The Satipaṭṭhāna sutta is one of the most highly revered sutta setting out mindfulness as the one way to overcome suffering.
Translated by: Rupert Gethin.
Read by: Roland Kitchen
The Buddha sets out in clear terms the four contemplations that constitute “establishing mindfulness” watching the body, feeling, mind and qualities. The sutta closes with an extended statement on the result of establishing mindfulness – enlightenment or something very close to enlightenment.
Satipatthana sutta from Pali audio by Roland Kitchen.
Released: 2016. 36 minutes.
Image: Seated Buddha, India, post Gupta period, later Sarnath style Date: late 6th–first half of the 7th century. © Metropolitan Museum of Art.