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AN.IV.123 Pa.thama Naanaakara.na Sutta Those who have attained the absorptions [jhaana] can be divided into four categories:
1. those who have attained the first absorption who will attain the Brahma world after death;
2. those who have attained the second absorption who will attain the Brahma world after death at the level of the radiant devas [aabhassara];
3. those who have attained the third absorption who will attain the Brahma world after death at the level of the ever-radiant devas [subhaki.nha];
4. those who have attained the fourth absorption who will attain the Brahma world after death at the level of the vehappala devas [vehappala].
Those who attain any of these levels through practice outside the Buddha's teaching, when passing away from that existence in the Brahma world, will fall into the unfortunate realms [abhaayabhuumi] -- however, noble disciples of the Buddha who attain these levels will subsequently enter upon parinibbaana.
35/325 Catukanipaata Tatiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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