Visuddhimagga X-27

Ettāvatā cesa ‘‘sabbaso ākāsānañcāyatanaṃ samatikkamma anantaṃ viññāṇanti viññāṇañcāyatanaṃ upasampajja viharatī’’ti (vibha. 508; dī. ni. 2.129) vuccati.


[Text and Commentary]

Ñ(X,27): And at this point it is said: 'By completely surmounting (samati-kamma) the base consisting of boundless space, [aware of] "unbounded consciousness", he enters upon and dwells in the base consisting of boundless consciousness' (Vbh. 245).

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