Tattha pacchimanisajjato pabhuti yāva paṭisandhito ārammaṇaṃ katvā pavattaṃ ñāṇaṃ pubbenivāsañāṇaṃ nāma na hoti.
Ñ(XIII,27): Herein, the knowledge that occurs making its object the period from the last sitting down for this purpose back to the rebirth-linking is not called knowledge of recollection of past life;
Taṃ pana parikammasamādhiñāṇaṃ nāma hoti.
Ñ: but it is called preliminary-work-concentration knowledge;
Atītaṃsañāṇantipi eke vadanti.
Ñ: and some call it 'knowledge of the past' (atītaṃsañāṇa),
Taṃ rūpāvacaraṃ sandhāya na yujjati.
Ñ: but that is inappropriate to the fine-material sphere.
Yadā panassa bhikkhuno paṭisandhiṃ atikkamma cutikkhaṇe pavattitanāmarūpaṃ ārammaṇaṃ katvā manodvārāvajjanaṃ uppajjati,
Ñ: However, when this bhikkhu has got back beyond the rebirth-linking, there arises in him mind-door adverting making its object the mentality-materiality that occurred at the death moment.
tasmiñca niruddhe tadevārammaṇaṃ katvā cattāri pañca vā javanāni javanti.
Ñ: And when that has ceased, then either four or five impulsions impel making that their object too.
Sesaṃ pubbe vuttanayeneva purimāni parikammādināmakāni kāmāvacarāni honti.
Ñ: The first of these, called 'preliminary-work', etc., in the way already described (§5), are of the sense sphere.
Pacchimaṃ rūpāvacaraṃ catutthajjhānikaṃ appanācittaṃ.
Ñ: The last is a fine-material absorption consciousness of the fourth jhāna.
Tadāssa yaṃ tena cittena saha ñāṇaṃ uppajjati, idaṃ pubbenivāsānussatiñāṇaṃ nāma.
Ñ: The knowledge that arises in him then together with that consciousness is what is called 'knowledge of recollection of past life'.
Tena ñāṇena sampayuttāya satiyā anekavihitaṃ pubbenivāsaṃ anussarati.
Ñ: It is with the mindfulness (memory) associated with that knowledge that he 'recollects his manifold past life,
Seyyathidaṃ, ekampi jātiṃ dvepi jātiyo…pe… iti sākāraṃ sauddesaṃ anekavihitaṃ pubbenivāsaṃ anussaratīti (dī. ni. 1.244).
Ñ: that is to say', one birth, two births, …  thus with details and particulars he recollects his manifold past life (D.i,81).