Points of Controversy

14.9. Of the Uninclude

Controverted Point: That erroneous opinions may enter into “the Unincluded.”

Theravādin: Then you must be prepared to class them among the category of the “Unincluded,” to wit, as Path, Fruit, Nibbāna, as one of the Four Paths, or Four Fruits, as one of the Factors of Enlightenment—which you may not do.

Pubbaseliyas: But if I am wrong, why do you admit that a worldly person in jhāna may be called passionless as to sense-desires, but deny: that he has lost all erroneous opinion?

Surely then it is right to say that erroneous opinion may enter into “the Unincluded.”