Visuddhimagga I-59

Sotena saddaṃ sutvātiādīsupi eseva nayo.


Ñ(I,59): So also as regards the phrases on hearing a sound with the ear and so on.

Evamidaṃ saṅkhepato rūpādīsu kilesānubandhanimittādiggāhaparivajjanalakkhaṇaṃ indriyasaṃvarasīlanti veditabbaṃ.


Ñ: So it is this virtue, which in brief has the characteristic of avoiding apprehension of signs entailing defilement with respect to visible objects, etc., that should be understood as Virtue of restraint of faculties.

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