Avinibbhogavuttīsu hi bhūtesu ayaṃ imassa guṇo ayaṃ imassa guṇoti na labbhā vattu"nti.
||For it is not possible to say of primary elements, which remain always inseparable,18 that ‘This is a quality of this one, that is a quality of that one. ’”
Comm. NT: 18.
Excess is in capability, not in quantity,
otherwise their inseparability would be illogical
The four primaries are held to be inseparable and not to exist separate from each other; cf. quotation from the “Ancients” in §45.