Evaṃ lakkhaṇassa panassa –
Kiccasampattiatthena, raso nāma pavuccati.
Ñ(I,21): While such is its characteristic:
Its function has a double sense:
Action to stop misconduct, then
Achievement as the quality
Of blamelessness in virtuous men.
Ñ: So what is called virtue should be understood to have the function (nature) of stopping misconduct as its function (nature) in the sense of action, and a blameless function (nature) as its function (nature) in the sense of achievement. For under [these headings of] characteristic, etc., it is action (kicca) or it is achievement (sampatti) that is called 'function' (rasa—nature).