SN V 47.17 Wise Foundations of Awareness

SN V 47.17 Wise Foundations of Awareness

 

Ariya Sutta #

 

 

“Monks, 

These four foundations of awareness,

When developed and cultivated

are wise and liberating.

 

And they lead those who train in them

to the Complete Calming of Tension[1].

 

What four?

 

Here monks,

 

(1) A monk abides observing body as body

Intent[2], present and fully aware.

Leaving behind longing and discontent 

in regard to the things of this world.

 

(2) He abides observing feeling as feeling,

Intent, present and fully aware,

Leaving behind longing and discontent 

in regards to the things of this world. 

 

(3) He abides observing mind as mind,

Intent, present and fully aware,

Leaving behind longing and discontent 

in regards to the things of this world. 

 

(4) He abides observing dhamma as dhamma, 

Intent, present and fully aware.

Leaving behind longing and discontent 

in regards to the things of this world. 

 

Thus monks,

these four foundations of awareness,

when developed and cultivated

are wise and liberating.

 

And they lead those who train in them

to the Complete Calming of Tension.

 

 


[1] Sammā Dukkhakkhayāya.

[2] Ātāpī: Glowing, Fig: Ardent, intent, relentless, determined. Awake.

 

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