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3 1. MLS. 2:27. “Etadeva kho pana sa yojana kodhūpāyāso…” MN. 1:361-64. eta nīvara a yadida pā ātipāto… nindāroso… 2. Psy. Ethics, pp. 282-83. “Tattha katama byāpādanīvara a ? ‘Anattha me akarī’ti āghāto jāyati. ‘Anattha me caratī’ti āghāto jāyati. ‘Anattha me carissatī’ti āghāto jāyati. ‘Piyassa me manāpassa anattha acarī’ti…, anattha caratī…, anattha carissatī’ ti āgāto jāyati. ‘Appiyassa me amanāpassa attha acari…, attha carati…, attha carissati’ti āghāto jāyati. A hāne vā pana āghāto jāyati.

64. 3. Psy. Ethics, p. 312-13. “Tattha katama uddhaccakukkucca nīvara a ? Tattha katama uddhacca ? Ya cittassa uddhacca avupasamo cetaso vikkhepo bhantatta cittassa. Ida vuccati uddhacca . Tattha katamam kukkucca ? Akappiye kappiya saññitā, kappiye akappiya saññitā, avajje vajja saññitā; vajje avajja saññitā; ya evarupa kukkucca kukkuccāyanā, cetaso vippa isāro, manovilekho, ida vuccati kukkucca . , p. 233. 47 It has the characteristic of disquiet, like water whipped by the wind. Its function is unsteadiness, like a flag or banner whipped by the wind.

The second, which generally presupposes success in the first, means the seclusion of the mind from its entanglement in defilements and distracted thoughts; it is in effect equivalent to jhāna, or at least the access level of concentration (upacāra samādhi). 5 The achievement of the first jhāna does not depend on the third, from which it is still quite remote, but it does require physical solitude and the separation of the mind from 1. , pp. 388-89. 2. , p. 533. , p. 398. 3. See p. 56. 4. , p. 113.

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