271. Yo panevaṃ vadeyya ‘‘yasmā bhagavatā aṭṭhakanipāte catūsupi appamaññāsu avisesena vuttaṃ ‘tato tvaṃ bhikkhu imaṃ samādhiṃ savitakkampi savicāraṃ bhāveyyāsi, avitakkampi vicāramattaṃ bhāveyyāsi, avitakkampi avicāraṃ bhāveyyāsi, sappītikampi bhāveyyāsi, nippītikampi bhāveyyāsi, sātasahagatampi bhāveyyāsi, upekkhāsahagatampi bhāveyyāsī’ti (a. ni. 8.63),
Ñ(IX,112): However, someone might say this: 'It has been said by the Blessed One in the Book of Eights, speaking of the measureless states in general: "Next, bhikkhu, you should develop the concentration with applied thought and sustained thought, and you should develop it without applied thought and with sustained thought only, and you should develop it without applied thought and without sustained thought, and you should develop it with happiness, and you should develop it without happiness, and you should develop it accompanied by gratification, and you should develop it accompanied by equanimity" (A.iv,300).
Ñ: Consequently all four measureless states have quadruple and quintuple jhāna'.