Visuddhimagga VII-85

152. Paccattaṃ veditabbo viññūhīti sabbehipi ugghaṭitaññūādīhi viññūhi attani attani veditabbo ‘‘bhāvito me maggo, adhigataṃ phalaṃ, sacchikato nirodho’’ti.


Ñ(VII,85): Is directly experienceable by the wise: it can be experienced by all the kinds of wise men beginning with the 'acutely wise' (see A.ii,135) each in himself thus: 'The path has been developed, fruition attained, and cessation realized, by me'.

Notes in Chinese translation: 「智者各自证知」(Paccattaṃ veditabbo viññūhi),《解脱道论》「智慧人现证可知」。

Na hi upajjhāyena bhāvitena maggena saddhivihārikassa kilesā pahīyanti, na so tassa phalasamāpattiyā phāsuviharati, na tena sacchikataṃ nibbānaṃ sacchikaroti.


Ñ: For it does not happen that when a preceptor has developed the path his co-resident abandons his defilements, nor does a co-resident dwell in comfort owing to the preceptor's attainment of fruition, nor does he realize the nibbāna realized by the preceptor.

Tasmā na esa parassa sīse ābharaṇaṃ viya daṭṭhabbo, attano pana citteyeva daṭṭhabbo,


Ñ: So this is not visible in the way that an ornament on another's head is, but rather it is visible only in one's own mind.

anubhavitabbo viññūhīti vuttaṃ hoti.


Ñ: What is meant is that it can be undergone by wise men,

Bālānaṃ pana avisayo cesa.


Ñ: but it is not the province of fools.

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