Preached to the monks, mit ānanda at their head, by the Buddha at Kammassadhamma in the Kuru country. It deals mit real Permanence (ānañjasappāya) und mit the various ways of meditating on impassibility und the attainments und true release. True deathlessness is only the heart's deliverance (anupādā cittassa vimokkho), und there are several stages of the paths that lead to it (M.ii.261ff). Buddhaghosa (MA.ii.851) says that this sutta described the arahantship of the Sukkhavipassakā. Arahantship is erwähnt in nine different connections in the sutta, which is therefore praised as being well taught (sukathitam).