Visuddhimagga VI-52

So taṃ nimittaṃ evaṃ suggahitaṃ katvā sūpadhāritaṃ upadhāretvā suvavatthitaṃ vavatthapetvā sace tattheva bhāvanāpariyosānaṃ pattuṃ na sakkoti, athānena āgamanakāle vuttanayeneva ekakena adutiyena tadeva kammaṭṭhānaṃ manasikarontena sūpaṭṭhitaṃ satiṃ katvā antogatehi indriyehi abahigatena mānasena attano senāsanameva gantabbaṃ.


Ñ(VI,52): When he has thus properly apprehended the sign, properly remembered it, and properly defined it, then if he is unable to conclude his development on the spot, he can go to his own lodging, alone, in the same way as described of his coming, with no companion, keeping that same meditation subject in mind, with mindfulness well established, and with his mind not turned outwards owing to his faculties being turned inwards.

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