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The Manual of Insight

The Two Vinnati-rupa

Or Modes Of Communications

Vinnatti-rupa means mode of communication or sign employed to communicate the willingness, intention, or purpose, of one person to the understanding of another.

  1. Kaya-vinnatti is that peculiar movement of body by which one's purpose is made known to others.
  2. Vaci-vinnatti is that peculiar movement of sounds in speech by which one's purpose is made known to others.

Those who cannot see the minds of others know the purpose, the intention, the willingness, of others through the use of these two modes of communication or Vinnatti-rupas. These two are employed not only in communicating one's purpose or intention to the understanding of another, but also in moving the parts of the body while walking, and so forth, according to one's own will; as also in learning by heart, reading to one-self, and so forth.

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