Visuddhimagga VIII-227

Kathaṃ ārammaṇato pīti paṭisaṃviditā hoti?


Ñ(VIII,227): (a) How is the happiness experienced with the object?

Sappītike dve jhāne samāpajjati.


Ñ: He attains the two jhānas in which happiness is present.

Tassa samāpattikkhaṇe jhānapaṭilābhena ārammaṇato pīti paṭisaṃviditā hoti, ārammaṇassa paṭisaṃviditattā.


Ñ: At the time when he has actually entered upon them the happiness is experienced with the object owing to the obtaining of the jhāna, because of the experiencing of the object,

Kathaṃ asammohato?


Ñ: (b) How with non-confusion?

Sappītike dve jhāne samāpajjitvā vuṭṭhāya jhānasampayuttaṃ pītiṃ khayato vayato sammasati.

(比丘)于有喜的二禅入定以后而出定思惟那与禅相应的喜「是可灭的」「是衰坏的」,[PTS 288]

Ñ: When, after entering upon and emerging from one of the two jhānas accompanied by happiness, [288]

Tassa vipassanākkhaṇe lakkhaṇapaṭivedhena asammohato pīti paṭisaṃviditā hoti.


Ñ: he comprehends with insight that happiness associated with the jhāna as liable to destruction and to fall, then at the actual time of the insight the happiness is experienced with non-confusion owing to the penetration of its characteristics [of impermanence, and so on].

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