In the pali canon, the satipahana sutta is the tenth discourse in the majjhima nikaya mn and is thus often designated by mn 10. The great discourse on the establishing of awareness s. In the pali text society pts edition of the canon, this text begins on the 55th page of the first volume of its threevolume majjhima nikaya m i 55. His clarity of style, nuanced observations, and depth of analysis opens many new doors of understanding. The bhagava2 was at one time residing at the market town called kammasadhamma in the kuru country3. As for the mahasatipahana sutta, this is the 22nd discourse in the digha nikaya dn 22. The suttanipata is one of the earliest texts of the pali cannon, coming from the same period as the dhammapada, before the monastic tradition was strong.
The satipatthana sutta discourses book is a summary of those discourses and serves as a nice companion to the mahasatipahana sutta. And how, bhikkhus, does a bhikkhu dwell observing kaya in kaya. Hence much of the sutta which was passed on in verbal form as memorised storiesteachings were passed down via ananda or shariputra. The term sati is related to the verb sarati, to remember or to keep in mind. It is acknowledged as the most important sutta that the buddha taught in the burmese theravada buddhism and it provides a means for practicing mindfulness in a variety of contexts.
Uda eriyagama dhammajeewa maha thero 2014 january meditation retreat, adelaide. The sutta nipata the sutta collection, the fifth book of the khuddaka nikaya, consists of 71 short suttas divided into five chapters two useful printed translations of the sutta nipata are k. Ive sat the course as well crystal, we were given books to study but had to return them on completion of the course. The sutta readings and explanations of digha nikaya suttas long discourses by ven dhammavuddho maha thero venerable dhammavuddho maha thero, is a malaysian of chinese descent.
The softcover book of this sutta can be found here. In understanding the sutta however the best course would be to read it as separate suttas. It is sometimes translated as nonreactive awareness, free from agendas, simply present with whatever arises, but the formula for satipatthana doesnt support that. There the bhagava addressed the bhikkhus4 saying o, bhikkhus, and they replied to him, bhadante,5. The message here in this sutta is that you should be mindful of whatever is occurring in the body and mind, whether it be good or bad, and thus you will. Here for the first time is the condensed version of the daily evening discourse given by the author to his students on a seven day retreat.
Narada maha thera this doctrine is profound, hard to see, difficult to understand, calm, sublime, not within the sphere of logic, subtle, to be understood by the wise. I consider the greater part of the mahavagga, and nearly the whole of the atthakavagga as very old. It was created by people as they practised and refers to the wise one, rather than to monks or nuns. In the pali canon, the satipahana sutta is the tenth discourse in the majjhima nikaya mn 10. Satipatthana sutta foundations of mindfulness translated by thanissaro bhikkhu i have heard that on one occasion the blessed one was staying in the kuru country. The sutta nipata literally, section of the suttas is a buddhist scripture, a sutta collection in the khuddaka nikaya, part of the pali canon of theravada buddhism. The entire sutta is dedicated to an explanation and analysis of dependent arising paniccasamuppada.
This year the course is being offered in the spring on march 26april 4. The satipatthana course is a really unique course and an excellent opportunity for students. Some of the passages listed below originally appeared in. The majjhima nikaya the middle collection is the second collection in the sutta pi. At one time the enlightened one was staying among the kurus at kammasadhamma, a market town of the kuru people. Now there is a town of the kurus called kammasadhamma. Each sutta is in a condensed form most likely by the buddha himself. Analayo has done a superb job of elucidating this core teaching of the buddha. This verse, concerned with disputing the dominant position of brahmans in the cast system, is obviously not, as claimed in the following paragraph, connected with the goal. Pdf ebooks can be read on any ebook reader which can display pdf files, and on computers. Maha satipatthana sutta mankadawala sudassana thero.
Jan 21, 2008 hence much of the sutta which was passed on in verbal form as memorised storiesteachings were passed down via ananda or shariputra. The sutta translations can also be browsed and read offline by downloading an ebook version. Then those bhikkhus approached venerable maha kaccana, exchanged friendly greetings, sat on a side and said. The collection of discourses, suttanipata, which i have here translated1, is very remarkable, as there can be no doubt that it contains some remnants of primitive buddhism. A sutta should be read again and again as you will tend to forget its message. A handful of sutta like passages from the vinaya pitaka are also listed here sutta references are either to sutta number in the case of dn, mn, and iti, samyutta and sutta number sn, nipata and sutta number an, verse number dhp, vagga and sutta number ud, sn, or vagga and poem number thag, thig. The satipatthana sutta is one of the most important early buddhist sacred writings. This section has detailed descriptions of various sections of the maha satipatthana sutta. Yes, i meant maha satipatthana sutta thank you for the correction. There are many different versions of dependent arising found in the.
All its suttas, thought to originate from before the buddhas parinibbana, consist largely of verse, though some also contain some prose. Pahana are curiously replaced by a series of seven good qualities, and which is illustrated by a telling simile. Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu, having gone to the forest or having gone at the root of a tree or having gone to an empty room, sits down folding the legs crosswise, setting kaya upright, and setting sati parimukha. The sammadihi sutta pali for right view discourse is a pali canon discourse that provides an elaboration on the buddhist notion of right view by the buddhas chief disciple, ven.
It is included here as one sutta, showing section breaks but without repeating the first part of each sutta for the sake of maintaining the pts sutta numbering system intact. Sutta pitaka the sutta pitaka consists chiefly of instructive discourses delivered by the buddha to both the sangha and the laity on. I have an awful memory and have a hard time finding goenka literature on the internet. It is sometimes translated as nonreactive awareness, free from agendas, simply present with whatever arises, but the formula for satipatthana doesnt support.
Once you open a sutta, click on the leftmost dropdown to choose one of several languages. Mahanidana sutta, the great discourse on causation, is found in the dagha nikaya, the collection of long discourses. Maha satipatthana sutta buddhas most important teaching pdf. Of source, the translations are incorrect frequently for critical pali words, as is the case at many sites.
There are various hints that many of them are late. Senior assistant teacher brett morris conducted the course last september and answered the following questions. The buddha covered all aspects that one could possibly encounter in practice body, feelings, mind and reality objects which includes the 5 hindrances, 5 aggre. Satipatthana sutta introduction known formally in english as the sutra on the four establishments of mindfulness and, less formally as the mindfulness sutra, the satipatthana sutta in pali is an important theravada buddhist text and a widely studied foundational discourse of the buddha on meditative practice. It is found in the pali canons khuddakapatha and sutta nipata with the title metta sutta the discourse on friendliness. Normans the rhinoceros horn pali text society, 1985 and h.
After hearing a love song from a god of music, the buddha engages in a deep discussion with sakka on the conditioned origin of attachment and suffering. There the enlightened one addressed the monks thus. The discourse on the foundations of mindfulness, the satipahana sutta, is the tenth discourse of the middle length collection majjhima nikaya of the discourses of the 1 an exhaustive exposition of the four noble truths is found in the word of. Maha satipatthana sutta audio files are available at the following link also for listening and downloading. The great discourse on the establishing of awareness. Maha satipatthana sutta has been translated into the greater discourse on steadfast mindfulness or the great discourse on the establishing awareness. When kevaddha asked buddha to ask the monks to perform miracles like the miracle of psychic power, the miracle of telepathy and the miracle of instruction buddha did not encourage them. The pali fragment contains the descriptions of buddhist meditational practices, written originally on palm leaves. The suttas listed below are available here at access to insight. The satipatthana sutta is the buddhas single most important discourse describing the practice of meditation. The chinese canon contains two corresponding translations, the maha kotthita sutra and the kotthita sutra. In the satipatthana sutta, majjhima nikaya 10, the buddha identifies four foundations of mindfulness or frames of reference, on which he contemplates or focusses after leaving behind the wordly life. His analysis combines the detached objectivity of the academic scholar with the engaged concern of the practitioner for whom meditation is a way of life rather than just a subject of study.
I learned a lot from this wonderful book and highly recommend it to both experienced. Mahasatipatthana sutta, the great discourse on establishing awareness, is one of the most important discourses expounded by the buddha in the town called kammasadhamma in kuru kingdom. It was not possible to condense all that information in a sutta for mostly oral transmission that was available at the time. Aug 19, 2012 maha satipatthana sutta has been translated into the greater discourse on steadfast mindfulness or the great discourse on the establishing awareness. A handful of suttalike passages from the vinaya pitaka are also listed here sutta references are either to sutta number in the case of dn, mn, and iti, samyutta and sutta number sn, nipata and sutta number an, verse number dhp, vagga and sutta number ud, sn, or vagga and poem number thag, thig. This entry was posted in sutta pitaka and tagged buddhism, naotunne vijitha, rathavinitha, sinhala, sutta, sutta pitaka on february 9, 2014 by dhammapresswp. As a layman he graduated from the university malaya in 1971, and worked as an electrical engineer with the public works department for 12 years before renouncing the. Page loading and following crossreferences are snappier without internet latency, and.
Thus the material in each sutta as written in the tipi. They had more chance to memorise these teachings than many others, heard them more often than many others and hence were the definitive source for much of the oral tradition that proceeded the pali cannon. The discourse on the foundations of mindfulness, the satipahana sutta, is the tenth discourse of the middle length collection majjhima nikaya of the discourses of the 1 an exhaustive exposition of the four noble truths is found in the word of the buddha by nyanatiloka mahathera. Mindfulness sutra 2 minnesota zen meditation center. The mahasatipatthana sutta, the great discourse on the 4 fold establishments of mindfulness is considered one of the most important discourses of the buddha. Bhikkhus, this is the one and the only way6 for the puri. This sutta talks about the past lives and lineage of previous enlightened arahants, buddha. The word satipatthana is the name for an approach to meditation aimed at establishing sati, or mindfulness.1088 1217 1556 345 885 1533 658 695 741 824 784 595 1592 268 17 1556 575 1674 178 425 386 1088 287 1409 942 767 1426 1142 299 921