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Sanyutta Nikaya,
V: MahaVagga
47. Satipatthana Sanyutta
4. Anussuta-Vagga

Sutta 37

Chanda Suttam

Wishing

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds.

 


 

[1][pts][bodh][than] I HEAR TELL:

2. Once upon a time Bhagava, Savatthi-town revisiting, Anathapindika's Jeta-forest park.

3. Four, me beggars, are the settings-up of Mind.

What four?

Here, beggars, a beggar, lives in the body over-seeing the body, ardent, comprehending, minding, removing worldly wants and disappointments.

As he lives in the body over-seeing the body he lets go of wishing.

Wishing having been let go he has made real the deathless.

Here, beggars, a beggar, lives in sensation over-seeing sensations, ardent, comprehending, minding, removing worldly wants and disappointments.

As he lives in sensation over-seeing sensations he lets go of wishing.

Wishing having been let go he has made real the deathless.

Here, beggars, a beggar, lives in the heart over-seeing mental states, ardent, comprehending, minding, removing worldly wants and disappointments.

As he lives in the heart over-seeing mental states he lets go of wishing.

Wishing having been let go he has made real the deathless.

Here, beggars, a beggar, lives in the Dhamma[1] over-seeing the Dhamma, ardent, comprehending, minding, removing worldly wants and disappointments.

As he lives in the Dhamma over-seeing the Dhamma he lets go of wishing.

Wishing having been let go he has made real the deathless.

These, beggars, are the four settings-up of mind.

 


 

Pali Olds Woodward Bhk. Thanissaro Bhk. Bodhi
chandam wishing desire to do desire desire
satipatthana settings up of mind station of mind establishings of mindfulness establishments of mindfulness
sampajano comprehend composed alert clearly comprehending
kaye kayanupassi viharati lives in the body over-seeing the body abides in body contemplating body remains focused on the body in and of itself dwells contemplating the body in the body
vedana sensation feelings feelings feelings
citta heart/mental states mind/mind mind mind
dhamma Dhamma mind-states mental qualities phenomena

 

[1]Dhamma. See SN 5.47.35 Olds footnote 1

 


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