Comparison of      Kāyānupassanā    Contemplation of the Body               &Kāyagatāsati Sutta (MN 119) Mindfulness of th...
Kāyagatāsati Sutta      Proclamation“   And how, monks, is mindful-    ness of the body developed    and cultivated so tha...
Structure of Kāyagatāsati Sutta proclamation   ●   breathing                   refrain                             3
Kāyagatāsati Sutta       Samatha Refrain●   As he abides thus    ●   internally his mind stills,    heedful, ardent,      ...
Structure of Kāyagatāsati Sutta proclamation          ●   breathing                              refrain              ●   ...
Kāyagatāsati SuttaJhāna & Mindfulness of the Body He pervades his whole body ●   with the rapture &   ●   with the pleasur...
Kāyagatāsati Sutta       Samatha Refrain●   As he abides thus    ●   internally his mind stills,    heedful, ardent,      ...
Structure of Kāyagatāsati Sutta proclamation                           conclusion: ten benefits          ●   breathing    ...
Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta    abstract proclamationbody definition     ●   breathing                     refrain     ...
Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta        Vipassanā Refrain●    Contemplates           ●    Is mindful that there    internally, exter-   ...
Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta      abstract proclamation      conclusion      definition            prediction         d...
Mindfulness   in Early Buddhism      New approaches throughpsychology and textual analysis ofPali, Chinese and Sanskrit so...
Further suggests●   The 4 satipaṭṭhānas and kāyagatāsati    are just 2 different formulations of the    same teaching with...
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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S11 samadhi in kayanupassana & kayagatasati1.3.3

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This set of slides is from the Satipatthana Workshop conducted by Venerable Aggacitta at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary between July 26-29, 2012.

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These slides compare the Kayanupassana with Kayagatasati Sutta and propose that the 4 satipatthanas and kayagatasati are 2 different formulations with different emphasis.

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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S11 samadhi in kayanupassana & kayagatasati1.3.3

  1. 1. Comparison of Kāyānupassanā Contemplation of the Body &Kāyagatāsati Sutta (MN 119) Mindfulness of the Body Discourse
  2. 2. Kāyagatāsati Sutta Proclamation“ And how, monks, is mindful- ness of the body developed and cultivated so that it is of great fruit and great benefit? ” 2
  3. 3. Structure of Kāyagatāsati Sutta proclamation ● breathing refrain 3
  4. 4. Kāyagatāsati Sutta Samatha Refrain● As he abides thus ● internally his mind stills, heedful, ardent, settles, and becomes and resolute unified and composed.● memories and ● That is how a bhikkhu thoughts based on develops mindfulness the household life of the body. are abandoned 4
  5. 5. Structure of Kāyagatāsati Sutta proclamation ● breathing refrain ● postures refrain ● clear knowing refrain ● 31 body parts refrain ● 4 elements refrain ● 9 corpses refrain first jhāna 5
  6. 6. Kāyagatāsati SuttaJhāna & Mindfulness of the Body He pervades his whole body ● with the rapture & ● with the pleasure pleasure born of divested of rapture seclusion (1st) (3rd) ● with the rapture & ● with a pure bright pleasure born of mind (4th) composure (2nd) 6
  7. 7. Kāyagatāsati Sutta Samatha Refrain● As he abides thus ● internally his mind stills, heedful, ardent, settles, and becomes and resolute unified and composed.● memories and ● That is how a bhikkhu thoughts based on develops mindfulness the household life of the body. are abandoned 7
  8. 8. Structure of Kāyagatāsati Sutta proclamation conclusion: ten benefits ● breathing ready for direct knowledge refrain ● postures gone beyond Māra refrain ● clear knowing cultivated wholesome states refrain ● 31 body parts fourth jhāna refrain ● 4 elements third jhāna refrain ● 9 corpses second jhāna refrain first jhāna 8
  9. 9. Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta abstract proclamationbody definition ● breathing refrain 9
  10. 10. Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta Vipassanā Refrain● Contemplates ● Is mindful that there internally, exter- is/are a body, feelings, nally, both inter- mind, dhammas—just for nally & externally knowledge & repeated sati● Contemplates ● Is independent, & nature of arising, of does not cling to vanishing, of both anything in the world. arising & vanishing 10
  11. 11. Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta abstract proclamation conclusion definition prediction dhammasbody refrain breathing ● ● 4 Noble Truths refrain postures ● ● 7 awakening factors refrain ● clear knowing ● 6 int & ext sense bases refrain ●31 body parts ● 5 aggregates refrain 4 elements ● ● 5 hindrances refrain 9 corpses ● mind refrain feelings 11
  12. 12. Mindfulness in Early Buddhism New approaches throughpsychology and textual analysis ofPali, Chinese and Sanskrit sources By Tse-fu Kuan Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism 12
  13. 13. Further suggests● The 4 satipaṭṭhānas and kāyagatāsati are just 2 different formulations of the same teaching with different emphasis● The tendency to dissociate satipaṭṭhāna from samatha is aparently a rather late development 13

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