Visuddhimagga XI-90

Yūsagatā ābandhanākārabhūtā panettha āpodhātu pathavīpatiṭṭhitā tejānupālitā vāyovitthambhitā na paggharati na parissavati,


Ñ(XI,90): The liquid water element that is the mode of cohesion, being founded on earth, maintained by fire, and distended by air, does not trickle or run away.

apaggharamānā aparissavamānā pīṇitapīṇitabhāvaṃ dasseti.


Ñ: Instead of trickling or running away it provides continued refreshments.

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