Visuddhimagga IV-134

Accharāmattaṃ vā dasaccharāmattaṃ vā khaṇaṃ ṭhapetuṃ samatthatā adhiṭṭhānavasī nāma.


Ñ(IV,134): Ability to remain in jhāna for a moment consisting in exactly a finger-snap or exactly ten finger-snaps is called mastery in resolving (steadying the duration).

Tatheva lahuṃ vuṭṭhātuṃ samatthatā vuṭṭhānavasī nāma.


Ñ: Ability to emerge quickly in the same way is called mastery in emerging.

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