Visuddhimagga XIV-29

Apare āhu –
Ñ(XIV,29): Others have said:

‘‘Pubbayogo bāhusaccaṃ, desabhāsā ca āgamo;
Paripucchā adhigamo, garusannissayo tathā;
Mittasampatti cevāti, paṭisambhidapaccayā’’ti.
Ñ: 'A prior effort, and great knowledge,
[Knowledge of] dialects, of scriptures,
And questioning, and then achievement,
And likewise waiting on a teacher,
Success in friends—these are conditions
Productive of discriminations'.

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