Visuddhimagga VIII-239

Vijjāvimuttipāripūriyā mūlabhāvenāpi cassā mahānisaṃsatā veditabbā.


Ñ(VIII,239): Also its great beneficialness should be understood as the root condition for the perfecting of clear vision and deliverance;

Vuttañhetaṃ bhagavatā –


Ñ: for this has been said by the Blessed One:

‘‘ānāpānassati, bhikkhave, bhāvitā bahulīkatā cattāro satipaṭṭhāne paripūreti,


Ñ: 'Bhikkhus, mindfulness of breathing, when developed and much practised, perfects the four foundations of mindfulness.

cattāro satipaṭṭhānā bhāvitā bahulīkatā satta bojjhaṅge paripūrenti,


Ñ: The four foundations of mindfulness, when developed and much practised, perfect the seven enlightenment factors.

satta bojjhaṅgā bhāvitā bahulīkatā vijjāvimuttiṃ paripūrentī’’ti (ma. ni. 3.147).


Ñ: The seven enlightenment factors, when developed and much practised, perfect clear vision and deliverance' (M.iii,82).

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