Visuddhimagga III-57


42.Kammaṭṭhānadāyakaṃkalyāṇamittaṃ upasaṅkamitvāti ettha pana duvidhaṃ kammaṭṭhānaṃ sabbatthakakammaṭṭhānaṃ pārihāriyakammaṭṭhānañca.

(二)「亲近教授业处的善友」── 这里又分为二种业处:即一切处业处及应用业处。

Ñ(III,57): Approach the good friend, the giver of a meditation subject (§28): meditation subjects are of two kinds, that is, generally useful meditation subjects and special meditation subjects.

Tattha sabbatthakakammaṭṭhānaṃ nāma bhikkhusaṅghādīsu mettā maraṇassati ca. Asubhasaññātipi eke.


Ñ: Herein, lovingkindness towards the Community of Bhikkhus, etc., and also mindfulness of death are what are called generally useful meditation subjects. Some say perception of foulness, too.

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