Visuddhimagga VIII-59

Paricchedatoti sabhāgaparicchedo visabhāgaparicchedoti dve paricchedā.


Ñ(VIII,59): 7. As to delimitation: there are two kinds of delimitation, that is, delimitation of the similar and delimitation of the dissimilar.

Tattha ayaṃ koṭṭhāso heṭṭhā ca upari ca tiriyañca iminā nāma paricchinnoti evaṃ sabhāgaparicchedo veditabbo.


Ñ: Herein, delimitation of the similar should be understood in this way: 'This part is delimited above and below and around by this'.

Kesā na lomā, lomāpi na kesāti evaṃ amissakatāvasena visabhāgaparicchedo veditabbo.


Ñ: Delimitation of the dissimilar should be understood as non-intermixed-ness in this way: "Head hairs are not body hairs, and body hairs are not head hairs'.

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