Visuddhimagga XIV-172

486. Issāyanā issā. Sā parasampattīnaṃ usūyanalakkhaṇā. Tattheva anabhiratirasā, tato vimukhabhāvapaccupaṭṭhānā, parasampattipadaṭṭhānā, saṃyojananti daṭṭhabbā.
Ñ(XIV,172): (xlvi) Envying is envy. It has the characteristic of being jealous of other's success. Its function is to be dissatisfied with that. It is manifested as averseness from that. Its proximate cause is another's success. It should be regarded as a fetter.

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