Satisampajanna

Satisampajañña
— Mindfulness and thorough understanding —
[sampajañña]

This formula describes how the practice of sampajañña has to be undertaken, but it does not defines the term. The real definition of being 'sampajāno' - word whose meaning is also otherwise described by the present formula - is found here; it makes it clear that being 'sampajāno' involves the discernment of aniccā. This formula appears in only three contexts: 1) in 3 suttas (DN 22, MN 10, MN 119), it is a part of the description of 'kāyānupassanā' or 'kāyagatāsati'; 2) in 6 suttas, it is associated with the definition of sato when the Buddha exhorts the bhikkhus to remain satos and sampajānos; 3) in 26 suttas of DN and MN, and 2 suttas of AN, it is a step on one version or the other of the Sekha Paṭipadā.



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Occurences in the Sutta Pitaka
DN MN SN AN KN Total
of the actual formula 14 14 42 0 34
of the string "sampajaññ" 58 18 52 114 2 244
of the string "sampajān" 261 268 193 264 34 1020


Bhikkhu abhikkante paṭikkante sampajānakārī hoti, ālokite vilokite sampajānakārī hoti, samiñjite pasārite sampajānakārī hoti, saṅghāṭi·patta·cīvara·dhāraṇe sampajānakārī hoti, asite pīte khāyite sāyite sampajānakārī hoti, uccāra·passāva·kamme sampajānakārī hoti, gate ṭhite nisinne sutte jāgarite bhāsite tuṇhībhāve sampajānakārī hoti.

A bhikkhu, while approaching and while departing is one who acts with sampajañña, while looking ahead and while looking around he is one who acts with sampajañña, while bending and while stretching he is one who acts with sampajañña, while wearing the robes and the upper robe and while carrying the bowl he is one who acts with sampajañña, while eating, while drinking, while chewing, while tasting he is one who acts with sampajañña, while defecating and urinating he is one who acts with sampajañña, while walking, while standing, while sitting, while sleeping, while being awake, while talking and while being silent, he is one who acts with sampajañña.

Bhikkhu abhikkante paṭikkante

A bhikkhu, while approaching and while departing
sampajānakārī hoti,

is one who acts with sampajañña,
ālokite vilokite

while looking ahead and while looking around
sampajānakārī hoti,

he is one who acts with sampajañña,
samiñjite pasārite

while bending and while stretching
sampajānakārī hoti,

he is one who acts with sampajañña,
saṅghāṭi·patta·cīvara·dhāraṇe

while wearing the robes and the upper robe and while carrying the bowl
sampajānakārī hoti,

he is one who acts with sampajañña,
asite pīte khāyite sāyite

while eating, while drinking, while chewing, while tasting
sampajānakārī hoti,

he is one who acts with sampajañña,
uccāra·passāva·kamme

while defecating and urinating
sampajānakārī hoti,

he is one who acts with sampajañña,
gate ṭhite nisinne sutte

while walking, while standing, while sitting, while sleeping,
jāgarite bhāsite tuṇhībhāve

while being awake, while talking and while being silent,
sampajānakārī hoti.

he is one who acts with sampajañña.



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