Visuddhimagga IX-68

So cittalapabbatavihāraṃ gacchanto dvedhā pathaṃ patvā ‘‘ayaṃ nu kho maggo udāhu aya’’nti cintayanto aṭṭhāsi. Athassa pabbate adhivatthā devatā hatthaṃ pasāretvā ‘‘esa maggo’’ti vatvā dasseti.


Ñ(IX,68): On his way to Cittalapabbata he came to a road fork and stood wondering which turn to take. Then a deity living in a rock held out a hand pointing out the road to him.

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