Visuddhimagga VIII-224

Evaṃ nāmarūpaṃ vavatthapetvā tassa paccayaṃ pariyesati.


Ñ(VIII,224): Having defined mentality-materiality in this way, he seeks its condition.

Pariyesanto ca naṃ disvā tīsupi addhāsu nāmarūpassa pavattiṃ ārabbha kaṅkhaṃ vitarati.


Ñ: With search he finds it, and so overcomes his doubts about the way of mentality-materiality's occurrence in the three divisions of time (Ch. XIX).

Vitiṇṇakaṅkho kalāpasammasanavasena tilakkhaṇaṃ āropetvā udayabbayānupassanāya pubbabhāge uppanne obhāsādayo dasa vipassanupakkilese pahāya upakkilesavimuttaṃ paṭipadāñāṇaṃ maggoti vavatthapetvā udayaṃ pahāya bhaṅgānupassanaṃ patvā nirantaraṃ bhaṅgānupassanena vayato upaṭṭhitesu sabbasaṅkhāresu nibbindanto virajjanto vimuccanto yathākkamena cattāro ariyamagge pāpuṇitvā arahattaphale patiṭṭhāya ekūnavīsatibhedassa paccavekkhaṇāñāṇassa pariyantaṃ patto sadevakassa lokassa aggadakkhiṇeyyo hoti.

除了疑,他以(色)聚的思惟而提起了(无常、苦、无我的)三相,断了在生灭随观以前生起的无明等十种观的随烦恼(dasa vipassanupakkilesa),确定了解脱随烦恼的行道智为道(──以上为道非道智见清净)。舍了生(随观),获得了坏随观,以后依坏随观于呈现衰灭的一切诸行中而得厌离、离欲、解脱(──以上为行道智见清净),依次得四圣道,成阿罗汉果,而达最后的十九种观察智(ekūnavīsatibhedassa paccavekkhaṇāñāṇa),成为包括诸天的世界的最上应施者(──以上为智见清净)。

Ñ: His doubts being overcome, he attributes the three characteristics [beginning with that of suffering to mentality and materiality], comprehending [them] by groups (Ch. XX, §2f.); he abandons the ten imperfections of insight beginning with illumination, which arise in the first stages of the contemplation of rise and fall (Ch. XX, §105f.), and he defines as 'the path' the knowledge of the way that is free from these imperfections (Ch. XX, §126f.).

He reaches contemplation of dissolution by abandoning [attention to] arising. When all formations have appeared as terror owing to the contemplation of their incessant dissolution, he becomes dispassionate towards them (Ch. XXI), his greed for them fades away, and he is liberated from them (Ch. XXII).

After he has [thus] reached the four noble paths in due succession and has become established in the fruition of Arahantship, he at last attains to the nineteen kinds of reviewing knowledge (Ch. XXII, §19f.), and he becomes fit to receive the highest gifts from the world with its deities.

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