Visuddhimagga III-133

Ettāvatā kalyāṇamittaṃ upasaṅkamitvā attano cariyānukūlaṃ cattālīsāya kammaṭṭhānesu aññataraṃ kammaṭṭhānaṃ gahetvāti imāni padāni sabbākārena vitthāritāni hontīti.


Ñ(III,133): At this point the clauses approach the Good Friend, the giver of a meditation subject, and he should apprehend from among the forty meditation subjects one that suits his own temperament (§28) have been expounded in detail in all their aspects.

Iti sādhujanapāmojjatthāya kate visuddhimagge


Kammaṭṭhānaggahaṇaniddeso nāma

Tatiyo paricchedo.


The third chapter called 'The Description of Taking a Meditation Subject' in the Treatise on the Development of Concentration in the Path of Purification composed for the purpose of gladdening good people.

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