Visuddhimagga VIII-109

191. Aṭṭhimiñjanti tesaṃ tesaṃ aṭṭhīnaṃ abbhantaragataṃ miñjaṃ.



Ñ(VIII,109): This is the marrow inside the various bones.

Taṃ vaṇṇato setaṃ.

其「色」是白色的。[PTS 256]

Ñ: As to colour, it is white.

Saṇṭhānato mahantamahantānaṃ aṭṭhīnaṃ abbhantaragataṃ veḷunāḷiyaṃ pakkhittaseditamahāvettaggasaṇṭhānaṃ.


Ñ: As to shape, [256] that inside each large bone is the shape of a large cane shoot moistened and inserted into a bamboo tube.

Khuddānukhuddakānaṃ abbhantaragataṃ veḷuyaṭṭhipabbesu pakkhittaseditatanuvettaggasaṇṭhānaṃ.


Ñ: That inside each small bone is the shape of a slender cane shoot moistened and inserted in a section of bamboo twig.

Disato dvīsu disāsu jātaṃ.


Ñ: As to direction, it lies in both directions.

Okāsato aṭṭhīnaṃ abbhantare patiṭṭhitaṃ.


Ñ: As to location, it is set inside the bones.

Paricchedato aṭṭhīnaṃ abbhantaratalehi paricchinnaṃ,


Ñ: As to delimitation, it is delimited by the inner surface of the bones.

ayamassa sabhāgaparicchedo.


Ñ: … (This is the delimitation by the similar.)

Visabhāgaparicchedo pana kesasadisoyeva.


Ñ: (But their delimitation by the dissimilar is like that for the head hairs.)

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