The 8 Deliverances (Attha
The Blessed Buddha Once said:
Bhikkhus: There are eight deliverances. Which are these?
1: Experiencing forms on own body, one visualizes these internal
objects, as if they were external, outside of one, (e.g. an organ, bone,
or tooth, etc).
This is the 1st deliverance.
2: Experiencing external objects one perfectly visualizes these outer
as if they right in front of one's eyes. (e.g. a pond, a mountain, or a
This is the 2nd deliverance.
3: Experiencing any form, one visualizes these as perfectly stable &
images, and visually assured one thinks: Oohh This is exquisitely
This is the 3rd deliverance.
4: Through complete transcendence of experience of form, with the
passing away, and silencing of all sensory reaction, without giving
attention to any
experience, any difference or any diversity whatsoever, entirely
on only the infinitude of space, one enters & dwells immersed in the
sphere of infinite space...
This is the 4th deliverance.
5: By transcending this infinitude of space, now singularly aware that
consciousness is infinite, one enters and dwells immersed in that
infinitude of consciousness!
This is the 5th deliverance.
6: By going beyond this infinitude of consciousness, now concentrating
on voidness, one enters and dwells immersed in this empty, vacant,
of nothingness... This is the 6th deliverance.
7: By thoroughly leaving behind even this open vacuity of void
nothingness, one enters, and dwells immersed in the exceedingly subtle &
stilled state of
This is the 7th deliverance.
8: By transcending even this subtle
neither-perception-nor-non-perception, one reaches the ultimate ceasing
of sense experience, ending all perception
and ending all feeling!
This is the final 8th deliverance...
These 8 states, Bhikkhus, are the 8 kinds of mental deliverance...
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Have a nice & noble day!