Visuddhimagga IV-175

Idāni sukhañca kāyena paṭisaṃvedetīti ettha kiñcāpi tatiyajjhānasamaṅgino sukhapaṭisaṃvedanābhogo natthi.

「乐以身受」── 虽然具足第三禅之人没有受乐的意欲,

Ñ(IV,175): Now, as to the clause he feels bliss with his body: here, although in one actually possessed of the third jhāna there is no concern about feeling bliss,

Evaṃ santepi yasmā tassa nāmakāyena sampayuttaṃ sukhaṃ.


Ñ: nevertheless he would feel the bliss associated with his mental body,

Yaṃ vā taṃ nāmakāyasampayuttaṃ sukhaṃ, taṃsamuṭṭhānenassa yasmā atipaṇītena rūpena rūpakāyo phuṭo, yassa phuṭattā jhānā vuṭṭhitopi sukhaṃ paṭisaṃvedeyya.


Ñ: and after emerging from the jhāna he would also feel bliss since his material body would have been affected by the exceedingly superior matter originated by that bliss associated with the mental body.47

Ñ's notes: For consciousness-originated materiality see Ch. XX, §30ff.

Tasmā etamatthaṃ dassento sukhañca kāyena paṭisaṃvedetīti āha.


Ñ: It is in order to point to this meaning that the words 'he feels bliss with his body' are said.

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