Ajahn Sujāto’s     Five Nikāyas             Scrutiny of          Four                                  Āgamas          Sat...
Based on●   Concordance of the 7 main texts●   Internal coherence of material●   Intertextual relationship with the rest o...
SuggestsThat the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (MN 10)● is not an authentic discourse of the Buddha,● but a padded up discourse,● wit...
Details       A History of     MindfulnessHow insight worsted tranquility in     the Satipatthana Sutta       By Bhikkhu S...
Comparing contents of       Satipaṭṭhāna     in the 7 major textsVibhaṅga Dharmaskandha Śāriputrābhidharma  Satipaṭṭhāna S...
Intro to Texts & SchoolsText                             SchoolVi Vibhaṅga                 Pāli TraditionDh Dharmaskandha ...
1a. Contemplation of Body                      Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek Pr4 postures                  1   2   1   1Clear knowing ...
1b. Contemplation of Body                     Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrBasis of reviewing                           6Parts of b...
2. Contemplation of Feelings                    Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrPleasant/painful/   1   1   1   1   1   1neutralBodily...
3a. Contemplation of Mind                      Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrWith/w/o lust         1   1   1   1   1   1With/w/o ang...
3b. Contemplation of Mind                     Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrContracted/scattered 4   4   4   4   4   4Slothful/energ...
3c. Contemplation of Mind                  Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrDeveloped/not         10           7Distracted /not       7...
4. Contemplation of Dhammas                 Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek Pr5 Hindrances     1   1   1   1   1   15 Aggregates        ...
5. Refrain                      Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrInternal/external      1   1   1   1   1   1*   1Tribulations         ...
Tribulations       At the end of each anupassanāObserves and contemplates all their many tribu-lations, namely: this body ...
Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Mūla  Based on Bhikkhu Sujāto’s “A History of Mindfulness”  abstract proclamation   definition  ...
Definition in Mūla      Repeated contemplation of...  ●  body as body ● feelings as feelings● mind as mind ● dhammas as dh...
Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Mūla     Based on Bhikkhu Sujāto’s “A History of Mindfulness”    abstract proclamation     defin...
Refrain in Mūla ●   Is mindful for the sake of     knowledge & vision that     there is/are a body,     feelings, mind, dh...
Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Mūla      Based on Bhikkhu Sujāto’s “A History of Mindfulness”    abstract proclamation conclusi...
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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S15 Comparison of Satipatthana Contents

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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 contents of Satipatthana in 7 different suttas.

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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S15 Comparison of Satipatthana Contents

  1. 1. Ajahn Sujāto’s Five Nikāyas Scrutiny of Four Āgamas SatipaṭṭhānaPre-Buddhist Other Buddhist Sources Materials SourcesVibhaṅga Dharmaskandha Śāriputrābhidharma Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta Smṛtyupasthāna Sūtra Ekāyana Sūtra Prajñāpāramita Sūtra
  2. 2. Based on● Concordance of the 7 main texts● Internal coherence of material● Intertextual relationship with the rest of the scriptures● Cultural & philosophical contexts at the Buddha’s time● Evolution of sectarian positions 2
  3. 3. SuggestsThat the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (MN 10)● is not an authentic discourse of the Buddha,● but a padded up discourse,● with passages “copied and pasted” from other discourses,● showing a sectarian bias towards pure vipassanā practice. 3
  4. 4. Details A History of MindfulnessHow insight worsted tranquility in the Satipatthana Sutta By Bhikkhu Sujato 4
  5. 5. Comparing contents of Satipaṭṭhāna in the 7 major textsVibhaṅga Dharmaskandha Śāriputrābhidharma Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta Smṛtyupasthāna Sūtra Ekāyana Sūtra Prajñāpāramita Sūtra 5
  6. 6. Intro to Texts & SchoolsText SchoolVi Vibhaṅga Pāli TraditionDh Dharmaskandha SarvāstivādaŚā Śāriputrābhidharma DharmaguptakaPS Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta Pāli TraditionSS Smṛtyupasthāna Sūtra SarvāstivādaEk Ekāyana Sūtra MahāsaṅghikaPr Prajñāpāramita Sūtra Mahāsaṅghika 6
  7. 7. 1a. Contemplation of Body Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek Pr4 postures 1 2 1 1Clear knowing 2 3 2 2Cut off thoughts 3Suppress thoughts 4Breathing 3 1 5 34 jhāna similiesPerception of light 7
  8. 8. 1b. Contemplation of Body Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrBasis of reviewing 6Parts of body 1 1 4 4 7 1 4Elements 2 6 4 5 5 4 8 6 2 4 5 4Food 6Space 7Oozing orifices 8 3Charnel ground 9 6 9 4 8
  9. 9. 2. Contemplation of Feelings Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrPleasant/painful/ 1 1 1 1 1 1neutralBodily/mental 2 2Carnal/spiritual 2 3 2 2 3Sensual/not 4 4No mixed feeling 2 9
  10. 10. 3a. Contemplation of Mind Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrWith/w/o lust 1 1 1 1 1 1With/w/o anger 2 2 2 2 2 2With/w/o delusion 3 3 3 3 3 3Defiled/undefiled 4With/w/o affection 4With/w/o attainment 5With/w/o confusion 6 10
  11. 11. 3b. Contemplation of Mind Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrContracted/scattered 4 4 4 4 4 4Slothful/energetic 5Universal/not 5Exalted/unexalted 5 5 5 6Small/great 6 5Surpassed/not 6 6 7Lower/higher 6 11
  12. 12. 3c. Contemplation of Mind Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrDeveloped/not 10 7Distracted /not 7Quiet/not 8Composed/not 6 9 7 7 8 8Released/not 7 11 8 8 9 9 12
  13. 13. 4. Contemplation of Dhammas Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek Pr5 Hindrances 1 1 1 1 1 15 Aggregates 26 Sense bases 2 2 3 27 Awakening 2 3 3 4 3 2factors4 Jhānas 34 Noble truths 4 5 13
  14. 14. 5. Refrain Vi Dh Śā PS SS Ek PrInternal/external 1 1 1 1 1 1* 1Tribulations 2 2Arising/vanishing 3 2 2Knowledge 4 3 2 3Independance 5 4 4 2Arahantship 5 14
  15. 15. Tribulations At the end of each anupassanāObserves and contemplates all their many tribu-lations, namely: this body (etc.) is like a sickness,like a boil, like a dart, troublesome, impermanent,suffering, empty, not-self, changing, wearisome,a great entanglement. It is of a nature to be lostand to decay, rapidly and incessantly becomingweak, not enduring. It cannot be relied on ortrusted. It is of a nature to change and decay. Trans. Bhikkhu Sujato 15
  16. 16. Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Mūla Based on Bhikkhu Sujāto’s “A History of Mindfulness” abstract proclamation definition 16
  17. 17. Definition in Mūla Repeated contemplation of... ● body as body ● feelings as feelings● mind as mind ● dhammas as dhammas ● internally, externally, both internally & externally while ● being ardent ● having subdued ● clearly knowing longing & dejection ● being mindful in (regard to) the world 17
  18. 18. Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Mūla Based on Bhikkhu Sujāto’s “A History of Mindfulness” abstract proclamation definitionbody ● 31 body parts refrain 18
  19. 19. Refrain in Mūla ● Is mindful for the sake of knowledge & vision that there is/are a body, feelings, mind, dhammas ● Is independent, & does not cling to anything in the world. 19
  20. 20. Structure of Satipaṭṭhāna Mūla Based on Bhikkhu Sujāto’s “A History of Mindfulness” abstract proclamation conclusion definition predictionbody ●31 body parts dhammas refrain 7 awakening factors ● feelings refrain 5 hindrances ● mind 20

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