Visuddhimagga IX-102

266. Sabbesampi ca etesaṃ kattukāmatā chando ādi, nīvaraṇādivikkhambhanaṃ majjhaṃ, appanā pariyosānaṃ.


[The Beginning, Middle and End, Etc.]

Ñ(IX,102): Now zeal consisting in desire to act is the beginning of all these things. Suppression of the hindrances, etc., is the middle. Absorption is the end.

Paññattidhammavasena eko vā satto aneke vā sattā ārammaṇaṃ.


Ñ: Their object is a single living being or many living beings, as a mental object consisting in a concept.

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