(Handa mayaṃ dvattiṃsākāra-pāṭhaṃ bhaṇāmase)

Ayaṃ kho me kāyo

This, which is my body,

Uddhaṃ pādatalā

From the soles of the feet up,

Adho kesamatthakā

And down from the crown of the head,

Tacapariyanto

Is a sealed bag of skin

Pūro nānappakārassa asucino

Filled with unattractive things.

Atthi imasmiṃ kāye

In this body there are:

kesā hair of the head
lomā hair of the body
nakhā nails
dantā teeth
taco skin
maṃsaṃ flesh
nahārū sinews
aṭṭhī bones
aṭṭhimiñjaṃ bone marrow
vakkaṃ kidneys
hadayaṃ heart
yakanaṃ liver
kilomakaṃ membranes
pihakaṃ spleen
papphāsaṃ lungs
antaṃ bowels
antaguṇaṃ entrails
udariyaṃ undigested food
karīsaṃ excrement
pittaṃ bile
semhaṃ phlegm
pubbo pus
lohitaṃ blood
sedo sweat
medo fat
assu tears
vasā grease
kheḷo spittle
siṅghāṇikā mucus
lasikā oil of the joints
muttaṃ urine
matthaluṅgan’ti brain

Evam-ayaṃ me kāyo

This, then, which is my body,

Uddhaṃ pādatalā

From the soles of the feet up,

Adho kesamatthakā

And down from the crown of the head,

Tacapariyanto

Is a sealed bag of skin

Pūro nānappakārassa asucino

Flled with unattractive things.