Satipatthana Sutta, Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Satipatthana Sutta. The tenth sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya. It is identical with the Maha Satipatthana Sutta of the Digha Nikaya, except that towards the end the Digha Sutta interpolates paragraphs explaining in detail the Four Noble Truths. These, in the Majjhima, form a separate sutta, the Sacca Vibhanga Sutta.

2. Satipatthana Sutta. A monk who is mindful regarding the rise and fall of things sees nothing attractive in the body, is conscious of the cloying of food, has distaste for the world, and perceives impermanence in the Compounded such a one becomes either an arahant in this life or an Anagami. A.iii.142.

3. Satipatthana Sutta. The four satipatthanas form the path that goes to the Uncompounded. S.iv.360.

4. Satipatthana Sutta. A monk who abides, contemplating body, etc., follows the path to the Uncompounded. S.iv.363.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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