Visuddhimagga VIII-123

201. Karīsanti vaccaṃ.



Ñ(VIII,123): This is excrement.

Taṃ vaṇṇato yebhuyyena ajjhohaṭāhāravaṇṇameva hoti.


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

Saṇṭhānato okāsasaṇṭhānaṃ.


Ñ: As to shape, it is the shape of its location.

Disato heṭṭhimāya disāya jātaṃ.


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

Okāsato pakkāsaye ṭhitaṃ.


Ñ: As to location, it is to be found in the receptacle for digested food (rectum).

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