Pleasure leads to preferences or pre-references, which lead to always wanting to be somewhere else, never being fully here now. How does a feelingfull person find a way out of the wheel of repetition?


1) Mahasatipatthana in French, the only full translation i have found – includes the original Pali, translator unknown

2) Mahasatipatthana Sutta translated by U Jotika & U Dhamminda
(probably the best english translation of 2nd and 3rd Truth)

3) Maha-satipatthana Sutta: The Great Frames of Reference translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (translates dukkha as stress - otherwise a good and full enough translation of 2nd and 3rd Truth)

4) (very similar to 3) is, Maha-satipatthana Sutta: translated from the Pali by Burma Pitaka Association (a good and full enough translation of 2nd and 3rd Truth)

Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta Pali Tipitaka Vipassana Research Institute (complete with Pali - good and full enough translation of 2nd and 3rd Truth)

5) (my old paperback - a paraphrased translation) The Heart of Buddhist Meditation, Nyanaponika Thera, Rider Pocket Editions (1969)

6) The Sermon at Benares - Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta - Paul Carus - Chicago, The Open Court Publishing Company, (a beautiful version – though Carus seems known for literary freedom ... possibly an original chinese text)

7) The First Sermon of the Buddha

8) Mahasatipatthana - Karl Eugen Neumann (in German there is no full translation of the 2nd and 3rd Truth –) (Neumanns is the only original translation - it is 110 years old – and online now seem only revised editions) - (all rather embarrassing for a land that gave us Martin Luther)

9) Life Isn't Just Suffering - Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 2000–2012

Wikipedia july 2012 for Buddha Buddhism Dukkha Four Noble Truths,
Google for Hinuism suffering desire (karma illusion)

The Mahasatipatthana Sutta is the 22nd discourse of the Digha Nikaya (DN) often called "DN 22"