Visuddhimagga III-76

Yasmā pana dosacaritassa kusalappavattisamaye paññā balavatī hoti, dosassa āsannaguṇattā.


Ñ(III,76): One of intelligent temperament is parallel to one of hating temperament because understanding is strong when profitable [kamma] occurs in one of hating temperament, owing to its special qualities being near to those of hate.

Yathā hi akusalapakkhe doso nissineho na ārammaṇaṃ allīyati, evaṃ kusalapakkhe paññā.


Ñ: For, in an unprofitable way, hate is disaffected and does not hold to its object, and so, in a profitable way, is understanding.

Sayādaw U Sīlānanda: The words 'unprofitable way' means unprofitable state.

Han: Mahāsī Sayādaw same as Sayādaw U Sīlānanda.

Yathā ca doso abhūtampi dosameva pariyesati, evaṃ paññā bhūtaṃ dosameva.


Ñ: Hate seeks out only unreal faults, while understanding seeks out only real faults.

Yathā doso sattaparivajjanākārena pavattati, evaṃ paññā saṅkhāraparivajjanākārena, tasmā dosacaritassa buddhicarito sabhāgo.


Ñ: And hate occurs in the mode of condemning living beings, while understanding occurs in the mode of condemning formations.

Sayādaw U Sīlānanda: [condemning = avoiding];

The word 'formations' means mind & matter / saṅkhāra.

Han: Mahāsī Sayādaw same as Sayādaw U Sīlānanda.

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