establishing mindfulness


Majjhima Nikāya 10 of 152

Translation by Professor Rupert Gethin read by Roland Kitchen


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.