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  • connie
    Dear friends, CSCD 338. Walshe DN.33.3.1(10) Eight stages of mastery: (a) perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms, limited and beautiful or ugly;
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      Dear friends,

      CSCD 338.

      Walshe
      DN.33.3.1(10) 'Eight stages of mastery: (a) perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms, limited and beautiful or ugly; (b) (as (a) but) unlimited; (c) not perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms, limited ...; (d) (as (c) but) unlimited; not perceiving forms internally, one perceives forms that are (e) blue, [iii 261] (f) yellow, (g) red, (h) white (as Sutta 16, vv.3.25-32).
      {p.249: DN 16, 3.25. 'Perceiving forms internally, *408 one sees external forms, limited and beautiful or ugly, and in mastering these, one is aware that one knows and sees them. That is the first stage.
      16.3.26. 'Perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms, unlimited and beautiful or ugly ... (as v.25). That is the second stage.
      16.3.27. 'Not perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms, unlimited and beautiful or ugly ... (as v.25). That is the third stage.
      16.3.28. 'Not perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms, unlimited and beautiful or ugly, and in mastering these, one is aware that one knows and sees them. That is the fourth stage.
      16.3.29. ''Not perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms that are blue, of blue color, of blue lustre. Just as a flax flower which is blue, of blue colour, of blue lustre, or a Benares cloth smoothed on both sides that is blue, ... so one perceives external forms that are blue, ... and in mastering these, one is aware that one knows and sees them. This is the fifth stage.
      16.3.30 [ii 111] 'Not perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms that are yellow ... Just as a ka.n.nikaara *409 flower which is yellow, ... or a Benares cloth that is yellow, so one perceives external forms that are yellow ... That is the sixth stage.
      p.450: DN 16.3.31. 'Not perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms that are red ... Just as a hibiscus flower which is red, ... or a Benares cloth which is red, ... so one perceives external forms that are red ... That is the seventh stage.
      16.3.32. 'Not perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms that are white, of white colour, of white lustre, just as the morning-star Osadhi *410 is white, ... or a Benares cloth smoothed on both sides that is white, ... so not perceiving forms internally, one sees external forms that are white, ... and in mastering these, one is aware that one knows and sees them. That is the eighth stage of mastery. These, Aananda, are the eight stages of mastery. {*407}}


      CSCD 339.

      Walshe
      DN.33.3.1(11) 'Eight liberations: (a) possessing form, one sees forms; (b) not perceiving material forms in oneself, one sees them outside; (c) thinking: "It is beautiful", one becomes intent on it; one enters (d) the Sphere of Infinite Space; (e) ... the Sphere of Infinite Consciousness; (f) ... the Sphere of No-Thingness; (g) ... the Sphere of Neither-Perception-Nor-Non-Perception; (h) ... the Cessation of Perception and Feeling (as Sutta 15, v.35). [iii 262]
      {p.229: DN 15, 35. 'There are, Aananda, these eight liberations. *356 What are they? '(1) Possessing form, one sees forms. *357 That is the first liberation. (2) Not perceiving material forms in oneself, one sees them outside. *358 That is the second liberation. [ii 71] (3) Thinking: "It is beautiful", one becomes intent on it. *359 That is the third. (4) By completely transcending all perception of matter, by the vanishing of the perception of sense-reactions and by non-attention to the perception of variety, thinking: "Space is infinite", one enters and abides in the Sphere of Infinite Space. That is the fourth. (5) By transcending the Sphere of Infinite Space, thinking: "Consciousness is infinite", one enters and abides in the Sphere of Infinite Consciousness. That is the fifth. (6) By transcending the Sphere of Infinite Consciousness, thinking: "There is no thing", one enters and abides in the Sphere of No-Thingness. That is the sixth. (7) By transcending the Sphere of No-Thingness, one reaches and abides in the Sphere of Neither-Perception-Nor-Non-Perception. That is the seventh. (8) By transcending the Sphere of Neither-Perception-Nor-Non-Perception one enters and abides in the Cessation of Perception and Feeling. *360 That is the eighth liberation.}


      CSCD
      <<Ime kho, aavuso, tena bhagavataa jaanataa passataa arahataa sammaasambuddhena a.t.tha dhammaa sammadakkhaataa; tattha sabbeheva sa'ngaayitabba.m...pe... atthaaya hitaaya sukhaaya devamanussaana.m.

      Walshe
      "These are the [sets of] eight things ...'

      ...to be continued,
      connie

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