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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
47. Satipaṭṭhana Saɱyutta
5. Amata-Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Great Book,
47: Connected Discourses on the Establisments of Mindfulness
V. The Deathless

Sutta 45

Kusalarāsī Suttaɱ

A Heap of the Wholesome

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[1][pts] At Sāvatthī.

"Bhikkhus, if one were to say of anything 'a heap of the wholesome,' it is about the four establishments of mindfulness that one could rightly say this.

For this is a complete heap of the wholesome, that is, the four establishments of mindfulness.

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.

"If, bhikkhus, one were to say of anything 'a heap of the wholesome,' it is about these four establishments of mindfulness that one could rightly say this.

For this is a complete heap of the wholesome, that is, the four establishments of mindfulness."


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