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N'eva-saññā-n'āsaññāyatana: The 'sphere of neither-perception-nor-non-perception', is the name for the fourth absorption of the immaterial sphere arūpāvacara a semi-conscious state, which is surpassed only by the state of complete suspense of consciousness, called 'attainment of ceasing' nirodha-samāpatti. See: Jhanas


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.