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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
47. Sati-Paṭṭhāna Saɱyutta
5. Amata Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
47. Kindred Sayings on the Stations of Mindfulness
5. The Deathless

Sutta 42

Samudaya Suttaɱ


Translated by F. L. Woodward

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[1][bodh][than][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,


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

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, I will teach you both the arising
and the ending
of the four stations of mindfulness.

Do ve listen to it.

And what, monks, is the arising of body?

By the arising of food
comes the arising of body.

By the ceasing of food
comes the ending of body.

By the arising of contact
is the arising of feelings.

By the ceasing of contact
is the ceasing of feelings.

By the arising of name and body[1]
comes the arismg of mind.

By the ceasing of name and body
comes the ending of mind.

By the arising of attention
comes the arising of mental states.

By the ceasing of attention
comes the ending of mental states.


[1] Nāma-rūpa - the individuality ('the fivefold person-pack').

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