AN 9.41 (A iv 438)
Tapussa Sutta
— The question of Tapussa —

Here saññā-vedayita-nirodha, the cessation of saññā and vedanā is presented as a ninth jhāna.

Note: plain texts





So kho ahaṃ, ānanda, sabbaso neva-saññā-nā-saññāyatanaṃ samatikkamma saññā-vedayita-nirodhaṃ upasampajja viharāmi, paññāya ca me disvā āsavā parikkhayaṃ agamaṃsu.

With the complete transcending of the dimension of neither perception nor non-perception, I entered & remained in the cessation of perception & feeling. And as I saw with discernment, the mental fermentations went to their total end.



Bodhi leaf

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Access to Insight, 4 July 2010.

Published as a gift of Dhamma, to be distributed free of charge.

Terms of use: You may copy, reformat, reprint, republish, and redistribute this work in any medium whatsoever, provided that: (1) you only make such copies, etc. available free of charge; (2) you clearly indicate that any derivatives of this work (including translations) are derived from this source document; and (3) you include the full text of this license in any copies or derivatives of this work. Otherwise, all rights reserved.