Visuddhimagga VI-6

Vividhaṃ khittaṃ vikkhittaṃ, vikkhittameva vikkhittakaṃ.


Ñ(VI,6): The scattered: what is strewed about (vividhaṃ khittaṃ) is scattered (vikkhittaṃ). What is scattered is the same as 'the scattered (vikkhittaka)'.

Paṭikkūlattā vā kucchitaṃ vikkhittanti vikkhittakaṃ.


Ñ: Or alternatively, what is scattered (yikkhitta) is vile (kucchita) because of repulsiveness, thus it is 'the scattered (vikkhittaka)'.

Aññena hatthaṃ aññena pādaṃ aññena sīsanti evaṃ tato tato khittassa chavasarīrassetamadhivacanaṃ.


Ñ: This is a term for a corpse that is strewed here and there in this way: 'Here a hand, there a foot, there the head' (cf. M.i,58).

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