The Ānāpānasati Sutta (Pāli) or Ānāpānasmṛti Sūtra (Sanskrit), “Breath- Mindfulness Discourse .. is the basis for Bodhi (), pp. ^ Asubhasuttaṃ, in the Sinhala Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project (SLTP) edition of the Pali Canon (see. Ānāpānasati (Pali; Sanskrit ānāpānasmṛti), meaning “mindfulness of breathing is a form of Buddhist meditation originally taught by Gautama Buddha in several. The method of practising ânàpànasati, as explained in the ânàpànasati-sutta of the Majjhima Nikàya, is complete in itself. One can understand and practise.

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If the mind has lost track of the count, the meditator should begin the counting over again. The meditator should fix his attention so as to see the beginning, the middle and the end of each cycle of in-breathing and out-breathing.

Anapanasati: Meditation on Breathing by Ven. Mahathera Nauyane Ariyadhamma

It appeared to the Buddha like the clear and bright midday sun. Traditionally, the intent of such a meditation is primarily to diminish one’s attachment to their own or another’s body. Now we should investigate the preliminary stages to practising this meditation. There are a few methods of counting. Philippe Goldin has said that important sinnhala occurs at the moment when practitioners turn their attention back to sinhalz object of focus, the breath.

Anapanasati Sutta – Wikipedia

When the mind has been anxpanasati by counting and is fixed on the in-breathing and out-breathing, the counting is stopped and replaced by mentally keeping track of the course of the breath. In a watching-the-breath type of meditation we might experience both types. As he becomes steadfast, his dexterity in meditation increases, and when his faculties are fully mature he enters upon the cognitive process of the path of stream-entry sotapatti.


The hands anapaanasati be placed gently on the lap, the back of the right hand over the palm of the left. One simply comprehends what actually takes place.

This is the posture of sitting with one leg bent. At this time some be come alarmed thinking the breathing has ceased, but it is not so. Thus this stage is called “purification by the transcending of doubt.

Anapanasati Sutta

The torso should be kept erect, though not strained and rigid. These are divided into four tetrads i. Because these paths turn away the fetters that bind one to the cycle of birth and death, they are called “turning away” vivattana. This is a brief overview of the main stages along the path to Nibbana, base on the meditation of anapana sati. There are practitioners who count the breath all their lives as well.

This knowledge, which becomes extended to all bodily and mental phenomena in terms of their dependent arising, is called the comprehension of conditions. The Buddha states that mindfulness of the breath, “developed and repeatedly practiced, is of great fruit, great benefit. In this way he comprehends the two functions of in-breathing and out-breathing in himself, and the two functions of in breathing and out-breathing in other persons.

Then the meditator has to count quickly “one”, “two,” “three,” anapaanasati.

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These became integrated in various Buddhist traditions, as well as into non-Buddhist traditions such as Daoism. And since the mind does not wander about, the whole body becomes calm and composed, cool and comfortable. Living unattached, the meditator treads the path to Nibbana by autta the nature of the body.


Also, a teacher or guide of some sort is often considered to be essential in Buddhist practice, as well as the sangha, or community of Buddhists, for support. There he should sit down cross-legged, and keeping his body in an erect position, fix his mindfulness at the tip of his nose, the locus for his object of meditation.

At this time there are no hindrances, the mind is most active and extremely tranquil. There are four postures which can be adopted for meditation: He comprehends with wisdom the calming down of these two aspects of in-breathing and out-breathing.

Zhiyi holds that the first three kinds of breathing are incorrect, while the fourth surta correct, and that the breathing should reach stillness and rest. They sinhalw in various Pali suttas like anapanasat Ananada sutta not just the Anapanasati sutta.

These eight cover the whole course of meditative development up to the attainment of arahatship. Vijja is the literal Pali antonym for avijjatraditionally translated as “ignorance” or “delusion” and canonically identified as the root of suffering dukkhacf.