a doubt, what is the difference between “patinissagga” mentioned in ānāpānasati and “sabbūpadhipatinisagga” mentioned in suttas like AN 10.60 ? Could you define the latter as well and give examples of types of “upadhi” that encompass it? Thanks, metta
Instead of translation differences regarding nibbana it is more profitable to investigate “clear knowing” which is the representation of nibbana at a working level in ordinary language:
The Anapanasati sutta contains four sections which are intended to be a progression of development, meaning that the first section (mindfulness of breathing) is the foundation for developing basic skills. This simple status is shown by the fact that there is no reference to “subduing greed and distress with reference to the world” in its instructions.
"Mindfulness of in-&-out breathing, when developed & pursued, is of great fruit, of great benefit. Mindfulness of in-&-out breathing, when developed & pursued, brings the four frames of reference to their culmination. The four frames of reference, when developed & pursued, bring the seven factors for awakening to their culmination. The seven factors for awakening, when developed & pursued, bring clear knowing & release to their culmination.”—-MN 118 Anapanasati sutta.
“Clear knowing” the fourth section represents nibbana in its developing form and accordingly in SN 35.80 is stated to be the opposite of ignorance. It goes on to state that conventional and ultimate reality must be conceptually separated, and that this task leads to direct knowledge:
“But how does a monk know, how does a monk see, so that ignorance is abandoned and clear knowing arises?”
"There is the case, monk, where a monk has heard, ‘All things are unworthy of attachment.’ Having heard that all things are unworthy of attachment, he directly knows every thing. Directly knowing every thing, he comprehends every thing. Comprehending every thing, he sees all themes as something separate. ”—-SN 35.80. “Clear knowing” also SN 45.1.