Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta – Relevance to Suffering in This Life

September 10, 2016

1. This is the sixth post in this series. It is important to follow the series from the beginning. All posts are at “Living Dhamma.”

    • Here I want to show that what we have been discussing in this section is exactly what is recommended at the beginning of the Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta. 
  • Here we will discuss the key verse, “ātāpī sampajānō, satimā vineyya lōke abhijjhā dōmanassam, “ that appears in the sutta numerous times. It is also the basis of the Ānāpāanasati bhāvanā.

2. Many people believe that the Sutta is a kammaṭṭhāna that one recites or “meditates on.” But it is much more than a kammaṭṭhāna. I will provide more evidence in future posts, but here is the audio on the basics of the Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (you may need to control the volume on your computer):


3. Links relevant to the dēsanā:

Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta – Structure

What is “San”? Meaning of Sansara (or Samsara)

More posts on “san“: San

1. Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Kamma, Debt, and Meditation

Prerequisites for the Satipaṭṭhāna Bhavana

 Next post in the series,How Are Gati and Kilesa Incorporated into Thoughts?“.

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