所谓「执取于相」即「此为前句，此为后句，此为义理，此为其意旨，此为譬喻」等的行相 ── 忆持于心的意思。
Ñ(III,132): Apprehend the sign means that he must connect each aspect thus: 'This is the preceding clause, this is the subsequent clause, this is its meaning, this is its intention, this is the simile'.
Sayādaw U Sīlānanda: 'Apprehend the sign' - paying close attention to what the teacher says.
Han: Mahāsī Sayādaw: same interpretation.
Evaṃ nimittaṃ gahetvā sakkaccaṃ suṇantena hi kammaṭṭhānaṃ suggahitaṃ hoti.
Ñ: When he listens attentively, apprehending the sign in this way, his meditation subject is well apprehended.
Athassa taṃ nissāya visesādhigamo sampajjati, na itarassāti ayaṃ gahetvāti imassa padassa atthaparidīpanā.
Ñ: Then, and because of that, he successfully attains distinction, but not otherwise. This clarifies the meaning of the words 'and he must apprehend'.
Sayādaw U Sīlānanda: The word 'distinction' here means 1. Jhāna, 2. Supernormal knowledge, 3. Enlightenment. [
Han: Mahāsī Sayādaw: [
But Sayādaw did not elaborate on the word 'distinction'.