Satipaṭṭhānabhāvanānisaṁso
The Advantages of Developing the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness

 

Yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya sattavassāni,
Whoever, monks, should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for seven years,

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ: Pāṭikaṅkhaṁ is a future passive participle from paṭikaṅkhati, desires, expects.01
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected:

diṭṭhe va dhamme All editions print diṭṭheva dhamme; but this obscures the fact that this is a locative absolute construction, lit: in the very things that are seen (or visible here and now, i.e. in this very life).02 aññā; sati vā upādisese Sati ... upādisese is a locative absolutive construction, giving durative sense. Sati here is either formed from santaṁ (the present participle of atthi) with denasalisation; or has been formed on its own stem sat-; it appears this form only occurs in locative absolutive constructions.03 anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, sattavassāni,
Let alone seven years, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya chavassāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for six years

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, chavassāni,
Let alone six years, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya pañcavassāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for five years

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected:

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, pañcavassāni,
Let alone five years, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya cattārivassāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for four years

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, cattārivassāni,
Let alone four years, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya tīṇivassāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for three years

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, tīṇivassāni,
Let alone three years, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya dvevassāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for two years

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, dvevassāni,
Let alone two years, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya ekaṁ vassaṁ
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for one year

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhatu, bhikkhave, ekaṁ vassaṁ,
Let alone one year, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya sattamāsāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for seven months

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, sattamāsāni,
Let alone seven months, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya chamāsāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for six months

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, chamāsāni,
Let alone six months, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya pañcamāsāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for five months

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, pañcamāsāni,
Let alone five months, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya cattārimāsāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for four months

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, cattārimāsāni,
Let alone four months, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya tīṇimāsāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for three months

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, tīṇimāsāni,
Let alone three months, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya dvemāsāni
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for two months

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhantu, bhikkhave, dvemāsāni,
Let alone two months, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya ekaṁ māsaṁ
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for one month

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhatu, bhikkhave, ekaṁ māsaṁ,
Let alone a month, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya aḍḍhamāsaṁ
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for half a month

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Tiṭṭhatu, bhikkhave, aḍḍhamāsaṁ,
Let alone half a month, monks,

yo hi koci, bhikkhave, ime cattāro satipaṭṭhāne evaṁ bhāveyya sattāhaṁ
whoever should develop these four ways of attending to mindfulness in this way for seven days

tassa dvinnaṁ phalānaṁ aññataraṁ phalaṁ pāṭikaṅkhaṁ:
for him, out of two results, a particular result is to be expected

diṭṭhe va dhamme aññā; sati vā upādisese anāgāmitā.
final knowledge in this very life; or, there being some attachment remaining, the state of non-returner.

 

Ekāyano ayaṁ, bhikkhave, maggo sattānaṁ visuddhiyā,
This is a one-way path, monks, for the purification of beings,

sokapariddavānaṁ samatikkamāya, dukkhadomanassānaṁ atthaṅgamāya,
for the overcoming of grief and lamentation, for the extinction of pain and sorrow,

ñāyassa adhigamāya, nibbānassa sacchikiriyāya,
for attaining the right way, for the direct realisation of Nibbāna,

yad-idaṁ cattāro satipaṭṭhānā ti.
that is to say, the four ways of attending to mindfulness.

Iti yan-taṁ vuttaṁ, idam-etaṁ paṭicca vuttan”-ti.
Thus, whatever was said, it is for this reason it was said.”

 

Idam-avoca Bhagavā,
The Gracious One said this,

attamanā te bhikkhū Bhagavato bhāsitaṁ abhinandun-ti.
and those monks were uplifted and greatly rejoiced in what was said by the Gracious One.

Satipaṭṭhānabhāvanānisaṁso Niṭṭhito
The Advantages of Developing the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness is Finished

Mahāsatipaṭṭhānasuttaṁ Niṭṭhitaṁ
The Long Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness is Finished