I’m wondering about the context of the khandas in the Bahuna Sutta, and their relation to the doctrine of Enlightenment as a whole.
The sutta describes Enlightenment as the Buddha “Freed, dissociated, & released from feeling… Freed, dissociated, & released from perception… Freed, dissociated, & released from fabrications… Freed, dissociated, & released from consciousness…”
My question is to whether the khandas in this context are meant in an absolute sense (the Buddha is freed from form as a whole) or only within the context of suffering (the Buddha is freed from clinging to form). The latter interpretation seems to follow from the Upadanakkhanda Sutta (SN 22.48), where the aggregates are referred to as clinging-aggregates, but the Bahuna Sutta never uses the prefix of upadana.
Thanks for the help!