Visuddhimagga VI-29

Tatridaṃ upalakkhaṇavidhānaṃ, sace tassa nimittassa samantā cakkhupathe pāsāṇo hoti, so ‘‘ayaṃ pāsāṇo ucco vā nīco vā khuddako vā mahanto vā tambo vā kāḷo vā seto vā dīgho vā parimaṇḍalo vā’’ti vavatthapetabbo.


Ñ(VI,29): These are the directions for characterizing them. If there is a rock in the eye's focus near the sign, he should define it in this way: 'This rock is high or low, small or large, brown or black or white, long or round',

Tato ‘‘imasmiṃ nāma okāse ayaṃ pāsāṇo idaṃ asubhanimittaṃ, idaṃ asubhanimittaṃ ayaṃ pāsāṇo’’ti sallakkhetabbaṃ.


Ñ: after which he should observe [the relative positions] thus: 'In this place, this is a rock, this is the sign of foulness; this is the sign of foulness, this is a rock'.

No comments:


Terms of use: You may copy, reformat, reprint, republish, and redistribute this work in any medium whatsoever, provided that: (1) you only make such copies, etc. available free of charge; and (2) Please ask permission from BPS to use the English translation of the Visuddhimagga.

Acknowledgment: Thanks to Buddhist Publication Society (BPS) and Venerable Nyanatusita for allowing me to use the English translation of the Visuddhimagga (The Path Of Purification) by Bhadantācariya Buddhaghosa, translated from the Pāḷi by Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli, as part of a combined Chinese English translation.

Sādhu ! Sādhu ! Sādhu !