Visuddhimagga V-9




Notes in Chinese translation: 「风遍」(vāyo-kasiṇa),《解脱道论》「风一切入」。

93. Vāyokasiṇaṃ bhāvetukāmenāpi vāyusmiṃ nimittaṃ gaṇhitabbaṃ.


Ñ(V,9): Anyone who wants to develop the air kasiṇa should apprehend the sign in air.

Tañca kho diṭṭhavasena vā phuṭṭhavasena vā.


Ñ: And that is done either by sight or by touch.

Vuttañhetaṃ aṭṭhakathāsu ‘‘vāyokasiṇaṃ uggaṇhanto vāyusmiṃ nimittaṃ gaṇhāti, ucchaggaṃ vā eritaṃ sameritaṃ upalakkheti, veḷaggaṃ vā…pe… rukkhaggaṃ vā kesaggaṃ vā eritaṃ sameritaṃ upalakkheti, kāyasmiṃ vā phuṭṭhaṃ upalakkhetī’’ti.


Ñ: For this is said in the Commentaries: 'One who is learning the air kasiṇa apprehends the sign in air. He notices the tops of [growing] sugarcane moving to and fro; or he notices the tops of bamboos, or the tops of trees, or the ends of the hair, moving to and fro; or he notices the touch of it on the body'.

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