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In the Buddha’s Words

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Introduction (PDF)

I. The Human Condition

Introduction

  1. Old Age, Illness, and Death
    1. Aging and Death (SN 3.3)
    2. The Simile of the Mountain (SN 3.25)
    3. The Divine Messengers (from AN 3.35)
  2. The Tribulations of Unreflective Living
    1. The Dart of Painful Feeling (SN 36.6)
    2. The Vicissitudes of Life (AN 8.6)
    3. Anxiety Due to Change (SN 22.7)
  3. A World in Turmoil
    1. The Origin of Conflict (AN 2. iv, 6, abridged) [AN 2.37]
    2. Why Do Beings Live in Hate? (from DN 21)
    3. The Dark Chain of Causation (from DN 15)
    4. The Roots of Violence and Oppression (from AN 3.69)
  4. Without Discoverable Beginning
    1. Grass and Sticks (SN 15.1)
    2. Balls of Clay (SN 15.2)
    3. The Mountain (SN 15.5)
    4. The River Ganges (SN 15.8)
    5. Dog on a Leash (SN 22.99)

II. The Bringer of Light

Introduction

  1. One Person (AN 1. xiii, 1, 5, 6) [AN 1.170-186]
  2. The Buddha’s Conception and Birth (MN 123, abridged)
  3. The Quest for Enlightenment
    1. Seeking the Supreme State of Sublime Peace (from MN 26)
    2. The Realization of the Three True Knowledges (from MN 36)
    3. The Ancient City (SN 12.65)
  4. The Decision to Teach (from MN 26)
  5. The First Discourse (SN 56.11)

III. Approaching the Dhamma

Introduction

  1. Not a Secret Doctrine (AN 3.129)
  2. No Dogmas or Blind Belief (AN 3.65)
  3. The Visible Origin and Passing Away of Suffering (SN 42.11)
  4. Investigate the Teacher Himself (MN 47)
  5. Steps toward the Realization of Truth (from MN 95)

IV. The Happiness Visible in This Present Life

Introduction

  1. Upholding the Dhamma in Society
    1. The King of the Dhamma (AN 3.14)
    2. Worshipping the Six Directions (from DN 31)
  2. The Family
    1. Parents and Children
      1. Respect for Parents (AN 4.63)
      2. Repaying One’s Parents (AN 2. iv, 2) [AN 2.33]
    2. Husbands and Wives
      1. Different Kinds of Marriages (AN 4.53)
      2. How to Be United in Future Lives (AN 4.55)
      3. Seven Kinds of Wives (AN 7.59) [AN 7.63]
  3. Present Welfare, Future Welfare (AN 8.54)
  4. Right Livelihood
    1. Avoiding Wrong Livelihood (AN 5.177)
    2. The Proper Use of Wealth (AN 4.61)
    3. A Family Man’s Happiness (AN 4.62)
  5. The Woman of the Home (AN 8.49)
  6. The Community
    1. Six Roots of Dispute (from MN 104)
    2. Six Principles of Cordiality (from MN 104)
    3. Purification Is for All Four Castes (MN 93, abridged)
    4. Seven Principles of Social Stability (from DN 16)
    5. The Wheel-Turning Monarch (from DN 26)
    6. Bringing Tranquillity to the Land (from DN 5)

V. The Way to a Fortunate Rebirth

Introduction

  1. The Law of Kamma
    1. Four Kinds of Kamma (AN 4.232)
    2. Why Beings Fare as They Do after Death (MN 41)
    3. Kamma and Its Fruits (MN 135)
  2. Merit. The Key to Good Fortune
    1. Meritorious Deeds (It 22)
    2. Three Bases of Merit (AN 8.36)
    3. The Best Kinds of Confidence (AN 4.34)
  3. Giving
    1. If People Knew the Result of Giving (It 26)
    2. Reasons for Giving (AN 8.33)
    3. The Gift of Food (AN 4.57)
    4. A Superior Person’s Gifts (AN 5.148)
    5. Mutual Support (It 107)
    6. Rebirth on Account of Giving (AN 8.35)
  4. Moral Discipline
    1. The Five Precepts (AN 8.39)
    2. The Uposatha Observance (AN 8.41)
  5. Meditation
    1. The Development of Loving-Kindness (It 27)
    2. The Four Divine Abodes (from MN 99)
    3. Insight Surpasses All (AN 9.20, abridged)

VI. Deepening One’s Perspective on the World

Introduction

  1. Four Wonderful Things (AN 4.128)
  2. Gratification, Danger, and Escape
    1. Before My Enlightenment (AN 3.101 §§1–2) [3.103]
    2. I Set Out Seeking (AN 3.101 §3) [3.103]
    3. If There Were No Gratification (AN 3.105)
  3. Properly Appraising Objects of Attachment (MN 13)
  4. The Pitfalls in Sensual Pleasures
    1. Cutting Off All Affairs (from MN 54)
    2. The Fever of Sensual Pleasures (from MN 75)
  5. Life Is Short and Fleeting (AN 7.70) [AN 7.74]
  6. Four Summaries of the Dhamma (from MN 82)
  7. The Danger in Views
    1. A Miscellany on Wrong View (AN 1. xvii, 1, 3, 7, 9) [AN 1.306-308]
    2. The Blind Men and the Elephant (Ud 6.4)
    3. Held by Two Kinds of Views (It 49)
  8. From the Divine Realms to the Infernal (AN 4.125)
  9. The Perils of Saṃsāra
    1. The Stream of Tears (SN 15.3)
    2. The Stream of Blood (SN 15.13)

VII. The Path to Liberation

Introduction

  1. Why Does One Enter the Path?
    1. The Arrow of Birth, Aging, and Death (MN 63)
    2. The Heartwood of the Spiritual Life (MN 29)
    3. The Fading Away of Lust (SN 45.41–48, combined)
  2. Analysis of the Eightfold Path (SN 45.8)
  3. Good Friendship (SN 45.2)
  4. The Graduated Training (MN 27)
  5. The Higher Stages of Training with Similes (from MN 39)

VIII. Mastering the Mind

Introduction

  1. The Mind Is the Key (AN 1. iii, 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10) [AN 1.21-30]
  2. Developing a Pair of Skills
    1. Serenity and Insight (AN 2. iii, 10) [AN 2.31]
    2. Four Ways to Arahantship (AN 4.170)
    3. Four Kinds of Persons (AN 4.94)
  3. The Hindrances to Mental Development (SN 46.55, abridged)
  4. The Refinement of the Mind (AN 3.100 §§1–10) [AN 3.101]
  5. The Removal of Distracting Thoughts (MN 20)
  6. The Mind of Loving-Kindness (from MN 21)
  7. The Six Recollections (AN 6.10) [Related: AN 11.12 ]
  8. The Four Establishments of Mindfulness (MN 10)
  9. Mindfulness of Breathing (SN 54.13)
  10. The Achievement of Mastery (SN 28.1–9,combined)

IX. Shining the Light of Wisdom

Introduction

  1. Images of Wisdom
    1. Wisdom as a Light (AN 4.143)
    2. Wisdom as a Knife (from MN 146)
  2. The Conditions for Wisdom (AN 8.2, abridged)
  3. A Discourse on Right View (MN 9)
  4. The Domain of Wisdom
    1. By Way of the Five Aggregates
      1. Phases of the Aggregates (SN 22.56)
      2. A Catechism on the Aggregates (SN 22.82 = MN 109, abridged)
      3. The Characteristic of Nonself (SN 22.59)
      4. Impermanent, Suffering, Nonself (SN 22.45)
      5. A Lump of Foam (SN 22.95)
    2. By Way of the Six Sense Bases
      1. Full Understanding (SN 35.26)
      2. Burning (SN 35.28)
      3. Suitable for Attaining Nibbāna (SN 35.147-49, combined)
      4. Empty Is the World (SN 35.85)
      5. Conscious Too Is Nonself (SN 35.234)
    3. By Way of the Elements
      1. The Eighteen Elements (SN 14.1)
      2. The Four Elements (SN 14.37-39, combined)
      3. The Six Elements (from MN 140)
    4. By Way of Dependent Origination
      1. What Is Dependent Origination? (SN 12.1)
      2. The Stableness of the Dhamma (SN 12.20)
      3. Forty-Four Cases of Knowledge (SN 12.33)
      4. A Teaching by the Middle (SN 12.15)
      5. The Continuance of Consciousness (SN 12.38)
      6. The Origin and Passing of the World (SN 12.44)
    5. By Way of the Four Noble Truths
      1. The Truths of All Buddhas (SN 56.24)
      2. These Four Truths Are Actual (SN 56.20)
      3. A Handful of Leaves (SN 56.31)
      4. Because of Not Understanding (SN 56.21)
      5. The Precipice (SN 56.42)
      6. Making the Breakthrough (SN 56.32)
      7. The Destruction of the Taints (SN 56.25)
  5. The Goal of Wisdom
    1. What is Nibbāna? (SN 38.1)
    2. Thirty-Three Synonyms for Nibbāna (SN 43.1– 44, combined)
    3. There Is That Base (Ud 8.1)
    4. The Unborn (Ud 8.3)
    5. The Two Nibbāna Elements (It 44)
    6. The Fire and the Ocean (from MN 72)

X. The Planes of Realization

Introduction

  1. The Field of Merit for the World
    1. Eight Persons Worthy of Gifts (AN 8.59)
    2. Differentiation by Faculties (SN 48.18) [Related: SN 48.10 ]
    3. In the Dhamma Well Expounded (from MN 22)
    4. The Completeness of the Teaching (from MN 73)
    5. Seven Kinds of Noble Persons (from MN 70)
  2. Stream-Entry
    1. The Four Factors Leading to Stream-Entry (SN 55.5) [Related: Admirable Friendship (It 17) ; Hearing the Dhamma (AN 5.202) ; Careful Attention (It 16) ; Practice in accorance with the Dhamma (SN 22.39) ]
    2. Entering the Fixed Course of Rightness (SN 25.1)
    3. The Breakthrough to the Dhamma (SN 13.1)
    4. The Four Factors of a Stream-Enterer (SN 55.2) [Related: (SN 55.1) ]
    5. Better than Sovereignty over the Earth (SN 55.1)
  3. Nonreturning
    1. Abandoning the Five Lower Fetters (from MN 64)
    2. Four Kinds of Persons (AN 4.169)
    3. Six Things that Partake of True Knowledge (SN 55.3)
    4. Five Kinds of Nonreturners (SN 46.3)
  4. The Arahant
    1. Removing the Residual Conceit “I Am” (SN 22.89)
    2. The Trainee and the Arahant (SN 48.53)
    3. A Monk Whose Crossbar Has Been Lifted (from MN 22)
    4. Nine Things an Arahant Cannot Do (from AN 9.7)
    5. A Mind Unshaken (from AN 9.26)
    6. The Ten Powers of an Arahant Monk (AN 10.90)
    7. The Sage at Peace (from MN 140)
    8. Happy Indeed Are the Arahants (from SN 22.76)
  5. The Tathāgata
    1. The Buddha and the Arahant (SN 22.58)
    2. For the Welfare of Many (It 84)
    3. Sāriputta’s Lofty Utterance (SN 47.12)
    4. The Powers and Grounds of Self-Confidence (from MN 12)
    5. The Manifestation of Great Light (SN 56.38)
    6. The Man Desiring Our Good (from MN 19)
    7. The Lion (SN 22.78)
    8. Why Is He Called the Tathāgata? (AN 4.23 = It 112)

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I managed to reserve a copy from Kinokuniya Sydney. Look forward to reading this. Thank you for your recommendation, Bhante.


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Since i’ve found Ven. Bodhi reference list, i’ve been expanding it and here’s what it’s grown up to thus far. Hopefully someone will find it useful and continue to expand it as one gets more familiar with the Nikayas corpus

Sutta pitaka thematic guide

I. The Human Condition

1 Old Age, Illness, and Death

(1) Aging and Death (SN 3.3)
(2) The Simile of the Mountain (SN 3.25)
(3) The Divine Messengers (from AN 3.35)
(4) Sukhamala sutta (AN 3.38)
(5) Thana sutta (AN 4.192)

2 The Tribulations of Unreflective Living

(1) The Dart of Painful Feeling (SN 36.6)
(2) The Vicissitudes of Life (AN 8.6)
(3) Anxiety Due to Change (SN 22.7)

3 A World in Turmoil

(1) The Origin of Conflict (AN 2. iv, 6, abridged) (AN 2.37)
(2) Why Do Beings Live in Hate? (from DN 21)
(3) The Dark Chain of Causation (from DN 15)
(4) The Roots of Violence and Oppression (from AN 3.69)

4 Without Discoverable Beginning

(1) Grass and Sticks (SN 15.1)
(2) Balls of Clay (SN 15.2)
(3) The Mountain (SN 15.5)
(4) The River Ganges (SN 15.8)
(5) Dog on a Leash (SN 22.99)

II. The Bringer of Light

1 One Person (AN 1. xiii, 1, 5, 6) [AN 1.170-186]

2 The Buddha’s Conception and Birth (MN 123, abridged)

3 The Quest for Enlightenment

(1) Seeking the Supreme State of Sublime Peace (from MN 26)
(2) The Realization of the Three True Knowledges (from MN 36)
(3) The Ancient City (SN 12.65)

4 The Decision to Teach (from MN 26)

5 The First Discourse (SN 56.11)

III. Approaching the Dhamma

1 Not a Secret Doctrine (AN 3.129)
2 No Dogmas or Blind Belief (AN 3.65)
3 The Visible Origin and Passing Away of Suffering (SN 42.11)
4 Investigate the Teacher Himself (MN 47)
5 Steps toward the Realization of Truth (from MN 95)

IV. The Happiness Visible in This Present Life

1 Upholding the Dhamma in Society

(1) The King of the Dhamma (AN 3.14)
(2) Worshipping the Six Directions (from DN 31)

2 The Family

(1) Parents and Children

(a) Respect for Parents (AN 4.63)
(b) Repaying One’s Parents (AN 2. iv, 2) [AN 2.33]

(2) Husbands and Wives

(a) Different Kinds of Marriages (AN 4.53)
(b) How to Be United in Future Lives (AN 4.55)
© Seven Kinds of Wives (AN 7.59) [AN 7.63]

3 Present Welfare, Future Welfare (AN 8.54)

4 Right Livelihood

(1) Vanijja sutta - trades (AN 5.177)
(2) The Proper Use of Wealth (AN 4.61)
(3) A Family Man’s Happiness (AN 4.62)
(4) Aputtaka Sutta 1,2: Heirless (SN 3.19, 20) The Proper Use of Wealth
(5) Adiya Sutta: Benefits to be Obtained (from Wealth) (AN 5.41)

5 The Woman of the Home (AN 8.49)

6 The Community

(1) Six Roots of Dispute (from MN 104)
(2) Six Principles of Cordiality (from MN 104)
(3) Purification Is for All Four Castes (MN 93, abridged)
(4) Seven Principles of Social Stability (from DN 16)
(5) The Wheel-Turning Monarch (from DN 26)
(6) Bringing Tranquillity to the Land (from DN 5)
(7) Thana sutta - knowing other people qualities (AN 4.192) see (8)
(8) Patisalla sutta (Ud 6.2) see (7)
(9) Adhikarana sutta - how conflicts are to be resolved (AN 2.15)
(10) Admirable Friendship (SN 45.2; AN 9.1; Ud 4.1; AN 8.54; AN 8.2; AN 10.17; Dutyasekha sutta It17)
(11) Adhikaranika (Nappiya) sutta - 10 factors leading to disharmony in the community (AN 10.87)
(12) Akkosaka sutta – 10 disasters befalling those who verbally abuse monks and nobles (AN 10.88)
(13) Sanghabheda sutta, Sanghasamaggi sutta - the importance of unity in the Sangha (KN : It18, 19)

V. The Way to a Fortunate Rebirth

1 The Law of Kamma

(1) Four Kinds of Kamma (AN 4.232)
(2) Why Beings Fare as They Do after Death (MN 41)
(3) Kamma and Its Fruits (MN 135)
(4) Kamma sutta - old and new kamma (SN 35.145)
(5) Sivaka sutta - other causes (SN 36.21)
(6) Devaduta sutta - kamma is only personal (MN 130)
(7) Mahakammavibhanga sutta - the workings of kamma are not simple (MN 136)
(8) Vipaka sutta - violation of 5 precepts leads to states of woe and what they are (AN 8.40)
(9) Tamonata sutta - 4 types of people in the world (AN 4.85)
(10) Saleyyaka sutta/Veranjaka sutta - conduct determines realm of future birth (MN 41/42)
(11) Panatipati sutta (AN 4.214)
(12) Acintita sutta - workings of kamma are incomprehensible and should not be pondered upon (AN 4.77)
(13) Vanijja sutta - success and failure are results of quality of offerings to holy people (AN 4.79)
(14) Dasadhamma sutta - kamma is individual (AN 10.48)
(15) Apayika sutta - false accusers of celibates go to hell (KN : It48)
(16) Abhinhapaccavekkhintabbathana sutta (Upajjhatthana) - kamma is only personal, everyone is an owner of their actions (AN 5.57)
(17) Acela sutta - on one who experiences the results of kamma (SN 12.17)
(18) Nibbedhika sutta - kamma is intention (AN 6.63)
(19) Angulimala sutta - arahant’s bad kamma gets exhausted in the last life (MN 86)
(20) Lonaphala sutta - developed holy way of life alleviates bad kamma; salt simile, jail simile, goat butcher simile (AN 3.99) see (25)
(21) Janussonin sutta - who is born where based on morality (AN 10.177)
(22) Jhana suttas 1,2 - jhana relation to rebirth (AN 4.123,4)
(23) Metta suttas 1,2 - brahma viharas relation to rebirth (AN 4.125,6)
(24) Ariyamagga sutta - 4 types of dark and bright kamma and its results (SN 4.235)
(25) Sankha sutta - bad kamma gets lost in immeasurable brahmaviharas (SN 42.8) see (20)
(26) (Karajakaya) Brahmavihara sutta - bad kamma gets lost in immeasurable brahmaviharas (AN 10.208)
(27) Yodhajiva sutta - warrior which kills is reborn in hell (SN 42.3)
(28) Talaputa sutta - actors are reborn in hell for enhancing asavas in people’s consciousness (SN 42.2)
(29) Sangama sutta 2 - the verse seems to suggest that one’s rewarded with exactly what one has done oneself (SN 3.15)
(30) Samannaphala sutta - sequence of rebirths is linear (DN 2)
(31) Cula-Punnama sutta - where persons of integrity and no integrity end up (MN 110)
(32) Culakammavibhanga sutta (MN 135)
(33) Parikuppa sutta - 5 deeds which lead to hell (AN 5.129)
(34) Sukkhamala sutta - bodily, verbal & mental misconduct lead to hell (AN 3.38)
(35) Ekamsena sutta - bodily, verbal & mental conduct consequences in this life and the next (AN 2.18)
(36) Kukkuravatika sutta - bright, dark, bright & dark, neither dark nor bright types of kamma and its results (MN 57)
(37) Annataro brahmana sutta, Janussoni sutta, Ekamsena sutta - the future is determined by conduct (AN 2.6-8)

2 Merit. The Key to Good Fortune

(1) Meritorious Deeds (It 22)
(2) Three Bases of Merit (AN 8.36)
(3) The Best Kinds of Confidence (AN 4.34)
(4) Punnabhisanda sutta (AN 5.45)
(5) Dutya punnabhisanda sutta
(6) Abhisanda Sutta: Bonanzas (SN 55.31-33)
(7) Liberation is favorable over merit Upaneyyam Sutta (SN 1.3)
(8) Kutadanta Sutta - Levels of merit from par. 21 (DN 5)
(9) Velama Sutta - Levels of merit (AN 9.20)
(10) Punnabhisanda Vaggo - Overflows of merit. : AN 4.51 - 4.60
(11) Mettabhavana sutta - Good will surpasses merit (It 27)
(12) Janussonin sutta - merits from offerings to the dead (AN 10.177)
(13) Abhisanda sutta - going for refuge and 5 precepts bring merit (AN 8.39)

3 Giving

(1) Dana sutta - If People Knew the Result of Giving (KN : It 26)
(2) Reasons for Giving (AN 8.33)
(3) The Gift of Food (AN 4.57)
(4) Sappurisadana Sutta - A Superior Person’s Gifts (AN 5.148)
(5) Bahukara sutta - Mutual Support of Sangha and laity (It 107)
(6) Rebirth on Account of Giving (AN 8.35)
(7) Dana sutta (AN 6.37; AN 7.49)
(8) Vaccha Sutta - Giving to virtuous (AN 3.57) see (15)
(9) Kaladana Sutta: Seasonable Gifts (AN 5.36)
(10) Siha Sutta - To General Siha On generosity (AN 5.34)
(11) Dana sutta - The noble ones are more worthy of giving (KN : It26)
(12) Dakkhinavibhanga sutta - 7 types of gifts to the sangha (MN 142)
(13) Velama Sutta (AN 9.20)
(14) Candala sutta - against oblations outside of the Sangha (AN 5.175)
(15) Isattha sutta - giving to virtuous (SN 3.24) see (8)

4 Moral Discipline

(1) The Five Precepts + refuge in triple gem (AN 8.39)
(2) The Uposatha Observance (AN 8.41)
(3) Cunda Kamaraputta sutta (AN 10.176)
(4) Ekamsena sutta (AN 2.18)
(5) Saleyyaka sutta/Veranjaka sutta - types of bodily, verbal and mind misconduct (MN 41/42)
(6) Samannaphala sutta (DN 2)
(7) Brahmajala sutta (DN 1)
(8) Cula-Punnama sutta - persons of integrity and no integrity (MN 110)

VI. Deepening One’s Perspective on the World

1 Four Wonderful Things (AN 4.128)

2 Gratification, Danger, and Escape

(1) Before My Enlightenment (AN 3.101 §1) (3.103)
(2) I Set Out Seeking (AN 3.101 §3) (3.103)
(3) If There Were No Gratification (AN 3.105)

3 Properly Appraising Objects of Attachment (MN 13)

4 The Pitfalls in Sensual Pleasures

(1) Cutting Off All Affairs (from MN 54)
(2) The Fever of Sensual Pleasures (from MN 75)
(3) Patisalla sutta - living sensual life one is unable to recognize holiness (Ud 6.2) see (4)
(4) Satajatila sutta - living sensual life one is unable to recognize holiness (SN 3.11) see (3)

5 Life Is Short and Fleeting (AN 7.70, 7.74)

6 Four Summaries of the Dhamma (from MN 82)

7 Views

(1) Canki sutta (MN 95)
(2) Paramatthaka sutta (KN:Snp 4.5)
(3) Mahavyuha sutta (KN : Snp 4.13)
(4) Ditthi sutta (AN 10.93)
(5) Dighanaka sutta - on holding and relinquishment of views; how an arahant manages views (MN 74)
(6) A Miscellany on Wrong View (AN 1. xvii, 1, 3, 7, 9) (AN 1.306-8)
(7) The Blind Men and the Elephant (Ud 6.4)
(8) Held by Two Kinds of Views (It 49)
(9) Mulapariyaya sutta - Root sequence (MN 1)

8 From the Divine Realms to the Infernal (AN 4.125)

9 The Perils of Samsara

(1) The Stream of Tears (SN 15.3)
(2) The Stream of Blood (SN 15.13)

VII. The Path to Liberation

1 Why Does One Enter the Path?

(1) The Arrow of Birth, Aging, and Death (MN 63)
(2) The Heartwood of the Spiritual Life (MN 29)
(3) The Fading Away of Lust (SN 45.41–8, combined)

2 The Noble Eightfold Path

(1) Maggavibhanga sutta - Analysis of the Eightfold Path (SN 45.8)
(2) Mahacattarisaka sutta - wrong path and 2 types of right path (MN 117)
(3) Bija sutta - right path and wrong path (AN 10.104)
(4) Micchatta sutta - wrong path (AN 10.103)
(5) Darukakhandha sutta - right view is the key, floating log simile (SN 35.200)
(6) Mahasalayatanika sutta - factors of the path become natural with attainment of noble level (MN 149)
(7) Mahaparinibbana sutta - where there’s eightfold path there exist noble disciples (DN 16)
(8) Parivatta sutta - the path leads to cessation of sankharas (SN 22.56)
(9) Saccavibhanga sutta - full exposition of the path (MN 141)
(10) Mahasatipatthana sutta - full exposition of the path (DN 22)
(11) Upaddha sutta - the path as a result of admirable friendship (SN 45.2)

3 Admirable Friendship (SN 45.2; AN 9.1; Ud 4.1; AN 8.54; AN 8.2; AN 10.17; It17)
4 The Graduated Training (MN 27)
5 The Higher Stages of Training with Similes (from MN 39)
6 Vitthara sutta - 5 strengths: conviction, conscience, concern, persistence, discernment (AN 5.2)
7 Pansadhovaka sutta - gradual progress, gold washer simile (AN 3.100)
8 Kitagiri sutta - attainment of awakening is rather gradual (MN 70)
9 Mahasatipatthana sutta - 7 factors of awakening (DN 22)
10 Aranavibhanga sutta - middle way (MN 139)
11 Ogha sutta - the path is to be developed to overcome 4 asavas: sensuality, becoming, views, ignorance (SN 45.171)

Right view

(a) Sammaditthi (MN 9)

Right Speech

(a) Kathavatthu sutta 1, 2 - topics for discussion (AN 10.69-70)
(b) Kusinara sutta (AN 10.44)
© Aranavibhanga sutta - gentle speech (MN 139)
(d) Akkosa sutta - reaction to harsh speech (SN 7.2)
(e) Vepacitti sutta - reaction to harsh speech (SN 11.4)
(f) Raja sutta (KN : Ud 2.2)
(g) Sambodhi sutta (AN 9.1)
(h) Yasojana sutta - either Dhamma talk or noble silence (KN : Ud 3.3)
(i) Cunda Kamaraputta sutta (AN 10.176)
(j) Abhaya sutta - principles of right speech (MN 58)

Right Effort

(a) Oghatarana sutta (SN 1.1)

Right Mindfulness

(a) Gelanna sutta 1, 2 (SN 36.7-8)
(b) Kayagatasati sutta (MN 119)
© Sata sutta (SN 47.35)
(d) Bhikkhunupasaya sutta (SN 47.10)
(e) Satipatthana sutta (MN 10)
(f) Mahasatipatthana sutta (DN 22)
(g) Anapanasati sutta (MN 118)
(h) Maranassati sutta - mindfulness of death (AN 6.19-20)
(i) Stipatthanavibhanga sutta (SN 47.40)
(j) Dipa sutta (SN 54.8)
(k) Arittha sutta (SN 54.6)
(l) Donapaka sutta - mindful eating (SN 3.13)
(m) Parinna sutta (SN 47.38)
(n) Chanda sutta (SN 47.37)
(o) Udayamanavapuccha sutta (KN: Snp 5.13)
§ Sankhitta sutta (AN 8.63)
(q) Amata sutta (SN 47.41)
® Anuruddha sutta (AN 8.30)
(s) Dvedhavitakka sutta (MN 19)
(t) Dantabhumi sutta (MN 125)
(u) Pakinnakavagga (KN: Dhp XXI 292-3; 296-301)
(v) Saccavibhanga sutta (MN 141)
(w) Nagara sutta (AN 7.63)
(x) Anuruddha sutta (AN 8.30)
(y) Natha sutta (AN 10.17)
(z) Indriya vibhanga sutta (SN 48.10)

Right concentration

(a) Mahacattarisaka sutta (MN 117)
(b) Samadhanga sutta - five-factored noble right concentration (AN 5.28)

VIII. Mastering the Mind

1 The Mind Is the Key (AN 1. iii, 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10) [AN 1.21-30]

2 Developing a Pair of Skills

(1) Serenity and Insight (AN 2. iii, 10) (AN 2.31)
(2) Four Ways to Arahantship (AN 4.170)
(3) Four Kinds of Persons (AN 4.94)

3 The Hindrances to Mental Development (SN 46.55, abridged)
4 The Refinement of the Mind (AN 3.100 §§1–0) [AN 3.101]
5 Vitakkasanthana sutta - 5 ways to get rid of unskillful & distractive thoughts with appropriate attention (MN 20) see (46)
6 The Mind of Loving-Kindness (from MN 21)
7 The Six Recollections (AN 6.10) [Related: AN 11.12]
8 The Four Establishments of Mindfulness (MN 10)
9 Mindfulness of Breathing (SN 54.13)
10 The Achievement of Mastery (SN 28.1–,combined)
11 Gilana Sutta - 7 factors of enlightenment (SN 46.14,16)
12 Samadhi Sutta - 4 types of persons as per internal tranquility, insight into phenomena and ending of fermentations (AN 4.94)
13 Vitthupama sutta - Simile of the cloth - defilements of the mind and its wholesome qualities (MN 7)
14 Culavedalla sutta - questions of layman Vesakhi, types of fabrications (MN 44)
15 Niramisa sutta - Unworldly - types of happiness (SN 36.31)
16 Godatta sutta - four types of awareness-release (SN 41.7)
17 Culasunnata sutta - four dimensions + two final stages (MN 121)
18 Pannavimutti sutta - discernment-release (AN 9.44)
19 Mahavedalla sutta - the greater set of Q&A (MN 43)
20 Vitthatasattasanna sutta/Sanna sutta - establishing equanimity (AN 7.46)
21 Nagara sutta - Fortress - 7 qualities; mindfulness (AN 7.63)
22 Vithara/Asubha suttas - 4 modes of intuition practice (AN 4.162, 163)
23 Khama uttas 1, 2 - 4 modes of behavior practice (AN 4.164, 165)
24 Anuruddha sutta - 8 thoughts of a great person, contentment, seclusion (AN 8.30)
25 Indriyavibhanga sutta - 5 mental faculties (SN 48.10)
26 Sulabha sutta - contentment (It101)
27 Pema sutta - 4 ways affection and aversion are born + awareness- & discernment-release (AN 4.200)
28 Tanha sutta - 108 craving verbalizations (AN 4.199)
29 Channa sutta (AN 3.71)
30 Dvedhavitakka sutta - 2 classes of thinking (desirable and undesirable) and dealing with mental qualities; thoughts control through heedfulness; cows herding simile (MN 19)
31 Mahasalayatanika sutta - the great six sense-media discourse (MN 149)
32 Sallatha sutta - mind is to be trained to not obsess over experiences (SN 36.6)
32 Assutava sutta - the mind is like monkey, appropriation of mind is hard to overcome (SN 12.61)
33 Ahara sutta - feeding and starving hindrances and factors of awakening (SN 46.51)
34 Magandiya sutta - delight apart from sensual pleasures (MN 75), see next 35
35 Pancakanga sutta - Carpenter Fivetools - pleasure of a different type (SN 36.19, MN 59) see XI 2.Jhanas (25)
36 Ananda sutta - disenchantment from aggregates as ‘my’and ‘myself’(SN 22.83)
37 Mahanidana sutta - 7 stations of consciousness (DN 15)
38 Malunkyaputta sutta - how to attend to perception so I-ness doesn’t interfere (SN 35.95) see (39)
39 Bahiya sutta - how to attend to perception so I-ness doesn’t interfere (KN : Ud 1.10) see (38)
40 Vipalassa sutta - 4 perversions of mind (AN 4.49)
41 Cetana sutta - when the consciousness doesn’t land (SN 12.38)
42 Sanna sutta - 9 beneficial perceptions (AN 9.16)
43. Bhikkhuni sutta - fighting food, craving, conceit with the same (AN 4.159) see 44
44 Salayatana vibhanga sutta - development of renunciation qualities depends on their mundane counterparts (MN 137) see 43
45 Mula sutta - greed, aversion and delusion are roots of unskillfulness; sal tree & parasitic vines simile (AN 3.69)
45 Meghiya sutta - means to cleanse the mind of unskillful thoughts; 5 things to develop (KN : Ud 4.1)
46 Sabbasava sutta - methods of ending mental fermentations (asavas) by appropriate reflection; (in)appropriate attention (MN 2) see (5)
47 Satta sutta - passion for aggregates is the problem; sand castle simile (SN 23.2)
48 Kotthita sutta - passion for 5 strings of sensuality + intellect are the problem; black & white oxen simile (SN 135.191)
49 Salatha sutta - how to manage painful, pleasing and neutral feelings properly; arrow simile (SN 36.6)
50 Upaya sutta - obsession of consciousness with aggregates is cause of its proliferation and how to stop it (SN 22.53)
51 Cetana sutta - causes of consciousness stationing and its end (SN 12.38)
52 Bija sutta - consciousness propagation, stationing and their end (SN 22.54)
53 Vipalassa sutta - 4 distortions (AN 4.49)
54 Vijjabhagiya sutta - samatha & vipassana as two principal limbs of practice; what awareness and discernment releases are (AN 2.30 or 32)

55 Heedfulness (appamada) & heedlessness (pamada)

(1) Appamada sutta (AN 10.15; SN 3.17)
(2) Pamadaviharin sutta (SN 35.97)
(3) Mahasaropama sutta - heartwood simile (MN 29)
(4) Devadutta sutta (MN 130)
(5) Patitthita sutta - heedfulness develops 5 faculties (SN 48.56)
(6) Parinibbana sutta (SN 6.15)
(7) Nandiya sutta - pain, suffering, stress isn’t conducive to concentration (SN 55.40)

56 Aparihani sutta - guarding sense doors (AN 4.37)
57 Indriya vibhanga sutta - 5 faculties; mindfulness (SN 48:10)
58 Vijjabhaya sutta - samatha & vipassana are 2 parts of the knowledge (AN 3.10)

IX. Shining the Light of Wisdom

1 Images of Wisdom

(1) Wisdom as a Light (AN 4.143)
(2) Wisdom as a Knife (from MN 146)

2 The Conditions for Wisdom (AN 8.2, abridged)

3 Samaditthi sutta - A Discourse on Right View (MN 9)

4 The Domain of Wisdom

(1) By Way of the Five Aggregates

(a) Phases of the Aggregates (SN 22.56)
(b) A Catechism on the Aggregates (SN 22.82 = MN 109, abridged)
© The Characteristic of Nonself (SN 22.59)
(d) Impermanent, Suffering, Nonself (SN 22.45)
(e) A Lump of Foam (SN 22.95)

(2) By Way of the Six Sense Bases

(a) Full Understanding (SN 35.26)
(b) Burning (SN 35.28)
© Suitable for Attaining Nibbana (SN 35.147-49, combined)
(d) Empty Is the World (SN 35.85)
(e) Conscious Too Is Nonself (SN 35.234)

(3) By Way of the Elements

(a) The Eighteen Elements (SN 14.1)
(b) The Four Elements (SN 14.37-39, combined)
© The Six Elements (from MN 140)

(4) By Way of Dependent Origination (paticcasamuppada)

(a) What Is Dependent Origination? (SN 12.1)
(b) The Stableness of the Dhamma (SN 12.20)
© Forty-Four Cases of Knowledge (SN 12.33)
(d) A Teaching by the Middle (SN 12.15) SC
(e) The Continuance of Consciousness (SN 12.38)
(f) The Origin and Passing of the World (SN 12.44)
(g) Avijjapaccaya sutta - paticcasamuppada with no subject (SN 12.35)

(5) By Way of the Four Noble Truths

(a) The Truths of All Buddhas (SN 56.24)
(b) These Four Truths Are Actual (SN 56.20)
© A Handful of Leaves (SN 56.31)
(d) Because of Not Understanding (SN 56.21)
(e) The Precipice (SN 56.42)
(f) Making the Breakthrough (SN 56.32)
(g) The Destruction of the Taints (SN 56.25)

5 The Goal of Wisdom

(1) What is Nibbana? (SN 38.1)
(2) Thirty-Three Synonyms for Nibbāa (SN 43.1–44, combined)
(3) There Is That Base (Ud 8.1)
(4) The Unborn (Ud 8.3)
(5) The Two Nibbana Elements (It 44)
(6) The Fire and the Ocean (from MN 72)

X. The Planes of Realization

1 The Field of Merit for the World

(1) Eight Persons Worthy of Gifts (AN 8.59)
(2) Differentiation by Faculties (SN 48.18) (Related: SN 48.10)
(3) In the Dhamma Well Expounded (from MN 22)
(4) The Completeness of the Teaching (from MN 73)
(5) Kitagiri sutta - Seven Kinds of Noble Persons (from MN 70)

2 Stream-Entry

(1) The Four Factors Leading to Stream-Entry (SN 55.5)
(Related: Admirable Friendship (It 17); Hearing the Dhamma (AN 5.202) Careful Attention (It 16); Practice in accordance with the Dhamma (SN 22.39))
(2) Entering the Fixed Course of Rightness (SN 25.1)
(3) The Breakthrough to the Dhamma (SN 13.1)
(4) The Four Factors of a Stream-Enterer (SN 55.2) (Related: (SN 55.1))
(5) Better than Sovereignty over the Earth (SN 55.1)
(6) Gihi Sutta: The Householder - 4 pleasant mental abidings (AN 5.179)
(7) Vera Sutta: Animosity - factors of stream-entry (AN 10.92=SN 12.41, 42)
(8) Nakhasikha sutta - for stream-enterer a certain measure of suffering is ended; earth simile (SN 13.1) see (9)
(9) Pokkharani sutta - for stream-enterer a certain measure of suffering is ended; pond simile (SN 13.2) see (10)
(10) Samudda sutta - for stream-enterer a certain measure of suffering is ended; ocean simile (SN 13.8)
(11) Pokkharani sutta - at most 7 lives for a stream-winner (SN 13.2)
(12) Sekhin sutta 2 - at most 7 lives for a stream-winner (AN 3.86)
(13) Nakhasikkha sutta - at most 7 lives for a stream-winner: dust and earth simile (SN 13.1)
(14) Samudda sutta - at most 7 lives for a stream-winner: ocean and drops simile (SN 13.8)

3 Non-returning

(1) Abandoning the Five Lower Fetters (from MN 64)
(2) Four Kinds of Persons (AN 4.169)
(3) Six Things that Partake of True Knowledge (SN 55.3)
(4) Five Kinds of Nonreturners (SN 46.3)

4 The Arahant

(1) Removing the Residual Conceit “I Am”(SN 22.89)
(2) The Trainee and the Arahant (SN 48.53)
(3) A Monk Whose Crossbar Has Been Lifted (from MN 22)
(4) Sutava(paribajjaka) sutta - 9 Things an Arahant Cannot Do, morality is natural (from AN 9.7)
(5) A Mind Unshaken (from AN 9.26)
(6) The Ten Powers of an Arahant Monk (AN 10.90)
(7) The Sage at Peace (from MN 140)
(8) Happy Indeed Are the Arahants (from SN 22.76)
(9) Mulapariyaya sutta - Root sequence - definitions of arahant and tathagata (MN 1)
(10) Uposatha sutta - arahant qualities (AN 3.70)
(11) Nibbanadhatu sutta - nibbana with and without residue + arahant’s interaction with the world (KN : It44)
(12) Bhumija sutta - for an arahant there’s no world (SN 12.25)
(13) Upatissa-pasine - arahants do confess their arahantship (Vinaya : Mahavagga 1.23.1-10)
(14) Parivatta sutta - released person cannot be described in terms of paticcasamuppada (SN 22.56)
(15) Vaccha sutta - abandoned 5 hindrances (panca nivarana) and endowed with 5 aggregates of virtue (AN 3.57)
(16) Issatha sutta - abandoned 5 hindrances (panca nivarana) and endowed with 5 aggregates of virtue (AN 3.24)
(17) Bahujanahita sutta - For the Welfare of Many (It84)
(18) Sajjha sutta - 9 things an arahant cannot do (AN 9.8)

5 The Tathagata

(1) The Buddha and the Arahant (SN 22.58)
(2) Bahujanahita sutta - For the Welfare of Many (It84)
(3) Sāiputta’s Lofty Utterance (SN 47.12)
(4) The Powers and Grounds of Self-Confidence (from MN 12)
(5) The Manifestation of Great Light (SN 56.38)
(6) Dvedhavitakka sutta - The Man Desiring Our Good (from MN 19)
(7) The Lion (SN 22.78)
(8) Why Is He Called the Tathāata? (AN 4.23 = It 112)
(9) Cula hatthipadopama sutta (MN 27)
(10) Mulapariyaya sutta - Root sequence - definitions of arahant and tathagata (MN 1)
(11) Aggi-Vacchagotta sutta (MN 72)
(12) Kalaka sutta - how Tathagata perceives phenomena (AN 4.24)
(13) Abhaya(rajakumara) sutta - skill in speech (MN 58)
(14) Avyakata samyutta (SN 44)
(15) Vimamsa sutta - how Tathagata credibility is to be investigated (MN 47)
(16) Brahmajala sutta - Tathagata virtues (DN 1)
(17) Kalaka sutta - how Tathagata’s perception works (4.24)
(18) Sona sutta - a more realistic description of Buddha’s faculties (KN : Ud 5.6)
(19) Dona sutta - Buddha is not a human being or any being (AN 4.36)
(20) Sangarava sutta - Buddha admit wielding psychic powers (AN 3.60)
(21) Salayatana vibhanga sutta - reaction to perceptiveness of disciples to the teaching (MN 137)
(22) Gotamakacetiya sutta - why Buddha is credible (AN 3.123)
(23) Bahiya sutta - Buddha’s demeanor (KN : Ud 1.10)
(24) Magandiya sutta (Snp 4.9) + explanation in Haliddakani sutta (SN 22.3)
(25) Yamaka sutta - Tathagata after death (SN 22.85)

6 Difference between Buddha and an Arahant

(1) Buddha Sutta (SN 22.58)
(2) Nagara sutta - The City (SN 12.65)

7 Sekhin sutta 1,2 - definitions of noble levels (AN 3.85, 86)
8 Mulapariyayana sutta - worldling, disciple, arahant, tathagata (MN 1)
9 Kayasakkhi/Pannavimutti/Ubhatobhaga suttas - 2 types of arahant: released through discernment, released both ways; and bodily witness (AN 9.43-5)
10 Susima sutta - released through discernment (SN 12.70)
11 Kitagiri sutta - 2 types of arahant: released through discernment, released both ways; and bodily witness (MN 70)
12 Mahanidana sutta - released both ways (DN 15)
13 Okkanta samyutta - faith follower and Dhamma follower (SN 25)
14 Mahaparinibbana sutta - noble disciples exist where the noble eightfold path exists (DN 16)
15 Nandiya sutta - putthujana is the one in whom factors of stream entry are altogether & in every way lacking; how disciple lives heedlessly and heedfully (SN 55.40)
16 Pavarana sutta - different type of arahants; the majority is released through discernment (SN 8.7)

XI

1 Holy way of life

(1) Aggikkhandopama Sutta: The Mass of Fire Comparison - against enjoyments, abuse of dana (AN 7.68)
(2) Cula + Maha hatthipadopama Sutta: The Elephant Footprint Simile (MN 27, 28)
(3) Cula + Maha-suññata Sutta —The Discourse on Emptiness (MN 121, 122)
(4) Samannaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life (DN 2) - compendium
(5) Upakkilesa Sutta - Imperfections (MN 128)
(6) Khaggavisana sutta - Rhino sutta (Snp 1.3)
(7) Ratthapala Sutta: About Ratthapala (MN 82)
(8) Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta - lies; self-reflection; principle of no harm (MN 61)
(9) Cula-Rahulovada Sutta: The Shorter Exposition to Rahula - anicca (MN 147)
(10) Gilana Sutta: Ill (1) - Buddha came to teach for nibbana and not virtue (SN 35.74)
(11) Maha Gosinga sutta - the beauty of forest dwelling (MN 32)
(12) Mahasaccaka sutta - Buddha left a household life as unsuitable for the holy life (MN 36)
(13) Ariyavamsa sutta - 4 qualities of a monk - contentment, detachment from attributes of monastic life; against judging (AN 4.48)
(14) Kevatta (Kevaddha) sutta (DN 11) - compendium
(15) Katthavathu sutta - right topics of conversation (AN 10.69)
(16) Dhana sutta - 7 treasures (AN 7.6)
(17) Cakkavatti sutta (DN 26)
(18) Dhammika sutta (KN : Snp 2.14)
(19) Dasadhamma sutta - 10 reflections (AN 10.48)
(20) Abhaya sutta - principles of right speech (MN 58)
(21) Acela sutta - minimum of 4 months probation before ordination in early sangha (SN 12.17) see (24)
(22) Kotthita sutta - holy life is not for kammic results, but for nibbana (AN 9.13)
(23) Nadisota sutta - swimming in a stream simile; renunciation (KN : It109)
(24) Magandiya sutta - minimum of 4 months probation before ordination in early sangha (MN 75)
(25) Upajjatthana sutta - five subjects of frequent contemplation (AN 5.57)
(26) Aranna/Sutadhara/Katha suttas - five qualities (AN 5.96-8)
(27) Aryavamsa sutta (AN 4.28)
(28) Brahmajala sutta - Tathagata virtues (DN 1)
(29) Capala (Pacala) sutta - maintaining calmness necessary for meditation (AN 7.58)
(30) Maha assapura sutta - requisites of a contemplative life; against conceit (MN 39)
(31) Cula assapura sutta - requisites of a contemplative life (MN 40)
(32) Dantabhumi sutta - necessity of renunciation; factors of the holy life (MN 125)
(33) Mahasaropama sutta - on self-judgement against companions in holy life, against pride with achievements; heartwood simile (MN 29) - see (54)
(34) Rathavinita sutta - living the holy life is for final nibbana through lack of clinging and nothing else; 7 purities (MN 24)
(35) Naga sutta - seclusion, escaping the crowd (KN : Ud 4.5)
(36) Naga sutta - seclusion fosters abandonment of 5 hindrances and development of jhanas (AN 9.40)
(37) Sona sutta - according to Mahakaccayana perfectly holy life is difficult for a householder; triple request before ordination; reference to Atthakavagga of Sn (KN : Ud 5.6)
(38) Lonaphala sutta - developed holy way of life alleviates bad kamma (AN 3.99)
(39) Tuvataka sutta (KN : Snp 4.14)
(40) Brahmajala sutta - sections on virtue (DN 1) - compendium
(41) Lokavipatti sutta - 8 worldly aspirations (AN 8.6)
(42) Magandiya sutta - to not judge oneself against others: equal, inferior or superior (KN : Snp 4.9) - see (43)
(43) Purabheda sutta - to not judge oneself against others: equal, inferior or superior (KN : Snp 4.10) - see (44)
(44) Samiddhi sutta - to not judge oneself against others: equal, inferior or superior (SN 1.20)
(45) Sallekha sutta - principle of harmlessness + 43 more principles of morality (MN 8)
(46) Brahmana sutta - abandonment of desire is the aim of the holy life (SN 51.15)
(47) Sanna sutta - 9 beneficial perceptions: (AN 9.16)
(48) Maranasati suttas 1, 2 - reflections on death (AN 6.19, 20)
(49) Nakulapita sutta - not to assume aggregates as self in order to not be disturbed by their permutations (SN 22.1)
(50) Sanganikarama sutta - seclusion as a guarantee of good meditation (AN 6.68)
(51) Ghatikara sutta - holy life of a layman Ghatikara (MN 81)
(52) Saleyyaka sutta/Veranjaka sutta - 3 types of bodily, 4 of verbal and 3 of mind misconduct (MN 41/42)
(53) Nakuhana sutta 1, 2 purpose of the holy life (KN : It35, 36 )
(54) Sappurisa sutta - against conceit, progress in Dhamma doesn’t depend on respect and level of authority, achievements in Dhamma aren’t for pride; 9 dhutangas (MN 113) - see (33)
(55) Culasaropama sutta - on self-judgement against companions in holy life, against pride with achievements; heartwood simile; unprovoked awareness-release is the end goal of the holy life (MN 30)
(56) Yasa sutta - for seclusion & against honor, homage, offerings and association with crowd (AN 8.86)
(57) Sekha Patipada sutta - 6 essential limbs of training (MN 53)
(58) Aranna sutta (SN 1.10)
(59) Sambodhi sutta - 9 qualities as prerequisites for development of the wings to self-awakening; last paragraph (AN 9.1)
(60) Upaddha sutta - admirable friendship is the whole of the holy life (SN 45.2)
(61) Silabatta sutta (AN 3.78)
(62) Panna sutta - 8 requisite conditions, presence of a teacher or a senior comrade (AN 8.2)
(63) Cula-Punnama sutta - persons of integrity and no integrity (MN 110)
(64) Rathavinita sutta - holy life under the Buddha is lived for the sake of total Unbinding (MN 24)
(65) Maha & Cula dukkhakkhandha sutta - violation of precepts, misconduct is due to sensuality (MN 13, 14)
(66) Puttamansa sutta - 4 nutriments; son’s flesh simile - how to regard food; flayed cow simile - how to regard contact with 5 strings of sensuality; pit of embers simile - how to regard internal urges, passions; spear execution simile - how to regard mental objects (SN 12.63)
(67) Aranavibhanga sutta (MN 139)
(68) Apannaka sutta (MN 60)
(69) Maha Parinibbana sutta - compendium (DN 16)
(70) Sakalika sutta - against conceit (SN 1.38)
(71) Adhakavinda sutta - praise of seclusion, community is an alternative (SN 6.13)
(72) Dantabhumi sutta - compendium (MN 125)
(73) Pakinnakavagga - harmlessness (KN: Dhp XXI 296-301)
(74) Devadatta Sutta/Uttara Sutta - benefit of self-reflection and others (AN 8.7-8)
(75) Sikkha sutta 1,2 - three trainings: in heightened vertue, mind & discrenment (AN 3.88,89)
(76) Udumbarika Sihanada Sutta - on ascetisism (DN 25)
(77) Devadatta sutta/Uttara sutta - benefit of reflection (AN 8.7-8)
(78) Natha sutta - 10 protector qualities; mindfulness (AN 10:17)
(79) Abhinhapaccavekkhintabbathana sutta (Upajjhatthana) - 5 facts to often reflect upon (AN 5.57)
(80) Balani sutta 1-3 - powers of consideration, development and concentration (AN 2.11-13)
(81) Adhikarana sutta - how conflicts are to be resolved (AN 2.15)
(82) Pansadhovaka sutta - gradual progress from coarse to fine defilements; gold washer simile (AN 3.100)
(83) Mahadhammasamadana sutta - 4 ways of undertaking things, ways of conduct (MN 46)

2 Jhanas

(1) Upakkilesa Sutta - Imperfections (MN 128)
(2) Cula Gosinga sutta (MN 31)
(3) Cula hatthipadopama sutta (MN 27)
(4) Nibbana sutta (AN 9.34)
(5) Pancakanga sutta - Carpenter Fivetools - pleasure of a different type (SN 36.19, MN 59)
(6) Samadhanga sutta - five-factored noble right concentration + six supernatural knowledges (AN 5.28)
(7) Pancala(canda) sutta/Sambadha sutta - four jhanas + four dimensions; confining place and the opening (AN 9.42) see 47
(8) Gavi sutta (AN 9.35)
(9) Nagara sutta - Fortress (AN 7.63)
(10) Vithara/Asubha suttas - 4 modes of intuition practice (AN 4.162, 163)
(11) Samadhanga sutta - 5 factors of concentration (AN 5.28)
(12) Kevatta (Kevaddha) sutta (DN 11)
(13) Kamabhu sutta 2 - cessation of perception and feeling (nirodha samapati) and samatha vipassana (SN 41.6)
(14) Kayagatasati sutta (MN 119)
(15) Latukikopama sutta (MN 60)
(16) Potthapada sutta (DN 9)
(17) Mahaparinibbana sutta - jhana is disconnection from senses (DN 16)
(18) Tapussa sutta - mastering 9 jhanas is a prerequisite for awakening (AN 9.41)
(19) Dipa sutta - anapanasati is a method for entering jhanas (SN 54.8)
(20) Anupada sutta - sequence of jhanas (MN 111)
(21) Rahogata sutta (SN 36.11)
(22) Anupubbanirodha sutta - jhanas sequence with qualities; cessation of breath on 5th (AN 9.31)
(23) Kamaguna sutta - attending mind tendency to dwell on 5 chords of sensual pleasure of past, present and future (SN 35.117)
(24) Atthakanagara sutta - fabricated jhanas & jhana experiences are not to be clung to (MN 52)
(25) Latukikopama sutta - pleasure of the fourth jhana is to be cultivated (MN 66), see VIII 34, 35
stock phrase: “pleasant abiding (in the here-&-now)”describes the result of jhanas, means there’s pleasure beyond sensual (multiple suttas)
(26) Aranavibhanga sutta - one should pursue jhanic pleasure within oneself (MN 139), see VIII 34, 35
(27) Macchariya suttas - 5 types of stinginess impede jhanas (AN 5.254-71)
(28) Jhana suttas 1,2 - jhana relation to rebirth (AN 4.123,4)
(29) Jambali sutta - 4 types of jhana practitioners (AN 4.178)
(30) Anenjasappaya sutta (MN 106)
(31) Godatta sutta - 4 types of awareness-release (SN 41.7)
(32) Avarana sutta - 5 hindrances to awareness and discernment (AN 5.51)
(33) Metta suttas 1,2 - brahma viharas relation to rebirth (AN 4.125,6)
(34) Cula sunnata sutta - formless spheres and release (MN 121)
(35) Sattadhatu sutta - causality of formless spheres (SN 14.11)
(36) Dasama sutta - jhanas & brahmaviharas (AN 11.17)
(37) Metta sutta - brahmaviharas as a basis for jhanas (SN 46.54)
(38) Sanganikarama sutta - right view as a guarantee of jhana (AN 6.68)
(39) Mahasaccaka sutta - jhanic pleasure is not sensual and wholesome (MN 36)
(40) Piti sutta - 5 sensations absent in jhana; jhana’s pleasure & joy are dependent on skillful mental qualities (AN 5.176)
(41) Potthapada sutta - jhanic pleasure is not sensual (DN 9)
(42) Mahavedalla sutta - 5 hindrances are abandoned in the 1st jhana; in nirodha samapati all 3 types of fabrications cease (MN 43)
(43) Lohicca sutta - jhanas with similes (DN 12)
(44) Veludvareyya sutta - perfect virtue leads to concentration (SN 55.7)
(45) Salayatana vibhanga sutta - jhana is a means to transcend equanimity dependent on sense perceptions; peculiar description of jhanas omitting the 1st (MN 137)
(46) Anuruddha sutta - mastering jhanas leads to content with monastic life; urine medicine; mindfulness (AN 8.30)
(47) Pancala sutta - confining place & opening; each lower jhana element in relation to the higher one is a confining place, while the higher jhana is an opening out of it (AN 9.42) see 7
(48) Culadukkhakkhandha sutta - jhanic pleasure helps to overcome attachment to sensual pleasure (MN 14)
(49) Macchariya suttas - 5 types of stinginess impedes entering jhana (AN 5.254-271)
(50) Ariyapariyesana sutta - 9 jhana stages (MN 26)
(51) Jhana sutta - ending of fabrications/mental fermentations depends on jhanas (AN 9.36)
(52) Nibbana(sukkha) sutta - attention to a previous jhana element is an affliction for the next jhana (AN 9.34)

3 Polemics with other teachings

(1) Cula + Maha sihanada Sutta : The Discourse on the Lion’s Roar (MN 11, 12)
(2) Brahmajāa Sutta: The All-embracing Net of Views (DN 1)
(3) Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life (DN 2)
(4) Mahasaccaka sutta (MN 36)
(5) Mulapariyaya sutta - Root sequence - refutation of Samkhya (MN 1)
(6) Mahakammavibhangasutta - the workings of kamma are not simple (MN 136)
(7) Bhumija sutta - how kamma (volition or fabrication) arises (SN 12.25)
(8) Smanupassana sutta - all teachings believe that atta is one of 5 aggregates (SN 22.47)
(9) Potthapada sutta (DN 9)
(10) Tittha sutta (AN 3.61; Ud 6.4-6 elephant and blind simile)
(11) Ambattha sutta (DN 3)
(12) Sonadanda sutta (DN 4)
(13) Sankha sutta - on kamma (SN 42.8)
(14) Devadaha sutta - jains (MN 101)
(15) Maha & Cula dukkhakkhandha sutta (MN 13, 14)
(16) Nigantha sutta (SN 41.8)
(17) Tevijja sutta (DN 13)
(18) Subha sutta (MN 99)
(19) Acela sutta (SN 12.17)
(20) Sivaka sutta (SN 36.21)
(21) Cula-Saccaka sutta - on the self (MN 35)
(22) Apannaka sutta - wrong asceticism (MN 60)
(23) Muluposatha sutta - types of uposatha (AN 3.70)
(24) Yamaka sutta - against the heresy of annihilationism (SN 22.85)
(25) Kukkuravatika sutta - ox-duty and dog-duty ascetics (MN 57)

4 Meditation

(1) Satipatthana - Anuruddha Samyutta (SN 52) and Satipatthana Samyutta (SN 47)
(2) Anapanasati sutta (MN 118)
(3) Mahasatipatthana sutta (DN 22)
(4) Maha-Rahulovada Sutta: The Greater Exhortation to Rahula (MN 62)
(5) Girimananda sutta - 10 perceptions & anapanasati (AN 10.60)
(6) Kayagatasati sutta - mindfulness of body (MN 119)
(7) Dipa sutta - anapanasati in various modes (SN 54.8)
(8) Anapana samyutta (SN 54.1, 3-16, 20)
(9) Anapanakatha (KN 12 - Patisambhidamagga - treatise III)
(10) Satipatthana sutta (MN 10)
(11) Samadhi sutta - 4 types of meditators (AN 4.94)
(12) Vesali sutta - asubha meditation could be harmful to psyche; concentration through mindfulness of breathing (SN 54.9)
(13) Ananda sutta - anapanasati & 4 foundations of mindfulness (SN 54.13)
(14) Aranna/Sutadhara/Katha suttas - mindfulness of breathing is the prescribed method (AN 5.96-8)
(15) Capala (Pacala) sutta - ways to dispel drowsiness; recommended walking meditation; attitudes conducive to calmness (AN 7.58)
(16) Bhikkhunupassaya (Bhikkhunivasako) sutta - directed and undirected satipatthana, a method of restoring calmness of mind by switching (SN 47.10)
(17) Dantabhumi sutta - 4 foundations of mindfulness as a precursor for jhanas starting from the 2nd (MN 125)
(18) Sambodhi sutta - contemplation of unattractiveness; on good will (brahma viharas); anapanasati is for subjugation of distractive thinking (AN 9.1)
(19) Sudatta sutta - Buddha practised walking meditation (SN 10.8)
(20) Sankhitta sutta - 4 brahma viharas meditation; 4 foundations of mindfulness (AN 8.63)
(21) Mahasaccaka sutta - Buddha practised breath meditation (MN 36)
(22) Bahiya sutta - walking meditation mentioned (KN : Ud 1.10)
(23) Aggi sutta - what mental exercises are appropriate to what mental states (SN 46.53)
(24) Cula-Saccaka sutta - walking meditation mentioned (MN 35)
(25) Sambodhi sutta - anapanasati is to cut off distractive thinking (AN 9.1)
(26) Vijjabhaya sutta - samatha & vipassana are 2 parts of the knowledge (AN 3.10)
(27) The Development of Loving-Kindness (It 27)
(28) The Four Divine Abodes (from MN 99)
(29) Insight Surpasses All (AN 9.20, abridged) mahaparinibbana

5 Buddha’s own quest and background

(1) Mahasaccaka sutta - he left a household life as unsuitable for the holy life; experience of jhana in childhood (MN 36)
(2) Ariyapariyesana sutta - The noble search (MN 26)
(3) Sukhamala sutta (AN 3.38)
(4) Culadukkhakkhandha sutta - by attaining jhanic pleasure Buddha could overcome the allure of sensuality (MN 14)
(5) Upakkilesa sutta (MN 128)
(6) Ayacana sutta - reluctance to teach the Dhamma at first and concession to Brahma’s request (SN 6.1)
(7) Garava sutta - lack of peers or teachers to rely upon after sambodhi (SN 6.2)
(8) Bodhi sutta 1-3 - 7 day long samadhi after awakening; paticcasammupada & idappaccayata (Ud 1.1-3)
(9) Muccalinda sutta - 7 day long samadhi (Ud 2.1)
(10) Supina sutta - 5 dreams (AN 5.196)
(11) Mahasakyamuni gotamo sutta - paticcasamuppada discovery (SN 12.10)
(12) Tapussa sutta - development of jhanas (AN 9.41)
(13) Paccalacanda sutta - Buddha awakened to jhana, so what he studied previously could have not been jhanas or he didn’t master them (SN 2.7)
(14) Bhayabherava sutta - overcoming terror of loneliness and developing supramundane knowledges; attainment of 3 knowledges and awakening (MN 4)
(15) Dvedhavitakka sutta - developing 3 supramundane knowledges; supramundane knowledges precede attainment of nibbana (MN 19)
(16) Dipa sutta - Buddha practised anapanasatisamadhi before awakening (SN 54.8)
(17) Kamaguna sutta (SN 35.117)
(18) Magandiya sutta - life before renunciation (MN 75)
(19) Ananda sutta - discovery of suffering cause (SN 12.10)
(20) Nagara sutta - Buddha himself followed the noble eightfold path (SN 12.65)
(21) Bodhirajakumara sutta (MN 85)
(22) Sangarava sutta - the path he teaches Buddha followed himself (AN 3.60)
(23) Sangarava sutta (MN 100)
(24) Uddaka sutta - Uddaka Ramaputta wasn’t a genuine master (SN 35.103)
(25) Mahaparinibbana sutta - Alara Kalama mastered at least one level of jhana (DN 16)
(26) Maha sihanada Sutta - awakening (MN 12)
(27) Ghatikara sutta - Buddha Gotama as monk Jotipala under Buddha Kassapa in a past life (MN 81)
(28) Parivatta sutta - the content of self-awakening was direct knowledge of 4-fold round of 5 clinging aggregates: aggregate, origination, cessation, path (SN 22.56)
(29) Sakalika sutta - how Buddha would endure pain; arrow simile (SN 1.38; 4.13)
(30) Sukkhamala sutta - on seeing ill, old and dead (AN 3.38)
(31) Parinibbana sutta - Buddha’s passing away (SN 6.15)

6 Laity (upasaka)

(1) Mahanama sutta - 4 types of lay followers; welfare is understood as exposure to Dhamma (AN 8.25) see (27)
(2) Ugga sutta (1) - 8 qualities of Ugga the householder (AN 8.21)
(3) Saleyyaka sutta/Veranjaka sutta - types of bodily, verbal and mind misconduct (MN 41/42)
(4) Chavalata sutta - 4 types of people (AN 4.95)
(5) Sikkha sutta - 4 types of people (AN 4.99)
(6) Ragavinaya sutta - 4 types of people (AN 4.96)
(7) Sigalovada sutta (DN 31)
(8) Uposatha sutta (AN 3.70)
(9) Dighajanu (Vyagghapajja) sutta - 8 conditions for weal in this and future lives (AN 8.54)
(10) Dhammika sutta (KN : Snp 2.14)
(11) Upasaka vagga (AN 5.171-80)
(12) Velama Sutta (AN 9.20)
(13) Abhisanda sutta (8.39)
(14) Visakhuposatha sutta - 8 precepts (AN 8.43)
(15) Muluposatha sutta - 8 precepts (AN 3.70)
(16) Sakka sutta (AN 10.46)
(17) Dhananjani sutta - satire on Upanisadic soteriology (MN 97)
(18) Candala sutta - against futile rituals (AN 5.175)
(19) Ghatikara sutta - holy life of a layman Ghatikara (MN 81)
(20) Piti sutta - householder Anathapindika is encouraged to do jhanas in seclusion (AN 5.176)
(21) Veludvareyya sutta - don’t do to others what you don’t want to be done to you; 5 precepts; encouraging others to follow virtue (SN 55.7)
(22) Candala sutta - 5 qualities of upasaka; against attachment to charms and ceremonies (AN 5.175)
(23) (Gahapati) Potaliya sutta - how to renounce all worldly affairs; early classification of 8 fetters (MN 54)
(24) Apannaka sutta - householder life unfit for holy life formula (MN 60)
(25) Gihi Sutta - householders can attain stream-entry; keeping 5 precepts & dwelling in 4 mental abidings (AN 5.179) see (26)
(26) Vera sutta - householders can attain stream-entry; keeping 5 precepts to end 5 forms of fear and animosity, 4 pleasant mental abidings as 4 factors of stream-entry, seeing paticcasamuppada (AN 10.92=SN 12.41, 42) see (25)
(27) Jivaka sutta - 4 types of lay followers; welfare is understood as exposure to Dhamma (AN 8.26) see (1)
(28) Visakhuposatha sutta - 8 uposatha practices (AN 8.43)
(29) Muluposatha sutta - uposatha of the noble ones (AN 3.70)
(30) Sakka sutta - 8 factored uposatha benefits (AN 10.46)
(31) Hatthaka sutta 2 - 4 grounds for the bonds of fellowship (AN 8.24)
(32) Sangaha sutta - 4 grounds for the bonds of fellowship (AN 4.32)

7 Nibbana

(1) Nibbana sutta (KN:Ud 8.1-4)
(2) Kotthita sutta (AN 4.174)
(3) Ariyapariyesana sutta - The noble search (MN 26)
(4) Vitthatasattasanna sutta aka Sanna sutta - nibbana is a deathless state (AN 7.46)
(5) Arakenanusasani sutta - nibbana is escape from death through escape from birth (AN 7.70)
(6) Upacala sutta - nibbana is unprovoked/unquaked and unblazed (SN 5.7)
(7) Kevatta (Kevaddha) sutta - consciousness without feature (DN 11)
(8) Bahiya sutta (Ud 1.10)
(9) Ajata sutta, Nibbanadhatu sutta (KN : It43, 44)
(10) Mula sutta - nibbana is the end of all phenomena (AN 10.58)
(11) Dhatuvibhanga sutta (MN 140)
(12) Sambodhi sutta - nibbana is attained by uprooting of conceit ‘I am’through perception of not-self (AN 9.1)
(13) Mahasaropama sutta - not falling from non-occasional release, nibbana is permanent (MN 29)
(14) Pubbakotthaka sutta - before nibbana is attained it’s attainability is a matter of faith and conviction (SN 48.44)
(15) Chanda sutta - the deathless is realized with abandonment of desire (SN 47.37)
(16) Ariyamagga sutta - nibbana is the ending of kamma [action] (SN 4.235)
(17) Vijaya sutta (KN: Snp 1.11)
(18) Rathavinita sutta - 7 purities on the way to nibbana; relay chariots simile (MN 24)
(19) Nibbana(sukkha) sutta - nibbana is a pleasure when nothing is felt (AN 9.34)

8 World (phenomena)

(1) Sabba sutta (SN 35.23) on ATI see footnotes with further suttas
(2) Loka sutta - The Origin and Passing of the World (SN 12.44)
(3) Sunna sutta - Empty Is the World (SN 35.85)
(4) Loka sutta (SN 35.82)
(5) Loka sutta (KN:Ud 3.10)
(6) Lokavipatti sutta - 8 worldly aspirations (AN 8.6)
(7) Mahasamaya sutta - cosmology (DN 20)

9 Dhamma teaching

(1) Pancakanga sutta - Carpenter Fivetools - Dhamma is shown in different presentations not always conforming (SN 36.19, MN 59)
(2) Vitthatasattasanna sutta aka Sanna sutta - anatta is relevant to what is stressful (AN 7.46)
(3) Avijja sutta - ignorance is overcome by seeing 5 aggregates and experiences as not-self (SN 35.80)
(4) Kakacupama sutta - saw parable, reaction to violence (MN 21)
(5) Mahahatthipadopama sutta - great elephant simile - reaction to violence; 5 great elements; paticcasamuppada & clinging aggregates (MN 28)
(6) Anuradha sutta - Buddha only taught stress and its cessation (SN 22.86)
(7) Simsapa sutta - Buddha only taught stress and its cessation; he taught only a handful of things available to him through direct knowledge (SN 56.31)
(8) Panha sutta - 4 types of answers (AN 4.42)
(9) Katthavatthu sutta - 4 types of answers (AN 3.67)
(10) KItagiri sutta - teacher and disciple (MN 70)
(11) Valahaka sutta - an early classification of the canon writings (AN 4.102)
(12) Garava sutta - Dhamma is a natural law; aggregates of virtue, concentration, discernment, release, knowledge and vision of release (SN 6.2)
(13) Phaguna sutta - from what as a requisite condition…(SN 12.12)
(14) Avijja paccaya sutta - from what as a requisite condition…(SN 12.35)
(15) Kaccayanagotta sutta - from what as a requisite condition…(SN 12.15)
(16) Parileyyaka sutta - seeing through ignorance puts end to effluents (asavas) (SN 22.81)
(17) Paticcasamuppadavibhanga sutta - gloss on every nidana (SN 12.2)
(18) Smanupassana sutta - anatta & clinging aggegates (SN 22.47)
(19) Gaddulabaddha sutta - the origin of existence is inconstruable (SN 22.99) see (34)
(20) Uposatha sutta - overnight vigil (KN : Ud 5.5)
(21) Aparihaniya sutta - overnight vigil (AN 4.37)
(22) Ganakamoggallana sutta - vigilance (MN 107)
(23) Kitagiri sutta - 7 types of disciples and delineation of development in the Dhamma (MN 70)
(24) Samanamundika sutta - skillful and unskillful (MN 78)
(25) Neyyata sutta - those who misinterpret Tathagata’s discourses slander him (AN 2.25)
(26) Kotthita sutta - the fetter is not the aggregates or phenomena but passion from contact; oxen simile (SN 35.191)
(27) Nibbedhika sutta - explanation what are: sensuality, feeling, perception, fermentations, kamma, stress (AN 6.63)
(28) Culamalunkyovada sutta - senselessness of metaphysical questions not connected with the goal; 10 undeclared positions; arrow simile (MN 63) see (62)
(29) Parileyyaka sutta - ending of asavas occurs with seeing anicca in experiences (SN 22.81)
(30) Dhananjani sutta - brahma viharas catapult to the Brahma world; satire of Upanisadic soteriology (MN 97)
(31) Kalama sutta - critical assessment of teachings and gurus; brahma viharas and 4 assurances (AN 3.65)
(32) Samkhitta sutta - what Dhamma is (AN 8.53)
(33) Dhammacakkappavattana sutta (SN 56.11)
(34) Assu sutta - the origin of existence is inconstruable; ocean simile (SN 15.3) see (19)
(35) Punna sutta - origination of suffering comes from the origination of delight (SN 35.88)
(36) Mahavedalla sutta - on consciousness-discernment, feeling-perception-consciousness, types of awareness-release (MN 43)
(37) Vajjiya sutta - skillful qualities growth is the criterion for action - moral compass (AN 10.94)
(38) Abhaya sutta - fear of death, 8 categories of people (AN 4.184)
(39) Saccavibhanga sutta - full exposition of the 4NT and N8P (MN 141)
(40) Mahasatipatthana sutta - full exposition of the 4NT and N8P (DN 22)
(41) Upanisa sutta - how paticcasamuppada of suffering triggers paticcasamuppada of liberation having conviction in the truth of dukkha as a turning point; simile of water streams (SN 12.23)
(42) Parivatta sutta - release is the lack of clinging with regard to sankharas (SN 22.56)
(43) Pabbatopama sutta - in the face of death and aging nothing is worthwhile but pursuit of Dhamma; rolling mountains simile (SN 3.25)
(44) Nidana samyutta - all on paticcasamuppada (SN 12)
(45) Bahiya sutta - In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen (KN : Ud 1.10)
(46) Ani Sutta - warning against secondary teachings (SN 20.7)
(47) Avijja sutta - ignorance is abandoned by getting rid of ignorance and getting clear knowledge, that is attacked directly and not in paticcasamuppada fashion (SN 35.80)
(48) Bodhi sutta 1-3 - paticcasamuppada (Ud 1.1-3)
(49) Mahanidana sutta - paticcasamuppada (DN 15)
(50) Puttamansa sutta - 4 nutriments; son’s flesh, flayed cow, pit of embers, spear execution similes (SN 12.63)
(51) Apannaka sutta - compendium; 4 types of individuals (MN 60)
(52) Alagaddupama sutta - compendium; Dhamma is not for philosophic debates (MN 22)
(53) Lohicca sutta - Dhamma must not be kept private; teachers (un)worthy of criticism; 5 hindrances; supernormal qualities (DN 12)
(54) (Dhatu) Na tumha(ka) sutta 1,2 - treating 6 sense bases as not yours; burning leaves & grass simile (SN 35.101/2) see (71), (72)
(55) Vaccha sutta - what a virtuous person is: abandoned 5 hindrances pancanivarana and endowed with 5 aggregates of virtue (AN 3.57)
(56) Issatha sutta what a virtuous person is: abandoned 5 hindrances pancanivarana and endowed with 5 aggregates of virtue (AN 3.24)
(57) Saccavibhanga - the explanation of 4 noble truths (MN 141)
(58) Anuruddha sutta - thoughts of great person: who the Dhamma is for, qualities and explanation (AN 8.30)
(59) Gotami sutta - how to recognize the Dhamma (8.53)
(60) Papata sutta - to understand 4 noble truths exertion is required (SN 56.42)
(61) Sambodhi sutta - wings of self-awakening (AN 9.1)
(62) Anagayabyahani sutta - 5 future dangers (AN 5.79)
(63) Mahatanhasankhaya sutta - exposition of dependent origination + (MN 38)
(64) Nagara sutta - the core of dependent origination; nama-rupa vs vinnana loopback (SN 12.65)
(65) Nalakalapiyo sutta - dependent origination; nama-rupa vs vinnana loopback exposition (SN 12.67)
(66) Nidana Samyutta - all suttas on dependent origination (SN 12)
(67) Paticcasamuppada vibhanga sutta (12.2)
(68) Nibbana(sukkha) sutta - what sensual pleasure is (AN 9.34)
(69) Pancala sutta - 5 strings of sensuality and each lower jhana in relation to the higher one are a confining place, while jhana is an opening (AN 9.42)
(70) Susima sutta - disenchantment with inconstancy of aggregates & dispassion is a full release (SN 12.70)
(71) (Khandha) Na tumha(ka) sutta 1,2 - treating 5 aggregates as not yours; burning leaves & grass simile (SN 35.33/4) see (54), (72)
(72) (Kaya) Na tumha(ka) sutta - treating body as not yours; idapaccayata (SN 35.37) see (54), (71)
(73) Mula sutta - the nature of phenomena (AN 10.58)
(74) Nibbedhika sutta - what should be known (AN 6.63)
(75) Devadaha sutta - what the Buddha teaches in brief (SN 22.2)
(76) Acintita sutta - 4 unconjecturables (AN 4.77) see (28)
(77) Saddhamma sutta - things causing disappearance of the true word (AN 2.20)
(78) (Balavagga) suttas 2-6 - what distorts the true word (AN 3.2-6)

10 Hatred/Anger

(1) Aggression/hostility/conflict

(a) Kalahavivada sutta - on the cause of quarrels and disputes (Snp 4.11)
(b) Mahanidana sutta - on the cause of disputes and divisiveness: Dependent on craving (DN 15)
© Sakkapanha sutta - papanca sannasankha is a source of conflict (DN 21)
(d) Maha & Cula dukkhakkhandha sutta - on the cause of quarrels and disputes (MN 13, 14)
(e) Haliddakani sutta - quarrelsome debates (SN 22.3)
(f) Magandiya sutta - comparison is a source of conflict (KN : Snp 4.9) - see (g)
(g) Purabheda sutta - comparison is a source of conflict (KN : Snp 4.10) - see (h)
(h) Samiddhi sutta - comparison is a source of conflict (SN 1.20)
(i) Madhupindika sutta - papanca is a source of conflict (MN 18)
(j) Tittha sutta (Ud 6.6)
(k) Cunda sutta - conflict in the Sangha between jhana and Dhamma monks (AN 6.46)
(l) Dighanaka sutta - holding views is a source of conflict (MN 74)
(m) Vera sutta - keeping 5 precepts to end 5 forms of fear and animosity (AN 10.92=SN 12.41, 42)
(n) Sukhavagga (KN:Dhp XV)
(o) Yamakavagga (KN:Dhp I : 3-6)
§ Attadanda sutta (KN:Snp 4.15)
(q) Disaparinna sutta., Kodhaparinna sutta, Makhaparinna sutta (KN : It10, 12, 13)

(2) Reaction to aggression/hostility

(a) Kakacupama sutta - saw parable; harsh speech (MN 21)
(b) Mahahatthipadopama sutta (MN 28)
© Adhimutta (Thag 16.1)
(d) Sangama sutta 1 (SN 3.14)
(e) Sundari sutta (KN : Ud 4.8)
(f) Brahmajala sutta - praise and dispraise (DN 1)
(g) Punna sutta (SN 35.88)
(h) Akkosa sutta - reaction to harsh speech (SN 7.2)
(i) Subhasitajaya sutta (SN 11.5)

(3) Subduing hatred

(a) Aghatavinaya sutta 1,2 - attention to positive qualities in people and cultivation of opposites (AN 5.161-2)
(b) Sakkara sutta (KN : Ud 2.4)
© Vepacitti sutta (SN 11.4)

(4) Kalahavivada sutta (KN : Snp 4.11)
(5) Brahmadattatheragatha (Brahmadatta) (Thag 6.12)

(4) Violence

(a) Dandavagga (KN: Dhp X)
(b) Dhammathavagga (KN: Dhp XIX : 261, 270)
© Pakinnakavagga (KN: Dhp XXI : 300)
(d) Brahmanavagga (KN: Dhp XXVI : 405)

(5) Adhikarana sutta - how conflicts are to be resolved (AN 2.15)

11 Welfare/benefit of one’s own and others’

(1) Abhisanda sutta (AN 8.39)
(2) Dhammapada XII - 166
(3) Sedaka sutta (SN 47.19)
(4) Mahanama sutta (AN 8.25)
(5) Chavalata sutta (AN 4.95)
(6) Hita sutta (AN 5.20)
(7) Ragavinaya sutta (AN 4.96)
(8) Sikkha sutta (AN 4.99)
(9) Vassakara sutta (AN 4.35)
(10) Bahujanahita sutta (KN : It84)

12 Sariputta

(1) Dighanaka sutta - awakening (MN 74)
(2) Anupada sutta - jhanas mastery (MN 111)

Piya Tan’s Samyutta Nikaya guide

SN 1.20 Samiddhi Sutta The Dharma is right here and now.
SN 1.33 Sadhu Sutta The benefits of giving
SN 3.9 (Pasenadi) Yanna Sutta The better sacrifice.
SN 3.19 Aputtaka Sutta 1 Wealth is meant to be enjoyed.
SN 3.20 Aputtaka Sutta 2 Wealth is no assurance of happiness.
SN 4.159 Bhikkhuni Sutta Fighting poison with poison.
SN 4.199 Tanha Jalini Sutta How craving manifests itself in 108 ways.
SN 6.1 Ayacana Sutta Brahma requests the Buddha to teach the Dharma
SN 6.2 Garava Sutta Even the Teacher Respects the Teaching
SN 6.3 Brahmadeva Sutta The high god does not need offering
SN 7.8 Aggika Bharadvaja Sutta The true fire burns brightly within
SN 7.9 Sundarika Sutta Who is truly worthy of offerings?
SN 11.3 Dhajagga Sutta The recollections of the three jewels
SN 11.15 Yajamana Sutta Even material giving is fruitful
SN 11.16 Yajamana Sutta Even material giving is fruitful
SN 12.10 Maha Sakyamuni Gotama Sutta How the Buddha awakened.
SN 12.12 Moliya Phagguna Sutta There is no self behind our mental processes.
SN 12.19 Balena Pandita Sutta Proof for the three-life dependent arising.
SN 12.48 Lokayatika Sutta The middle way between extremes.
SN 12.53 Puttamamsa Sutta The true nature of food.
SN 12.61 Assutava Sutta 1 Impermanence of mind, dependent arising, nibbida.
SN 12. 62 Assutava Sutta 2 Understanding feelings leads to nibbida.
SN 12.64 Atthiraga Sutta The nature of the arhat’s consciousness.
SN 12.65 Nagara Sutta How the Buddha awakened: the parable of the city.
SN 12.17 Acela Kassapa Sutta 1 True nature of action and the middle way.
SN 14.7 Sanna Nanatta Sutta How we interpret our experiences.
SN 17.35 Pakkanta Sutta Even in gain, the evil decline.
SN 17.36 PancarathasataSutta Even in gain, the evil decline.
SN 21.1 Kolita Sutta The Noble Silence
SN 22.3 Haliddakani Sutta True renunciation.
SN 22.22 Bhara Sutta. The is no “person” in the aggregates.
SN 22.24 Abhijana Sutta The aggregates have to be directly known
SN 22.47 Samanupassana Sutta Looking into the true nature of things.
SN 22.48 Dve Khandha Sutta What really is one’s “identity”?
SN 22.51 Khandha Nandikkhaya Sutta 1 Mental Liberation through reflecting on the aggregates as impermanent.
SN 22.52 Khandha Nandikkhaya Sutta 2 Mental Liberation through wisely considering on the aggregates.
SN 22.55 Udana Sutta Consciousness works with the aggregates
SN 22.61 Khandha Aditta Sutta The aggregates burn with pain
SN 22. 79 Khajjaniya Sutta Understanding the aggregates leads to liberation
SN 22.82 = MN 109 Maha Punnama Sutta The 5 aggregates, clinging, identity view and not-self.
SN 22.85 Yamaka Sutta The aggregates & the arhat’s indefinable states.
SN 22.86 Anuradha Sutta The nature of the Tathagata.
SN 22. 95 Phenapinda Sutta The true nature of the aggregates.
SN 22.101 Vasijata Sutta How to meditate
SN 22.102 Aniccasanna Sutta (or Aniccata Sutta) The primacy of reflecting on impermanence
SN 22.103 Anta Sutta “Identity” in the light of the four noble truths
SN 22.126 Samudayadhamma Sutta Reflection on impermanence of the 5 aggregates
SN 24.6 Karota Sutta How the doctrine of non-action arises
SN 24.7 Hetu Sutta How the wrong view of non-causality arises
SN 25.1 Anicca Cakkhu Sutta How to be awaken in this life itself
SN 35.68 Samiddhi Sutta 4 Our senses are the world.
SN 35.79 Avijja Sutta How true knowledge arises.
SN 35.155 Ajjatta Nandikkhaya Sutta Mental liberation through reflecting the senses as impermanent.
SN 35.156 Bahiddha Nandikkhaya Sutta Mental liberation through reflecting the sense-objects as impermanent.
SN 35.234 (Anatta) Udayi Sutta Neither the body nor the mind has a self.
SN 35.240 Kummopama Sutta The benefits of restraining the senses.
SN 35.247 Chapana Sutta Taming the animal-like sense-faculties.
SN 40.1 Pathama Jhana Panha Sutta How to progress in the first dhyana.
SN 40.2 Dutiya Jhana Panha Sutta How to progress in the second dhyana.
SN 40.3 Tatiya Jhana Panha Sutta How to progress in the third dhyana.
SN 40.4 Catuttha Jhana Panha Sutta How to progress in the third dhyana.
SN 40.5 Akasanancayatana Panha Suttaf How to progress in the sphere of infinite space.
SN 40.6 Vinnanancayatana Panha Sutta How to progress in the sphere of infinite consciousness.
SN 40.7 Akincannayatana Panha Sutta How to progress in the sphere of nothingness.
SN 40.8 Neva,sanna,nasannayatana Panha Sutta How to progress in the sphere of in neither-perception-nor-non-perception.
SN 40.9 Animitta Cetosamadhi Panha Sutta How to progress in the signless concentration.
SN 42.2 Talaputa Sutta How an actor-dancer became a monk.
SN 42.3 Yodhajiva Sutta The mercenary killer’s karma.
SN 44.9 Kutuhalasala Sutta Rebirth is driven by karmic fuel.
SN 45.8 (Magga) Vibhanga Sutta A definition of the path factors.
SN 46.3 Bojjhanga Sila Sutta Spiritual Friendship and sainthood.
SN 46.54 Mettasahagata Sutta How Lovingkindness Leads to Awakening.
SN 47.3 Anubaddha Bhikkhu Sutta The mind can only truly focus in mental solitude
SN 47.10 Bhikkhuni Vasaka Sutta Directed and undirected cultivations.
SN 47.11 Mahapurisa Sutta Who is truly great?
SN 47.12 Nalanda Sutta Sariputta’s lion roar; his last meeting with the Buddha
SN 47.40 Satipatthana Vibhanga Sutta Insight cultivation through watching impermanence
SN 47.48 Satipatthana Mitta Sutta Exhort others to practise satipatthana
SN 48.44 Pubbakotthaka Sutta The nature of Faith in Buddhism
SN 51 Iddhipada Samyutta The fourfold path to success.
SN 51.15 Unnabha Sutta Not all desires are bad: the path to success.
SN 51.158 Nava Sutta The noble eightfold path leads to awakening.
SN 52.1 Rahogata Sutta 1 Advance Satipatthana Practice.
SN 52.2 Rahogata Sutta 2 Vipassana through satipatthana.
SN 54.7 Satipatthana Mahakappina Sutta Cultivating the breath meditation to reach samadhi.
SN 54.10 (Anapanasamadhi) Kimbila Sutta Satipatthana through breath meditation.
SN 55.3 Dighavu Sutta Streamwinning and the 6 constituents of true knowledge.
SN 55.26 Anathapindika Sutta 1 Bedside Ministry: 10 limbs of stream-winning.
SN 55.27 Anathapindika Sutta 2 Bedside Ministry: 4 limbs of stream-winning.
SN 55.21 Gati Mahanama Sutta 1 A true follower will not die in vain
SN 55.22 Gati Mahanama Sutta 2 A true follower will not die in vain
SN 56.31 Simsapa Sutta All you need to know to be free
SN 56.32 Khadira Sutta To be liberated is to know the four noble truths


Suttas for Sutta Study Sessions for Beginners
#4

Thanks so much: but I’m not clear what you’ve done here. I see you’ve added some of Piya’s work, which is great, but shouldn’t it be in another Topic as a separate reading guide? I’d love to see people thinking about this and adding carefully structured and helpful reading guides, with explanations, proper formatting, and a clearly defined focus.


#5

What i’ve done is add new sutta references to the topics suggested by Ven. Bodhi in his list plus introduce some new topics with sutta references. I can agree that there’s a space for refinement in the structure. I’d happily hide this long list under a spoiler had there been one. If you find it inappropriate or redundant you’re more than welcome to (re)move it.


#6

Found on the Web - summaries of quite a few Samyutta and Anguttara Nikayas suttas as well as Udana’s and Sutta Nipata’s with occasional commentaries of the author Scott Foglesong

good for use as a guide or roadmap for those collections

Anguttara Nikaya suttas summary.pdf (605.8 KB)
Samyutta nikaya suttas summary.pdf (981.0 KB)
Udana & Sutta Nipata suttas summary.pdf (389.9 KB)


AN, SN, Ud, Snp: summary and commentary of various suttas by Scott Foglesong
#7

some more lists of summaries fetched from suttanta.tripod.com

includes DN, MN and AN 4,7,10,11

Sutta Pitaka sutta summaries.zip (143.7 KB)


#8

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u65qUjhlRjQNacpYHfbwuLUdlZK-JqWI8g176T_1TMQ/pub


#9

(From Sujato: Sorry, @sandundhanushka, I had to remove this file as I believe it violates copyright.)


#10

Does this PDF file of In the Buddha’s Words not violate any copyright restrictions of Wisdom Publications?


#11

Sadly, it does, I will remove it.

Ahh, the dead hand of copyright, working tirelessly to kill knowledge and obstruct the truth. The wisdom of humanity has passed into corporate ownership. There, it has become “intellectual property” which serves the sacred duty of creating profit. Even though I am a member of the monastic Sangha, the traditional custodians of these works for 2,500 years, I am a criminal if I follow my spiritual duty and share my own sacred scriptures in accordance with the principles found within those scriptures themselves.

In not entirely unrelated news, there was an excellent little essay in the Guardian this morning, where George Monbiot looks for a third way beyond statism and corporatism, and points out the value of the commons. Whether natural resources or sacred scripture, that which has always belonged to everyone has been placed under absolute ownership, and the world is a poorer place for it.


#12

Thank you, kindly.

I could not agree more about the tragedy of commodifying everything. It always grieves me to see a ‘price’ associated with the Dhamma.

On the other hand, abstention from taking that which is not freely given is not a bad precept (as the red thread on my wrist keeps reminding me). :wink:


#13

Thanks, also, for pointing to the Guardian article. I find that George Monbiot’s website has quite a few other articles of interest.

Without this dialog, I would not have discovered it.


#14

Not bad, as precepts go! However, copying is not taking. The traditional explanations of stealing—which makes up the longest of all Vinaya rules—make it clear that it did not include copying. To fulfill the factors of stealing, the owner must be deprived of something, which is obviously not the case when it is copied: they still have the original. Thus violations of copyright law do not constitute a violation of this precept, either for monastics or for lay people.

This is, in fact, a big deal for monastics. To steal is to commit a parajika, which entails instant and permanent expulsion from the Sangha. Given that violations of copyright are found very widely among monastics, well, if this was stealing, most monks would have to disrobe.

Of course, violating copyright is still illegal. There is, obviously, a general injunction to obey the law, and except in extreme cases this should be followed. On SuttaCentral, we have always taken great care to ensure our material complies with copyright laws, no matter how unjust and harmful I think they are.

In addition, for a long time I have recommended that all monastics—and all Buddhists, frankly—should use Linux for computing, as it lets you avoid such issues easily when it comes to software at least. We should support open source and help green the commons.


#15

Well said.


#16

@LXNDR I really appreciate the magnitude of this list.

I would like to reformat it a bit with the sort of sort of indented hierarchy that would permit an automatic table of contents (that’s linked to the various sections) to be added up top. Then, if you like the result, maybe we could throw a PDF of it into the cloud and link to it from the Canon section of Buddhist Wisdom of the Thai Forest Tradition.

If just one other person benefits from its presence, that would be reward enough in my estimation.

Regardless, I really want to spend some time with this in the coming months.

Thank you for all the effort you put into this. I find it quite it quite appealing.


#17

On the other hand, happily, the OP contains links to Bhikkhu Bodhi’s introduction to each chapter, and most of the sutta are freely available on Sutta Central, via the links (a number of them are Bhikkhu Bodhi’s translations). I do prefer reading from actual books, but the great work on this site has made so much material freely available.

Sadhu!


#18

i think this is exaggeration, you would not be prosecuted for sharing something you yourself have produced

the results of work of other people belong to them, so you should not be able to share it just as you can’t lease my bicycle, of course abstaining from that requires a much greater sense of responsibility and inner discipline

i’m pretty opposed to copyright or at least to the way it’s being abused, but to this i’d remark that the owner is deprived of potential income

the definitions of Vinaya in this respect are obviously rooted in realities of 2000 years ago, when multiplication technologies didn’t yet exist, so the authors of the rule couldn’t envision other ways of theft
the copyright doctrine and legislation i guess are really a response specifically to new ways of spreading information

such deprivation may or may not remain potential, and when it ceases to be the act of theft can be considered accomplished, but since onset of such situation is unpredictable the best strategy would be avoiding creation of conditions for it in the first place, just to be on the safe side


#19

Which does not fulfill the factor of theft. There are many things that can deprive an owner of income. If someone owns a restaurant, and I open up another restaurant next door, I deprive them of “potential” income. The problem is that potential income does not exist; it’s only imagined.

I use this specific example because I actually had this conversation with a restaurant owner in Chiang Mai. Before I was a monk, I used to make a little cash by playing guitar in various places. Once, I ended up chatting with the owner, and they were setting up a new place next door. He said that some might dislike the competition, but to him, he sees that it will just attract more people to the area. The point is that whether he potentially makes money or loses it is not a fact, it really just depends how you think about it.

In my much longer essay on copyright, I linked to a couple of studies that show that, in the context of religious books specifically, making them available freely increased their impact via citations, but did not diminish their revenue. Of course it’s complicated, but there is no clear cut case that copying things has a negative impact on actual revenue.

To me, the more people get interested in the suttas, the more they read them online, talk about them and hear about them, the more they are a part of the lifeblood of the culture, the more books will be sold.


#20

i like this point

maybe not every type of copyright violation is harmful to the holder(s) and the general approach must be finetuned to differentiate between objects of copyright