Sutta Name Nikaya Vagga Academic PTS PSA Plae Keywords Notes
Apa.n.naka Majjhima Majjhimapa.n.naasa, Gahapati Vagga MN.060 M.i.400-413 20/223 contemporary schools, arahantship The brahmins admit having no favourite teacher in which they have confidence. Buddha teaches them to embrace and fulfill the sound doctrine (apa.n.nakadhamma) which He explains. In the course of the explanation He refers to other contemporary schools of thought. He enumerates three forms of false views (di.t.thi): 1. view of the inefficacy of action (akiriyadi.t.thi); 2. view of non-causality (ahetukadi.t.thi), and; 3. nihilistic view (natthikadi.t.thi) at M.i.404. He also enumerates the six environments of life (abhijati). The sutta concludes with the arahant-ideal as the height to be attained by the being who neither tortures himself nor others, but lives here and now beyond all appetites, blissful and perfected.

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