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I am now moving on to yet another sacred cow, the eightfold path.

As usual my research is mostly pasting things into DPR, so if I have made any errors or omissions please point them out.

As usual what I am hoping to derive is a list of all the times the buddha gives the teaching where the parallel is in the same collection in the agamas as in the nikayas.

The eightfold path is first mentioned in DN at DN6 which has no agama counterpart.

It is next at DN8, where the parallel, DA25 omits the eightfold path.

We next see it at DN16 (DA2), which we take to be editorially open late, and by definition not a direct teaching of the Buddha. We will put this to one side for now.

(DN18 paralleled at DA4 gives 7 of the steps calling them *satta samÄdhiparikkhÄrÄ*)

Next it occurs at DN19, again, the parallel at DA3 omits the eightfold path.

Next it occurs at DN22, which again has no agama counterpart in DA.

At DN23 the eight steps are given, but the parallel at DA7 omits them

Next we have a Sariputta sutta DN28, which has the parallel DA18 both mention the eightfold path in the standard aids to enlightenment list as in:

the four kinds of mindfulness meditation, the four right efforts, the four bases of psychic power, the five faculties, the five powers, the seven awakening factors, and the noble eightfold path.

cattÄro satipaį¹į¹hÄnÄ, cattÄro sammappadhÄnÄ, cattÄro iddhipÄdÄ, paĆ±cindriyÄni, paĆ±ca balÄni, satta bojjhaį¹ gÄ, ariyo aį¹į¹haį¹ giko maggo.

Next we have DN29 paralleled at DA17, here again we have the aids to enlightenment pericope.

DN33 another Sariputta sutta also mentions each of the eight steps of the path but refers to them as *aį¹į¹ha sammattÄ*

Finally we have DN34 paralleled at DA10, Another Sariputta Sutta.

So in summary, in the 6 occurrences in DN where the Buddha speaks of āthe eightfold pathā 4 of the agama parallels omit the eightfold path, and 1 of the agama parallels are simply the bodhipakkhiyÄdhammÄ pericope, leaving only Dn29 and the parinibanna sutta;

DN16 DN29

MN up nextā¦

MN3 paralleled at MA88 the eightfold path is given by Sariputta

MN8 lists the 8 steps, the parallel at MA91 omits them.

MN9 paralleled at MA29 is a Sariputta sutta.

MN10 we will leave aside for now.

MN19 paralleled at MA102 contains the eightfold path.

MN24 MA102 is a Sariputta Sutta.

MN33 no parallel in MA.

MN36 no parallel in MA.

MN44 no parallel in MA (or the Agamas).

MN65 (MA194) gives all 8 steps, with two more, calling them ādasahi dhammehiā.

MN77 gives the eightfold path and the eight steps MA207 omits both.

MN78 gives the tenfold list, paralleled at MA179.

MN83 gives the eightfold path and so does the parallel MA67.

MN103 no parallel in MA, no agama parallel.

MN104 and the parallel MA196 both have the eightfold path.

MN117 has the steps, includes right knowledge freedom, MA189 has the 8 lacks the 2 extra?

MN118 parallel not in MA.

MN126 gives the steps as does MA173.

MN139 gives the eightfold path and the steps as does MA169.

MN141 (MA31) is a Sariputta sutta.

MN149 has itās parallel outside MA.

MN150 has itās parallel outside MA.

MN151 has itās parallel outside MA.

So in summary, MN has 23 suttas that mention either the eightfold path, or the steps. 4 of them are Sariputta, leaving 19, of those 19, 3 list ten steps not eight and call the list by another name, leaving 16, of those 16, 8 are not paralleled in MA leaving 8, 2 of the MA parallels omit the trope leaving 6;

MN10, MN19, MN83, MN104, MN126, MN139.

Next we will do ANā¦

AN3.61 parallel not in EA

AN3.62 parallel at SA758 not in EA.

AN3.71 paralleled at SA207 SA973 not in EA.

AN4.33 no parallel.

AN4.34 the parallel at EA21.1 omits the eightfold path.

AN4.89 no parallel

AN4.205 no parallel

AN4.216 no parallel

AN4.226 no parallel

AN5.32 suttacentral gives EA21.1 as the parallel here too, which as noted, lacks the eightfold path.

AN5.196 no parallel.

AN6.63 parallel not in EA

AN7.45 (requisites of immersion) no parallel

AN7.71 parallel not in EA

AN8.19 parallel at 42.4 has the bodhipakkhiyÄdhammÄ.

AN8.28 no parallel in EA.

AN8.34 no parallel.

AN10.90 no parallel in EA.

AN10.145 gives the steps, no parallel.

AN11.17 gives the eightfold path and is paralleled at EA49.1.

So we have;

AN8.19 AN11.17

Now lets do SN;

Sagathavagga:

SN3.18 SA1238 and SA2-65 both omit the eightfold path

Prose SN:

SN12.27 no parallel.

SN12.28 eightfold path paralleled at SA355.

SN12.33 parallel SA356 omits the eightfold path.

SN22.56 eightfold path paralleled at SA41.

SN22.57 eightfold path paralleled at SA42 and SA3-27.

SN22.78 no parallel.

SN22.81 and parallel at SA57 has the bodhipakkhiyÄdhammÄ.

SN22.84 the parallel SA271 omits the eightfold path.

SN22.101 has bodhipakkhiyÄdhammÄ as does SA263

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