Visuddhimagga IX-57

Odhisopharaṇe pana sattasu ākāresu catunnaṃ vasena aṭṭhavīsati.


Ñ(IX,57): In specified pervasion, with the four kinds of absorption in each of the seven ways, there are twenty-eight kinds of absorption.

Ettha ca itthiyo purisāti liṅgavasena vuttaṃ.


Ñ: And here 'woman' and 'man' are stated according to sex;

Ariyā anariyāti ariyaputhujjanavasena.


Ñ: 'noble ones' and 'not noble ones' according to noble ones and ordinary people;

Devā manussā vinipātikāti upapattivasena.


Ñ: 'deities' and 'human beings' and 'those in states of loss' according to the kind of rebirth.

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