Which one does it? I don't see the connection at the moment. AN10.6 speaks of samadhi. I don't see where it mentiones viññanam anidassanam.kirk5a wrote:I wonder if you are taking into account the sutta which says that viññanam anidassanam is not "experienced through the allness of the all"acinteyyo wrote: When I recall the sutta correctly then it says that the four great elements don't get a footing in "consciousness without surface". I conclude therefore that anything else doesn't get a footing in "consciousness without surface". However this doesn't mean that such a consciousness doesn't establish or isn't conscious of content (namely nama-rupa), but it doesn't function as a base, it doesn't give a footing for greed, hatred and delusion.
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Viññanam anidassanam must be experienced through the mind-base otherwise I don't know how an arising of viññanam anidassanam could possibly take place. An interesting question is what mind-object it might be which comes together with the mind-base that leads to the arising of "consciousnes without feature (or surface)"? I don't know how to phrase this but I think it is the realisation of the Dhamma, the "knowing of the process of dependent origination" which establishes a consciousness that is released from ignorance.
I find it quite complicated to express myself because as I see it one is able to be aware of the state of mind via the mind which leads to multiple feedbackloops which are all entangled alltogether, but seeing this brings about a consciousness released from that entanglement.
I've not thought this through entirely yet and have difficulties expressing it in words and thoughts.
best wishes, acinteyyo