Visuddhimagga XI-63

325. Papphāsaṃ sarīrabbhantare dvinnaṃ thanānamantare hadayañca yakanañca upari chādetvā olambantaṃ ṭhitaṃ.


Ñ(XI,63): Lungs are to be found inside the body between the two breasts, hanging over the heart and liver and concealing them.

Tattha yathā jiṇṇakoṭṭhabbhantare lambamāne sakuṇakulāvake na jiṇṇakoṭṭhabbhantaraṃ jānāti mayi sakuṇakulāvako lambamāno ṭhitoti.


Ñ: Herein, just as when a bird's nest is hanging inside an old barn, the inside of the old barn does not know 'A bird's nest is hanging in me',

Napi sakuṇakulāvako jānāti ahaṃ jiṇṇakoṭṭhabbhantare lambamāno ṭhitoti,


Ñ: nor does the bird's nest know 'I am hanging inside an old barn',

evameva na taṃ sarīrabbhantaraṃ jānāti mayi papphāsaṃ lambamānaṃ ṭhitanti.

同样的,[PTS 358] 身体的内部不知「肺脏悬于我内」,

Ñ: so too, [358] the inside of the body does not know 'Lungs are hanging in me',

Napi papphāsaṃ jānāti ahaṃ evarūpe sarīrabbhantare lambamānaṃ ṭhitanti.


Ñ: nor do the lungs know 'We are hanging inside such a body'.

Aññamaññaṃ ābhogapaccavekkhaṇarahitā ete dhammā.


Ñ: These things are devoid of mutual concern and reviewing.

Iti papphāsaṃ nāma imasmiṃ sarīre pāṭiyekko koṭṭhāso acetano abyākato suñño nissatto thaddho pathavīdhātūti.


Ñ: So what is called lungs is a particular component of this body, without thought, indeterminate, void, not a living being, rigid earth element.

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