Visuddhimagga XI-35

Vissandanabhāvena taṃ taṃ ṭhānaṃ appotīti āpo.


Ñ(XI,35): [350] It flows (appoti), flows on (pappoti), to such and such a place as a state of streaming, thus it is water (āpo).

Kammasamuṭṭhānādivasena nānāvidhesu āpesu gatanti āpogataṃ.


Ñ: The watery (āpo-gata) is what is gone (gata) among such various kinds of water (āpo) as the kamma-originated, and so on.

Kiṃ taṃ?


Ñ: What is that?

Āpodhātuyā ābandhanalakkhaṇaṃ.


Ñ: It is what has the water element's characteristic of cohesion.

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