Sati a la Anuruddha »
Drop of Dhamma Delight!


Dwelling inside the 4 Foundations of Awareness!

Once when the Venerable Anuruddha and the Venerable Sariputta
were living at Vesāli in Ambapālī's Grove. Then, in the early evening,
the Venerable Sariputta emerged from his daylong seclusion, went
to the Venerable Anuruddha and said: Friend Anuruddha, indeed is
your appearance serene and your visual expression is pure & bright!
In what dwelling does the Venerable Anuruddha now usually dwell?
Now, friend, I usually dwell with a mind well established in the four
foundations of awareness. What four? Here, friend, I dwell solely
reflecting upon the body only as a conditioned frame ...
reflecting upon the feelings only as passing sensations ...
reflecting upon the mind only as habituated and transient moods ...
reflecting upon all phenomena only as constructed mental states ...
while keen, clearly comprehending & acutely aware, thereby removing
any desire and frustration rooted in this world. The Bhikkhu, friend,
who is an Arahat, one whose mental fermentations are all destroyed,
who has lived the Noble life, has done what had to be done, laid down
the burden, reached his own goal, by utterly eliminating these chains
of endless re-becoming, one entirely released through the final direct
knowledge, usually dwells with a mind well established in these four
foundations of awareness.... Then the Venerable Sariputta exclaimed:
It is a gain for us, friend, it is well won by us, friend, that we were
in the very presence of the Venerable Anuruddha, when he roared
such a lion's roar...


Venerable Anuruddha


Details and references for further study:

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
[V:301-2] section 52: Anuruddha. Thread 9: The All!

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