"The Path of Purification" (Visuddhimagga), Ch. XVII
79. (8) A state that assists in the mode of foundation and in the mode
of support is a 'support condition', as the earth is for trees, as
canvas is for paintings, and so on. It should be understood in the way
stated for conascence thus: 'The four immaterial aggregates are a
condition, as support condition, for each other' (P.tn.1,3), but the
sixth instance has been set forth in this way here: 'The eye base [is a
condition, as support condition,] for the eye-consciousness element [and
for the states associated therewith]; the ear base ... the nose base ...
the tongue base ... the body base is a condition, as support condition,
for the body-consciousness element and for the states associated
therewith; the materiality with which as their support the mind element
and the mind-consciousness element occur is a condition, as support
condition, for the mind element, for the mind-consciousness element, and
for the states associated therewith' (P.tn.1,4).
79. adhi.t.thaanaakaarena nissayaakaarena ca upakaarako dhammo
nissayapaccayo tarucittakammaadiina.m pathaviipa.taadayo viya. so
``cattaaro khandhaa aruupino a~n~nama~n~na.m nissayapaccayena
paccayo''ti eva.m sahajaate vuttanayeneva veditabbo. cha.t.tho panettha
ko.t.thaaso ``cakkhaayatana.m cakkhuvi~n~naa.nadhaatuyaa...pe0...
sota. ghaana. jivhaa. kaayaayatana.m kaayavi~n~naa.nadhaatuyaa
ta.msampayuttakaana~nca dhammaana.m nissayapaccayena
paccayo. ya.m ruupa.m nissaaya manodhaatu ca manovi~n~naa.nadhaatu ca
vattanti, ta.m ruupa.m manodhaatuyaa ca manovi~n~naa.nadhaatuyaa ca
ta.msampayuttakaana~nca dhammaana.m nissayapaccayena paccayo''ti
(pa.t.thaa0 1.1.8) eva.m vibhatto.