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Sati

Mind, Memory, Rememberance, Recollection

See also Cattari Satipatthana

References:

The Seventh Lesson
The Eighth Lesson
The 10th Lesson
Satipatthana Resources
Puremind, M. Punnaji, Awakening Meditation, 1-13, 1-15, 3-12, 4-3, 4-6, 6-8, 7-6,7, 7-11, 8-52, 8-60, 8-61, 8-86
[MN 10]
WP: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, MN 10
PTS:, Middle Length Sayings I, #10: Discourse on the Applications of Mindfulness, Horner, pp70
[DN 22]
Rhys Davids Introduction to their translation of the Satipatthana Sutta, and the translation itself
PTS, Dialogues of the Buddha II: #22: Mahasatipatthana Sutta -- Setting-Up of Mindfulness, Rhys Davids, trans, pp336
WP: The Long Discourses of the Buddha, Maurice Walshe, 22: The Greater Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, pp335
[MN 9]
WP, The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, #9: Right View, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans, pp134
[MN 118]
PTS: Majjhima Nikaya III: #118 (Middle Length Sayings III #118: Mindfulness When Breathing, Horner trans., pp127)
WP: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, #118: Mindfulness of Breathing., Nanamoli/Bodhi, trans., pp946
[AN 4.14]
PTS: The Book of the Gradual Sayings II: The Book of the Fours, II: Deportment iv: Restraint, Woodward, trans, pp16
Wings to Awakening
See also: Glossology: Satisfaction


Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
sati Memory, Mind, Minding, Mental Satisfaction mindfulness, conscience mindfulness Attentiveness mindfulness mindfulness mindfulness mindfulness mindfulness Mindfulness Mindfulness

 

Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
[EDITED ENTRY]

 

Sati: (f.) [Vedic sm.rti: Latin: memor, memoria=memory; Gr. care, witness, martyr; Gothic. maurnan=English: mourn to care, etc] memory, recognition, consciousness, D I.180; II.292...; intentness of mind, wakefulness of mind, mindfulness, alertness, lucidity of mind, self-possession, conscience, self-consciousness D I.19; III.31, 49, 213, 230, 270 sq.; A I.95;...; upaṭṭhitā sati presence of mind D III.252, 282, 287; S II.231; A II.6, 218; III.199; IV.232;...; parimukhaŋ satiŋ upaṭṭhāpetuŋ to surround oneself with watchfulness of mind M III.89; Vin I.24, satiŋ paccupaṭṭhāpetuŋ to preserve self-possession J I.112; IV.215; kāyagatā sati intentness of mind on the body, realization of the impermanency of all things M III.89; A I.43; S I.188;...muṭṭhasati forgetful, careless D III.252, 282; maraṇasati mindfulness as to death A IV.317 sq.; J IV.216;...asati not thinking of, forgetfulness... sati (sammā-) is one of the constituents of the 8-fold Ariyan Path (e g. A III.141 sq....

-indriya the sense, faculty, of mindfulness A II.149...
-uppāda arising, production of recollection J I.98; A II.185; M I.124.
-paṭṭhāna [BSk. sm.rty'upasthāna Divy 126, 182, 208] intent contemplation and mindfulness, earnest thought, application of mindfulness; there are four satipaṭṭhānas, referring to the body, the sensations, the mind, and phenomena respectively, D II.83, 290 sq.; III.101 sq., 127, 221; M I.56, 339; II.11 etc.; A II.218; III.12; IV.125 sq., 457 sq.; V.175; S III.96, 153; V.9, 166...
-sampajañña mindfulness and self-possession D I.70; A II.210...
-sambojjhanga (e. g. S V.90) see sambojjhanga.

Translator's Introduction

Sati+patthana. Is it "Mind", or "Memory" or the mental state arrived at by having achieved complete understanding and having let go?

I have been battling this question since early 1982 (today being Saturday, December 25, 2004 9:00 AM).

 

Satisfaction

Penetrating Knowledge and Release

Satis [enough] + Facere [to do, make, factor, manufacture]

Websters 3rd International Dictionary: Satisfaction: 4a. dissipation of doubt or ignorance = conviction, enlightenment; Satisfied: 1. full of contentment, 2. paid in full; satisfy: 4a. to persuade by argument or evidence, b. to put an end to (doubt or uncertainty), c. to answer or express fully

Oxford English Dictionary: Satisfy: II.4.c. to make one's self content, d. to be content (with)...to find sufficient; 6. To cause to have enough; to supply fully the needs of; to put an end to (an appitite or want) by fully supplying it

Synonyms: suffice, contentment, discharge, fulfill, meet, answer

SatisPassion = Enough Suffering

Sati

Pali English Dictionary: Sati (f.) [Vedic smr.ti: see etym. under sarati2] memory, recognition, consciousness, D I.180; II.292; Miln 77-80; intentness of mind, wakefulness of mind, mindfulness, alertness, lucidity of mind, self-possession, conscience, self-consciousness D I.19; III.31, 49, 213, 230, 270 sq.; A I.95; Dhs 14; Nd1 7; Tikp 61; VbhA 91; DhsA 121; Miln 37; upaṭṭhitā sati presence of mind D III.252, 282, 287; S II.231; A II.6, 218; III.199; IV.232; It 120; parimukhaṃ satiṃ upaṭṭhāpetuṃ to surround oneself with watchfulness of mind M III.89; Vin I.24, satiṃ paccupaṭṭhāpetuṃ to preserve self-possession J I.112; IV.215; kāyagatā sati intentness of mind on the body, realization of the impermanency of all things M III.89; A I.43; S I.188; Miln 248; 336; muṭṭhasati forgetful, careless D III.252, 282; maraṇasati mindfulness as to death A IV.317 sq.; J IV.216; SnA 54; PvA 61, 66. asati not thinking of, forgetfulness DhsA 241; instr. asatiyā through forgetfulness, without thinking of it, not intentionally Vin II.2892. sati (sammā-) is one of the constituents of the 8-fold Ariyan Path (e g. A III.141 sq.; VbhA 120): see magga 2.

 


This is from the Rhys Davids Introduction to their translation of the Satipatthana Sutta, some interpretations by that generation of translators:

The following are some of the proposed translations of Sati:--

Conscience, Spence Hardy, 'Manual,'412

Attention, Spence Hardy, 'Manual,' 497

Meditation, Gogerly, 'Ceylon Buddhism,' 584

Meditation, Childers, 'Dictionary.'

Memory, Oldenberg, 'Vinaya Texts,' I, 96

Memory, E. Hardy, 'Buddha,' 40

Contemplation, Warren, 'Buddhism in Translations,' 353

Insight, Neumann, 'Majjhima,' I, 85

Thought, Pischel, 'Buddha,' 28

Thought, Oldenberg, 'Buddha' (English translation), 128

 


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