In all references to vedanā in the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta the Buddha speaks of sukhā vedanā, dukkhā vedanā, i.e., the body sensations; or adukkhamasukhā. The following sutta contains the longest treatment of satipaṭṭhāna found in the Canon. However, despite its length, its treatment of the topic is far from complete . Maha Satipatthana Sutta A sutta should be read again and again as you will tend to forget its The original Pàëi text of this Sutta can be found in Mahà-.

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Thus he regards it [this mode of perception] as empty of whatever is not there.

That is the fetter there. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description. Feeling born of ear-contact…. Whatever desire-passion arises in dependence on the two of them: As you get more proficient at playing, you also become sensitive in listening to ever more subtle levels in the music. These are the five strings of sensuality that, in the discipline of the noble ones, are called the world. This is called right concentration.

Nhat HanhThich trans. Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness. If she saw no dirt or blemish there, she would be pleased, her resolves fulfilled: Thought directed at sounds….

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Thought directed at ideas…. Whatever desire is accompanied by laziness, conjoined with laziness: I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying among shtta Kurus.


He abandons it, dispels it, wipes it out of existence. To foster appropriate attention to that: The term sati is related to the verb sarati, to remember or to keep in mind.

These are called the five clinging-aggregates that, in short, are stressful. Views Read Edit View history. And where, when ceasing, does it cease? And he discerns how there is no further appearance in the future of a fetter that has been abandoned.

Resolve for renunciation, resolve for freedom from ill will, resolve for harmlessness: And what is right resolve? Perceptions are known to him as they arise, known as they become established, known as they subside.

A History of Mindfulness: And what does he discern as it has come to be? From the cessation of becoming, birth ceases. Any delight in form is clinging. Sampajanna Patikulamanasikara Related concepts: Among other things, there is no discussion of how ardency functions in the practice, of what it means to subdue greed and distress with reference to the world, of how the various frames of reference interact in practice, nor of what the stages in the practice are.

These are called the effluents to be abandoned by dispelling.

Satipatthana Sutta

This is called inwardly constricted desire. For example, one sytta notice what causes feelings of pleasure or mental states of irritation to arise and pass away in connection to events in the body. The ear is not the fetter of sounds. To make an analogy, awakening is like a mountain on the horizon, the destination to which you are driving a car. That is where, when ceasing, it ceases. Various practices lead suttw the development of the factors of awakeningwhich are not only the means to, but also the constituents of awakening.


While elements of the Satipathana sutta can be found in satipatthaha Samyutta Nikaya and the Samyukta Nigama, which belong to the oldest strata of the Buddhist suttas, the elaborate Maha Satipatthana Sutta exists only in the Theravada Digha Nikaya.

Its range of awareness is larger than the body but still measurable, ranging in distance from the shade of a tree to the earth bounded by the ocean. This is called right speech. Consciousness at the intellect disintegrates. Sutts instance, when focused on the body, one may notice what causes breath sensations to arise and pass away within it.

Anapanasati Sutta Related practices: In the same way, as a meditator get suttta skilled in staying with the breath, the practice of satipatthana gives greater sensitivity in peeling away ever more subtle layers of participation in the present moment until nothing is left standing in the way of total release.

Parts of the body, 4 elements, Oozing orifices, Death contemplation. Thought directed at tactile sensations….