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A.10_027 Pa.thama Mahaapa~nhaa Sutta Monks visit the 'aa' heretic who says that like the Buddha he teaches his disciples to attain the Supreme Dhamma and abide in it. Later when questioned as to the distinction between the heretic's teaching and that of the Buddha, the latter says that his monks are distinguished by having the habitude to become disenamoured with sensuality, to remove themselves from sensuality, to liberate themselves from sensuality and attain supreme benefit. The Buddha sets the heretic a riddle to frustrate him into knowing his knowledge does not match that of the Buddha. The heretic must say the question, introduction and answer for the numbers 1 to 10: "1" being that "all animals are united in subsisting on food"; "2" being "corporeality and mind"; "3" being "the three feelings (vedanaa)"; "4" being "the four forms of sustenance (aahaara)"; "5" being "the five aggregates (khandha)"; "6" being "the six senses"; "7" being "the seven modes of existence of consciousness (vi~n~naa.na.thiti)"; "8" being "the eight worldly vicissitudes (lokadhamma)"; "9" being "the nine modes of existence of beings (sattaavaasa)", and; "10" being "the Tenfold Path of Unwholesomeness (akusalakammapada)". 38/091 Dasaka Nipaata, Pa.thama Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.i.


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