Visuddhimagga I-28

Tatiyaduke pāṇātipātādīhi veramaṇimattaṃ viratisīlaṃ.


Ñ(I,28): 4. In the third dyad virtue as abstinence is simply abstention from killing living things, etc.;

Sesaṃ cetanādi aviratisīlanti evaṃ viratiavirativasena duvidhaṃ.


Ñ: the other kinds consisting in volition, etc., are virtue as non-abstinence. So it is of two kinds as abstinence and non-abstinence.

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