Visuddhimagga VI-46

Vivaratoti vivaraṃ nāma hatthantaraṃ pādantaraṃ udarantaraṃ kaṇṇantaranti evaṃ vivarato vavatthapetabbaṃ.


Ñ(VI,46): (8) By its openings: an 'opening' is the hollow between the arm [and the side], the hollow between the legs, the hollow of the stomach, the hollow of the ear.

Akkhīnampi nimmīlitabhāvo vā ummīlitabhāvo vā mukhassa ca pihitabhāvo vā vivaṭabhāvo vā vavatthapetabbo.


Ñ: He should define it by its openings in this way. Or alternatively, the opened or closed state of the eyes and the opened or closed state of the mouth can be defined.

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