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"Katamaa ca, Raahula, vaayodhaatu? Vaayodhaatu siyaa ajjhattikaa, siyaa baahiraa. Katamaa ca, Raahula, ajjhattikaa vaayodhaatu? Ya.m ajjhatta.m paccatta.m vaayo vaayogata.m upaadinna.m, seyyathida.m - uddha'ngamaa vaataa, adhogamaa vaataa, kucchisayaa vaataa, ko.t.thaasayaa vaataa, a'ngama'ngaanusaarino vaataa, assaaso passaaso, iti ya.m vaa pana˝˝ampi ki˝ci ajjhatta.m paccatta.m vaayo vaayogata.m upaadinna.m - aya.m vuccati, Raahula, ajjhattikaa vaayodhaatu. Yaa ceva kho pana ajjhattikaa vaayodhaatu yaa ca baahiraa vaayodhaatu vaayodhaaturevesaa. 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 vaayodhaatuyaa nibbindati, vaayodhaatuyaa citta.m viraajeti.

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

  • vaayo - (nt.) wind (taken as an object of meditation) or motion, has the characteristic of motion or pressure.


Vaayo-dhaatu siyaa ajjhattikaa, siyaa baahiraa.
wind-element / may be / internal / may be / external
The wind element may be internal or external.


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


Ya.m ajjhatta.m paccatta.m vaayo vaayogata.m upaadinna.m, seyyathida.m -
that / internally / individually / wind / windy / clung to / namely
That, internally, and individually, is wind, windy, and clung to, namely:

  • vaayogata.m - windy.


uddha'n-gamaa vaataa, adho-gamaa vaataa, kucchi-sayaa vaataa, ko.t.thaa-sayaa vaataa, a'ngam-a'nga-anusaarino vaataa, assaaso passaaso,
upwards-going / winds / downwards-going / winds / existing in the belly / winds / exising in the abdomen / winds / limbs-following / in-breath / out-breath
winds going upwards, winds going downwards, winds in the belly, winds in the abdomen, winds going across the limbs, in-breathing, out-breathing,

  • uddha.m - upwards.

  • adho - downwards.

  • kucchi - belly.

  • kucchisaya - existing in the belly.

  • ko.t.tho - abdomen.

  • ko.t.thaasaya - existing in the abdomen.

  • a'nga.m - constituent part, limb.

  • anusaarin - following, striving after (-ino: plural).

  • assaaso - inbreath.

  • passaaso - outbreath.


iti ya.m vaa pan-a˝˝am-pi ki˝ci ajjhatta.m paccatta.m vaayo vaayogata.m upaadinna.m -
thus / that / or / else-other-and / whatever / internally / individually / wind / windy / clung to
or whatever else internally, and individually is wind, windy and clung to.


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


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

"And what, Rahula, is the wind element? The wind element may be internal or external. And what, Rahula, is the internal wind element? That, internally, and individually, is wind, windy, and clung to, namely: winds going upwards, winds going downwards, winds in the belly, winds in the abdomen, winds going across the limbs, in-breathing, out-breathing, or whatever else internally, and individually is wind, windy and clung to. This, Rahula, is called the internal wind element. But that very internal motion element and that external motion element are simply motion 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 motion element (and) detaches the mind from the motion element.

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