Visuddhimagga XIV-87

Arūpāvacaraṃ catunnaṃ āruppānaṃ yogavasena catubbidhaṃ.
Ñ(XIV,87): I. C. That of the immaterial sphere is fourfold by association with the four immaterial states;

Vuttappakārena hi ākāsānañcāyatanajjhānena sampayuttaṃ paṭhamaṃ,
Ñ: for (14) the first is associated with the jhāna of the base consisting of boundless space in the way aforesaid,

viññāṇañcāyatanādīhi dutiyatatiyacatutthāni.
Ñ: while (15)-(17) the second, third, and fourth, are [respectively] associated with those of the base consisting of boundless consciousness, and so on.

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