The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Topics

Arthaviniścayasūtram

13. The Four Ways of Attending to Mindfulness

Herein, monastics, what are the four ways of attending to mindfulness?

  1. Here, monastics, a monastic dwells contemplating internally (the nature of) the body in the body, ardent, fully aware, and mindful, after removing avarice and sorrow regarding the world, he dwells contemplating externally (the nature of) the body in the body, he dwells contemplating internally and externally (the nature of) the body in the body, ardent, fully aware, and mindful, after removing avarice and sorrow regarding the world.

  2. He dwells contemplating internally, externally, internally and externally, (the nature of) feelings in feelings, ardent, fully aware, and mindful, after removing avarice and sorrow regarding the world.

  3. He dwells contemplating internally, externally, internally and externally, (the nature of) the mind in the mind, ardent, fully aware, and mindful, after removing avarice and sorrow regarding the world.

  4. He dwells contemplating internally, externally, internally and externally, (the nature of) things in (various) things, ardent, fully aware, and mindful, after removing avarice and sorrow regarding the world.

These, monastics, are the four ways of attending to mindfulness.