Visuddhimagga XIV-18

Sabbattha pana tesaṃ tesaṃ dhammānaṃ upāyesu nibbattikāraṇesu taṃkhaṇappavattaṃ ṭhānuppattikaṃ kosallaṃ upāyakosallaṃ nāma.
Ñ(XIV,18): But in either of these cases any skill in means to cause the production of such and such things, which skill occurs at that moment and is aroused on that occasion, is what is called skill in means,

Yathāha – ‘‘sabbāpi tatrupāyā paññā upāyakosalla’’nti (vibha. 771).
Ñ: according as it is said: 'And all understanding of means thereto is skill in means' (Vbh. 326).

Evaṃ āyāpāyaupāyakosallavasena tividhā.
Ñ: So it is of three kinds as skill in improvement, in detriment, and in means.

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