Visuddhimagga VI-18

Tasmā vuttappakārassa bhikkhuno kathetvā asubhanimittadassane sañjātābhilāsena yathānāma khattiyo abhisekaṭṭhānaṃ, yajamāno yaññasālaṃ, adhano vā pana nidhiṭṭhānaṃ pītisomanassajāto gacchati, evaṃ pītisomanassaṃ uppādetvā aṭṭhakathāsu vuttena vidhinā gantabbaṃ.


Ñ(VI,18): Therefore he should inform a bhikkhu of the kind described and then set out eager to see the sign, and as happy and joyful as a warrior-noble (khattiya) on his way to the scene of anointing, as one going to offer libations at the hall of sacrifice, or as a pauper on his way to unearth a hidden treasure. And he should go there in the way advised by the Commentaries.

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