Visuddhimagga VIII-143

Evaṃ paṭhamajjhānavasena ijjhamānampi cetaṃ kammaṭṭhānaṃ vaṇṇasaṇṭhānādīsu satibalena ijjhanato kāyagatāsatīti vuccati.


Ñ(VIII,143): And although this meditation is successful in this way with the first jhāna, it is nevertheless called 'mindfulness occupied with the body' because it is successful through the influence of the mindfulness of the colour, shape, and so on.

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