Ye pana aṭṭha samāpattiyo nibbattetvā abhiññāpādakaṃ jhānaṃ samāpajjitvā samāpattito vuṭṭhāya ekopi hutvā bahudhā hotīti vuttanayā abhiññāyo patthento nibbattenti,
Ñ(XI,122): But when they have already produced the eight attainments and then, aspiring to the kinds of direct-knowledge described in the way beginning 'Having been one, he becomes many' (Ch. XII, §2), they produce them by entering upon jhāna as the basis for direct-knowledge and emerging from it,
tesaṃ sati sati āyatane abhiññāpadaṭṭhānattā appanāsamādhibhāvanā abhiññānisaṃsā hoti.
Ñ: then the development of absorption concentration provides for them the benefit of the kinds of direct-knowledge, since it becomes the proximate cause for the kinds of direct-knowledge whenever there is an occasion.
Tenāha bhagavā – ‘‘so yassa yassa abhiññāsacchikaraṇīyassa dhammassa cittaṃ abhininnāmeti abhiññāsacchikiriyāya, tatra tatreva sakkhibhabbataṃ pāpuṇāti sati sati āyatane’’ti (ma. ni. 3.158; a. ni. 3.102).
Ñ: Hence the Blessed One said: 'He attains the ability to be a witness, through realization by direct-knowledge, of any state realizable by direct-knowledge to which his mind inclines, whenever there is an occasion' (M.iii,96; A.i,254).