Visuddhimagga VIII-117

197. Papphāsanti dvattiṃsamaṃsakhaṇḍappabhedaṃ papphāsamaṃsaṃ.



Ñ(VIII,117): The flesh of the lungs is divided up into two or three pieces of flesh.

Taṃ vaṇṇato rattaṃ nātipakkaudumbaraphalavaṇṇaṃ.


Ñ: As to colour, it is red, the colour of not very ripe udumbara fig fruits.

Saṇṭhānato visamacchinnabahalapūvakhaṇḍasaṇṭhānaṃ.


Ñ: As to shape, it is the shape of an unevenly cut thick slice of cake.

Abbhantare asitapītānaṃ abhāve uggatena kammajatejusmānā abbhāhatattā saṃkhāditapalālapiṇḍamiva nirasaṃ nirojaṃ.


Ñ: Inside, it is insipid and lacks nutritive essence, like a lump of chewed straw, because it is affected by the heat of the kamma-born fire [element] that springs up when there is need of something to eat and drink.

Disato uparimāya disāya jātaṃ.


Ñ: As to direction, it lies in the upper direction.

Okāsato sarīrabbhantare dvinnaṃ thanānaṃ antare hadayañca yakanañca upari chādetvā olambantaṃ ṭhitaṃ.

「处所」──在两乳之间的身体的内部,盖覆及悬挂于心脏及肝脏的上方。[PTS 258]

Ñ: As to location, it is to be found inside the body between the two breasts, hanging above the heart [258] and liver and concealing them.

Paricchedato papphāsabhāgena paricchinnaṃ,


Ñ: As to delimitation, it is bounded by what appertains to lungs.

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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