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"Katamaa ca, Raahula, aapodhaatu? Aapodhaatu siyaa ajjhattikaa, siyaa baahiraa. Katamaa ca, Raahula, ajjhattikaa aapodhaatu? Ya.m ajjhatta.m paccatta.m aapo aapogata.m upaadinna.m, seyyathida.m - pitta.m semha.m pubbo lohita.m sedo medo assu vasaa khe.lo si'nghaa.nikaa lasikaa mutta.m, ya.m vaa pana˝˝ampi ki˝ci ajjhatta.m paccatta.m aapo aapogata.m upaadinna.m - aya.m vuccati, Raahula, ajjhattikaa aapodhaatu. Yaa ceva kho pana ajjhattikaa aapodhaatu yaa ca baahiraa aapodhaatu aapodhaaturevesaa. Ta.m 'neta.m mama, nesohamasmi, na meso attaa'ti - evameta.m yathaabhuuta.m sammappa˝˝aaya da.t.thabba.m. Evameta.m yathaabhuuta.m sammappa˝˝aaya disvaa aapodhaatuyaa nibbindati, aapodhaatuyaa citta.m viraajeti.

"Katamaa ca, Raahula, aapo-dhaatu?
which / and / Rahula / water-element
"And what, Rahula, is the water element?


Aapo-dhaatu siyaa ajjhattikaa, siyaa baahiraa.
water-element / may be / internal / may be / external
The water element may be internal or external.

  • siyaa: may be (PED atthi).

Katamaa ca, Raahula, ajjhattikaa aapo-dhaatu?
which / and / Rahula / internal / water-element
And what, Rahula, is the internal water element?


Ya.m ajjhatta.m paccatta.m aapo aapogata.m upaadinna.m, seyyathida.m -
that / internally / individually / liquid / liquefied / clung to / namely
That, internally, and individually, is liquid, liquefied, and clung to, namely:


pitta.m semha.m pubbo lohita.m sedo medo assu vasaa khe.lo si'nghaa.nikaa lasikaa mutta.m,
bile / phlegm / pus / blood / sweat / fat / tears / tallow / saliva / snot / synovia / urine
bile, phlegm, pus, blood, sweat, fat, tears, tallow, saliva, snot, synovia, urine,


ya.m vaa pan-a˝˝am-pi ki˝ci ajjhatta.m paccatta.m aapo aapogata.m upaadinna.m -
that / or / else-other-and / whatever / internally / individually / liquid / liquefied / clung to
or whatever else internally, and individually, is liquid,  liquefied, and clung to.


aya.m vuccati, Raahula, ajjhattikaa aapo-dhaatu.
this / is called / Rahula / internal / water-element
This, Rahula, is called the internal water element.


Yaa c-eva kho pana ajjhattikaa aapo-dhaatu yaa ca baahiraa aapo-dhaatu aapo-dhaatu-r-ev-esaa.
that / and-very / indeed / but / internal / water-element / that / and / external / water-element / thus this water element
But that very internal water element and that external water element are simply water element.


Ta.m 'n-eta.m mama, n-eso-ham-asmi, na m-eso attaa'ti -
that / not-this / mine / not this I am / not / for me-this / self
Thus "this is not mine, this I am not, this is not myself"


evam-eta.m yathaabhuuta.m sammappa˝˝aaya da.t.thabba.m.
thus this / just as it is / with right wisdom / is to be seen
is to be seen with right wisdom just as it is.


Evam-eta.m yathaabhuuta.m sammappa˝˝aaya disvaa aapo-dhaatuyaa nibbindati, aapo-dhaatuyaa citta.m viraajeti.
thus this / just as it is / with right wisdom / having seen / [on] water element / becomes dispassionate / from water element / mind / detaches
Having seen this with right wisdom just as it is, (one) becomes dispassionate towards the water element (and) the mind detaches from the water element.

"And what, Rahula, is the water element? The water element may be internal or external. And what, Rahula, is the internal water element? That, internally, and individually, is liquid, liquefied, and clung to, namely: bile, phlegm, pus, blood, sweat, fat, tears, tallow, saliva, snot, synovia, urine, or whatever else internally, and individually, is liquid,  liquefied, and clung to. This, Rahula, is called the internal water element. But that very internal water element and that external water element are simply water element. Thus "this is not mine, this I am not, this is not myself" is to be seen with right wisdom just as it is. Having seen this with right wisdom just as it is, (one) becomes dispassionate towards the water element (and) the mind detaches from the water element.

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