Abhisamayalamkara with Vrtti and Aloka by Vimuktisena, Haribhadra, Gareth Sparham

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12cd] ["Six with four tens"] means forty-six. These are, further­ more, first, attaining [knowledge of the Perfection of Wis­ dom] with difficulty. This is* where [Subhuti asks what ob­ stacles will arise, and the Lord] says, [certain Bodhisattvas] very laboriously fulfill the perfection of wisdom, and pro­ duce a confident revelation (pratibhana) only after a long time. = Second is having a confident revelation too suddenly. This is where he says that earlier, when they coursed in the Perfection of Wisdom, they produced a confident realiza­ tion too quickly.

Fourth, the five] faculties are the path of prepa­ ration for clear realization. About them they say the faculty aspects are on account of the nonapprehension of faith, etc. They are so called because, [just as an eye faculty cata­ lyzes sight], this preparatory wanned and peaked [aid to penetrating knowledge] governs the arising of the noble path in those who have laid the groundwork for meditative stabilization. [Fifth, the five] po wers are the path that con­ nects with clear realization. , on account of the nonapprehension of faith and so on].

About them they say the bases of psychic power aspects (so called because desire-to-do and so on make [the minds] of who have cleaned obscuration ready [for meditative stabilization]) are on account of the nonapprehension of desire-to-do, vigor, thought and ex­ plo ration. [Fourth, the five] faculties are the path of prepa­ ration for clear realization. About them they say the faculty aspects are on account of the nonapprehension of faith, etc. They are so called because, [just as an eye faculty cata­ lyzes sight], this preparatory wanned and peaked [aid to penetrating knowledge] governs the arising of the noble path in those who have laid the groundwork for meditative stabilization.

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