ways he thought of Bountiful Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Bountiful Beings.

He takes no delight in Bountiful Beings.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Upabove as Upabove.

Recognizing Upabove as Upabove, he knows about Upabove.

He does not think about Upabove.

He does not think of Upabove in whatever ways he thought of Upabove.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Upabove.

He takes no delight in Upabove.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space.

Recognizing The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space, he knows about The Realm of Space.

He does not think about The Realm of Space.

He does not think of The Realm of Space in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Space.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Space.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Space.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness.

Recognizing The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness, he knows about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think of The Realm of Consciousness in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Consciousness.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Consciousness.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There.

Recognizing The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There, he knows about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think of The Realm of No Things There in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of No Things There.

He takes no delight in The Realm of No Things There.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Recognizing The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception, he knows about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Seeing as Seeing.

Recognizing Seeing as Seeing, he knows about Seeing.

He does not think about Seeing.

He does not think of Seeing in whatever ways he thought of Seeing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Seeing.

He takes no delight in Seeing.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Hearing as Hearing.

Recognizing Hearing as Hearing, he knows about Hearing.

He does not think about Hearing.

He does not think of Hearing in whatever ways he thought of Hearing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Hearing.

He takes no delight in Hearing.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Sensing as Sensing.

Recognizing Sensing as Sensing, he knows about Sensing.

He does not think about Sensing.

He does not think of Sensing in whatever ways he thought of Sensing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Sensing.

He takes no delight in Sensing.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Intuiting as Intuiting.

Recognizing Intuiting as Intuiting, he knows about Intuiting.

He does not think about Intuiting.

He does not think of Intuiting in whatever ways he thought of Intuiting.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Intuiting.

He takes no delight in Intuiting.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Oneness as Oneness.

Recognizing Oneness as Oneness, he knows about Oneness.

He does not think about Oneness.

He does not think of Oneness in whatever ways he thought of Oneness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Oneness.

He takes no delight in Oneness.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Multiplicity as Multiplicity.

Recognizing Multiplicity as Multiplicity, he knows about Multiplicity.

He does not think about Multiplicity.

He does not think of Multiplicity in whatever ways he thought of Multiplicity.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Multiplicity.

He takes no delight in Multiplicity.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes The All as The All.

Recognizing The All as The All, he knows about The All.

He does not think about The All.

He does not think of The All in whatever ways he thought of The All.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The All.

He takes no delight in The All.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

He recognizes Nibbana as Nibbana.

Recognizing Nibbana as Nibbana, he knows about Nibbana.

He does not think about Nibbana.

He does not think of Nibbana in whatever ways he thought of Nibbana.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Nibbana.

He takes no delight in Nibbana.

How come?

Because this matter is thoroughly understood by the Tathagata, so I say.

[171-194][pts][bodh][than][upal] In the case of the eighth case, Beggars, we have the Tathagata who is Arahant, The Number One Wide Awakened One, he recognizes earth as earth.

Recognizing earth as earth, he knows about earth.

He does not think about earth.

He does not think of earth in whatever ways he thought of earth.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to earth.

He takes no delight in earth.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes water as water.

Recognizing water as water, he knows about water.

He does not think about water.

He does not think of water in whatever ways he thought of water.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to water.

He takes no delight in water.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes fire as fire.

Recognizing fire as fire, he knows about fire.

He does not think about fire.

He does not think of fire in whatever ways he thought of fire.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to fire.

He takes no delight in fire.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes wind as wind.

Recognizing wind as wind, he knows about wind.

He does not think about wind.

He does not think of wind in whatever ways he thought of wind.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to wind.

He takes no delight in wind.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes beings as beings.

Recognizing beings as beings, he knows about beings.

He does not think about beings.

He does not think of beings in whatever ways he thought of beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to beings.

He takes no delight in beings.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes dieties as dieties.

Recognizing dieties as dieties, he knows about dieties.

He does not think about dieties.

He does not think of dieties in whatever ways he thought of dieties.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to dieties.

He takes no delight in dieties.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes The Creator as The Creator.

Recognizing The Creator as The Creator, he knows about The Creator.

He does not think about The Creator.

He does not think of The Creator in whatever ways he thought of The Creator.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Creator.

He takes no delight in The Creator.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes God as God.

Recognizing God as God, he knows about God.

He does not think about God.

He does not think of God in whatever ways he thought of God.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to God.

He takes no delight in God.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings.

Recognizing Radiant Beings as Radiant Beings, he knows about Radiant Beings.

He does not think about Radiant Beings.

He does not think of Radiant Beings in whatever ways he thought of Radiant Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Radiant Beings.

He takes no delight in Radiant Beings.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings.

Recognizing Luminescent Beings as Luminescent Beings, he knows about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think about Luminescent Beings.

He does not think of Luminescent Beings in whatever ways he thought of Luminescent Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Luminescent Beings.

He takes no delight in Luminescent Beings.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings.

Recognizing Bountiful Beings as Bountiful Beings, he knows about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think about Bountiful Beings.

He does not think of Bountiful Beings in whatever ways he thought of Bountiful Beings.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Bountiful Beings.

He takes no delight in Bountiful Beings.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Upabove as Upabove.

Recognizing Upabove as Upabove, he knows about Upabove.

He does not think about Upabove.

He does not think of Upabove in whatever ways he thought of Upabove.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Upabove.

He takes no delight in Upabove.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space.

Recognizing The Realm of Space as The Realm of Space, he knows about The Realm of Space.

He does not think about The Realm of Space.

He does not think of The Realm of Space in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Space.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Space.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Space.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness.

Recognizing The Realm of Consciousness as The Realm of Consciousness, he knows about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think about The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think of The Realm of Consciousness in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Consciousness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Consciousness.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Consciousness.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There.

Recognizing The Realm of No Things There as The Realm of No Things There, he knows about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think about The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think of The Realm of No Things There in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of No Things There.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of No Things There.

He takes no delight in The Realm of No Things There.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

Recognizing The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception as The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception, he knows about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think about The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception in whatever ways he thought of The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

He takes no delight in The Realm of Neither-Perception-nor-Non-Perception.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Seeing as Seeing.

Recognizing Seeing as Seeing, he knows about Seeing.

He does not think about Seeing.

He does not think of Seeing in whatever ways he thought of Seeing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Seeing.

He takes no delight in Seeing.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Hearing as Hearing.

Recognizing Hearing as Hearing, he knows about Hearing.

He does not think about Hearing.

He does not think of Hearing in whatever ways he thought of Hearing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Hearing.

He takes no delight in Hearing.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Sensing as Sensing.

Recognizing Sensing as Sensing, he knows about Sensing.

He does not think about Sensing.

He does not think of Sensing in whatever ways he thought of Sensing.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Sensing.

He takes no delight in Sensing.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Intuiting as Intuiting.

Recognizing Intuiting as Intuiting, he knows about Intuiting.

He does not think about Intuiting.

He does not think of Intuiting in whatever ways he thought of Intuiting.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Intuiting.

He takes no delight in Intuiting.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Oneness as Oneness.

Recognizing Oneness as Oneness, he knows about Oneness.

He does not think about Oneness.

He does not think of Oneness in whatever ways he thought of Oneness.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Oneness.

He takes no delight in Oneness.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Multiplicity as Multiplicity.

Recognizing Multiplicity as Multiplicity, he knows about Multiplicity.

He does not think about Multiplicity.

He does not think of Multiplicity in whatever ways he thought of Multiplicity.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Multiplicity.

He takes no delight in Multiplicity.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes The All as The All.

Recognizing The All as The All, he knows about The All.

He does not think about The All.

He does not think of The All in whatever ways he thought of The All.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to The All.

He takes no delight in The All.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

He recognizes Nibbana as Nibbana.

Recognizing Nibbana as Nibbana, he knows about Nibbana.

He does not think about Nibbana.

He does not think of Nibbana in whatever ways he thought of Nibbana.

He does not think in terms of "My" with regard to Nibbana.

He takes no delight in Nibbana.

How come?

Because he knows delight is the root of pain; it's outgrowth is birth and it's end result is aging and death for beings.

It needs no thought, therefore, Beggars, to say that The Tathagata, having completely uprooted thirst by withering away, dispassion, ending and Letting Go, has attained awakening to the unsurpassed #1 Wide Awakening, so say I.

This was what the Teacher said, but on that occasion the Beggars gathered round did not understand a word.

 

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