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Thicket of Views

"This is how the uninstructed
attends inappropriately:

'Was I in the past?

Shall I be in the future?

Am I?

Am I not?

What am I?'

As he attends inappropriately in this way,
one of six kinds of view arises in him:

'I have a self...'

'I have no self...'

'It is precisely by means of self that I perceive self.'

'It is precisely by means of self that I perceive not-self.'

'It is precisely by means of not-self that I perceive self.'

'This very self of mine ... is the self of mine that is constant.'

This is called a thicket of views, a wilderness of views,
contortion of views, a writhing of views, a fetter of views.

Bound by a fetter of views, the uninstructed is not freed,
I tell you, from suffering and stress."

~Sabbasava Sutta
A Thicket of Views
A Thicket of Views
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A Wilderness of Views
A Wilderness of Views
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A Contortion of Views
A Contortion of Views
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A Writhing of Views
A Writhing of Views
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A Fetter of Views
A Fetter of Views
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