Visuddhimagga VII-65

145. Tassevaṃ iminā ca iminā ca kāraṇena so bhagavā arahaṃ…pe… iminā ca iminā ca kāraṇena bhagavāti buddhaguṇe anussarato neva tasmiṃ samaye rāgapariyuṭṭhitaṃ cittaṃ hoti, na dosapariyuṭṭhitaṃ, na mohapariyuṭṭhitaṃ cittaṃ hoti.


Ñ(VII,65): As long as [the meditator] recollects the special qualities of the Buddha in this way, 'For this and this reason the Blessed One is accomplished, ... for this and this reason he is blessed', then: 'On that occasion his mind is not obsessed by greed, or obsessed by hate, or obsessed by delusion;

Ujugatamevassa tasmiṃ samaye cittaṃ hoti tathāgatamārabbha (a. ni. 6.10).


Ñ: his mind has rectitude on that occasion, being inspired by the Perfect One' (A.iii.285).

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