Visuddhimagga XIV-54

437. Tato paresu pana rūpādīsu cakkhupaṭihananalakkhaṇaṃ rūpaṃ, cakkhuviññāṇassa visayabhāvarasaṃ, tasseva gocarapaccupaṭṭhānaṃ, catumahābhūtapadaṭṭhānaṃ.
Ñ(XIV,54): 6. As regards visible data, etc., which come next, a visible datum has the characteristic of impinging on the eye. Its function is to be the objective field of eye-consciousness. It is manifested as the resort of that too. Its proximate cause is the four great primaries.

Yathā cetaṃ tathā sabbānipi upādārūpāni.
Ñ: And all the [following] kinds of derived materiality are the same as this.

Yattha pana viseso atthi, tattha vakkhāma.
Ñ: Where there is a difference we shall mention it.

Tayidaṃ nīlaṃ pītakantiādivasena anekavidhaṃ.
Ñ: This [visible datum] is of various kinds as 'blue, yellow' (Dhs. §617) and so on.

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