Tassevaṃ tasmiṃ nimitte punappunaṃ mānasaṃ cārentassa nīvaraṇāni vikkhambhanti,
Ñ(X,41): As he directs his mind again and again on to that sign in this way, the hindrances are suppressed,
Ñ: mindfulness is established,
upacārena cittaṃ samādhiyati.
Ñ: and his mind becomes concentrated in access.
So taṃ nimittaṃ punappunaṃ āsevati, bhāveti, bahulīkaroti.
Ñ: He cultivates that sign again and again, develops and repeatedly practises it.
Tassevaṃ karoto viññāṇāpagame ākiñcaññāyatanaṃ viya ākiñcaññāyatanasamāpattisaṅkhātesu catūsu khandhesu nevasaññānāsaññāyatanacittaṃ appeti.
Ñ: As he does so, consciousness belonging to the base consisting of neither perception nor non-perception arises in absorption, making its object the four [mental] aggregates that constitute the attainment of the base consisting of nothingness, just as the [consciousness belonging to the] base consisting of nothingness did the disappearance of the [previous] consciousness.
Appanānayo panettha vuttanayeneva veditabbo.
Ñ: And here too the method of explaining the absorption should be understood in the way already described.