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Anguttara Nikaaya
Navaka Nipaata

The Book of the
Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Nines
Chapter VII: The Arisings of Mindfulness

Sutta 68

Gati Satipa.t.thaana Sutta.m

The Courses[1]

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Savatthii, at Jeta Grove, in Anaathapi.n.dika's Park.

There he addressed the monks, saying: 'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied; and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, there are these five courses.

What five?

Purgatory,
the animal kingdom,
the realm of Petas,
mankind
and devas.

Monks, these are the five courses.

Monks, when these five courses are put away,
four arisings of mindfulness should be made to become.

What four?

Monks, herein a monk abides contemplating the body as body,
strenuous,
mindful
and self-possessed,
having overcome both the hankering and discontent
common in the world.

He abides contemplating the feelings as feelings
strenuous,
mindful
and self-possessed,
having overcome both the hankering and discontent
common in the world.

He abides contemplating the mind as mind
strenuous,
mindful
and self-possessed,
having overcome both the hankering and discontent
common in the world.

He abides contemplating ideas as ideas
strenuous,
mindful
and self-possessed,
having overcome both the hankering and discontent
common in the world.

Monks, when these five are put away,
these four arisings of mindfulness should be made to become.

 


[1] Gati, D. iii., loc. cit.; M. i, 73; S. v, 474; Vism. 552; J.P.T.S., 1884, 152 ff.


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