IX. Navaka Nipāta
II. Sīhanāda Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
IX. The Book of the Nines
Chapter II: The Lion Roar
Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.
At Savatthī the Exalted One said:
Imagine, monks, a boil,
which has been gathering for many years.
It might have nine gaping wounds,
nine natural openings.
Thence whatever might ooze out,
foulness would certainly ooze out;
stench would certainly ooze out;
loathsomeness would certainly ooze out:
whatever might be discharged,
foulness would certainly be discharged;
stench would certainly be discharged;
loathsomeness would certainly be discharged.
 Abhedana. Comy. na kenaci bhinditvā ... samuṭṭhitāni vaṇamukhāni.