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Index to
Milinda's Questions

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PTS: The Milindapaño: Being Dialogues between King Milinda and the Buddhist Sage Nāgasena, Edited by V. Trenckner, 1880
SBE/Dover: The Questions of King Milinda, T.W. Rhys Davids, trans., Volumes 35 and 36 of The Sacred Books of the East, edited by F. Max Müller, 1890, 1894, 2 Volumes
PTS: Milinda's Questions, I.B. Horner, trans., 1996, 2 Volumes

I. Bāhirakathā
PTS: I. Bāhirakathā, Trenckner, ed. p. 1
SBE/Dover: The Secular Narrative, T.W. Rhys Davids, trans., Vol. 1, p 1
PTS: I. Talk on Secular Matters, Horner, trans., Vol. 1, p 1

SBE/Dover: Description of Sāgala Vol. 1, p 2
PTS: untitled, Vol. 1, p 1

SBE/Dover: Previous births of Milinda and Nāgasena, Vol. 1, p 4
PTS: Former History, Vol. 1, p 3

SBE/Dover: Milinda's greatness and wisdom and love of disputation, Vol. 1, p 6

SBE/Dover: Birth story of Nāgasena, Vol. 1, p 10

SBE/Dover: His admission as a novice into the Order, Vol. 1, p 20

SBE/Dover: His conversion, Vol. 1, p 25

SBE/Dover: His attainment of Arahatship, Vol. 1, p 29

SBE/Dover: Milinda confutes Āyupāla, Vol. 1, p 30

SBE/Dover: Nāgasena arrives; his character, Vol. 1, p 34

SBE/Dover: Milinda goes to him, Vol. 1, p 36

II. Lakkhaṇapañho
PTS: II. Lakkhaṇapañho, Trenckner, ed. p. 25
SBE/Dover: II. The Distinguishing Characteristics of Ethical Qualities, T.W. Rhys Davids, trans., Vol. 1, p 40
PTS: II. The Distinguishing Marks, Horner, trans., Vol. 1, p 34

SBE/Dover: Individuality and name, Vol. 1, p 41

SBE/Dover: The chariot simile, Vol. 1, p 43

SBE/Dover: The riddle of seniority, Vol. 1, p 45

SBE/Dover: (Interlude) How kings and scholars respectively discuss, Vol. 1, p 46

SBE/Dover: No soul in the breath, Vol. 1, p 48

SBE/Dover: Aim of Buddhist renunciation, Vol. 1, p 49

SBE/Dover: Re-incarnation, Vol. 1, p 50

SBE/Dover: Wisdom and reasoning distinguished, Vol. 1, p 51

SBE/Dover: 'Virtue's the base', Vol. 1, p 53

SBE/Dover: Faith, Vol. 1, p 54

SBE/Dover: Perseverance, Vol. 1, p 57

SBE/Dover: Mindfulness, Vol. 1, p 58

SBE/Dover: Meditation, Vol. 1, p 60

SBE/Dover: Continued identity and re-individualisation, Vol. 1, p 63-77

SBE/Dover: Wisdom and intelligence distinguished, Vol. 1, p 66

SBE/Dover: Time, Vol. 1, p 77

SBE/Dover: Origin and development of qualities, Vol. 1, p 82

SBE/Dover: Is there a soul?, Vol. 1, p 86

SBE/Dover: Thought and sight, Vol. 1, p 89

SBE/Dover: Contact, sensation, and idea, Vol. 1, p 92

III. Nāgasena-Milindarāja-pañhā
PTS: III. Nāgasena-Milindarāja-pañhā, Trenckner, ed. p. 50
SBE/Dover: III. The Removal of Difficulties, T.W. Rhys Davids, trans., Vol. 1, p 100
PTS: III. The Cutting Off of Perplexity, Horner, trans., Vol. 1, p 89

SBE/Dover: Rich and Poor, Vol. 1, p 100

SBE/Dover: Renunciation again, Vol. 1, p 100

SBE/Dover: Nirvāṇa and Karma, Vol. 1, p 101

SBE/Dover: Difficulties of various kinds as to transmigration, individuality, and the Buddha, Vol. 1, p 120

IV. Vimaticchedana-pañhā
PTS: IV. Vimaticchedana-pañhā, Trenckner, ed. p. 65
SBE/Dover: IV. The Solving of Dilemmas, T.W. Rhys Davids, trans., Vol. 1, p 137
PTS: IV. The Dilemmas, Horner, trans., Vol. 1, p 125

SBE/Dover: Milinda finds dilemmas in the Holy Writ, Vol. 1, p 137

SBE/Dover: And takes the Buddhist vows, Vol. 1, p 137

SBE/Dover: Third Meeting between him and Nāgasena, Vol. 1, p 140

SBE/Dover: 1st Dilemma. If the Buddha has really quite passed away, what is the good of paying honour to his relics?, Vol. 1, p 144
PTS: Division I:1. If the Buddha accepts Homage, Vol. 1, p 125

SBE/Dover: 2nd Dilemma. How can the Buddha be omniscient, when it is said that he reflects?, Vol. 1, p 154
PTS: Division I:2. Was the Buddha omniscient? Vol. 1, p 142

SBE/Dover: 3nd Dilemma. Why did he admit Devadatta to the Order, if he knew of the schism he would create?, Vol. 1, p 162
PTS: Division I:3. By whom was Devadatta allowed to go forth? Vol. 1, p 151

SBE/Dover: 4th Dilemma. Vessantara's earthquake, Vol. 1, p 170
PTS: Division I:4. The Causes of Earthquakes, Vol. 1, p 158

SBE/Dover: 5th Dilemma. King Sivi, Vol. 1, p 179
PTS: Division I:5. Sivirāja, Vol. 1, p 166

SBE/Dover: [not translated]
PTS: Division I:6. Descent into a Womb, Vol. 1, p 172

SBE/Dover: 7th Dilemma. Difference in prophecies as to the duration of the faith, Vol. 1, p 185
PTS: Division I:7. Duration of the True Dhamma, Vol. 1, p 182

SBE/Dover: 8th Dilemma. The Buddha's sinlessness and his sufferings, Vol. 1, p 190
PTS: Division I:8. The Lord has no Unskill, Vol. 1, p 187

SBE/Dover: 9th Dilemma. Why should the Buddha have meditated?, Vol. 1, p 196
PTS: Division I:9. The Tathāgata's Solitary Meditation, Vol. 1, p 195

SBE/Dover: 10th Dilemma. Why did the Buddha boast?, Vol. 1, p
PTS: Division I:10. The Three Months' (Time-) Limit, Vol. 1, p 195

SBE/Dover: 11th Dilemma. How could the Buddha revoke regulations he had made?, Vol. 1, p 202
PTS: Division II:1. Abolition of the Rules of Training, Vol. 1, p 198

SBE/Dover: 12th Dilemma. Why did the Buddha refuse to answer certain questions?, Vol. 1, p 204
PTS: Division II:2. The Fist of a "Teacher", Vol. 1, p 201

SBE/Dover: 13th Dilemma. Contradictory statements by the Buddha as to fear, Vol. 1, p 206
PTS: Division II:3. The Fear of Death, Vol. 1, p 203

SBE/Dover: 14th Dilemma. How can Pirit cure disease?, Vol. 1, p
PTS: Division II:4. Safety-Runes, Vol. 1, p 211

SBE/Dover: 15th Dilemma. How could the evil one turn people against the Buddha?, Vol. 1, p 219
PTS: Division II:5. Is the Tathāgata a Recipient or not?, Vol. 1, p 217

SBE/Dover: 16th Dilemma. Contradiction as to conscious crime, Vol. 1, p 224
PTS: Division II:6. Not Knowing, Vol. 1, p 222

SBE/Dover: 17th Dilemma. Contradiction as to the Buddha's wish to be the chief, Vol. 1, p 225
PTS: Division II:7. Leading the Order, Vol. 1, p 223

SBE/Dover: 18th Dilemma. How could a schism have arisen in the Buddha's life?, Vol. 1, p 227
PTS: Division II:8. A Following that cannot be split, Vol. 1, p 225

SBE/Dover: 19th Dilemma. Why do members of the Order accept reverence?, Vol. 1, p 232
PTS: Division III:1. "Dhamma is Best", Vol. 1, p 227

SBE/Dover: 20th Dilemma. The evil results of preaching, Vol. 1, p 234
PTS: Division III:2. The Tathāgata furnishes Weal, Vol. 1, p 231

SBE/Dover: [not translated]
PTS: Division III:3. Allaying Doubt, Vol. 1, p 235

SBE/Dover: 22nd Dilemma. Was not the Buddha once angry with Sudinna?, Vol. 1, p 237
PTS: Division III:4. Speech about the Foolish Man, Vol. 1, p 240

SBE/Dover: 23rd Dilemma. The tree talking, Vol. 1, p 241
PTS: Division III:5. The Talking Tree, Vol. 1, p 243

SBE/Dover: 24th Dilemma. The Buddha's last meal, Vol. 1, p 242
PTS: Division III:6. The Results of the Buddha's Last Meal, Vol. 1, p 245

SBE/Dover: 25th Dilemma. Adoration of relics, Vol. 1, p 246
PTS: Division III:7. Veneration of the Relics, Vol. 1, p 249

SBE/Dover: 26th Dilemma. The splinter of rock, Vol. 1, p 248
PTS: Division III:8. The Lord's Foot, Vol. 1, p 254

SBE/Dover: 27th Dilemma. Contradictory description of the Samana, Vol. 1, p 251
PTS: Division III:9. The Recluse, Vol. 1, p 258

SBE/Dover: 28th Dilemma. Buddha's boasting, Vol. 1, p 253
PTS: Division III:10. Elation of Mind, Vol. 1, p 259

SBE/Dover: 29th Dilemma. How can the kind punish others?, Vol. 1, p 254
PTS: Division III:11. On Not-Harming, Vol. 1, p 261

SBE/Dover: 30th Dilemma. Was not the Buddha angry at Kâtumâ?, Vol. 1, p 257
PTS: Division III:12. He Dismissed without Anger, Vol. 1, p 264

SBE/Dover: 31st Dilemma. How could Moggallâna have had miraculous powers seeing that he was murdered?, Vol. 1, p 261
PTS: Division IV:1. Moggallāna's Psychic Power, Vol. 1, p 267

SBE/Dover: 32nd Dilemma. Why should the rules of the Order be kept secret?, Vol. 1, p
PTS: Division IV.2. Dhamma-Discipline Unveiled, Vol. 1, p 269

SBE/Dover: 33rd Dilemma. Contradictions about falsehood, Vol. 1, p 268
PTS: Division IV.3. Intentional Lying, Vol. 1, p 275

SBE/Dover: 34th Dilemma. Did not the Omniscient One once doubt?, Vol. 1, p 270
PTS: Division IV.4. The Bodhisatta's Investigations, Vol. 1, p 277

SBE/Dover: 35th Dilemma. Suicide, Vol. 1, p
PTS: Division IV.5. Suicide, Vol. 1, p 280

SBE/Dover: 36th Dilemma. Love to all beings, Vol. 1, p 279
PTS: Division IV.6. Advantages of Loving-Kindness, Vol. 1, p 286

SBE/Dover: 37th Dilemma. Wickedness and prosperity, Vol. 1, p 283
PTS: Division IV.7. Devadatta's Births, Vol. 1, p 289

SBE/Dover: 38th Dilemma. Women's wiles, Vol. 1, p 294
PTS: Division IV.8. On Amarā, Vol. 1, p 297

SBE/Dover: 39th Dilemma. Did not the Arahats once show fear?, Vol. 1, p 297
PTS: Division IV.9. Arahants' Fear, Vol. 1, p 300

SBE/Dover: 40th Dilemma. Did not the Omniscient One once change his mind?, Vol. 1, p 301
PTS: Division IV.10. Is the Tathāgata Omniscient? Vol. 1, p 303

SBE/Dover: 41st Dilemma. Why should houses (Wihâras) be built for the houseless ones?, Vol. 2, p 1
PTS: Division V:1. , Vol. 2, p 1

SBE/Dover: 42nd Dilemma. Was not the Buddha immoderate in food?, Vol. 2, p 4
PTS: Division V:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 43rd Dilemma. Was not Bakkula said to be superior (in health) to the Buddha?, Vol. 2, p
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 44th Dilemma. Why is the Buddha's teaching called both new and old?, Vol. 2, p 13
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 45th Dilemma. Did not the Bodisat once kill animals in sacrifice?, Vol. 2, p 16
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 46th Dilemma. Did not the Bodisat once abuse the Buddha? Vol. 2, p 20
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 47th Dilemma. Was not Kassapa the Buddha less powerful than the potter?, Vol. 2, p 23
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 48th Dilemma. Why is the Buddha called both Brahman and king?, Vol. 2, p 25
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 49th Dilemma. Did not the Buddha teach for hire?, Vol. 2, p 31
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 50th Dilemma. Did not the Buddha once doubt? (See no. 34.), Vol. 2, p 38
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 51st Dilemma. Was not the Buddha taught by others?, Vol. 2, p 43
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 52nd Dilemma. Why can there be only one Buddha at a time?, Vol. 2, p 47
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 53rd Dilemma. Did not the Buddha put the Order above himself?, Vol. 2, p 51
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 54th Dilemma. As a layman can reach Arahatship, why enter the Order?, Vol. 2, p 56
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 55th Dilemma. Did not the Buddha, having tried and abandoned asceticism, nevertheless still insist on it?, Vol. 2, p
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 56th Dilemma. Men sometimes throw off the robes. Why not test candidates before initiation?, Vol. 2, p 63
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 57th Dilemma. How is it that Arahats suffer bodily pain?, Vol. 2, p 75
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 58th Dilemma. Why cannot an offender, who is not aware of his offence, enter the Path?, Vol. 2, p 78
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 59th Dilemma. How can a guilty Samana purify gifts?, Vol. 2, p
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 60th Dilemma. The 'soul' in water, Vol. 2, p 85
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 61st Dilemma. Why does the Order trouble itself about learning, and about buildings and gifts?, Vol. 2, p 92
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 62nd Dilemma. Why cannot a layman, who can become an Arahat, continue as one?, Vol. 2, p 96
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 63rd Dilemma. How is it that an Arahat can do wrong?, Vol. 2, p 98
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 64th Dilemma. What is there that is, but not in the world?, Vol. 2, p 101
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 65th Dilemma. What is there that is without a cause?, Vol. 2, p 103
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 66th Dilemma. Karma-born, cause-born, and season-born, Vol. 2, p 107
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 67th Dilemma. What becomes of dead devils?, Vol. 2, p 108
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 68th Dilemma. Why did not the Buddha promulgate all the Rules of the Order at once?, Vol. 2, p 109
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 69th Dilemma. How does the sun get cool?, Vol. 2, p 111
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 70th Dilemma. Why is the sun hotter in winter?, Vol. 2, p 112
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 71st Dilemma. How can Vessantara's giving away of his children be approved?, Vol. 2, p 114
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 72nd Dilemma. Why did the Bodisat undergo penance?, Vol. 2, p 132
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 73rd Dilemma. Which is stronger, virtue or vice?, Vol. 2, p 144
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 74th Dilemma. Do the dead derive advantage from gifts given here?, Vol. 2, p 151
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 75th Dilemma. Dreams and sleep, Vol. 2, p 157
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 76th Dilemma. Is death ever premature?, Vol. 2, p 162
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 77th Dilemma. How can there be wonders at the graves of Arahats?, Vol. 2, p 174
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 78th Dilemma. Cannot all men be converted?, Vol. 2, p 176
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 79th Dilemma. Is Nirvâna all bliss, or partly pain?, Vol. 2, p 181
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 80th Dilemma. The form, figure, duration, &c., of Nirvâna, Vol. 2, p 186
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 81st Dilemma. The realisation of Nirvâna, Vol. 2, p 195
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

SBE/Dover: 82nd Dilemma. The place of Nirvâna, Vol. 2, p 202
PTS: Division II:2. , Vol. 2, p

V. Vimaticchedana-pañhā
PTS: V. Vimaticchedana-pañhā, Trenckner, ed. p. 70
SBE/Dover: V. The Problem of Inference: How can you know that the Buddha ever lived? T.W. Rhys Davids, trans., Vol. 2, p 206
PTS: V. A Question (solved by) Inference, Horner, trans., Vol. 2, p 169

VI. Vimaticchedana-pañhā
PTS: VI. Vimaticchedana-pañhā, Trenckner, ed. p. 73
SBE/Dover: VI. The Voluntary Extra Vows, T.W. Rhys Davids, trans., Vol. 2, p 244
PTS: VI. Special Qualities of Asceticism, Horner, trans., Vol. 2, p 201

VII. Vimaticchedana-pañhā
PTS: VII. Vimaticchedana-pañhā, Trenckner, ed. p. 78
SBE/Dover: VII. Similes of Arahatship, T.W. Rhys Davids, trans., Vol. 2, p 275
PTS: VII. Questions on Talk of Similes, Horner, trans., Vol. 2, p 228

VIII. Vimaticchedana-pañhā
PTS: VIII. Vimaticchedana-pañhā, Trenckner, ed. p. 87
SBE/Dover: Included in VII. Milinda enters the Order, and becomes Arahat, T.W. Rhys Davids, trans., Vol. 2, p 374
PTS: Included in VII. Milinda attains Arahantship, Horner, trans., Vol. 2, p 304


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