Ideas from 'Buddhacarita' by Ashvaghosha [50], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Buddhist Scriptures' (ed/tr Conze,Edward) [Penguin 1959,-]].

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16. Persons / E. Rejecting the Self / 4. Denial of the Self
When the Buddha reached the highest level of insight, he could detect no self in the world
29. Religion / D. Spiritual Disciplines / 3. Buddhism
The first stage of trance is calm amidst applied and discursive thinking
The Buddha sought ultimate reality and the final goal of existence in his meditations