Monks, this is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the sur­mounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbana, namely, the four satipatthanas.

What are the four?

Here, monks, in regard to the body a monk abides con­templating the body, diligent, clearly knowing, and mindful, free from de­sires and discontent in regard to the world.

In regard to feelings he abides contemplating feelings, diligent, clearly knowing, and mindful, free from desires and discontent in regard to the world.

In regard to the mind he abides contemplating the mind, diligent, clearly knowing, and mindful, free from de­sires and discontent in regard to the world.

In regard to dhammas he abides contemplating dhammas, diligent, clearly knowing, and mindful, free from desires and discontent in regard to the world.

The beginning of Satipatthana Sutta - translated from Pali by Analayo