Visuddhimagga IV-123

Nimittaggahaṇena cassa puna te ākāre sampādayato appanāmattameva ijjhati, na ciraṭṭhānaṃ.


Ñ(IV,123): And when he recaptures those modes by apprehending the sign, he just succeeds in reaching absorption, but not in making it last.

Ciraṭṭhānaṃ pana samādhiparibandhānaṃ dhammānaṃ suvisodhitattā hoti.


Ñ: It lasts when it is absolutely purified from states that obstruct concentration.

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