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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
47. Satipaṭṭhana Saɱyutta
4. Anussuta-Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Great Book,
47: Connected Discourses on the Establisments of Mindfulness
IV. Unheard Before

Sutta 32

Virāga Suttaɱ

Dispassion

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[1][pts] At Sāvatthī.

"Bhikkhus, these four establishments of mindfulness, when developed and cultivated, lead to utter revulsion, to dispassion, to cessation, to peace, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nibbāna.

"What four?

Here, bhikkhus, 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.

"These four establishments of mindfulness, bhikkhus, when developed and cultivated, lead to utter revulsion, to dispassion, to cessation, to peace, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nibbāna"


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