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If a monk or a nun see various colours (or forms), viz. in wreaths, dressed images, dolls, clothes 2, woodwork, plastering, paintings, jewelry, ivory-work, strings, leaf-cutting, they should not for the sake of pleasing the eye resolve to go where they will see various colours (or forms). All that has been said

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in the last chapter with regard to sounds should be repeated here with regard to colours (or forms); only the passages on music are to be omitted. (1)


185:2 I have translated the last four words, gamthimâni, vedhimâni, pûrimâni, samghâtimâni, according to the commentary. Later on I shall translate them garlands, ribbons, scarves, and sashes.

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