Visuddhimagga II-46

Pariyesanāya khedaṃ, na yāti na karoti sannidhiṃ dhīro;

Odarikattaṃ pajahati, khalupacchābhattiko yogī.



Ñ(II,46): When a wise man refuses later food

He needs no extra search in weary mood,

Nor stores up food till later in the day,

Nor overloads his stomach in this way.

Tasmā sugatapasatthaṃ, santosaguṇādivuḍḍhisañjananaṃ;

Dose vidhunitukāmo, bhajeyya yogī dhutaṅgamidanti.



Ñ: So, would the adept from such faults abstain,

Let him assume this practice for his gain,

Praised by the Blessed One, which will augment

The special qualities such as content.

Ayaṃ khalupacchābhattikaṅge samādānavidhānappabhedabhedānisaṃsavaṇṇanā.


Ñ: This is the commentary on the undertaking, directions, grades, breach, and benefits, in the case of the later-food-refuser's practice.

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