Visuddhimagga IV-84

Evaṃ vatthukāmakilesakāmavivekavacanatoyeva ca etesaṃ paṭhamena saṃkilesavatthuppahānaṃ, dutiyena saṃkilesappahānaṃ.


Ñ(IV,84): And with sense desires as object and sense desires as defilement expressed in this way, it should also be recognized that the abandoning of the objective basis for defilement is indicated by the first of these two phrases and the abandoning of the [subjective] defilement by the second;

Paṭhamena lolabhāvassa hetupariccāgo, dutiyena bālabhāvassa.


Ñ: also that the giving up of the cause of cupidity is indicated by the first and [the giving up of the cause] of stupidity by the second;

Paṭhamena ca payogasuddhi, dutiyena āsayaposanaṃ vibhāvitaṃ hotīti viññātabbaṃ.


Ñ: also that the purification of one's occupation is indicated by the first and the educating of one's inclination by the second.

Esa tāva nayo kāmehīti ettha vuttakāmesu vatthukāmapakkhe.


Ñ: This, firstly, is the method here when the words from sense desires are treated as referring to sense desires as object.

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