Visuddhimagga VII-4

Iminā ca iminā ca kāraṇenāti vuttaṃ hoti.



Ñ(VII,4): Herein, what he recollects firstly is that the Blessed One is accomplished (arahanta) for the following reasons:

125. Tattha ārakattā arīnaṃ arānañca hatattā paccayādīnaṃ arahattā pāpakaraṇe rahābhāvāti imehi tāva kāraṇehi so bhagavā arahanti anussarati.


Ñ: (i) because of remoteness (āraka), and (ii) because of his enemies (ari) and (iii) the spokes (ara) having been destroyed (hata), and (iv) because of his worthiness (araha) of requisites, etc., and (v) because of absence of secret (rahābhāva) evil-doing.

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