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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Satipatthana Sutta – Wikipedia

This is how one is ardent. There are themes for calm, themes for non-distraction [these are the four establishings of mindfulness].

This is called right concentration. Various practices lead to the development of the factors of awakeningwhich are not only the means to, but also the constituents of awakening. The Great Discourse on Establishing Mindfulness.

If she saw no dirt or blemish there, she would be pleased, her resolves fulfilled: Arbel, KerenEarly Buddhist Meditation: Lazy or with persistence aroused? Sutra on the Four Saitpatthana of Mindfulness.

One does not relish form, welcome it, or remain fastened to it. He sees that the way the individual conducts himself will lead inevitably to a particular destination. Available on-line at http: There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones, having abandoned dishonest livelihood, keeps his life going with right livelihood.


In each of the similes, the Buddha describes his knowledge of the destination of an individual on a particular path of practice.

DN 22 Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta | The Great Establishing of Mindfulness Discourse

If she saw any dirt or blemish there, she would try to remove it. The form clinging-aggregate, the feeling clinging-aggregate, the perception clinging-aggregate, the fabrications clinging-aggregate, the consciousness clinging-aggregate: With soiled thoughts or unsoiled thoughts? Perception of tactile sensations…. This is called right speech. To foster appropriate maya to them: Craving for tactile sensations…. These are called the five clinging-aggregates that, in short, are stressful.

This is called right mindfulness.

There is the case where a monk [discerns]: Instead, they are to be cultivated as an antidote to painful feelings of the flesh in order to provide an impetus to practice until on arrives at feelings of pleasure and equanimity not of the flesh.

Consciousness at the intellect disintegrates. In the same way, as a meditator get more skilled in staying with the breath, the practice of satipatthana gives greater sensitivity in peeling satupatthana ever more subtle layers of participation in the present moment until nothing is left standing in the way of total release.

Satipatthana Sutta

Whatever desire is accompanied by laziness, conjoined with laziness: Mindfulness is what remembers to keep attention focused on the road to the mountain, rather than letting it stay focused on glimpses of the mountain or get distracted satipathhana other paths leading away from the road.

There is the release of the mind [through good will, compassion, empathetic joy, or equanimity]. Feeling born of nose-contact…. This is how a monk is alert.


Also available on-line in a version at http: This is called right view. And he discerns how there satipatthanq the abandoning of a fetter once it has arisen. Hindrances6 Sense-BasesFactors of Enlightenment. And whatever there is that arises in dependence on contact at the eye—experienced as pleasure, pain or neither-pleasure-nor-pain—that too disintegrates. 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.

Contact at the intellect disintegrates. Instead, it means sutts focused on how phenomena arise in connection with causes. In the Satipatthana Sutta, Majjhima Nikaya 10, the Satipatthaan identifies four “foundations of mindfulness” [14] or “frames of reference,” [15] on which he contemplates [14] or focusses [15] after leaving behind the wordly life: Any delight in form is clinging.

Resolve for renunciation, resolve for freedom from ill will, resolve for harmlessness: Uncertain or gone beyond uncertainty? Whatever sorrow, sorrowing, sadness, inward sorrow, inward sadness of anyone suffering from misfortune, touched by a painful thing, that is called sorrow.