Visuddhimagga X-26

Tassevaṃ tasmiṃ nimitte punappunaṃ cittaṃ cārentassa nīvaraṇāni vikkhambhanti,


Ñ(X,26): As he directs his mind again and again on to that sign in this way, the hindrances are suppressed,

sati santiṭṭhati,


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 ākāse ākāsānañcāyatanaṃ viya ākāsaphuṭe viññāṇe viññāṇañcāyatanacittaṃ appeti.


Ñ: As he does so, consciousness belonging to the base consisting of boundless consciousness arises in absorption with the [past] consciousness that pervaded the space [as its object], just as that belonging to the base consisting of boundless space did with the space [as its object].

Appanānayo panettha vuttanayeneva veditabbo.


Ñ: But the method of explaining the process of absorption here should be understood in the way already described.

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