Surrounded by many well-practiced mendicants, the Buddha teaches mindfulness of breathing in detail, showing how they relate to the four kinds of mindfulness. The method of practising ânàpànasati, as explained in the ânàpànasati-sutta of the Majjhima Nikàya, is complete in itself. One can understand and practise. Ānāpānasati Sutta: Mindfulness of Breathing. (Introductory Section) 1. Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Sāvatthī in the Eastern.
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At such a time, a mendicant has activated the awakening factor of rapture; they develop it and perfect it.
That is what the Buddha said. Whenever a mendicant meditates by observing an aspect of the body, at that time their mindfulness is established and lucid. They sit down cross-legged, with their body straight, and establish mindfulness right there. They practice breathing in experiencing these emotions. Being instructed by the senior mendicants, the junior mendicants realized a higher distinction than they had before.
The Anapanasati Sutta is a celebrated text among Theravada Buddhists. Different traditions such as Sri Lankan practitioners who follow the Visuddhimagga versus Thai forest monks interpret a number of aspects of this sutta in different ways. The earlier Vimuttimagga also provides a commentary on Anapanasati, as does the Pali Patisambhidamagga. Traditionally, the intent of such a meditation is primarily to diminish one’s attachment to their own or another’s body. Part of a series on Buddhism History.
The practice was a central feature of his teaching and that of his students who wrote various commentaries on the sutra.
Now at that time the senior mendicants were advising and instructing the junior mendicants. Wikisource has original text related to this article: This is consistent with several enumeratons of Enlightenment factors i. They practice breathing in observing letting go. Mindfulness of breathing, when anapaansati and cultivated in this way, is very fruitful and beneficial.
Anapanasati Sutta – Wikipedia
They practice breathing out freeing the mind. They practice breathing in experiencing bliss. In addition to being in the Anapanasati Suttaall four of the aforementioned core instructional tetrads can also be found in the following canonical discourses:. This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat According to American scholar monk, Thanissaro Bhikkhuthis sutta contains the most detailed meditation instructions in the Pali Canon.
They practice breathing out observing impermanence. Vijja is the literal Pali antonym for avijjatraditionally translated as “ignorance” or “delusion” and canonically identified as the root of suffering dukkhacf.
Mindfulness of breathing, when developed and cultivated, fulfills the four kinds of mindfulness meditation. The Theravada version of the Anapanasati Sutta lists sixteen steps to relax and compose the mind. The rest of the sutra explains how the four tetrads fulfill the four satipatthanas and then explains how the practice of the four tetrads of anapanasati fulfill the seven factors of awakening which themselves bring “clear knowing” and release.
Translated for SuttaCentral by Sujato Bhikkhu. In traditional Pali literaturethe 5th-century CE commentary atthakatha for this discourse can be found in two works, both attributed to Ven. As they investigate principles with wisdom in this way their energy is anapanaasti up and unflagging.
MN Mindfulness of Breathing—Bhikkhu Sujato
It consists purely of the essential core. The first tetrad identified above relating to bodily mindfulness can also be found in the following discourses:.
For a few of this chapter’s individual discourses, see SN Views Read Edit View history. After stating this, the Buddha states that such an “ambrosial pleasant dwelling” is achieved by pursuing the sixteen core instructions identified famously in the Anapanasati Sutta. They practice breathing out stilling these suttw. The sutta includes sixteen steps of practice, and groups them into four tetrads, associating them with the four satipatthanas placings of mindfulness. At such a time, a mendicant has activated the awakening factor of tranquility; they develop it and perfect it.
At such a time, a mendicant has activated the awakening factor of mindfulness ….
The basis for this SLTP title is that it starts with the Buddha providing a talk about meditating on “foulness” asubhae. View original text with translation This only works with certain texts, wutta include translations by Sujato and Brahmali. Whenever a mendicant meditates by observing an aspect of feelings … mind … principles, at that time their mindfulness is established and lucid.