47. Satipaṭṭhana Saɱyutta
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Great Book,
47: Connected Discourses on the Establisments of Mindfulness
IV. Unheard Before
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"Bhikkhus, there are these four establishments of mindfulness.
Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu dwells contemplating the body in the body, ardent, clearly comprehending, mindful, having removed covetousness and displeasure in regard to the world.
As he dwells thus contemplating the body in the body, the body is fully understood.
Because the body has been fully understood, the Deathless is realized.
"He dwells contemplating feelings in feelings ... mind in mind ... phenomena in phenomena ... having removed covetousness and displeasure in regard to the world.
As he dwells thus contemplating phenomena in phenomena, the phenomena are fully understood.
Because the phenomena have been fully understood, the Deathless is realized."