in by One hole, yet it oozes out of 9 holes!
Ancient Elders said:
The tasty food and drink, so greatly prized
Crisp to chew, soft and juicy to suck:
Through one door, a single hole, it is loaded in.
Through nine holes it later oozes out.
The delicious drink, the dainty food,
hard, soft, whatever it may be:
Man like to enjoy in crowded company,
yet, when excreting it, he hides in secrecy!
The delightful drink, the delicate food,
hot, cold, of many and various tastes:
Man may enjoy, pleased with full delight,
yet, when excreting it, he feels disgust.
The adored drink, the pleasing food,
crunchy or pulpy, whatever it may be:
The whole, even after just one single night,
will all become putrid, fetid and stinking....
Inevitable side-effect of uncontrolled greed for food.
More on disabling the
craving, urge, and greed for food:
500 kg suffering from eating too much
Source: The Path of Purification:
Visuddhimagga. XI 23
a great explainer: Ven.
Buddhaghosa in 5th century AC.
Nearly 1/3 of the humans are obese!