Points of Controversy
16.10. Of Desire for Life in the Higher Heavens
Next with regard to (ii.) lust for life on the Arūpa immaterial plane as a datum thereof—my first argument used above (Kv16.9) holds good. . So does my second used above (Kv16.10.2). If your proposition is to stand, then a desire for each sense-object must be among the elemental data of the sphere of that particular object. You cannot make an exception of the desire for life in the immaterial sphere.
Andhakas: But is not desire for life in the plane of sense kāmadhātu among the elemental data of that plane?Then surely you cannot make an exception as to desire for life in the Rūpa and Arūpa spheres?