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Sa'nyutta Nikaaya,
V: MahaaVagga
47. Satipa.t.thana Sa'nyutta
VI. G'ngaa-Peyyaalo

Kindred Sayings
V. The Great Chapter
47. Kindred Sayings on the Stations of Mindfulness
VI. Ga'ngaa Repetition

Suttas 51-62

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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Sutta 51

Pa.thama Paaciina Sutta.m

Eastward (a)

[1] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Ganges
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 52

Dutiya Paaciina Sutta.m

Eastward (b.1)

[2] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Yamunaa
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 53

Tatiya Paaciina Sutta.m

Eastward (b.2)

[3] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Aciiravatii
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 54

Catuttha Paaciina Sutta.m

Eastward (b.3)

[4] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Sarabhuu
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 55

Pa~ncama Paaciina Sutta.m

Eastward (b.4)

[5] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Mahii
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 56

Cha.t.tha Paaciina Sutta.m

Eastward (c)

[6] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, whatsoever great rivers there be,
such as the Ganges,
Yamunaa,
Aciiravatii,
Sarabhuu
and Mahii,

all of them flow,
slide
and tend to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 

§

 

Sutta 57

Pa.thama Samudda Sutta.m

Ocean (a)

[7] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Ganges
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 58

Dutiya Samudda Sutta.m

Ocean (b.1)

[8] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Yamunaa
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 59

Tatiya Samudda Sutta.m

Ocean (b.2)

[9] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Aciiravatii
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 60

Catuttha Samudda Sutta.m

Ocean (b.3)

[10] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Sarabhuu
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 61

Pa~ncama Samudda Sutta.m

Ocean (b.4)

[11] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Mahii
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.

 


 

Sutta 62

Cha.t.tha Samudda Sutta.m

Ocean (c)

[12] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, whatsoever great rivers there be,
such as the Ganges,
Yamunaa,
Aciiravatii,
Sarabhuu
and Mahii,

all of them flow,
slide
and tend to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the four stations of mindfulness
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbaana.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbaana?

Herein a monk dwells in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

He dwells as regards mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
by restraing the dejection in the world
that arises from coveting.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the four stations of mindfulness
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbaana.


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