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Analysis of the Four Foundations of Awareness:

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, I will now teach you:
A: The Foundation of Awareness,
B: The building up of the Foundation of Awareness,
C: The Way to build up the Foundation of Awareness,
Please pay attention by listening to this...

A: And what, Bhikkhus, is the Foundation of Awareness?
While always acutely alert and clearly comprehending, thus removing
any envy, jealousy, frustration, and discontent rooted in this world,
the wise Bhikkhu keeps regarding the:
1: Body as an alien frame of filthy foulness...
2: Feeling as a banal ever recurring reactivity...
3: Mind as a habituated set of bizarre mentalities...
4: Phenomena as only mentally constructed appearances...
These are the 4 Foundations of Awareness...

B: And what, Bhikkhus, is the Building Up of this Foundation of Awareness?
While always acutely alert and clearly comprehending, thus removing
any envy, jealousy, frustration, and discontent rooted in this world,
the wise Bhikkhu keeps considering the:
1: Body as something bound to emerge, decay and vanish...
2: Feeling as something naturally arising and fading away...
3: Mind as of a nature to appear, disappear, flutter and flicker...
4: Phenomena as only momentary manifestations always ending...
This is building up the 4 Foundations of Awareness...

C: And what is the Way to build this Foundation of Awareness?
It is just this Noble 8-fold Way, namely:
Right View  (sammā-ditthi)
Right Motivation  (sammā-sankappa)
Right Speech  (sammā-vācā)
Right Action  (sammā-kammanta)
Right Livelihood  (sammā-ājīva)
Right Effort  (sammā-vāyāma)
Right Awareness  (sammā-sati)
Right Concentration  (sammā-samādhi)
This is the Way to build the 4 Foundations of Awareness...

Details on these 4 Foundations of Awareness (Sati):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Causes_of_sati.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sati_Summary.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sati_in_Solitude.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear_Comprehension.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Noble_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/One_and_only_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Analysis.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sati_a_la_Anuruddha.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Careful_and_Rational_Attention.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Four_Foundations_of_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Clear_and_Aware_Comprehension.htm




Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 186] 47: Foundations of Awareness: 44 Analysis..

Alert is Awareness..