1. Mūla-Pariyāya Vagga
Sacred Books of the Buddhists
Dialogues of the Buddha
Further Dialogues of the Buddha
Translated from the Pali
by Lord Chalmers, G.C.B.
Sometime Governor of Ceylon
Oxford University Press
Once when the Lord was staying among the Kurus - a township of theirs is called Kammāssadhamma -,
he addressed the Almsmen as follows:
There is but one way, Almsmen,
to purify creatures
to pass beyond sorrow and lamentation,
to shed ills of body and of mind,
to find the right way,
and to realize Nirvana; -
it is by the fourfold mustering of mindfulness. ...
[For the remainder of this Sutta, see (at Dialogues II, 327 et seqq.) the translation of the 22nd Sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya, which is identical with this Majjhima Sutta, except that towards the end it interpolates paragraphs - which in the Majjhima Nikaya form our separate Sutta No. 141 - explaining in detail the Four Noble Truths, and accordingly is distinguished from ours here as 'the Long' or Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Suttantaɱ.