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Index of the Suttas of the Saɱyutta Nikāya
Sagāthā Vagga
Brahmana Saɱyutta

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I. Sagāthā Vagga

PTS: Saɱyutta Nikāya Volume 1, Sagāthā-Vagga ed. by M. Léon Feer, London: Pali Text Society 1884. The html formatted Pali Text Society edition of the Pali text.
BJT: Saɱyutta Nikāya Volume 1, Sagāthā-Vagga The Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series Pali text.

The Pali text for individual suttas listed below is adapted from the Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series [BJT], not from the PTS version.
Each translation is linked to it's Pali version and to the PTS, Sister Upalavanna, Olds and where available to the ATI Bhk. Thanissaro translation, and each of these is in turn linked back to each of the others. Many, but not all have been checked against the Pali Text Society edition, and many have been reformatted to include the original Pali (and/or organizational) phrase and sentence breaks.

PTS: Kindred Sayings with Verses, translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids,
WP: The Book with Verses, translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
ATI: The translations of Bhikkhu Thanissaro and others originally located on Access to Insight
MNL: The translations of Sister Upalavanna.
BD: The translations of M. Olds.

7. Brāhmaṇa Saɱyutta, I.160

PTS: The Brahmin Suttas, I.65
WP: Connected Discourses with Brahmins, 254

I. Arahanta Vagga, I.160

1. Dhanañjanī Suttaɱ I.160

The brahman Bharadvaja is annoyed by his wife's praise of the Buddha and says he will give him a piece of his mind. He visits the Buddha and challenges him in verse. The Buddha responds in kind and so impresses the brahman that he becomes a disciple and leaves the world to become a bhikkhu and shortly thereafter becomes an arahant.

PTS: The Dhananjani Brahminee, 199
WP: Dhananjani, 254

2. Akkosa Suttaɱ, I.161

A relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman is outraged by his conversion and rudely confronts the Buddha. The Buddha responds so reasonably that he is impressed, becomes a disciple, enters the order and becomes an arahant.

PTS: Reviling, 201
WP: Abuse, 255
ATI: Insult

3. Asurinda Suttaɱ, I.163

Another relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman is outraged at his conversion and rudely confronts the Buddha. The Buddha's reaction so impresses the brahman that he becomes a disciple, enters the order and becomes an arahant.

PTS: Asurinda, 203
WP: Asurindaka, 257

4. Bilaŋgika Suttaɱ, I.164

Another relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman is outraged at his conversion and confronts the Buddha in silence. The Buddha's reaction so impresses the brahman that he becomes a disciple, enters the order and becomes an arahant.

PTS: The Congey-man, 204
WP: Bilangika, 258

5. Ahiɱsaka Suttaɱ, I.164

Another relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman named 'Innocens' visits the buddha and converses repectfully with him. The Buddha gives him a Dhamma lesson based on his name and so impresses the brahman that he becomes a disciple, enters the order and becomes an arahant.

PTS: Innocens, 205
WP: Ahimsaka, 258

6. Jaṭā Suttaɱ, I.165

Another relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman named Tangles visits the Buddha and is given a discourse based on his name, he is so impressed that he becomes a disciple, enters the order and becomes an arahant.

PTS: Tangles, 206
WP: Tangle, 259
ATI: The Tangle

7. Suddhika Suttaɱ, I.165

Another relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman visits the Buddha and they debate the effectiveness of the Vedas in verse, he is so impressed that he becomes a disciple, enters the order and becomes an arahant.

PTS: Puritan, 206
WP: Suddhika, 260

8. Aggika Suttaɱ, I.166

Another relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman visits the Buddha and they debate the effectiveness of the fire sacrifice in verse, he is so impressed that he becomes a disciple, enters the order and becomes an arahant.

PTS: The Fire-man, 207
WP: Aggika, 260

9. Sundarika Suttaɱ, I.167

Another relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman has made a sacrifice and is seeking out another brahman to share the remainder. He and the Buddha debate the value of the fire sacrifice and the brahman is so impressed that he becomes a disciple, enters the order and becomes an arahant.

PTS: The Sundarikayan, (Sundarikaayan, Sundarikāyan) 209
WP: Sundarika, 262

10. Bahudhīti Suttaɱ, I.170

Another relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman prases in verse the advantages of the homeless life and the Buddha responds in kind. The brahman is so impressed that he becomes a disciple, enters the order and becomes an arahant.

PTS: Of Many Daughters, 214
WP: Many Daughters, 264

II. Upāsaka Vagga, I.172

11. Kasi Suttaɱ, I.172

Another relation of the Bharadvaja Brahman who is a farmer challenges the Buddha's worthiness to receive food in that he does not plow and sow. The Buddha explains that he does plow and sow, but in a different way. The brahman is so impressed that he becomes a disciple.
Both the translations of Bhk. Thanissaro and Piyadassi Thera have a different ending than the Rhys Davids version and the PTS/BJT Pali. It looks very much like the ending they have used was picked up from a previous sutta [The SN 1.7.9: Sundarikdyan] dealing with Arahants and is out of place in this section which deals with Lay Followers.

PTS: The Ploughing, 216
WP: Kasi Bharadvaja, 266
ATI: To the Plowing Bharadvaja
Discourse to Bharadvaja, the Farmer

12. Udayo Suttaɱ, I.173

Udaya the Brahman challenges the Buddha's worthiness to receive food. The Buddha responds in verses vividly picturing the endless round of rebirths. The brahman is so impressed that he becomes a disciple.

PTS: Udaya, 219
WP: Udaya, 268
ATI: Breaking the Cycle, (excerpt), Andrew Olendzki, trans.

13. Devahito Suttaɱ, I.174

Devahita the Brahman visits the Buddha after providing him with hot water and mollasses and asks him about who is worthy of gifts. The Buddha responds enumerating the qualities of the worthy one without mentioning names or sects. The brahman is so impressed that he becomes a disciple.

PTS: Devahita, 220
WP: Devahita, 269

14. Mahāsāla Suttaɱ, (or Lūkhapāpuraṇa), I.175

A Brahman millionair has been shown the door by his ungrateful children to whom he had made over all his wealth. The Buddha gives him a verse to recite at the next town meeting. It shames the children into restoring and honoring their father. The brahman is so impressed that he becomes a disciple.

PTS: The Millionaire, or the Shabby Cloak, 222
WP: The Affluent One, 271
ATI: Very Rich

15. Maanatthaddo Suttaɱ, I.77

Pridestiff the Brahman visits the Buddha and has his thoughts read. The brahman is so impressed that he becomes a disciple.

PTS: Pridestiff, 224
WP: Manatthaddha, 272

16. Paccanīka Suttaɱ, I.79

A Brahmin named Gainsayer thought he would try to mess with the Buddha by saying the opposite of anything he said. The Buddha cuts him short telling him he would not debate with a person of such a corrupt heart so full of animosity. The brahmin was so impressed he became a disciple.

PTS: The Gainsayer, 226
WP: Paccanika, 274

17. Navakammika Suttaɱ, I.179

Another Bharadvaja brahmin asks the Buddha about his enjoyment of the life of solitude in the jungle. He is so impressed with the response that he becomes a disciple.

PTS: New Works, 227
WP: Navakammika, 272
ATI: The Builder

18. Kaṭṭhahāra Suttaɱ, I.180

Another Bharadvaja brahmin is told that there is a recluse abiding in the woods nearby. The brahmin visits and praises him and his solitary life in verse. The Buddha responds in kind and the brahmin is so impressed he becomes a disciple.

PTS: Wood-gathering, 228
WP: The Wood Gatherers, 275
ATI: Firewood-gathering, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.

19. Mātuposako Suttaɱ, I.181

A brahman who supported his mother with the alms he begged asks the Buddha if this practice was permissible. He is told it is an honorable practice and would lead to heaven. He is so impressed that he becomes a disciple.

PTS: The Mother-maintainer, 230
WP: The Mother Supporter, 277

20. Bhikkhako Suttaɱ, I.182

Another begging (bhikkhako) brahmin approaches the Buddha and compares himself with the Buddha on the basis that they are both bhikkhus. The Buddha explains the matter as being a little more complicated than that and the brahmin is so impressed that he becomes a disciple.

PTS: The Mendicant, 230
WP: The Mendicant, 277

21. Sangārava Suttaɱ, I.182

Sangarava the brahmin was a believer in purification through emersion in water. The Buddha visited him and casting the Dhamma as another sort of water where emersion purified so impressed the brahmin that he became a disciple.

PTS: Sangarava, 231
WP: Sangarava, 278

22. Khomadussa Suttaɱ, I.184

The Khomadussa brahmin housefathers are at first upset by the intrusion into their council meeting by a 'shaving recluse' and then when the Buddha explains to them the importance in council of having men of virtue and wisdom, he so impresses them that they become disciples.

PTS: Khomadussa, 233
WP: Khomadussa, 279


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