Visuddhimagga VI-39

Disato pana imasmiṃ sarīre dve disā nābhiyā adho heṭṭhimadisā uddhaṃ uparimadisāti vavatthapetabbaṃ.


Ñ(VI,39): (4) He should define it by its direction thus: 'There are two directions in this body, that is, down from the navel as the lower direction, and up from it as the upper direction'.

Atha vā ahaṃ imissā disāya ṭhito asubhanimittaṃ imissāti vavatthapetabbaṃ.


Ñ: Or alternatively, he can define it thus: 'I am standing in this direction; the sign of foulness is in that direction'.

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