Visuddhimagga XIV-70

445. Ojālakkhaṇo kabaḷīkāro āhāro, rūpāharaṇaraso, upatthambhanapaccupaṭṭhāno, kabaḷaṃ katvā āharitabbavatthupadaṭṭhāno.
Ñ(XIV,70): 24. Physical nutriment has the characteristic of nutritive essence. Its function is to feed kinds of matter. It is manifested as consolidating. Its proximate cause is a physical basis that must be fed with physical food.

Yāya ojāya sattā yāpenti, tassā etaṃ adhivacanaṃ.
Ñ: It is a term for the nutritive essence by means of which living beings sustain themselves (cf. Dhs. §646).

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