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A.11_021 Catuttha Samaadhi 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 world10. that the next world is the next world, and 11. and whatsoever is seen, heard, sensed, cognized, attained, searched into, pondered over by mind;
Instead monks should cultivate peace and refinement of mind until they can shed the mind's defilements, overcome craving and attain nirvana.
38/588 Ekaadasaka Nipaata, Pa.thama Pa.n.naasaka A'nguttara A.i. assumption, perception, Nirvana


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