Visuddhimagga I-116

Yo pana bhagavatā anuññātāpi nimittobhāsaparikathāviññattiyo akaronto appicchatādiguṇeyeva nissāya jīvitakkhayepi paccupaṭṭhite aññatreva obhāsādīhi uppannapaccaye paṭisevati, esa ‘‘paramasallekhavuttī’’ti vuccati, seyyathāpi thero sāriputto.


Ñ(I,116): But one who does not use hints, indications, roundabout talk, or intimation, though these are permitted by the Blessed One, and who depends only on the special qualities of fewness of wishes, etc., and makes use only of requisites obtained otherwise than by indication, etc., even when he thus risks his life, is called supreme in living in effacement, like the venerable Sāriputta.

Han: [But one who does not use hints (nimitto), indications (obhāsa), roundabout talk (parikathā), or intimation (viññatti), though these are permitted by the Blessed One,]

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