Visuddhimagga VIII-96

Disato dvīsu disāsu jāto.


Ñ(VIII,96): As to direction, it lies in both directions.

Okāsato sakalasarīraṃ pariyonandhitvā ṭhito.


Ñ: As to location, it covers the whole body.

Paricchedato heṭṭhā patiṭṭhitatalena,


Ñ: As to delimitation, it is bounded below by its fixed surface,

upari ākāsena paricchinno,


Ñ: and above by space.

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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