Visuddhimagga II-12

Sabbāneva panetāni samādānacetanālakkhaṇāni. Vuttampi cetaṃ ‘‘yo samādiyati, so puggalo. Yena samādiyati, cittacetasikā ete dhammā. Yā samādānacetanā, taṃ dhutaṅgaṃ. Yaṃ paṭikkhipati, taṃ vatthū’’ti.


Ñ(II,12): 2. All of them have as their characteristic the volition of undertaking. For this is said [in the commentary]: 'He who does the undertaking is a person. That whereby he does the undertaking is states of consciousness and consciousness-concomitants. The volition of the act of undertaking is the ascetic practice. What it rejects is the instance'.

Sabbāneva ca loluppaviddhaṃsanarasāni,


Ñ: All have the function of eliminating cupidity,



Ñ: and they manifest themselves with the production of non-cupidity.


少欲等的圣法为[PTS 062] 足处(近因)。

Ñ: For their proximate cause they have the noble states consisting of fewness of wishes, and so on. [62]

Evamettha lakkhaṇādīhi veditabbo vinicchayo.


Ñ: This is how the exposition should be known as to characteristic, etc., here.

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