Visuddhimagga I-142

Ettāvatā ca kiṃ sīlaṃ? Kenaṭṭhena sīlaṃ?


Ñ(I,142): At this point the answers to the questions, 'What is virtue? In what sense is it virtue?

Kānassa lakkhaṇarasapaccupaṭṭhānapadaṭṭhānāni? Kimānisaṃsaṃ sīlaṃ? Katividhaṃ cetaṃ sīlanti? Imesaṃ pañhānaṃ vissajjanaṃ niṭṭhitaṃ.


Ñ: What are its characteristic, function, manifestation, and proximate cause? What are the benefits of virtue? How many kinds of virtue are there?', are complete.

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