Visuddhimagga III-59

Evaṃ bahūpakārattā sabbattha atthayitabbaṃ icchitabbanti ca adhippetassa yogānuyogakammassa ṭhānañcāti sabbatthakakammaṭṭhānanti vuccati.


Ñ(III,59): So these are called generally useful and they are called meditation subjects since they are needed generally and desirable owing to their great helpfulness and since they are subjects for the meditation work intended.

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