4👑☸ Cattāri Ariya-saccaṃ 四聖諦

👑8☸ → 7🐘 Sammā Sati

right-remembering

STED 🐘 sammā-sati = 4sp

STED 4sp = cattāro sati'paṭṭhāne

Four remembrance-establishings

 (👑8☸)   1👁   2💭   3💬   4🏃   5👑   6🏹   7🐘   8🌄
4👑☸ → 👑8☸ → 7🐘:     S&S🐘💭   V&V💭   5⛅   7☀️   16🌬️😤   (⤴)

STED 4sp

kāye kāyā-(a)nu-passī viharati
Body-as-body – continuous-seeing (he) abides-in,
ātāpī sampajāno satimā,
(he is) ardent 🏹, (a) lucid-discerner 👁, (a) rememberer 🐘,
vineyya loke abhijjhā-do-manassaṃ;
vanquishing worldly avarice-(and)-distressed-mental-states.
vedanāsu vedanā-(a)nu-passī viharati
Experienced-sensations-(as)-experienced-sensations – continuous-seeing (he) abides-in
ātāpī sampajāno satimā,
(he is) ardent 🏹, (a) lucid-discerner 👁, (a) rememberer 🐘,
vineyya loke abhijjhā-do-manassaṃ;
vanquishing worldly avarice-(and)-distressed-mental-states.
citte cittā-(a)nu-passī viharati
Mind-as mind – continuous-seeing (he) abides-in,
ātāpī sampajāno satimā,
(he is) ardent 🏹, (a) lucid-discerner 👁, (a) rememberer 🐘,
vineyya loke abhijjhā-do-manassaṃ;
vanquishing worldly avarice-(and)-distressed-mental-states.
dhammesu dhammā-(a)nu-passī viharati
☸Dhamma-[teachings]-as-☸Dhamma – continuous-seeing (he) abides-in,
ātāpī sampajāno satimā,
(he is) ardent 🏹, (a) lucid-discerner 👁, (a) rememberer 🐘,
vineyya loke abhijjhā-do-manassaṃ;
vanquishing worldly avarice-(and)-distressed-mental-states.

Sati is memory

elephant and bodhi tree The elephant never forgets.


sati = remembering = two way memory access, memorization + recollection (SN 48.9 sati-indriya).
SMRTI = You (S)uppose to (M)emorize and (R)ecollect (T)errific (I)deas.
SATI = You (S)uppose to (A)ctualize (T)errific (I)deas
☸Dhamma = those (T)errific (I)deas.

sati remembers ☸Dhamma. Always.


Meaning of the cryptic 4sp🐘 formula

He abides, continuously seeing the body as a body, [as it actually is, according to reality]...
He abides, continuously seeing the experienced-sensations as experienced-sensations, [as it actually is, according to reality]...
He abides, continuously seeing the mind as mind, [as it actually is, according to reality]...
He abides, continuously seeing the ☸Dhamma as ☸Dhamma, [as it actually is, according to reality]...
🔗proof & details

S&S🐘💭: sati & sam-pajāno, remembering & lucid-discerning

S&S is as ubiquitous as a peanut-butter-&-jelly 🥜🍓🥪 sandwich.
Whenever you see the word 'sati' in isolation in the EBT, what it usually means is S&S at the minimum, 4sp by definition (SN 47.2), or the entire 7sb headed by sati-sambojjhanga is implied.
S&S🐘💭 = Insight: In EBT, S&S performs the role of insight. S&S is explicitly stated in third jhāna. There is no "access concentration" (upacāra samādhi) in EBT
V&V💭: vitakka & vicāra: directed-thought & evaluation: In first jhāna, V&V is essentially a coarser form of S&S
Jhāna is satipaṭṭhāna, and satipaṭṭhāna is Jhāna.

There is no time out or off-switch for sammā-sati

”Sati” should be “always on”: or you will be in grave danger.

4sp#4: Dhamma-anupassana

Dhamma = Buddha's teaching that leads to virāga ... nirvana: Dhamma in this context, as well as in dhamma-vicaya-sambojjhanga, is commonly mistranslated as "phenomena", "mental qualities", etc.

The oral tradition works together holistically with Sati, dhamma-vicaya, memorization. It requires Dhamma=specialized Teaching, not "phenomena"

suttas focusing on sati

SN 47 Sati-'paṭṭhāna 🐘 Saṃyutta: 104 suttas: 4sp remembrance-establishings

MN 10 Sati-’paṭṭhāna is overrated. Study this instead:

ASK: (A)n-uttara (S)ati-’paṭṭhāna (K)handha Sutta The un-excelled remembrance-establishing aggregate discourse. ASK not what the Dhamma can do for you.

samādhi nimittas: Meditation subjects for 4sp → 7sb

4 basics, and the 42 EBT samādhi nimitta meditation topics:
Choosing a meditation subject: Explore the 42 in more detail, and additional nimittas
16 APS (Ānā-pāna-s-sati): in-breath (&) out-breath remembrance, the crown jewel of all meditation practices in the EBT

Sati ⊜ equivalent factors

4sp🐘 = 5bal👊️ → 3🐘 = 5ind🖐️ → 3🐘 = 7sb☀️ → 1🐘 = 👑8☸ → 7🐘

4sp🐘 = 4 sati'paṭṭhāne = 4 remembrance-establishings of 37bp🕊️
5bal👊️3🐘 = sati-bala
5ind🖐️3🐘 = sati-indriyam
7sb☀️ 1🐘 = sati-sam-bojjh-aṅga, remembering-awakening-factor
👑8☸7🐘 = sammā-sati 🐘, right remembering

Sati central repository

Most of the information on Sati/remembering factor will be collected in 👑8☸ → 7🐘 = sammā-sati, right-remembering. The equivalent ⊜ sati factor pages will focus on how they differ from 👑8☸ → 7🐘


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