---Very nice indeed, I just checked the url.
Thanks for taking the time to do this Yong Peng.
Imagine what pali studies would be like if all the suttas were
translated in this excellent way.
, "Ong Yong Peng" <ypong001@y...> wrote:
> Dear Nina and friends,
> thanks very much. At last, this paragraph is completed. However,
> suggestions and comments are still welcome.
> "And what, Rahula, is the space element? The space element may
> internal or external. And what, Rahula, is the internal space
> element? That, internally, and individually, is space, void, and
> clung to, namely: the cavity of the ear, the orifice of the nose,
> opening of the mouth, and whereby (one) swallows what is tasted,
> chewed, drunk and eaten, and where (food) being tasted, chewed,
> and eaten remains, and whereby (food) being tasted, chewed, drunk
> eaten passes out of the body lower down, or whatever else
> and individually is space, void, sky, empty, an opening, hollow,
> untouched by flesh and blood, and clung to. This, Rahula, is
> called the internal space element. But that very internal space
> element and that external space element are simply space element.
> Thus "this is not mine, this I am not, this is not myself" is to
> seen with right wisdom just as it is. Having seen this with right
> wisdom just as it is, the mind becomes dispassionate towards (and)
> detaches (itself) from the space element.
>  Ruupas arise in groups, never isolated. The four great
> are present in each group (kalapa). The ruupa space, akaasa, is an
> infinitesimally tiny rupa surrounding each of these groups, it
> the groups to be distinct from each other. Akaasa is also called
> pariccheda ruupa (pariccheda meaning limit), because it delimits
> separates the different groups of ruupa. The manifestation of
> is holes and openings.
>  Dhammasangani (First book of Abhidhamma) has: That which is
> and belongs to space, is sky and belongs to sky, is vacuum and
> belongs to vacuum, and is not in contact with the four Great
> Full trilinear version is available here:
> Yong Peng