Visuddhimaggassa karaºa½

Tesu t±va visuddhimagga½ ±cariyabuddhaghoso saªghap±lattherena ajjhesito mah±vih±rassa dakkhiºabh±ge padh±naghare mah±nigamass±mino p±s±de [pari. aµµha. nigamanakath±] vasanto ak±si. Ett±vat± ca “so panesa visuddhimaggo kena kato, kad± kato, kattha kato, kasm± kato”ti imesa½ pañh±namattho vitth±rena vibh±vito hoti.
Id±ni kimattha½ katoti-±d²na½ pañh±namattha½ pak±sayiss±ma. Tattha kimattha½ katoti etassa pana pañhassa attho ±cariyeneva pak±sito. Katha½?
“Sudullabha½ labhitv±na, pabbajja½ jinas±sane;
s²l±disaªgaha½ khema½, uju½ magga½ visuddhiy±.
Yath±bh³ta½ aj±nant±, suddhik±m±pi ye idha;
visuddhi½ n±dhigacchanti, v±yamant±pi yogino.
Tesa½ p±mojjakaraºa½, suvisuddhavinicchaya½;
mah±vih±rav±s²na½, desan±nayanissita½.
Visuddhimagga½ bh±sissa½, ta½ me sakkacca bh±sato;
visuddhik±m± sabbepi, nis±mayatha s±dhavo”ti [visuddhi. 1.2].
Tasm± esa visuddhimaggo visuddhisaªkh±tanibb±nak±m±na½ s±dhujan±na½ s²lasam±dhipaññ±saªkh±tassa visuddhimaggassa y±th±vato j±nanatth±ya katoti padh±nappayojanavasena veditabbo. Appadh±nappayojanavasena pana cat³su ±gamaµµhakath±su ganthasallahukabh±vatth±yapi katoti veditabbo. Tath± hi vutta½ ±gamaµµhakath±su
“Majjhe visuddhimaggo, esa catunnampi ±gam±nañhi;
µhatv± pak±sayissati, tattha yath±bh±sitamattha½;
icceva me kato”ti [d². ni. aµµha. 1.ganth±rambhakath±].