Visuddhimagga XIII-3

Ubho sadde suṇātīti dve sadde suṇāti.


Ñ(XIII,3): He hears both kinds of sounds: he hears the two kinds of sounds.

Katame dve?


Ñ: What two?

Dibbe ca mānuse ca, devānañca manussānañca saddeti vuttaṃ hoti.


Ñ: The divine and the human: the sounds of deities and of human beings, is what is meant.

Etena padesapariyādānaṃ veditabbaṃ.


Ñ: This should be understood as partially inclusive.

Ye dūre santike cāti ye saddā dūre paracakkavāḷepi ye ca santike antamaso sadehasannissitapāṇakasaddāpi, te suṇātīti vuttaṃ hoti.


Ñ: Those that are far as well as near: what is meant is that he hears sounds that are far off, even in another world-sphere, and those that are near, even the sounds of the creatures living in his own body.

Etena nippadesapariyādānaṃ veditabbaṃ.


Ñ: This should be understood as completely inclusive.

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