Visuddhimagga VI-30

Sace vammiko hoti, sopi ‘‘ucco vā nīco vā khuddako vā mahanto vā tambo vā kāḷo vā seto vā dīgho vā parimaṇḍalo vā’’ti vavatthapetabbo.


Ñ(VI,30): If there is an ant-hill, he should define it in this way: 'This is high or low, small or large, brown or black or white, long or round',

Tato ‘‘imasmiṃ nāma okāse ayaṃ vammiko idaṃ asubhanimitta’’nti sallakkhetabbaṃ.


Ñ: after which he should observe [the relative positions] thus: 'In this place, this is an ant-hill, this is the sign of foulness'.

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