10 questions to be set aside

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Ten questions to be set aside (not answered, because they are not important to the goal):

1. The cosmos is eternal

2. The cosmos is not eternal

3. The cosmos is finite

4. The cosmos is infinite

5. The soul/mind/consciousness and the body are the same

6. The soul/mind/consciousness is one thing and the body another

7. After death a Tathagata exists

8. After death a Tathagata does not exist

9. After death a Tathagata both exists and does not exist

10. After death a Tathagata neither exists nor does not exist

(from Majjhima Nikaya 63)