Samyuktagama 167

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Saṃyuktāgama 167. [Second Discourse on the View about the Self Consisting of Form]

Thus have I heard. At one time the Buddha was staying at Sāvatthī in Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

At that time the Blessed One said to the monks: “The existence of what is the cause, by clinging to what, by being fettered and attached to what, by seeing what as the self, do living beings have a view like this and speak like this: 'The self [consists of] form, anything else is a false notion; the self [is formless … has form and is formless] … either has form nor is formless, anything else is a false notion; the self is limited, anything else is a false notion; the self is unlimited, anything else is a false notion; the self [is limited and unlimited] … is neither limited nor unlimited, anything else is a false notion; [the self is] with unified perception … with variegated perceptions … with narrow perceptions … with boundless perceptions, [anything else is a false notion]; the self is entirely happy … entirely miserable … either happy or miserable … neither happy nor miserable, [anything else is a false notion]?'”

The monks said to the Buddha: “The Blessed One is the root of the Dharma, the eye of the Dharma, the foundation of the Dharma …” to be recited fully in the same way in the sequence of the above three discourses.