Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Vihāra Sutta.– On the nine kinds of abiding (vihārā) in the four jhānas and in the spheres of infinite-space, infinite-consciousness, nothingness, neither-perception-nor-non-perception, and in the sphere where feeling and perception have ended. A.iv.410.
2. Vihāra Sutta.– On the nine attainments of gradual abiding, similar to Sutta 1, the “abiding” being the same.