Visuddhimagga XIV-154

Karuṇāmuditā ca brahmavihāraniddese (visuddhi. 1.262) vuttanayeneva veditabbā. Kevalañhi tā appanāppattā rūpāvacarā, imā kāmāvacarāti ayameva viseso.
Ñ(XIV,154): (xxxii)-(xxxiii) Compassion and gladness should be understood as given in the Description of the Divine Abodes (Ch. IX, §§92, 94, 95), except that those are of the fine-material sphere and have attained to absorption, while these are of the sense sphere. This is the only difference.

Keci pana mettupekkhāyopi aniyatesu icchanti, taṃ na gahetabbaṃ. Atthato hi adosoyeva mettā, tatramajjhattupekkhāyeva upekkhāti.
Ñ: Some, however, want to include among the inconstant both lovingkindness and equanimity. That cannot be accepted for, as to meaning, non-hate itself is lovingkindness, and specific neutrality is equanimity.

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