Visuddhimagga XV-13

515. Saṅkhepavitthārāti saṅkhepato hi manāyatanassa ceva dhammāyatanekadesassa ca nāmena tadavasesānañca āyatanānaṃ rūpena saṅgahitattā dvādasāpi āyatanāni nāmarūpamattameva honti.
(五)「以简略与详细」,先就简略说:意处及法处的一部分是属于名所摄,其它的诸处属于色所摄,所以十二处只是名与色而已。
Ñ(XV,13): 5. In brief and in detail: in brief the twelve bases are simply mentality-materiality because the mind base and one part of the mental-data base are included in mentality, and the rest of the bases in materiality.



Visuddhimagga XV-12

Apica viññāṇuppattikāraṇavavatthānatopi ayametesaṃ kamo veditabbo.
亦因确定识的生起的原因,故说此等十二处的次第。
Ñ(XV,12): Furthermore, their order may be understood as that in which the reasons for consciousness's arising are defined;


Vuttañhetaṃ ‘‘cakkhuñca paṭicca rūpe ca uppajjati cakkhuviññāṇaṃ…pe… manañca paṭicca dhamme ca uppajjati manoviññāṇa’’nti (ma. ni. 3.421; saṃ. ni. 2.43).
即如世尊说:「诸比丘,以眼与色为缘生起眼识……乃至以意与法为缘生起意识」。
Ñ: and it is said: 'Due to eye and to visible objects eye-consciousness arises, … due to mind and mental objects mind-consciousness arises' (M.i,111).


Evaṃ kamatopettha viññātabbo vinicchayo.
如是当知这十二处的次第的抉择。
Ñ: This is how the exposition should be known here as to order.



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