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Sutta Name Nikaya Vagga Academic PTS PSA Plae Keywords Notes
Cuu.lavedalla Majjhima Muulapa.n.naasa, Cuu.layamaka Vagga MN.044 M.i.299ff. 19/324 sakkaya, sankhara, personality, Eightfold Path Dhammadinna the nun fields a series of Dhamma questions put to her by her former husband: questions on personality, Noble Eightfold Path, formations, self-identification, cessation, penetration into the true nature of feeling, and the attainment of Nibbana. Later Dhammadinna consults the Buddha to see if her explanation had been correct. The Buddha says that he would himself have given the same answers and praises Dhammadinna’s erudition. The sutta forms a kind of commentary on certain psychological terms such as sakkaya. Dhammadinnaa enumerates the three channels of formations (sa"nkhaara): 1. bodily formations (kaayasa"nkhaara); 2. verbal formations (vaciisa"nkhaara), and; 3. mental formations (cittasa"nkhaara) at M.i.301.


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