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Majjhima Nikāya
1. Mūla-Paṇṇāsa
1. Mūla-Pariyāya Vagga

Sacred Books of the Buddhists
Volume V
Dialogues of the Buddha
Part IV

Further Dialogues of the Buddha
Volume I

Translated from the Pali
by Lord Chalmers, G.C.B.
Sometime Governor of Ceylon

Humphrey Milford
Oxford University Press
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Sutta 10

Sati-Paṭṭhāna Suttaɱ

On Mindfulness



[1][pts][nysa][ati-soma][than][ntbb][upal][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once when the Lord was staying among the Kurus - a township of theirs is called Kammāssadhamma -,
he addressed the Almsmen as follows:

There is but one way, Almsmen,
to purify creatures
to pass beyond sorrow and lamentation,
to shed ills of body and of mind,
to find the right way,
and to realize Nirvana; -
it is by the fourfold mustering of mindfulness. ...



[For the remainder of this Sutta, see (at Dialogues II, 327 et seqq.) the translation of the 22nd Sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya, which is identical with this Majjhima Sutta, except that towards the end it interpolates paragraphs - which in the Majjhima Nikaya form our separate Sutta No. 141 - explaining in detail the Four Noble Truths, and accordingly is distinguished from ours here as 'the Long' or Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Suttantaɱ.

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