Buddha Dharma Education Association & BuddhaNet.» Buddhist Studies» Buddhist Scriptures» Mahasatipatthana Sutta. This sutta is the primary discourse in which the Buddha describes the practice of meditation in detail. This translation of the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta has. Mentioning its importance in the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta, the Buddha called it ekāyano maggo – the only way for the purification of beings, for overcoming.

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This allows you to play even more skillfully. A History of Mindfulness: Hamilton, Sue ; reprinted Arbel, KerenEarly Buddhist Meditation: Also available on-line in a version at http: According to Sujato, samatha and vipassana are complementary elements of the Buddhist path.

When the mind is with the breath, all four frames of reference are right there. Typical of such approaches, Thanissaro writes: At first glance, the four frames of reference for satipatthana practice sound like four different meditation exercises, but MN makes clear that they can all center on a single practice: In the Satipatthana Sutta, Majjhima Nikaya 10, the Buddha 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: Various practices lead to the development of the factors of awakeningwhich are not only the means to, but also the constituents of awakening.


In the same way, as a meditator get more 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.

It’s like learning to play the piano.

Satipatthana Sutta

Hindrances6 Sense-BasesFactors of Enlightenment. The Way of Mindfulness. The Direct Path to Realization. The Foundations of Mindfulness MN The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings. The Experience of Insight.

Buddhist Scriptures: Mahasatipatthana Sutta

The sutta then gives an overview of Buddhist practices, under these four headings:. Nhat HanhThich trans.

Vipassana Research Publications of America. Parts of the body, 4 elements, Oozing orifices, Death contemplation. Goenka and Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo. It only outlines specific practices for the contemplation of the body, the other three satipatthanas are simply enumerated.

Nhat Hanh and Laity’s translation of this sutta was retrieved 30 Dec from “Buddha Net” at http: Sampajanna Patikulamanasikara Related concepts: According to Bhikkhu Sujato, it seems to emphasize samatha or calm abiding, while the Theravadin version emphasizes Vipassana or insight.


Buddhist paths to awakening.

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According to Sujato it was compiled from elements from other suttas as late as 20 BCE. These passages on mindfulness are treated as the first element in the 37 wings to awakening. The Frames of Reference MN By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As you get more proficient at playing, you also become sensitive in listening to ever more subtle levels in the music.

The Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation. Retrieved from ” https: