Visuddhimagga VI-63

Tassevaṃ paccavekkhato taṃ nimittaṃ pākaṭaṃ hoti, purato nikkhittaṃ viya upaṭṭhāti.


Ñ(VI,63): As he reviews it in this way, the sign becomes evident and appears as if placed in front of him;

Kammaṭṭhānaṃ purimākāreneva vīthiṃ paṭipajjati.


Ñ: the meditation subject rides in its track as it did before.

Tena vuttaṃ ‘‘gatāgatamaggapaccavekkhaṇā vīthisampaṭipādanatthā’’ti.


Ñ: Hence it was said: the reviewing of the path gone by and come by has keeping [the mind] on the track for its purpose.

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