Visuddhimagga II-89

Evaṃ sevitabbāsevitabbavasena duvidhānipi sabbāneva cetanāvasena ekavidhāni honti. Ekameva hi dhutaṅgaṃ samādānacetanāti.


Ñ: So they are of two kinds as what is and what is not to be cultivated.

Ñ(II,89): And all are of one kind as volition. For there is only one ascetic practice, namely, that consisting in the volition of undertaking.

Aṭṭhakathāyampi vuttaṃ ‘‘yā cetanā, taṃ dhutaṅganti vadantī’’ti.


Ñ: Also it is said in the Commentary: 'It is the volition that is the ascetic practice, they say'.

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