Visuddhimagga IV-85

Kilesakāmapakkhe pana chandoti ca rāgoti ca evamādīhi anekabhedo kāmacchandoyeva kāmoti adhippeto.

次就烦恼欲方面说,欲与贪等这样各种不同的欲欲都是欲的意思。[PTS 141]

Ñ(IV,85): But if they are treated as referring to sense desires as defilement, then it is simply just zeal for sense desires (kāmacchanda) in the various forms of zeal (chanda), greed (rāga), etc., that is intended as 'sense desire' (kāma) (§83, 2nd quotation). [141]

So ca akusalapariyāpannopi samāno ‘‘tattha katamo kāmo chando kāmo’’tiādinā (vibha. 564) nayena vibhaṅge jhānapaṭipakkhato visuṃ vutto.


Ñ: And although that [lust] is also included by [the word] 'unprofitable', it is nevertheless stated separately in the Vibhaṅga in the way beginning 'Herein, what are sense desires? Zeal as sense desire ...' (Vbh. 256) because of its incompatibility with jhāna.

Kilesakāmattā vā purimapade vutto, akusalapariyāpannattā dutiyapade.


Ñ: Or alternatively, it is mentioned in the first phrase because it is sense desire as defilement and in the second phrase because it is included in the 'unprofitable'.

Anekabhedato cassa kāmatoti avatvā kāmehīti vuttaṃ.


Ñ: And because this [lust] has various forms, therefore 'from sense desires' is said instead of 'from sense desire'.

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