Visuddhimagga XII-11

Balavapubbayogānaṃ pana buddhapaccekabuddhaaggasāvakādīnaṃ vināpi iminā vuttappakārena bhāvanānukkamena arahattapaṭilābheneva idañca iddhivikubbanaṃ aññe ca paṭisambhidādibhedā guṇā ijjhanti.


Ñ(XII,11): It is only in Buddhas, Paccekabuddhas, chief disciples, etc., who have vast previous endeavour behind them, that this transformation by supernormal power and other such special qualities as the discriminations are brought to success simply with the attainment of Arahantship and without the progressive course of development of the kind just described.

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