Majjhima 131 wrote:And how is one taken in with regard to present qualities? There is the case where an uninstructed run-of-the-mill person who has not seen the noble ones, is not versed in the teachings of the noble ones, is not trained in the teachings of the noble ones, sees:
1. form as self,
or 2. self as possessing form,
or 3. form as in self,
or 4. self as in form.
From: Bhaddekaratta Sutta translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and read aloud
Can anyone offer examples of these 4 permutations? I think the most common ones nowadays are the materialistic views of 1. form of the body as self, 2. self as possessing formed objects and 4. self as in an objective universe of form. Do people oscillate rapidly between the four?
Thanks / dhammapal.