What are the sets of one, two, three, five and twelve things mentioned in the sutta below?
What does it mean?
From SN 1.44 (translated by Bhikkhu Sujato):
“One is the root, two are the whirlpools, three are the stains, five the spreads, twelve the ocean’s whirlpools: such is the abyss crossed over by the hermit.”
From SN 1.44 (translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi):
“The seer has crossed over the abyss
With its one root, two whirlpools,
Three stains, five extensions,
An ocean with twelve eddies.”