Visuddhimagga X-9

So taṃ kasiṇugghāṭimākāsanimittaṃ ‘‘ākāso ākāso’’ti punappunaṃ āvajjeti, takkāhataṃ vitakkāhataṃ karoti.


Ñ(X,9): He adverts again and again to the sign of the space left by the removal of the kasiṇa [328] as 'space, space', and he strikes at it with thought and applied thought.

Tassevaṃ punappunaṃ āvajjayato takkāhataṃ vitakkāhataṃ karoto nīvaraṇāni vikkhambhanti,


Ñ: As he adverts to it again and again and strikes at it with thought and applied thought, the hindrances are suppressed,

sati santiṭṭhati, upacārena cittaṃ samādhiyati.


Ñ: mindfulness is established 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.

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