Mahāsatipaṭṭhānasuttaṁ ONLY: -sutta; PTS: [Mahā-Satipaṭṭhāna Suttanta.] (sic, in brackets); PTS has no further titles or even end-titles, until the end of the sutta.01

Uddeso The titles given here are as they appear in ChS and ONLY (though ONLY omits this particular title), which have been extracted from the end-titles, which are omitted in those editions. Headings being a modern convenience unknown to the manuscript tradition, BJT omits them, but includes the end-titles. In this edition both have been included for convenience on the one hand, and authenticity on the other.02

Evaṁ PTS: Evam.03 me sutaṁ:

ekaṁ samayaṁ Bhagavā Kurūsu viharati Kammāssadammaṁ BJT: Kammāsadammaṁ; ChS: Kammāsadhammaṁ. I have accepted the reading giving an unexpected long vowel before a double consonant on the principle of lectio difficilior. The reading -dhammaṁ is attributed in the commentary to keci (some), which usually means the Abhayagiri interpretation.04 nāma Kurūnaṁ nigamo. Tatra kho Bhagavā bhikkhū BJT: bhikkhu, here and in the next line; apparently a printer's error.05 āmantesi:

“Bhikkhavo!” ti “Bhadante!” ti te bhikkhū Bhagavato paccassosuṁ, Bhagavā etad-avoca:

“Ekāyano ayaṁ, bhikkhave, maggo sattānaṁ visuddhiyā, sokapariddavānaṁ ChS: sokaparidevānaṁ.06 samatikkamāya, dukkhadomanassānaṁ atthaṅgamāya, PTS: atthagamāya, and similarly throughout.07 ñāyassa adhigamāya, Comm: Ñāyo vuccati ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo, tassa adhigamāya.08 Nibbānassa sacchikiriyāya, yad-idaṁ cattāro satipaṭṭhānā.

Katame cattāro?

Idha, bhikkhave, PTS: bhikkave, printer's error.09 bhikkhu ONLY prints bhikkhū for the singular throughout, which is unwarranted; further cases will not normally be noted here.10 kāye kāyānupassī viharati, ātāpī sampajāno satimā, vineyya loke abhijjhādomanassaṁ.

Vedanāsu vedanānupassī viharati, ātāpī sampajāno satimā, vineyya loke abhijjhādomanassaṁ.

Citte cittānupassī viharati, ātāpī sampajāno satimā, vineyya loke abhijjhādomanassaṁ.

Dhammesu dhammānupassī viharati, ātāpī sampajāno satimā, vineyya loke abhijjhādomanassaṁ.

Uddeso Niṭṭhito