Ānāpānasatisuttaṁ (MN 118)
The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing

Edited & Translated by Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
(September 2008)

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The Setting

Mindfulness while Breathing

Fulfillment of Mindfulness

Fulfillment of the Factors of Complete Awakening
through Contemplation of the Body

Fulfillment of the Factors of Complete Awakening
through Contemplation of the Feelings

Fulfillment of the Factors of Complete Awakening
through Contemplation of the Mind

Fulfillment of the Factors of Complete Awakening
through Contemplation of (the Nature of) Things

Conclusion

 

Preface

Primary Texts

BJT: Śrī Laṁkan edition, from the Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series, Volume XII (Colombo, 1974/2517, reprinted with corrections 2005).

PTS: European edition, Majjhima-nikāya, Vol. III, (London 1899, reprinted Oxford, 1994).

Thai: Thai edition, as found on Budsir for Windows CD-ROM (version 2.0, Bangkok, 1996).

ChS: Burmese edition as found on the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana CD-ROM (version 3, Igaturi, no date but = 1999).

Commentaries

Pṭs: Paṭisambhidāmagga, (London, 1905 & 1907, reprinted Oxford, 1979).

Comm: Mahāparinibbānasuttavaṇṇanā, as found on the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana CD-ROM (version 3, Igatpuri, no date, but = 1999).

Vism: Visuddhimagga, as found on the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana CD-ROM (version 3, Igatpuri, no date, but = 1999).

Translations

MLD: Middle Length Discourse of the Buddha, translated by Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi (Wisdom Publications, 2001).

PD: The Path of Discrimination, translated by Ven. Ñāṇamoli (Oxford 1991).

PP: The Path of Purification, translated by Ven. Ñāṇamoli (Kandy, reprinted Taipei 2005).

Note

In writing up the notes to this translation I have preferred to rely on the Canonical Paṭisambhidāmagga wherever possible, and I have only used the commentarial aparratus where the former was lacking.

The intention has been to provide sufficient notes to explain my choice of readings and translation, and to expand on the doctrinal import of the discourse. The doctrinal notes need, however, to be supplemented by the notes to my translation of other discourses elsewhere on this website.

Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
October, 2008