Visuddhimagga XIV-221

Apica cārakakāraṇaaparādhakāraṇakārakaaparādhikupamā ete bhājanabhojanabyañjanaparivesakabhuñjakūpamā cāti evaṃ upamāto vinicchayanayo viññātabbo.
Ñ(XIV,221): Also they are (respectively) like the prison, the punishment, the offence, the punisher, and the offender. And they are like the dish, the food, the curry sauce [poured over the food], the server, and the eater. This is how the exposition should be known as to simile.

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