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quotes for some terms and their proper meanings
p23 wrote:[Combining the faculties, etc.]
When he understands unification of mind and non-distraction through long inbreaths
and out-breaths, he combines the faculties, understands their domain
(gocara), and penetrates their meaning of sameness (sama), ... he combines
the powers ... he combines the enlightenment factors ... he combines the path
... he combines [other] dhammas, understands their domain, and penetrates
their meaning of sameness.
how it is done
p23 wrote:He combines the faculties: how does he combine the faculties?
He combines the faith faculty through its meaning of resolution, he combines
the effort faculty through its meaning of exertion, he combines the mindfulness
faculty through its meaning of foundation, he combines the concentration
faculty through its meaning of non-distraction, he combines the discernment
faculty through its meaning of seeing. This person combines these faculties on
this object [i.e. the sign for the anchoring of mindfulness: the nose tip or upper
lip while breathing long in-breaths and out-breaths defined by extent]. Hence
'he combines the faculties' is said.
p23 wrote:He understands their domain: his supporting-object (arammana) is his
domain; his domain is his supporting-object. He understands, thus he is a
person; the act-of-understanding is discernment (panna).
p24 wrote:Sameness: the appearance of the supporting-object is sameness, the nondistraction
of mind is sameness, the cleansing (vodana) of mind is sameness.
p24 wrote:Meaning: meaning as blameless, meaning as without defilement, meaning as
cleansing, ultimate meaning.
p24 wrote:Penetrates: he penetrates the establishment of the supporting object, he
penetrates the meaning of non-distraction of mind, he penetrates the meaning
of steadiness of mind, he penetrates the meaning of the cleansing of mind.
Hence 'penetrates the meaning of sameness' is said.