Visuddhimagga VIII-120

200. Udariyanti udare bhavaṃ asitapītakhāyitasāyitaṃ.



Ñ(VIII,120): This is what has been eaten, drunk, chewed and tasted, and is present in the stomach.

Taṃ vaṇṇato ajjhohaṭāhāravaṇṇaṃ.


Ñ: As to colour, it is the colour of swallowed food.

Saṇṭhānato parissāvane sithilabaddhataṇḍulasaṇṭhānaṃ.


Ñ: As to shape, it is the shape of rice loosely tied in a cloth strainer.

Disato uparimāya disāya jātaṃ.


Ñ: As to direction, it is in the upper direction.

Okāsato udare ṭhitaṃ.


Ñ: As to location, it is in the stomach.

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