Visuddhimagga II-10

Yadeva santhataṃ yathāsanthataṃ, idaṃ tuyhaṃ pāpuṇātīti evaṃ paṭhamaṃ uddiṭṭhasenāsanassetaṃ adhivacanaṃ. Tasmiṃ yathāsanthate viharituṃ sīlamassāti yathāsanthatiko. Tassa aṅgaṃ yathāsanthatikaṅgaṃ.


Ñ(II,10): xii. Only what has been distributed (yad eva santhata) is 'as distributed' (yathāsanthata). This is a term for the resting place first allotted thus 'This one falls to you'. He has the habit of dwelling in that as distributed, thus he is an 'as-distributed-user' (yathāsanthatika), [that is, an 'any-bed-user']. His practice is the 'any-bed-user's practice'.

Sayanaṃ paṭikkhipitvā nisajjāya viharituṃ sīlamassāti nesajjiko. Tassa aṅgaṃ nesajjikaṅgaṃ.


Ñ: xiii. He has the habit of keeping to the sitting [posture when resting], refusing to lie down, thus he is a 'sitter'. His practice is the 'sitter's practice'.

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