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Mahaasatipa.t.thaana Diigha Mahaa Vagga DN.22 D.ii.290ff. 14/209 hindrances, khandha, ayatana, bojjhanga, Noble Truths The four foundations of mindfulness (satipa.t.thaana) comprise: 1. seeing the body in the body (kaayaanupassanaa); 2. seeing the feelings withing the feelings (vedanaanupassanaa); 3. seeing the mind within the mind (cittaanupassanaa), and; 4. seeing the mental arisings within the mental arisings (dhammaanupassanaa). These are the only path to Nirvana. Thus we must meditate to see the impermanence of the body, vedana, citta and dhammas. See also Majjhima Nikaya Satipatthana Sutta and Saccavibhanga Sutta.
The Buddha enumerates the four elements as a objects of meditation (dhaatu-kamma.t.thaana): 1. earth (pa.thaviidhaatu); 2. water (aapodhaatu); 3. fire (tejodhaatu), and; 4. air (vaayodhaatu) at D.ii.294.
Also the distinction between the two sorts of suffering: 1. bodily suffering (kaayika-dukkha), and; 2. mental suffering (cetasika-dukkha) mentioned at D.ii.306.
Also enumerated are the ten sets of six delightful and pleasurable things (piyaruupa saataruupa) subject to the action of craving: 1. Sense Organs: eye (cakku), ears (sota), nose (ghaana), mouth (jivhaa), body (kaaya), mind (mano); 2. Sense Objects: images (ruupa), sounds (sadda), smell (gandha), taste (rasa), touch (pho.t.thabba), mental object (dhamma); 3. Sense-Consciousness: visual consciousness (cakku-vi~n~naa.na), auditory consciousness (sota-vi~n~naa.na), olfactory consciousness (ghaana-vi~n~naa.na), taste consiousness (jivhaa-vi~n~naa.na), tactile consciousness (kaaya-vi~n~naa.na), mental consciousness (mano-vi~n~naa.na); 4. Sense-Contact: visual contact (cakku-samphassa), auditory contact (sota-samphassa), olfactory contact (ghaana-samphassa), taste contact (jivhaa-samphassa), touch contact (kaaya-samphassa), mental contact (mano-samphassa); 5. Sense-Feeling: visual feeling (cakku-vedanaa), auditory feeling (sota-vedanaa), olfactory feeling (ghaana-vedanaa), taste feeling (jivhaa-vedanaa), physical feeling (kaaya-vedanaa), mental feeling (mano-vedanaa); 6. Sensory Registration: visual registration (ruupa-sa~n~naa), auditory registration (sadda-sa~n~naa), olfactory registration (gandha-sa~n~naa), taste registration (rasa-sa~n~naa), tactile registration (pho.t.thabba-sa~n~naa), mental registration (dhamma-sa~n~naa); 7. Sensory Volition: visual volition (ruupa-sa~ncetanaa), auditory volition (sadda-sa~ncetanaa), olfactory volition (gandha-sa~ncetanaa), taste volition (rasa-sa~ncetanaa), touch volition (pho.t.thabba-sa~ncetanaa), mental volition (dhamma-sa~ncetanaa); 8. Sense-Craving: visual craving (ruupa-ta.nhaa), auditory craving (sadda-ta.nhaa), olfactory craving (gandha-ta.nhaa), taste craving (rasa-ta.nhaa), touch craving (pho.t.thabba-ta.nhaa), mental craving (dhamma-ta.nhaa); 9. Sense Thought-Conception: visual thought-conception (ruupa-vitakka), auditory thought-conception (sadda-vitakka), olfactory thought-conception (gandha-vitakka), taste thought-conception (rasa-vitakka), touch thought-conception (pho.t.thabba-vitakka), mental thought-conception (dhamma-vitakka); 10. Sense Discursive Thought: visual discursive thought (ruupa-vicaara), auditory discursive thought (sadda-vicaara), olfactory discursive thought (gandha-vicaara), taste discursive thought (rasa-vicaara), touch discursive thought (pho.t.thabba-vicaara), mental discursive thought (dhamma-vicaara) at D.ii.308
Also enumerated are the components of the Noble Eightfold Path (a.t.tha"ngikamagga): 1. Right View (sammaadi.t.thi); 2. Right Thought (sammaasa"nkappa); 3. Right Speech (sammaavaacaa); 4. Right Action (sammaakammanta); 5. Right Livelihood (sammaa-aajiiva); 6. Right Effort (sammavaayaama); 7. Right Mindfulness (sammaasati), and; 8. Right Concentration (sammaasamaadhi at D.ii.312.


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