Visuddhimagga III-87

45. Yaṃ pana vuttaṃ kathañca jānitabbaṃ ayaṃ puggalo rāgacaritotiādi.


Ñ(III,87): But it was asked, and how is it to be known that 'This person is of greedy temperament' (§79), and so on.

Tatrāyaṃ nayo.


Ñ: This is explained as follows:

Iriyāpathato kiccā, bhojanā dassanādito;



Ñ: By the posture, by the action,

By eating, seeing, and so on,

Dhammappavattito ceva, cariyāyo vibhāvayeti.



Ñ: By the kind of states occurring,

May temperament be recognized.

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