Visuddhimagga VI-37

Liṅgato pana itthiliṅgaṃ vā purisaliṅgaṃ vāti avavatthapetvā paṭhamavaye vā majjhimavaye vā pacchimavaye vā ṭhitassa idaṃ sarīranti vavatthapetabbaṃ.


Ñ(VI,37): (2) Instead of defining it by the female mark or the male mark, he should define it by its mark thus: 'This is the body of one who was in the first phase of life, in the middle phase, in the last phase'.

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