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"Katamaa ca, Raahula, tejodhaatu? Tejodhaatu siyaa ajjhattikaa, siyaa baahiraa. Katamaa ca, Raahula, ajjhattikaa tejodhaatu? Ya.m ajjhatta.m paccatta.m tejo tejogata.m upaadinna.m, seyyathida.m - yena ca santappati yena ca jiiriiyati yena ca pari.dayhati yena ca asitapiitakhaayitasaayita.m sammaa pari.naama.m gacchati, ya.m vaa pana˝˝ampi ki˝ci ajjhatta.m paccatta.m tejo tejogata.m upaadinna.m - aya.m vuccati, Raahula, ajjhattikaa tejodhaatu. Yaa ceva kho pana ajjhattikaa tejodhaatu yaa ca baahiraa tejodhaatu tejodhaaturevesaa. 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 tejodhaatuyaa nibbindati, tejodhaatuyaa citta.m viraajeti.

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

  • teja - heat.


Tejo-dhaatu siyaa ajjhattikaa, siyaa baahiraa.
heat-element / may be / internal / may be / external
The heat element may be internal or external.


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


Ya.m ajjhatta.m paccatta.m tejo tejogata.m upaadinna.m, seyyathida.m -
that / internally / individually / heat / fiery / clung to / namely
That, internally, and individually, is heat, fiery[4], and clung to, namely:

  • tejogata.m - fiery.

[4] Visuddhimagga XI, 36: Fiery, the characteristic of heat. Warming, aging, burning, digestion and excitation are five processes associated with the heat element.


yena ca santappati yena ca jiiriiyati yena ca pari.dayhati yena ca asitapiitakhaayitasaayita.m sammaa pari.naama.m gacchati,
whereby / and / is heated / whereby / and / is digested / whereby / and / is burned / whereby / and / being tasted, chewed, drunk and eaten / completely / (to) digestion / goes
whereby (food) being tasted, chewed, drunk and eaten, is heated, digested, burned, and completely digested,

  • yena - ins. whereby (at which place, PED ya);

  • santappati - to be heated;

  • jiiriiyati - (caus. passive of jiirati) to be digested, decayed.

  • pari.dayhati - to be burned;

  • asita-piita-khaayita-saayita.m
    = asita - being eaten (asati p.p.)
    = piita - being drunk (pivati p.p.)
    = khaayita - (passive form) being eaten, munched, chewed (khaadati p.p.)
    = saayita - (passive form) being tasted (sayati p.p.)
    = being tasted, chewed, drunk and eaten;

  • sammaa - completely, thoroughly;

  • pari.naama - digestion.


ya.m vaa pan-a˝˝am-pi ki˝ci ajjhatta.m paccatta.m tejo tejogata.m upaadinna.m -
that / or / else-other-and / whatever / internally / individually / heat / fiery / clung to
or whatever else internally, and individually is heat, fiery and clung to.


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


Yaa c-eva kho pana ajjhattikaa tejo-dhaatu yaa ca baahiraa tejo-dhaatu tejo-dhaatu-r-ev-esaa.
that / and-very / indeed / but / internal / heat-element / that / and / external / heat-element / thus this heat element
But that very internal heat element and that external heat element are simply heat 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 tejo-dhaatuyaa nibbindati, tejo-dhaatuyaa citta.m viraajeti.
thus this / just as it is / with right wisdom / having seen / [on] heat element / becomes dispassionate / from heat element / mind / detaches
Having seen this with right wisdom just as it is, (one) becomes dispassionate towards the heat element (and) the mind detaches from the heat element.

"And what, Rahula, is the heat element? The heat element may be internal or external. And what, Rahula, is the internal heat element? That, internally, and individually, is heat, fiery[4], and clung to, namely: whereby (food) being tasted, chewed, drunk and eaten, is heated, digested, burned, and completely digested, or whatever else internally, and individually is heat, fiery and clung to. This, Rahula, is called the internal heat element. But that very internal heat element and that external heat element are simply heat 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 heat element (and) the mind detaches from the heat element.

[4] Visuddhimagga XI, 36: Fiery, the characteristic of heat. Warming, aging, burning, digestion and excitation are five processes associated with the heat element.

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