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Buddhist Dictionary by NYANATILOKA MAHATHERA
kāya-sakkhi:'body-witness',is one of the 7 noble disciples (s.ariya-puggala,B.).He is one who "in his own person (lit.body) has attained the 8 deliverances (vimokkha,q.v.),and after wisely understanding the phenomena,the cankers have partly come to extinction" (Pug.32).In A.IX,44 it is said:A monk,o brother,attains the 1st absorption (jhāna,q.v.),and as far as this domain reaches,- so far he has realized it in his own person.Thus the Blessed One calls such a person a body-witness in certain respects.(The same is then repeated with regard to the 7 higher absorptions).Further again,o brother,the monk attains the extinction of perception and feeling (s.nirodha-samāpatti),and after wisely understanding the phenomena,all the cankers come to extinction.Thus,o brother,the Blessed One calls such a person a body-witness in all respects."

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