Visuddhimagga VII-11

Kāmabhave paṭisandhiviññāṇaṃ kāmabhave nāmarūpassa paccayo hoti, tathā rūpabhave.


Ñ(VII,11): Rebirth-linking consciousness in sensual becoming is a condition for mentality-materiality in sensual becoming. Similarly in fine-material becoming.

Arūpabhave nāmasseva paccayo hoti.


Ñ: In immaterial becoming it is a condition for mentality only.

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