Visuddhimagga XI-88

348. Kalāpatoti yā ayaṃ kesā lomātiādinā nayena vīsatiyā ākārehi pathavīdhātu, pittaṃ semhanti ca ādinā nayena dvādasahākārehi āpodhātu niddiṭṭhā,


Ñ(XI,88): 2. By groups: there is the earth element described under the twenty aspects (modes) beginning with head hairs, body hairs, and also the water, element described under the twelve (modes) aspects beginning with bile, phlegm, etc.

tattha yasmā –


Ñ: Now as to these:

Vaṇṇo gandho raso ojā, catasso cāpi dhātuyo;

Aṭṭhadhammasamodhānā, hoti kesāti sammuti;

Tesaṃyeva vinibbhogā, natthi kesāti sammuti.


Ñ: Colour, odour, taste, and nutritive

Essence, and the four elements—

From combination of these eight

There comes the common usage head hairs;

And separately from these eight

There is no common usage head hairs.

Tasmā kesāpi aṭṭhadhammakalāpamattameva.


Ñ: Consequently, head hairs are only a mere group of eight states.

Tathā lomādayoti.

「毛」等亦然。[PTS 365]

Ñ: Likewise body hairs, [365] and the rest.

Yo panettha kammasamuṭṭhāno koṭṭhāso, so jīvitindriyena ca bhāvena ca saddhiṃ dasadhammakalāpopi hoti.


Ñ: A component here that is kamma-originated is a group of ten states, [that is to say, the former eight] together with the life faculty and sex.

Ussadavasena pana pathavīdhātu āpodhātūti saṅkhaṃ gato.


Ñ: But it is on account of respective prominence [of stiffenedness or cohesion] that it comes to be styled 'earth element' or 'water element'.

Evaṃ kalāpato manasikātabbā.


Ñ: This is how they should be given attention 'by groups'.

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