Visuddhimagga XII-76

‘‘Sādhu, bhante’’ti thero dasabalaṃ vanditvā āgatamaggeneva oruyha manussānaṃ santikaṃ sampāpuṇi.


Ñ(XII,76): Saying 'Good, venerable sir', the elder paid homage to Him of the Ten Powers, and descending by the way he came, he reached the human neighbourhood.

Gamanāgamanakāle ca yathā naṃ manussā passanti, evaṃ adhiṭṭhāsi.


Ñ: And at the time of his going and coming he resolved that people should see it.

Idaṃ tāvettha mahāmoggallānatthero āvibhāvapāṭihāriyaṃ akāsi.


Ñ: This, firstly, is the miracle of becoming apparent that the Elder Mahā-Moggallāna performed here.

So evaṃ āgato taṃ pavattiṃ ārocetvā ‘‘dūranti saññaṃ akatvā katapātarāsāva nikkhamathā’’ti āha.


Ñ: Having arrived thus, he related what had happened, and he said, 'Come forth after the morning meal and pay no heed to distance' [thus promising that they would be able to see in spite of the distance].

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