establishing mindfulness

satipaṭṭhāna-sutta

Majjhima Nikāya 10 of 152

Translated by: Rupert Gethin
Read by: Roland Kitchen

Description

The Satipaṭṭhāna sutta is a most highly revered sutta setting out mindfulness as the one way to overcome suffering.

The Buddha sets out in clear terms the four contemplations that constitute “establishing mindfulness” watching the body, feeling, mind and qualities. The sutta closes with an extended statement on the result of establishing mindfulness – enlightenment or something very close to enlightenment.