Visuddhimagga VII-79

Atha vā diṭṭhanti dassanaṃ vuccati. Diṭṭhameva sandiṭṭhaṃ, dassananti attho.


Ñ(VII,79): Or alternatively, it is seeing (dassana) that is called 'the seen' (diṭṭha); then diṭṭha and sandiṭṭha are identical in meaning as 'seeing'.

Sandiṭṭhaṃ arahatīti sandiṭṭhiko.


Ñ: It is worthy of being seen (dittha), thus it is 'visible here and now' (sandiṭṭhika).

Lokuttaradhammo hi bhāvanābhisamayavasena sacchikiriyābhisamayavasena ca dissamānoyeva vaṭṭabhayaṃ nivatteti.


Ñ: For the supramundane Dhamma (law) arrests the fearful round [of kamma, etc.,] as soon as it is seen by means of penetration consisting in development [of the path] and by means of penetration consisting in realization [of nibbāna].

Notes in Chinese translation: 「修习现观」(bhāvanābhisamaya)是见道法;「作证现观」(sacchikiriyābhisamaya)是见涅盘法。

Tasmā yathā vatthaṃ arahatīti vatthiko, evaṃ sandiṭṭhaṃ arahatīti sandiṭṭhiko.


Ñ: So it is 'visible here and now' (sandiṭṭhika) since it is worthy of being seen (diṭṭha), just as one who is clothable (vattihika) is so called because he is worthy of clothes (vattha).

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