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Moisture

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Samsedaja patisandhi (born or arisen from moisture); saṃsedaja : (adj.) born from moisture. Moisture refers to the presence of a liquid, especially water, often in trace amounts.

Small amounts of water may be found, for example, in the air (humidity), in foods, and in various commercial products.

Moisture also refers to the amount of water vapour present in the air.

Some sentient beings take rebirths in places where the fetus could cling to.

Larvae hatch and grow up in decaying organic matter.

Queen Padumavati was conceived in a lotus blossom and Queen Veluvati in the hollow of bamboo plant.

Cincamana who slandered the Buddha took rebirth in a tamarind tree.

Most insects belong to this type of patisandhi, but human exceptions are not a few in number.