Visuddhimagga IV-48

Apica samādhikammikassa balavatīpi saddhā vaṭṭati. Evaṃ saddahanto okappento appanaṃ pāpuṇissati.


Ñ(IV,48): Again, [concentration and faith should be balanced]. One working on concentration needs strong faith, since it is with such faith and confidence that he reaches absorption.

Samādhipaññāsu pana samādhikammikassa ekaggatā balavatī vaṭṭati. Evañhi so appanaṃ pāpuṇāti.


Ñ: Then there is [balancing of] concentration and understanding. One working on concentration needs strong unification, since that is how he reaches absorption;

Vipassanākammikassa paññā balavatī vaṭṭati. Evañhi so lakkhaṇapaṭivedhaṃ pāpuṇāti.


Ñ: and one working on insight needs strong understanding, since that is how he reaches penetration of characteristics;

Ubhinnaṃ pana samatāyapi appanā hotiyeva.


Ñ: but with the balancing of the two he reaches absorption as well.

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