Visuddhimagga VIII-196

224. Evaṃ gaṇanāya manasi katvā anubandhanāya manasi kātabbaṃ.


Ñ(VIII,196): 2. Having given attention to it in this way by counting, he should now do so by connexion.

Anubandhanā nāma gaṇanaṃ paṭisaṃharitvā satiyā nirantaraṃ assāsapassāsānaṃ anugamanaṃ.


Ñ: Connexion is the uninterrupted following of the in-breaths and out-breaths with mindfulness after counting has been given up.

Tañca kho na ādimajjhapariyosānānugamanavasena.


Ñ: And that is not by following after the beginning, middle and end.

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