1.3.2-The View of Self in the Three Realms

The first is the self-view in the desire realm, which includes various different erroneous views, and there are six of them primarily. Taking the five states of the first, second, third, and fourth dhyanas (meditative absorptions) and the absorption without perception as nirvana falls into the erroneous self-view of taking the five aggregates as an everlasting self and they make up the wrong view of a self pertaining to the form realm. The self-view in the formless realm consists of the samadhi on infinite space, samadhi on infinite consciousness, samadhi on nothingness, and samadhi on neither perception nor non-perception.