The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Topics

Arthaviniścayasūtram

10. The Four Spiritual States

(Herein, monastics,) what are the four spiritual states?

Here, monastics, a monk (1) endowed with friendliness, with a mind free from hatred, enmity and ill-will, which is lofty, extensive, undiscriminating, immeasureable, well-developed, with (a mind) liberated through concentration he abides pervading one direction (with friendliness), so for the second (direction), so for the third (direction), so for the fourth (direction), and so in the highest (direction), the lowest (direction) and across the whole world in all quarters, (he abides) having friendliness, with a mind free from hatred, enmity and ill-will, which is lofty, extensive, undiscriminating, immeasureable, well-developed, with (a mind) liberated through concentration he abides pervading one direction (with friendliness).

So, (2) having kindness... (3) having gladness... (4) having equanimity… with a mind free from hatred, enmity and ill-will, which is lofty, extensive, undiscriminating, immeasureable, well-developed, with (a mind) liberated through concentration he abides pervading one direction (with equanimity).

These, monastics, are the four spiritual states.