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Assāsa-passāsa: In-and-out-breathing, are bodily constructions kāya-sankhāra, while directed thought and sustained thinking vitakka and vicara are called verbal constructions vacī-sankhāra, see: sankhara . In-and-out-breathing forms one of the 6 aspects of the wind-element.


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.