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Saṁyutta Nikāya — The Linked Discourses

Vol 1:
Verses
SN1-11
Vol 2:
Causation
SN12-21
Vol 3:
Aggregates
SN22-34
Vol 4:
Sense Bases
SN35-44
Vol 5:
Great Book
SN45-56

28. Sāriputtasaṁyutta: With Sāriputta

I. With Sāriputta — SN28.9: The Attainment of Cessation

1At Sāvatthī.

Venerable Ānanda saw Venerable Sāriputta …

“Reverend, going totally beyond the dimension of neither perception nor non-perception, I entered and remained in the cessation of perception and feeling. But it didn’t occur to me: ‘I am entering the cessation of perception and feeling’ or ‘I have entered the cessation of perception and feeling’ or ‘I am emerging from the cessation of perception and feeling’.”

“That must be because Venerable Sāriputta has long ago totally eradicated ego, possessiveness, and the underlying tendency to conceit. That’s why it didn’t occur to you: ‘I am entering the cessation of perception and feeling’ or ‘I have entered the cessation of perception and feeling’ or ‘I am emerging from the cessation of perception and feeling’.”

1Sāvatthinidānaṁ.

Atha kho āyasmā sāriputto … pe …

… "Idhāhaṁ, āvuso, sabbaso nevasaññānāsaññāyatanaṁ samatikkamma saññāvedayitanirodhaṁ upasampajja viharāmi. Tassa mayhaṁ, āvuso, na evaṁ hoti: ‘Ahaṁ saññāvedayitanirodhaṁ samāpajjāmī’ti vā ‘Ahaṁ saññāvedayitanirodhaṁ samāpanno’ti vā ‘Ahaṁ saññāvedayitanirodhā vuṭṭhito’ti vā"ti.

Tathā hi panāyasmato sāriputtassa dīgharattaṁ ahankāramamankāramānānusayā susamūhatā. Tasmā āyasmato sāriputtassa na evaṁ hoti: "‘Ahaṁ saññāvedayitanirodhaṁ samāpajjāmī’ti vā ‘Ahaṁ saññāvedayitanirodhaṁ samāpanno’ti vā ‘Ahaṁ saññāvedayitanirodhā vuṭṭhito’ti vā"ti.

Navamaṁ.