Visuddhimagga VIII-57

Yathā pana vacasā, tatheva manasāpi sajjhāyo kātabbo.


Ñ(VIII,57): 2. The mental recitation should be done just as it is done verbally.

Vacasā sajjhāyo hi manasā sajjhāyassa paccayo hoti.


Ñ: For the verbal recitation is a condition for the mental recitation,

Manasā sajjhāyo lakkhaṇapaṭivedhassa paccayo hoti.


Ñ: and the mental recitation is a condition for the penetration of the characteristic [of foulness].

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