Visuddhimagga VI-54

Imasmiṃ pana ṭhāne vāmato gacchati, imasmiṃ dakkhiṇato, imasmiṃ cassa ṭhāne pāsāṇo, imasmiṃ vammiko, imasmiṃ rukkho, imasmiṃ gaccho, imasmiṃ latāti evaṃ āgamanamaggaṃ vavatthapetvā āgatena caṅkamantenāpi tabbhāgiyova caṅkamo adhiṭṭhātabbo, asubhanimittadisābhimukhe bhūmippadese caṅkamitabbanti attho.


Ñ: or 'In this place it goes to the left, in this place to the right'; and 'In this place there is a stone, in this an ant-hill, in this a tree, in this a bush, in this a creeper'.

Ñ(VI,54): When he has defined the path he has come back by and when, once back, he is walking up and down, he should see that his walk is oriented towards it too; the meaning is that he should walk up and down on a piece of ground that faces in the direction of the sign of foulness.

Nisīdantena āsanampi tabbhāgiyameva paññapetabbaṃ.


Ñ: And when he sits, he should prepare a seat oriented towards it too.

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