Location of Kuru        Sāvatthi                                Vesālī                   Bārānasī                         ...
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...
Mindfulness   in Early Buddhism      New approaches throughpsychology and textual analysis ofPali, Chinese and Sanskrit so...
Further suggestsThat the Buddha● initially introduced kāyagatā sati or  kāyasati ( 念身 ) as a general principle  of introsp...
Coming in Part 2      Comparing contents of          Satipaṭṭhāna        in the 7 major textsVibhaṅga Dharmaskandha Śāripu...
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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S2 Introduction to Satipatthana Sutta

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This set of slides is from the Satipatthana Workshop conducted by Venerable Aggacitta at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary.

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These slides track the origin of the Satipatthana Sutta and provides evidence on why the canonical Satipatthana Sutta is not authentic per se, but a collation of text from various sources.

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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S2 Introduction to Satipatthana Sutta

  1. 1. Location of Kuru Sāvatthi Vesālī Bārānasī Gāyā
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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 3
  4. 4. 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. 4
  5. 5. Details A History of MindfulnessHow insight worsted tranquility in the Satipatthana Sutta By Bhikkhu Sujato 5
  6. 6. Mindfulness in Early Buddhism New approaches throughpsychology and textual analysis ofPali, Chinese and Sanskrit sources By Tse-fu Kuan Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism 6
  7. 7. Further suggestsThat the Buddha● initially introduced kāyagatā sati or kāyasati ( 念身 ) as a general principle of introspective self-awareness● developed it into the 4 satipaṭṭhānas at a late stage of his teaching career● particularly emphasized the 4 satipaṭṭhānas as his final teaching 7
  8. 8. Coming in Part 2 Comparing contents of Satipaṭṭhāna in the 7 major textsVibhaṅga Dharmaskandha Śāriputrābhidharma Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta Smṛtyupasthāna Sūtra Ekāyana Sūtra Prajñāpāramita Sūtra 8

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