Eight qualities of pure water

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Pure water is said to be endowed with eight qualities (Skt. aṣṭāṅgajala; Tib. ཡན་ལག་བརྒྱད་དང་ལྡན་པའི་ཆུ།, Wyl. yan lag brgyad dang ldan pa'i chu):

  1. crystal clarity,
  2. coolness,
  3. sweetness,
  4. lightness,
  5. softness,
  6. it is soothing to the stomach,
  7. free of impurities, and
  8. clears the throat.