Disorder is a common gloss for the Scriptural term sawari 障り. Alternate glosses include “afflict” or “affliction.” Sawari is used as a noun and a verb (occasionally as sawari-tsuku 障りつく). It refers to an affliction of the body, often appearing in the Ofudesaki with the words mi no uchi 身のうち and mi ni 身に.
See also illness.
Appearances of “sawari” in the Ofudesaki
Frequency of “sawari”/“disorder” in the Osashizu
There are too many appearances of sawari in the Osashizu to count. The section covering sawari and its various conjugated forms (i.e., sawaru, sawareba) in the three-volume index to the Osashizu spans 5 pages.
- These two phrases merely refer to the physical body.
- 『おさしづ索引』 Osashizu sakuin, pp. 978–982 (vol. 2 pp. 108–12).