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Saŋyutta Nikāya,
V: MahāVagga
47. Satipaṭṭhana Saŋyutta
4. Anussuta-Vagga

Sutta 40

Satipatthana-Vibhaŋga Suttaɱ

Analysis of the Frames of Reference

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[1][pts][bodh] "I will teach you the frames of reference, their development, and the path of practice leading to their development. Listen and pay close attention. I will speak.

"Now, what are the frames of reference? There is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in and of itself — ardent, alert, and mindful — putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world. He remains focused on feelings in and of themselves... mind in and of itself... mental qualities in and of themselves — ardent, alert, and mindful — putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world.

"This is called the frames of reference.

"And what is the development of the frames of reference? There is the case where a monk remains focused on the phenomenon of origination with regard to the body, remains focused on the phenomenon of passing away with regard to the body, remains focused on the phenomenon of origination and passing away with regard to the body — ardent, alert, and mindful — putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world.

"He remains focused on the phenomenon of origination with regard to feelings, remains focused on the phenomenon of passing away with regard to feelings, remains focused on the phenomenon of origination and passing away with regard to feelings — ardent, alert, and mindful — putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world.

"He remains focused on the phenomenon of origination with regard to the mind, remains focused on the phenomenon of passing away with regard to the mind, remains focused on the phenomenon of origination and passing away with regard to the mind — ardent, alert, and mindful — putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world.

"He remains focused on the phenomenon of origination with regard to mental qualities, remains focused on the phenomenon of passing away with regard to mental qualities, remains focused on the phenomenon of origination and passing away with regard to mental qualities — ardent, alert, and mindful — putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world.

"This is called the development of the frames of reference.

"And what is the path of practice to the development of the frames of reference? Just this noble eightfold path: right view, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration. This is called the path of practice to the development of the frames of reference."

 


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