Aŋguttara Nikāya


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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Catukkanipata

Sutta 77

Acintita Sutta

Inconceivable

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Proofed against and modified in accordance with the revised edition at dhammatalks.org
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[1][pts] "There are these four Inconceivables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness and vexation to anyone who conjectured about them.

Which four?

"The Buddha-range of the Buddhas [i.e., the range of powers a Buddha develops as a result of becoming a Buddha] is an unconjecturable that is not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness and vexation to anyone who conjectured about it.

"The jhāna-range of a person in jhāna [i.e., the range of powers that one may obtain while absorbed in jhāna]...

"The [precise working out of the] results of kamma...

"Conjecture about [the origin, etc., of] the world is an inconceivable that is not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness and vexation to anyone who conjectured about it.

"These are the four inconceivables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness and vexation to anyone who conjectured about them."

 


 

Of Related Interest:

MN 63;
MN 136

 


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