Visuddhimagga VI-94

Tasmā dabbajātikena bhikkhunā jīvamānasarīraṃ vā hotu

Matasarīraṃ vā yattha yattha asubhākāro paññāyati, tattha tattheva nimittaṃ gahetvā kammaṭṭhānaṃ appanaṃ pāpetabbanti.


Ñ(VI,94): So a capable bhikkhu should apprehend the sign wherever the aspect of foulness is manifest, whether in a living body or in a dead one, and he should make the meditation subject reach absorption.

Iti sādhujanapāmojjatthāya kate visuddhimagge


Asubhakammaṭṭhānaniddeso nāma

Chaṭṭho paricchedo.


Ñ: The sixth chapter called 'The Description of Foulness as a Meditation Subject' in the Treatise on the Development of Concentration in the Path of Purification composed for the purpose of gladdening good people.

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