So said the Awakened One,
the Arahant, as I heard it:
Formlessness is more peaceful than forms,
and cessation is more peaceful than formlessness. 
This is what the Awakened One said.
Then he explained further:
Those who, attached,
latch onto form
and those who settle for the formless,
Without experiencing cessation,
They are propelled into future rebirth. 
Those who completely understand form
and do not rest content with formlessness
Liberated in cessation,
they shake off even death. 
Having attained to the deathless element
that is without clinging,
Having realized the freedom from attachments
rid of mental flaws,
The rightly all awakened Buddha teaches
That sorrowless, stainless state. 
This is what the Awakened One said, as I heard it.
 “Rūpehi, bhikkhave, arūpā santatarā, arūpehi nirodho santataro”ti.
 “Ye ca rūpūpagā sattā, ye ca arūpaṭṭhāyino; Nirodhaṁ appajānantā, āgantāro punabbhavaṁ.
 Ye ca rūpe pariññāya, arūpesu asaṇṭhitā; Nirodhe ye vimuccanti, te janā maccuhāyino.
 Kāyena amatadhātuṁ, phusayitvā nirūpadhiṁ; Upadhippaṭinissaggaṁ, sacchikatvā anāsavo; Deseti sammāsambuddho, asokaṁ virajaṁ padan”ti.