Visuddhimagga I-161

Ettāvatā ca ‘‘sīle patiṭṭhāya naro sapañño’’ti imissā gāthāya sīlasamādhipaññāmukhena desite visuddhimagge sīlaṃ tāva paridīpitaṃ hoti.


Ñ(I,161): And at this point in the Path of Purification, which is shown under the headings of virtue, concentration and understanding by the stanza, 'When a wise man, established well in virtue' (§1), virtue, firstly, has been fully illustrated.

Iti sādhujanapāmojjatthāya kate visuddhimagge

Sīlaniddeso nāma paṭhamo paricchedo.


Ñ: The first chapter called 'The Description of Virtue' in the Path of Purification composed for the purpose of gladdening good people.

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