Visuddhimagga IX-80

Evaṃ taṃ puggalaṃ karuṇāyitvā tato paraṃ eteneva upāyena piyapuggale,


Ñ(IX,80): Having aroused compassion for that person in that way, he should next arouse compassion for a dear person,

tato majjhatte, tato verimhīti anukkamena karuṇā pavattetabbā.


Ñ: next for a neutral person, and next for a hostile person, successively in the same way.

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