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Anguttara Nikaya

Aṅguttara Nikāya 1.575–615
Mindfulness of the Body

The power of mindfulness of the body.

AN 1.575

“Monks, anyone who brings into his mind the great ocean, includes all of the streams that run into it. In the same way, anyone who has developed and cultivated mindfulness of the body, includes all of the wholesome qualities that play a part in realization of the noble truths.”

AN 1.576–582

“Monks, one thing when developed and cultivated leads to great urgency to find a way out of suffering … great benefit … great overcoming of defilements … mindfulness and awareness … gaining true knowledge and vision … blissful meditation in the present life … the realization of the fruit of true knowledge and liberation. What one thing? Mindfulness of the body. Monks, this is the one thing when developed and cultivated, leads to great urgency to find a way out of suffering … great benefit … great overcoming of defilements … mindfulness and awareness … gaining true knowledge and vision … blissful meditation in the present life … the realization of the fruit of true knowledge and liberation.

AN 1.583

“Monks, when one thing is developed and cultivated, the body and mind become tranquil, initiative thoughts and focusing thoughts settle down, and all of the qualities that play a part in realization of the noble truths are fully developed. What one thing? Mindfulness of the body. Monks, this is the one thing when developed and cultivated, the body and mind become tranquil, initiative thoughts and focusing thoughts settle down, and all of the qualities that play a part in realization of the noble truths are fully developed.”

AN 1.584

“Monks, when one thing is developed and cultivated, unwholesome qualities do not arise, and if they’ve already arisen, they are abandoned. What one thing? Mindfulness of the body. When this one thing is developed and cultivated, unwholesome qualities do not arise, and if they’ve already arisen, they are abandoned.”

AN 1.585

“Monks, when one thing is developed and cultivated, wholesome qualities arise, and once they’ve arisen, they increase and grow. What one thing? Mindfulness of the body. When this one thing is developed and cultivated, wholesome qualities arise, and once they’ve arisen, they increase and grow.”

AN 1.586

“Monks, when one thing is developed and cultivated, ignorance is eradicated, true knowledge arises, the conceit ‘I am’ is abandoned, the underlying tendencies are uprooted, and the fetters are abandoned. What one thing? Mindfulness of the body. Monks, this is the one thing when developed and cultivated, ignorance is eradicated, true knowledge arises, the conceit ‘I am’ is abandoned, the underlying tendencies are uprooted, and the fetters are abandoned.”

AN 1.587–588

“Monks, one thing when developed and cultivated leads to analytical wisdom … to passing away with no residue left1. What one thing? Mindfulness of the body. Monks, this is the one thing when developed and cultivated leads to analytical wisdom … to passing away with no residue left.”

AN 1.589–591

“When one thing is developed and cultivated, there is the realization of many elements … the realization of diverse elements … the analysis of many elements. What one thing? Mindfulness of the body. When this one thing is developed and cultivated, there is the realization of many elements … the realization of diverse elements … the analysis of many elements.”

AN 1.592–595

“Monks, when one thing is developed and cultivated, leads to the attainment of the fruit of stream entry … once-return … non-return … liberation. What one thing? Mindfulness of the body. Monks, this one thing when developed and cultivated, leads to the attainment of the fruit of stream entry … once-return … non-return … liberation.”

AN 1.596–615

“Monks, when one thing is developed and cultivated, it leads to the gaining of wisdom … to the growth of wisdom … to the increase of wisdom … to great wisdom … to widespread wisdom … to rich wisdom … to deep wisdom … to extraordinary wisdom … to vast wisdom … to much wisdom … to fast wisdom … to instant wisdom … to soothing wisdom … to swift wisdom … to sharp wisdom … to penetrating wisdom. What one thing? Mindfulness of the body. Monks, when this one thing is developed and cultivated, it leads to the gaining of wisdom … to the growth of wisdom … to the increase of wisdom … to great wisdom … to widespread wisdom … to rich wisdom … to deep wisdom … to extraordinary wisdom … to vast wisdom … to much wisdom … to fast wisdom … to instant wisdom … to soothing wisdom … to swift wisdom … to sharp wisdom … to penetrating wisdom.”

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Aṅguttara Nikāya 1.575–615: Mindfulness of the Body

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