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Index of the Suttas of the
Majjhima Nikāya
Book II

Majjhima-Paṇṇāsa-Pāḷi — The Magic (Middle) 50

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SBB: Sacred Books of the Buddhists, Further Dialogues of the Buddha, Volume I, R. Chalmers, trans. (Suttas 1-76)
pdfFD I
Volume II, (Suttas 77-152)
pdfFD II

PTS: Pali Text Society Majjhima Nikāya, The Pali Text Society Pali text
Volume 1 Suttas 1-76. ed. by V. Trenckner.
Volume 2: Suttas 77-106, R. Chalmers, ed.

BJT: The Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series Majjhima Nikāya, Volume 2 Suttas 77-106.

The Pali text for individual suttas listed below is adapted from the Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series [BJT]. Much, but not all of it is unabridged and has been checked against the Pali Text Society edition, and many of the suttas have been reformatted to include the original Pali (and/or organizational) phrase and sentence breaks.

PTS: Middle Length Sayings of the Buddha, Volume II, I.B. Horner, trans.
pdfMLS Volume II
ATI: Access to Insight, Translations by Bhikkhu Thanissaro and others.
PP [Path Press]: Chalmers, Majjhima Nikaya, PDFMN 2 Ñāṇamoḷi PDF for on line viewing. Volume 2 of the Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoḷi 3-volume manuscript used as the basis for the Bhk. Bodhi edited edition. "Manuscript" here means hand written! and his script is no easy thing to read. Note that the PDF file is very large.
WP: Wisdom Publications, The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, Bhk. Ñāṇamoli translation, edited and revised by Bhk. Bodhi.
MNL: Sutta translations by Sister Upalavanna.
BD: Suttas translated by M. Olds.

 


1. Gahapati Vagga

51. Kandaraka Suttantaɱ, I.339

The Buddha, from a brief discussion of the four types of individuals found in the world, when asked to elaborate expounds on the habits of those intent on harmful ascetic practices, those who follow a bloody calling, those who torment both themselves and others, and those who neither torment themselves nor torment others. By way of the last group he teaches a detailed course of progress from layman to the benefits of Arahantship.

SBB: Kandaraka-Suttaɱ, Against Asceticism, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 246
PTS: Discourse to Kandaraka, Horner, trans., II.3
WP: To Kandaraka, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 443
MNL: To Kandaraka the Ascetic, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

52. Aṭṭhaka-Nāgara Suttantaɱ, I.349

In this sutta Ananda explains to a householder how Arahantship can be attained via any single one of eleven different avenues.

SBB: Aṭṭhaka-Nāgara-Suttaɱ, The Portals of Nirvana, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 251
PTS: Discourse to a Citizen of Atthaka, Horner, trans., II.14
WP: The Man from Atthakanagara, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 454
ATI: To the Man from Atthakanagara, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Preached at Atthakanagara, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
German translationDEU: Der Bürger von Atthakam, Neumann, trans.

53. Sekha Suttantaɱ, I.353

Ananda delivers a variation on The Gradual Course. Here he gives the laymen of Kapilavatthu a discourse on undertaking the quest for awakening from the point of undertaking the training in ethical behavior right on up to the eradication of the Corrupting Influences in Nibbana.

SBB: Sekha-Suttaɱ, How to Become an Adept, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 254
PTS: Discourse for Learners, Horner, trans., II.18
WP: The Disciple in Higher Training, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 460
ATI: The Practice for One in Training, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The Trainer for Enlightenment, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

54. Potaliya Suttantaɱ, I.359

The Buddha explains in detail what it means to have given up all avocations in this Dhamma.

SBB: Potaliya-Suttaɱ, True Retirement, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 259
PTS: Discourse to Potaliya, Horner, trans., II.25
WP: To Potaliya, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 466
ATI: To Potaliya (excerpt), Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To The Householder Potaliya, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

55. Jīvaka Suttantaɱ I.368

The Buddha refutes the accusation that he allows the eating of the flesh of animals killed specifically for him and he explains the peramaters that allow the eating of meat.

SBB: Jīvaka-Suttaɱ, Lawful and Unlawful Meats, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 264
PTS: Discourse to Jīvaka, Horner, trans., II.32
WP: To Jīvaka 474
MNL: A discourse to Jivaka the Foster Son of the Prince, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

56. Upāli Suttantaɱ, I.371

A debate with the Buddha concerning the Jain proposition that of deeds of mind, word, and body, the deed of body carried the strongest kammic consequences where the Buddha holds that it is the deed of mind that carries the strongest kammic consequences.

SBB: Upāli-Suttaɱ, A Jain's Conversion, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 267
PTS: Discourse with Upāli, Horner, trans., II.36
WP:
To Upali, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 477
MNL: To the Householder Upali, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

57. Kukkura-Vatika Suttantaɱ, I.387

Two ascetics, one who's asceticism was to practice the behavior of a dog, the other who's asceticism was to practice the behavior of an ox question the Buddha as to the outcomes of their practices.

SBB: Kukkuravatika-Suttaɱ, Of Emulating Dogs, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 278
PTS: Discourse on the Canine Ascetic, Horner, trans., II.54
WP: The Dog-duty Ascetic Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 493
ATI: The Dog-duty Ascetic, Ñanamoli Thera, trans.
MNL: The Habits of a Dog, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

58. Abhaya-Rāja-Kumāra Suttantaɱ, I.392

Explaining to Prince Abhaya how it might come to happen that the Buddha says something to someone that upsets them greatly, he outlines the various ways in which an awakened one approaches taking opportunity to speak.

SBB: Abhaya-Rājakumāra-Suttaɱ, Of Choosing One's Words, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 282
PTS: Discourse to Prince Abhaya, Horner, trans., II.60
WP: To Prince Abhaya, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 498
ATI: To Prince Abhaya (On Right Speech), Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To the King's son Abhaya, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

59. Bahu-Vedanīya Suttantaɱ, I 396

The Buddha speaks of seven ways he classifies experience (vedana); and ten ways he classifies happiness the last of which is not to be found classed within experience.

SBB: Bahu-vedanīya-Suttaɱ, Pleasant and Unpleasant, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 286
PTS: Discourse on Much to be Experienced, Horner, trans., II.64
WP: The Many Kinds of Feeling, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 502
ATI: The Many Kinds of Feeling, Nyanaponika Thera, trans.
Many Things to be Experienced, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The Discourse On Many Feelings, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

60. Apaṇṇaka Suttantaɱ, I.400

The Buddha explains a logical way to behave when faced with uncertainty as to what one should believe.

SBB: Apaṇṇaka-Suttaɱ, The Sound Doctrine, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 289
PTS: Discourse on the Sure, Horner, trans., II.69
WP: The Incontrovertible Teaching, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 506
MNL: The Inquiring Teaching, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
ATI: A Safe Bet, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.

2. Bhikkhu Vagga

61. Ambalaṭṭhikā-Rāhul'ovāda Suttantaɱ, I.414

The Buddha teaches his son the importance of refraining from intentional false speech and the need for reflection prior to, during, and after doing deeds of body, speech, and mind.

SBB: Ambalaṭṭhikā-Rāhul'ovāda-Suttaɱ, Against Lying, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 297
PTS: Discourse on an Exhortation to Rāhula at Ambalaṭṭhika, Horner, trans., II.87
WP: Advice to Rahula at Ambalatthika, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 523
ATI: Advice to Rahula at Mango Stone, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Advice to Venerable Rahula At Ambalatthika, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

62. Mahā-Rāhul'ovāda Suttantaɱ, I.420

The Buddha teaches his son how to develop minding the breathing.

SBB: Mahā-Rāhulovāda-Suttaɱ, Breathing Exercises, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 300
PTS: Greater Discourse on an Exhortation to Rahula, Horner, trans., II.91
WP: The Greater Discourse of Advice to Rahula, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 527
ATI: The Greater Exhortation to Rahula, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Advice to Venerable Rahula — The Longer Discourse, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

63. Cūḷa Māluŋkya Suttantaɱ I.426

Malunkyaputta, dissatisfied that the Buddha has not answered a number of questions concerning existence and non-existence confronts Gotama who explains to him that these questions are not expounded upon because they are not relevant to the goal of ending suffering. This sutta contains the famous simile of the man who refuses to accept medical treatment for an arrow wound until he knows all about the arrow, the shooter, etc.

Buddhism in Translations: Malunkaputta Sutta, Warren, trans
Thomas: The Questions of Malunkhyaputta, E. J. Thomas, translation, 1913
SBB: Cūḷa Māluŋkya-Suttaɱ, Of the Irrelevant, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 304
PTS: Lesser Discourse to Māluŋkya (Putta), Horner, trans., II.97
WP: The Shorter Discourse to Malunkyaputta, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 533
ATI: The Shorter Instructions to Malunkya, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Advice to Venerable Malunkhyaputta, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
Norway FlagNorwegian: Lignelsen om den forgiftede pilen Lie, trans.

64. Mahā Māluŋkya Suttantaɱ, I.432

A detailed discussion of the five fetters to lower rebirths and the practice by way of which these five fetters are eliminated so as to result in non-returning.

SBB: Mahā Māluŋkya-Suttaɱ, Of Bursting Bonds Asunder, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 308
PTS: Greater Discourse to Malunkya(putta), Horner, trans., II.102
WP: The Greater Discourse to Malunkyaputta, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 537
MNL: The Major Discourse to Venerable Malunkhyaputta, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

BD: The Five Fetters to the Lower Rebirths Discussion

65. Bhaddāli Suttantaɱ, I.437

A sutta describing the laying down of the rule about not eating at improper times and of one bhikkhu's rebellion against this rule. Contains an explanation of why there are so many rules and so few who attain the goal when at an earlier time there were few rules and many attained the goal. Also contains the simile of the thoroughbred steed.

SBB: Bhaddāli Suttaɱ, Of Obedience, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 311
PTS: Discourse to Bhaddāli, Horner, trans., II.107
WP: To Bhaddāli, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 542
MNL: Advice to Venerable Bhaddāli, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

66. Laṭukikopama Suttantaɱ, I.447

The Buddha shows how letting go of the pleasure of eating at wrong times sets the pattern for letting go of each step of the way from pleasures of the senses through each of the jhanas to the ending of perceiving experience.

SBB: Laṭukikopama Suttaɱ, The Parable of the Quail, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 318
PTS: Discourse on the Simile of the Quail, Horner, trans., II.119
WP: The Simile of the Quail, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 551
ATI: (Ladukikopama) The Quail Simile, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The Discourse with the Comparison of The Quail, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

67. Cātumā Suttantaɱ, I.456

The Buddha instructs a number of bhikkhus about the various pitfalls facing the bhikkhu. He provides four similes: one for anger, one for gluttony, one for the five cords of sense pleasures and one for sexual lust.

SBB: Cātumā Suttaɱ, Of Land Sharks, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 324
PTS: Discourse at Cātumā, Horner, trans., II.128
WP: At Catuma, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 560
MNL: The Discourse at Catuma, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

68. Naḷakapāna Suttantaɱ, I.462

The Buddha explains the importance of having joyous entheusiasm in the pursuit of the goal and explains that it is in the service of this that he occasionally relates the rebirth of some bhikkhu or bhikkhuni or layman or laywoman.

SBB: Naḷakapāna Suttaɱ, The Stimulus of Example, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 329
PTS: Discourse at Naḷakapāna, Horner, trans., II.135
WP: At Naḷakapāna,, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 566
MNL: The Discourse at Naḷakapāna,, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

69. Gulissāni Suttantaɱ, I.469

Sariputta delivers a discourse on the proper training for one who lives alone in the forest.

SBB: Gulissāni Suttaɱ, Of Rusticity, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 332
PTS: Discourse on Gulissāni, Horner, trans., II.141
WP: Gulissani, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 572
MNL: On account of venerable Gulissani, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

70. Kīṭāgiri Suttantaɱ, I.473

Two bhikkhus are taken to task for disparaging the rule about eating at impropper times. Includes a description of Seven sorts of Persons pointing out which have nothing more to do and which have something more to do.

SBB: Kīṭāgiri Suttaɱ, Of Implicit Obedience, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 334
PTS: Discourse at Kitagiri, Horner, trans., II.146
WP: At Kitagiri, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 577
ATI: At Kitagiri, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Advice given at Kitagiri, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

3. Paribbājaka Vagga

71. Tevijja-Vacchagotta Suttantaɱ, I.481

The Buddha explains to Vacchagotta the difference between claiming to be all-knowing and all-seeing at all times and claiming to be possessed of the three-visions: the ability to see past lives, the ability to see the relationship of rebirth to deeds, and the knowledge that one is free from corrupting influences.

SBB: Tevijja-Vacchagotta Suttantaɱ, The True Three-Fold Lore, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 339
PTS: Discourse to Vacchagotta on the Threefold Knowledge, Horner, trans., II.159
WP: To Vacchagotta on the Threefold True Knowledge, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 587
MNL: The three Vedas to Vacchagotta, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

72. Aggi-Vacchagotta Suttantaɱ, I.483

The Buddha converts Vacchagotta by an explanation of why speculative views do not apply to the attaining of the ending of pain.

Buddhism in Translations, The Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta, Warren, trans
SBB: Aggi-Vacchagotta Suttaɱ, On Fuel, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 341
PTS: Discourse to Vacchagotta on Fire, Horner, trans., II.162
WP: To Vacchagotta on Fire, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 590
ATI: To Vacchagotta on Fire, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To Vacchagotta — The Simile of the Fire, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

73. Mahā Vacchagotta Suttantaɱ, I.489

Vacchagotta is given a lesson in brief concerning what is skillful and what is not skillful and becomes a bhikkhu. Having mastered what is necessary as a foundation he is told to master calm and insight in order to attain magic powers, recollection of past lives, knowledge of the outcome of deeds, and the destruction of the Asavas. He masters all this and becomes an Arahant.

SBB: Mahā-Vacchagotta Suttaɱ, The Meed of Service, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 345
PTS: Greater Discourse to Vacchagotta, Horner, trans., II.167
WP: The Greater Discourse to Vacchagotta, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 595
MNL: The Major Discourse to Vacchagotta, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

74. Dīghanakha Suttantaɱ, I.497

Dighanakha is given an instruction in the abandoning of points of view, then in detachment from body, and sensation.

SBB: Dīghanakha Suttaɱ, Consistency in Outlook, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 351
PTS: Discourse to Dighanakha, Horner, trans., II.176
WP: To Dighanakha, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 603
ATI: To LongNails, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Advice to Dighanakha the wandering Ascetic, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

75. Māgandiya Suttantaɱ, I.501

The Wanderer Magandiya is raised from a view based on faith that health is the greatest good and that this is Nibbana to an understanding of the satisfactions, the dangers and he escape from pleasures of the senses.

SBB: Māgandiya Suttaɱ, Of Keeping Watch and Ward, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 353
PTS: Discourse to Magandiya, Horner, trans., II.181
WP: To Magandiya, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 607
ATI: To Magandiya (excerpt), Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To Magandiya, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: The Magandiya Spell, Olds, trans.
listenAjahn Vissudhi Reading The Magandiya Sutta

BD: The Magandiya Spell (discussion)

76. Sandaka Suttantaɱ, I.513

Sandaka, a wandering ascetic, asks Ananda a series of questions and is so impressed by his answers that he joins the Order. The questions and answers range from discussion of the problems with the prevailing doctrines to a complete course in the Buddha's Dhamma from the bottom up.

SBB: Samdaka Suttaɱ, Of False Guides, Chalmers trans, Vol. I, pg 362
PTS: Discourse to Sandaka, Horner, trans., II.192
WP: To Sandaka, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 618
MNL: Advice to the Wandering Ascetic Sandaka, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

BD: To Sandaka [outline]

77. Mahā Sakuludāyi Suttaɱ, II.1

In a discourse which amounts to a full course in Awakening the Buddha teaches Sakuludayi and his followers the reasons his disciples admire and follow him.

SBB: Mahā Sakuludāyi Suttaɱ, The Key to Pupils' Esteem, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 1
PTS: Greater Discourse to Sakuludayin, Horner, trans., II.203
WP: The Greater Discourse to Sakuludayin, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 629
MNL: Advice to the wandering Ascetic Sakuludayi, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

78. Samaṇa-Maṇḍikā Suttaɱ, II.22

The Buddha teaches Five-tools, the carpenter about ethical standards, their origination, their stopping and the way to go about causing their stopping; intentions, their origin, their stopping and the way to go about their stopping.

SBB: Samaṇa-Maṇḍikā Suttaɱ, The Suckling, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 12
PTS: Discouse to Samaṇamaṇḍikā's Son, Horner, trans., II.222
WP: Samanamandikaputta, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 648
ATI: Mundika the Contemplative, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Advice to the Wandering Ascetic Uggahamana Samanamandikaputta, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

79. Cūḷa Sakuludāyi Suttaɱ, II.29

In another encounter with the Wanderer Sakuludayi, the Buddha explains what it is in his system that constitutes perfection and which is the state beyond bliss that his followers attain.

SBB: Cūḷa Sakuludāyi Suttaɱ, So-Called Perfection, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 16
PTS: Lesser Discourse to Sakuludāyin, Horner, trans., II.228
WP: The Shorter Discourse to Sakuludayin, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 654
MNL: A shorter Discourse to Sakuludayi, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

80. Vekhanassa Suttaɱ, II.40

The wanderer Vekhanassa has come to challenge Gotama but is shown to be holding a viewpoint based entirely on hearsay which breaks down under close questioning. He is then led to acceptance of the more realistic doctrine of the Buddha.

SBB: Vekhanassa Suttaɱ, More So-Called Perfection, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 21
PTS: Discourse to Vekhanassa, Horner, trans., II.236
WP: To Vekhanassa, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 663
MNL: Advice to the Wandering Ascetic Vekhanassa, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

4. Rāja Vagga

81. Ghaṭīkāra Suttaɱ, II.45

The Buddha's wandering brings him to a spot where the Buddha Kassapa once taught and where at that time in a previous birth as Jotipala, Gotama had to be dragged by the hair to visit this Buddha and hear his Dhamma.

SBB: Ghaṭīkāra Suttaɱ, The Potter's Devotion, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 23
PTS: Discourse on Ghatikara, Horner, trans., II.243
WP: Ghatikara the Potter, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 669
MNL: The Potter Ghatikara, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

82. Raṭṭhapāla Suttaɱ, II.54

The story of Ratthapala who, inspired by a Dhammatalk given by the Buddha wishes to enter the order but is refused the permission of his parents. He vows to die on the spot unless he receives permission and after many pleadings by his parents and friends finally gets his parents concent. He thereafter quickly becomes arahant. On revisiting his family he is first unrecognized and subjected to abuse, then his father tries to tempt him to return to the world with gold and his former wives. He is not persuaded and delivers a sermon in verses on the subject of the pains in the world. Still later he discourses to the king on four doctrines of the Buddha concerning the futility of living in the world.

Misc. JRAS: #xxiii: Lupton, The Rattapala Suttaɱ, Lupton, trans.
SBB: Raṭṭhapāla Suttaɱ, Of Renouncing The World, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 28
PTS: Discourse with Raṭṭhapāla, Horner, trans., II.250
WP: On Raṭṭhapāla, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 677
ATI: About Ratthapala (excerpt), Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To the Householder Raṭṭhapāla, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

83. Makhādeva Suttaɱ, II.74

The Buddha relates a past life and uses it to inspire Ananda not to be the last of the line to live by the Eightfold Path.

SBB: Makhādeva Suttaɱ, Of Maintaining Great Traditions, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 39
PTS: Discourse on Makhādeva, Horner, trans., II.267
WP: King Makhadeva, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 692
MNL: The Discourse on Makhadeva, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

84. Madhurā Suttaɱ, II.83

King Avantiputta of Madhura has heard a boast by the brahmins that they were superior to all other peoples. He asks Venerable Kaccana the Great about this and receives a discourse showing that this is a lot of hot air. A very good example of the use of questions to bring about understanding in a questioner.

SBB: Madhurā Suttaɱ, Brahmin Claims, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 43
Misc.: JRAS: #xxiii Chalmers: The Madhura Sutta Concerning Caste, Chalmers, trans.
PTS: Discourse at Madhura, Horner, trans., II.273
WP: At Madhura, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 698
MNL: The Discourse Given at Madhura, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

85. Bodhi-Rāja-Kumāra Suttaɱ, II.91

Prince Bodhi is given a discourse in refutation of the idea that the end of pain is to be got through suffering pain. A sutta built around circumstances of the Buddha's practice of austerities and the practice that lead to his awakening.

SBB: Bodhi-Rāja-Kumāra Suttaɱ, Aptness to Learn, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 46
PTS: Discourse to Prince Bodhi, Horner, trans., II.279
WP: To Prince Bodhi, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 704
MNL: To Prince Bodhiraja, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

86. Aŋgulimāla Suttaɱ, II.97

The Majjhima Nikaya version of the story of Angulimala, the bandit/murderer who, after killing 999 people, was converted by the Buddha and became an Arahant.

Open Court: The Penatant Thief, Edmunds, trans.
SBB: Aŋgulimāla Suttaɱ, The Bandit's Conversion, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 50
PTS: Discourse with Angulimala, Horner, trans., II.284
The Sutasoma-Jātaka (No. 537)
The verses ascribed to Aŋgulimāla Thag. 806 ff. WP: On Angulimala, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 710
ATI: About Angulimala, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To Angulimala, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

BD: Garland of Thumbs (discussion)

87. Piya-Jātika Suttaɱ, II.106

Queen Mallika convinces King Pasenadi of the truth in the Buddha's saying that grief and lamentation, pain and misery and despair are born of affection, originate in affection.

SBB: Piya-Jātika Suttaɱ, Nullius Rei Affectus, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 56
PTS: Discourse on "Born of Affection", Horner, trans., II.292
WP: Born from Those Who Are Dear, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 718
ATI: From One Who Is Dear, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Loved Ones, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

88. Bāhitika Suttaɱ, II.112

In an exchange between Ananda and King Pasenadi Ananda defines what is offensive and what is inoffensive conduct of body, speech and thought and is thanked by the king with a gift of a fine piece of cloth.

SBB: Bāhitika Suttaɱ, On Demeanour, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 59
PTS: Discourse on the Foreign Cloth, Horner, trans., II.296
WP: The Cloak, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 723
MNL: The Warm Cloth, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

89. Dhamma-Cetiya Suttaɱ, II.118

Raja Pasenadi pays a visit to the Buddha and shows great respect and enumerates the reasons for his great respect.

SBB: Dhamma-Cetiya Suttaɱ, Monuments of the Doctrine, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 62
PTS: Discourse on Testimonies to Dhamma, Horner, trans., II.301
WP: Monuments to the Dhamma, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 728
MNL: Monuments to the Teaching, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

90. Kaṇṇakatthala Suttaɱ, II.125

King Pasenadi questions the Buddha about omniscience, the difference between the casts, and about the exisence and destinies of the gods and Brahma.

SBB: Kaṇṇakatthala Suttaɱ, Omniscience and Omnipotence, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 66
PTS: Discourse at Kaṇṇakatthala, Horner, trans., II.307
WP: At Kaṇṇakatthala, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 734
ATI: At Kaṇṇakatthala, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: At Kaṇṇakatthala, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

BD: Kannakattha Sutta (discussion)

5. Brāhmaṇa Vagga

91. Brahmāyu Suttaɱ, II.133

The Brahmin Brahmayu, at the age of 120, is converted and becomes a non-returner when he sees the 32 marks of a great man in Gotama and is taught a gradual course in Dhamma.

SBB: Brahmāyu Suttaɱ, The Superman, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 70
PTS: Discourse with Brahmāyu, Horner, trans., II.317
WP: Brahmāyu, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 743
MNL: To the Brahmin Brahmāyu, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

92. Sela Suttaɱ, II.146

Keniya, a matted hair ascetic is greatly satisfied by a teaching of the Buddha and invites him and the order of bhikkhus, 1200 in number to a meal for the next day. In the meantime Sela the Brahman seeing the preparations for the meal being made by Keniya, is told that it is for an Awakened One. Sela is stirred by the idea of an Awakened One and visits the Buddha immediately and he, and his 300 followers are converted. The next day the Buddha and the order of bhikkhus, some 1500 in number show up for the meal.

SBB: Sela Suttaɱ, The Real Superman, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 78
PTS: Discourse with Sela, Horner, trans., II.332
WP: To Sela, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 755
MNL: To the Brahmin Sela, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

93. Assalāyana Suttaɱ, II.147

A debate between a brahmin and the Buddha concerning the relative merits of the casts. A thoroughly rational and convincing set of arguments for the position that it is individual merit, not birth that distinguishes one man from another.

SBB: Assalāyana Suttaɱ, Brahmin Pretentions, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 84
PTS: Discourse with Assalāyana, Horner, trans., II.340
WP: To Assalayana, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 763
MNL: To the young man Assalayana, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
ATI: With Assalayana, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.

94. Ghoṭamukha Suttaɱ, II.157

The Brahman Ghotamukha is converted by the bhikkhu Udena with a discourse on the four types of persons found in the world.

SBB: Ghoṭamukha Suttaɱ, Against Torturing, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 89
PTS: Discourse with Ghotamukha, Horner, trans., II.350
WP: To Ghotamukha, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 771
MNL: To the Brahmin Gotamukha, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

95. Cankī Suttaɱ, II.164

The Buddha points out the flaws in reliance on faith, inclination, report, consideration of reasons, reflection on and approval of an opinion and describes the path that leads to seeing the truth of a proposition for one's self.

SBB: Cankī Suttaɱ, Brahmin Pretensions, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 93
PTS: Discourse with Caŋkī Horner, trans., II.354
WP: With Caŋkī, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 775
ATI: With Caŋkī (excerpt), Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To the Brahmin Caŋkī, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

96. Esukārī or Phasukārī Suttaɱ, II.177

The Buddha teaches brahman Esukari with a very powerful sutta on the error of discrimination by birth or color, or wealth.

SBB: Esukārī or Phasukārī Suttaɱ, Birth's Invidious Bar, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 100
PTS: Discourse with Esukārī, Horner, trans., II.366
WP: To Esukari, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 786
MNL: To the Brahmin Esukari, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

97. Dhānañjāni Suttaɱ, II.184

Sariputta instructs the brahman Dhananjani about how to rise above careless behavior and attain the Brahma world.

SBB: Dhānañjāni Suttaɱ, The World's Claims, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 103
PTS: Discourse with Dhānañjāni, Horner, trans., II.372
WP: To Dhānañjāni,, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 791
ATI: To Dhanañjani Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To the Brahmin Dhānañjāni,, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

98. Vāseṭṭha Suttaɱ, II.196

The Buddha resolves the dispute between two brahman youths. One held the belief that a brahman was a brahman because of birth, the other that a brahman was a brahman because of deeds. In many examples the Buddha shows that one is a brahman because of deeds.

SBB: Vāseṭṭha Suttaɱ, The Real Brahmin, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 108
PTS: Discourse to Vāseṭṭha, Horner, trans., II.379
WP: To Vāseṭṭha, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 798
MNL: To the Brahmin Vāseṭṭha, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

99. Subha Suttaɱ, II.196

Subha asks the Buddha about what he thinks of a number of Brahman doctrines.

SBB: Subha Suttaɱ, Real Union with Brahmā, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 112
PTS: Discourse with Subha, Horner, trans., II. 386
WP: To Subha, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 808
MNL: To the Brahmin Subha, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

BD: Discussing the Subhasutta

100. Sangārava Suttaɱ, II.209

The Buddha converts the brahman youth Sangarava with a discourse about the different types of people that claim to be supremely awakened. He tells Sangarava about some of the events of his struggle for awakening and the method he discovered for doing so.

SBB: Sangārava Suttaɱ, Yes, There Are Gods, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 120
PTS: Discourse to Sangarava, Horner, trans., II.398
WP: To Sangarava, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 819
MNL: To the Brahmin Sangarava, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

 


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