Visuddhimagga VI-3

Paribhinnaṭṭhānesu vissandamānaṃ pubbaṃ vipubbaṃ, vipubbameva vipubbakaṃ.


Ñ(VI,3): The festering: what is trickling with pus in broken places is festering (vipubba). What is festering is the same as 'the festering (vipubbaka)'.

Paṭikkūlattā vā kucchitaṃ vipubbanti vipubbakaṃ.


Ñ: Or alternatively, what is festering (vipubba) is vile (kucchita) because of repulsiveness, thus it is 'the festering (vipubbaka)'.

Tathārūpassa chavasarīrassetamadhivacanaṃ.


Ñ: This is a term for a corpse in that particular state.

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