Visuddhimagga I-79

Evaṃ samīpaṃ katvā jappanaṃ sāmantajappāti veditabbaṃ.


Ñ(I,79): Such talk that keeps near [to the subject] should be understood as indirect talk.

Parikathāti yathā taṃ labhati tassa parivattetvā kathananti.


Ñ: Roundabout talk is talking round and round [the subject] as much as is allowed.

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