The Book of Protection

By Venerable Piyadassi Thera

A Contemplation on The Thirty-two Parts of the Body

(Dvattimsakara) (1)

There are in this body head-hairs, body-hairs, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, sinews, bones, marrow, kidneys, heart, liver, pleura, spleen, lungs, intestines, intestinal tract, stomach, faeces, bile, phlegm, pus, blood, sweat, fat, tears, grease, saliva, nasal mucus, synovium (oil lubricating the joints), urine and brain in the skull.

1. Khp. 2; cf. D., ii, 293; M. I, 57; iii, 90. Also see below Girimananda sutta 15