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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
47. Satipaṭṭhana Saɱyutta
3. Sīlaṭṭhiti-Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Great Book,
47: Connected Discourses on the Establisments of Mindfulness
III. Virtue and Duration

Sutta 26

Padesa Suttaɱ

Partly

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[1][pts] On one occasion the Venerable Sāriputta and the Venerable Mahā Moggallāna and the Venerable Anuruddha were dwelling at Sāketa in the Thornbush Grove.

Then, in the evening, the Venerable Sāriputta and the Venerable Mahā Moggallāna emerged from seclusion, approached the Venerable Anuruddha, and exchanged greetings with him.

When they had concluded their greetings and cordial talk, they sat down to one side, and the Venerable Sāriputta said to the Venerable Anuruddha:

"Friend Anuruddha, it is said, 'A trainee, a trainee.'

In what way, friend, is one a trainee?"

It is, friend, because one has partly developed the four establishments of mindfulness that one is a trainee.

What four?

Here, friends, a bhikkhu dwells contemplating the body in the body ... feelings in feelings ... mind in mind ... phenomena in phenomena, ardent, clearly comprehending, mindful, having removed covetousness and displeasure in regard to the world.

It is because one has partly developed these four establishments of mindfulness that one is a trainee."


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