Visuddhimagga X-12

Ettāvatā cesa ‘‘sabbaso rūpasaññānaṃ samatikkamā paṭighasaññānaṃ atthaṅgamā nānattasaññānaṃ amanasikārā ‘ananto ākāso’ti ākāsānañcāyatanaṃ upasampajja viharatī’’ti vuccati (vibha. 508; dī. ni. 2.129).


[Text and Commentary]

Ñ(X,12): And at this point it is said: 'With the complete surmounting (samatikkamā) of perceptions of matter, with the disappearance of perceptions of resistance, with non-attention to perceptions of variety, [aware of] "unbounded space", he enters upon and dwells in the base consisting of boundless space' (Vbh. 245).

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