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Yes, so that is, and perhaps that is why ancient ascetics who reached 8th jhana couldn't reach nibbana, they still had this "self view".
But that one who has more wisdom, he can let go completely and thus reach nibbana. In one sutta Buddha says that the closest to Dhamma "priests and contemplators" are those who reached themselves and teach others 8th jhana. So perhpas it is very easy for them to drop their self-view and enter nibbana - as happened with Uruvella Kassapa and his numerous students, who immidiately became arahants after hearing Fire Sermon..

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Brings up a good point, nirodha-samapatti is in the discourses called sanna-vedayita-nirodha, right? Cessation of apperception and feeling. The prerequisite for nirodha is the fourth aruppa, so from neither-perception-nor-non-perception, the last residue of perception is abandoned, along with feeling.

Is this really a complete stop, as is sometimes said? I dunno.

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