Visuddhimagga XI-3

Tesu kabaḷīkārāhāre nikantibhayaṃ.


Ñ(XI,3): Now when there is physical nutriment there is attachment, which brings peril;

Phassāhāre upagamanabhayaṃ.


Ñ: when there is nutriment as contact there is approaching, which brings peril;

Manosañcetanāhāre upapattibhayaṃ.


Ñ: when there is nutriment as mental volition [there is reappearance, which brings peril;]

Viññāṇāhāre paṭisandhibhayaṃ.


Ñ: [when there is nutriment as consciousness] there is rebirth-linking, which brings peril.

Before that Chew translated 'upapatti' as 'rebirth-process'.

Partially message that Chew received from Bhikkhu Nyanatusita:

Indeed there is a missing passage. The Pāḷi is:

Tesu kabaḷīkārāhāre nikantibhayaṃ. Phassāhāre upagamanabhayaṃ. Manosañcetanāhāre upapattibhayaṃ. Viññāṇāhāre paṭisandhibhayaṃ.

Which should be translated as:

'when there is nutriment as mental volition there is reappearance, which brings peril; when there is nutriment as consciousness there is rebirth-linking, which brings peril.'

The underlined part has been skipped over. I am not sure whether this was already missing in the original edition of the Path of Purification translation or whether it occurred during the digitization process for the last edition. I am visiting the Netherlands at the moment and I don't have the original edition at hand.

Elsewhere in the Path of Purification Nyanamoli translated upapatti as ''reappearance.''

Evaṃ sappaṭibhayesu ca tesu kabaḷīkārāhāro puttamaṃsūpamena (saṃ. ni. 2.63) dīpetabbo.


Ñ: And to show how they bring fear thus, physical nutriment should be illustrated by the simile of the child's flesh (S.ii,98),

Phassāhāro niccammagāvūpamena (saṃ. ni. 2.63).


Ñ: contact as nutriment by the simile of the hideless cow (S.ii,99),

Manosañcetanāhāro aṅgārakāsūpamena (saṃ. ni. 2.63).


Ñ: mental volition as nutriment by the simile of the pit of live coals (S.ii,99),

Viññāṇāhāro sattisatūpamenāti (saṃ. ni. 2.63).


Ñ: and consciousness as nutriment by the simile of the hundred spears (S.ii,100).

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