Visuddhimagga VIII-84

183. Idaṃ pana nesaṃ vaṇṇādivasena pañcadhā paṭikkūlato vavatthāpanaṃ.


Ñ(VIII,84): (b) Their definition as to repulsiveness in the five ways, that is, by colour, etc., is as follows.

Kesā nāmete vaṇṇatopi paṭikkūlā. Saṇṭhānatopi gandhatopi āsayatopi okāsatopi paṭikkūlā.


Ñ: Head hairs are repulsive in colour as well as in shape, odour, habitat, and location.

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