Visuddhimagga X-36

Ettāvatā cesa ‘‘sabbaso viññāṇañcāyatanaṃ samatikkamma natthi kiñcīti ākiñcaññāyatanaṃ upasampajja viharatī’’ti (vibha. 508; dī. ni. 2.129) vuccati.


[Text and Commentary]

Ñ(X,36): And at this point it is said: 'By completely surmounting the base consisting of boundless consciousness, [aware that] "There is nothing", he enters upon and dwells in the base consisting of nothingness' (Vbh. 245).

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