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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They practice breathing out gladdening the mind. They practice breathing out experiencing rapture. An assembly such as this is rarely seen in the world. Next, the 16 objects or instructions are listed, generally broken into four wnapanasati.

Anapanasati Sutta – Wikipedia

Mindful, they breathe out. It consists purely of the essential core.

At such a time, a mendicant has activated the awakening factor of mindfulness …. 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. At such a time, a mendicant has activated the awakening factor of tranquility; they develop it and perfect it. View original text with translation This only works with certain texts, which include translations by Sujato and Brahmali.


Wikisource has original text related to this article: The sutta includes sixteen steps of practice, and groups them into four tetrads, associating them with the four satipatthanas placings of mindfulness.

Note that this is an aid only, and is not always accurate. The earlier Vimuttimagga also provides a commentary on Anapanasati, as does the Pali Patisambhidamagga. They come back to this world once only, then make an end of suffering. Just mindful, they breathe in.

Anapanasati Sutta

Some senior mendicants instructed ten mendicants, while some instructed twenty, thirty, or forty. Satisfied, the mendicants were happy with what the Buddha said.

Retrieved from ” https: Translated for SuttaCentral by Sujato Bhikkhu. At such a time, a mendicant has activated the awakening factor of energy; anapanassti develop it and perfect it. Remember settings Select this to remember these settings next time you visit SuttaCentral.

Views Read Edit View history. Next Mindfulness of the Body. Mindfulness of Breathing—Bhikkhu Sujato. They practice breathing in experiencing the mind.

So you should rouse up even more energy for attaining the unattained, achieving the unachieved, and realizing the anapanasai. The Pali phrase being translated here as “clear vision and deliverance” is: 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.


And how are the seven awakening factors developed and cultivated so as to fulfill knowledge and freedom? The Theravada version of the Anapanasati Sutta lists sixteen steps to relax and compose the mind.

When the mind is full of rapture, the body and anapanasayi become tranquil. For I say that the in-breaths and out-breaths are an aspect of the body.

And those senior mendicants instructed the junior mendicants even more. They practice breathing in stilling these emotions. The Buddha states that mindfulness of the breath, “developed and repeatedly practiced, is of great fruit, great anapznasati.

They practice breathing out observing impermanence.

They practice breathing out stilling these emotions. The basis for mapping each of the tetrads to one of suutta four satipatthana is that, in the Anapanasati Sutta, after what is here identified suta the “core instructions,” the Buddha explicitly identifies each tetrad as related to a particular satipatthana.

For I say that close attention to the in-breaths and out-breaths is an aspect of feelings. From these other texts, clarifying metaphors, instructional elaborations and contextual information can be gleaned.