16 unwise reflections

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16 unwise reflections (cannot be known by logic alone):

  • 1. What am I?
  • 2. How am I?
  • 3. Am I?
  • 4. Am I not?
  • 5. Did I exist in the past?
  • 6. Did I not exist in the past?
  • 7. What was I in the past?
  • 8. How was I in the past?
  • 9. Having been what, did I become what in the past?
  • 10. Shall I exist in future?
  • 11. Shall I not exist in future?
  • 12. What shall I be in future?
  • 13. How shall I be in future?
  • 14. Having been what, shall I become what in future?
  • 15. Whence came this person?
  • 16. Whither will he go?

Majjhima Nikaya 2 Sabbasava Sutta

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