Satipatthāna 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 show that what we have been discussing in this section is exactly what is recommended in the beginning of the Mahā Satipatthāna 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 basically a kammatthana that one recites or “meditate on”. But it is much more than a kammatthana. I will provide more evidence in future posts, but here is the audio on the basics of the Mahā Satipatthāna Sutta (you may need to control the volume in your computer):

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3. Links relevant to the dēsanā:

Satipatthana 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 Satipatthana Bhavana

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

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