Subha-nimitta: 'beautiful or attractive object of mind'; it may become an inducement to the arising of sense-desire kāmacchanda see: nīvarana,No other thing do I know, o Bhikkhus, through which in such a degree sense-desire may arise, and once arisen will continue to grow, as an attractive object. Whoso does not wisely consider an attractive object, in him sense-desire will arise, and once arisen will continue to grow; A. I, 2.


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.

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