|Academic||Sutta Name||Notes||PSA Plae||Vagga||Nikaya||PTS||Keywords|
|A.10_007||Saariputta Sutta||Monks should not take to heart any of the following ten assumptions: 1. that the earth element is the earth element; 2. that the water element is the water element; 3. that the fire element is the fire element; 4. that the wind element is the wind element; 5. that the sphere of the infinity of space (aakaasaana~ncaayatana) is the sphere of the infinity of space; 6. that the sphere of the infinity of consciousness (vi~n~naa.na~ncaayatana) is the sphere of the infinity of consciousness; 7. that the sphere of nothingness (aaki~nca~n~naayatana) is the sphere of nothingness; 8. that the sphere of neither perception nor non-perception (nevasa~n~naanaasa~n~naayatana) is the sphere of neither perception nor non-perception; 9. that this world is this world, or; 10. that the next world is the next world. |
Instead monks should cultivate peace and refinement of mind until they can shed the mind's defilements, overcome craving and attain nirvana.
Sariputta says that he had cultivated meditation by such a method and had developed perception (sa~n~naa) that had extinguished becoming (bhaava), that is Nirvana -- just like a fire extinguishes when there is no more fuel.
|38/014||Dasaka Nipaata, Pa.thama Pa.n.naasaka||A"nguttara||A.i.|