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Index to the Suttas of the
Majjhima Nikaaya
Book III

Upari-Pa.n.naasa-Paa.li - The Up-aroun-50

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Index of Sutta Indexes


 

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

PTS: Pali Text Society, Majjhima Nikaaya, The Pali Text Society Pali text
Volume 2: Suttas 77-106, R. Chalmers, ed.
Volume 3: Suttas 107-152, R. Chalmers, ed.

BJT: The Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series Majjhima Nikaaya, Volume 3 Suttas 107-152.

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 III, I.B. Horner, trans.
pdfMLS Volume III
ATI: Access to Insight, Translations by Bhikkhu Thanissaro and others.
PP [Path Press]: Chalmers, Majjhima Nikaya, PDFMN 3 ~Naa.namo.li PDF for on line viewing. Volume 3 of the Bhikkhu ~Naa.namo.li 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. ~Naa.namoli translation, edited and revised by Bhk. Bodhi.
MNL: Sutta translations by Sister Upalavanna.
BD: Suttas translated by M. Olds.

 


1. Devadaha Vagga

101. Devadaha Sutta.m, II.214

The Buddha gives a detailed refutation of the doctrine of the Jains and sets forth his counter-argument in his method for the ending of kamma.

SBB: Devadaha Sutta.m, Jain Fatuities, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 123
PTS: Discourse at Devadaha, Horner, trans., III.3
WP: At Devadaha, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 827
ATI: At Devadaha, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: At Devadaha, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: Devadasutta, Olds, trans.: Paraphrase 'Translation' [reading format]

BD: Devadasutta, Olds, trans.: Paraphrase 'Translation' and Discussion

102. Pa~ncattaya Sutta.m, II.228

In this sutta the Buddha outlines various views about the nature of the real, essential self and the world, past, future and present and points out that these views are all speculative and that for true satisfaction and liberation one must let go of all that which has been constructed, including speculative opinions.

SBB: Pa~ncattaya Sutta.m, Warring Schools, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 131
PTS: Discourse on the Threefold Five, Horner, trans., III.15
WP: The Five and Three, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 839
MNL: The Five and the Three, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

103. Kinti Sutta.m, II.238

In this sutta the Buddha outlines the various ways in which argument and contention arise; the ways bhikkhus should attempt to resolve argument and contention; and the way one should respond if asked if one were the person who resolved an argument or raised another from the dark into the light.

SBB: Kinti Sutta.m, Odium Theologigum, Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 136
PTS: Discourse on "What then?", Horner, trans., III.24
WP: What Do You Think About Me? Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 847
MNL: What Do You Think of Me?, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: When to Teach, Olds, trans. (excerpt, outline)

104. Saamagaama Sutta.m, II.243

Hearing of the great disorder among the followers of Nataputta the Jain upon his death, Ananda approaches the Buddha about taking measures to insure it does not happen in his sangha. The Buddha then explains to Ananda those things which will retain unity in the order.

SBB: Saamagaama Sutta.m, Unity and Concord Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 139
PTS: Discourse at Saamagaama, Horner, trans., III.29
WP: At Saamagaama, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 853
MNL: At Saamagaama, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

105. Sunakkhatta Sutta.m, II.252

The Buddha shows Sunakkhatta a path to Nibbana together with several similes to help illustrate his points.

SBB: Sunakkhatta Sutta.m, Leechcraft Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 145
PTS: Discourse to Sunakkhatta, Horner, trans., III.37
WP: To Sunakkhatta, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 861
ATI: To Sunakkhatta, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To Sunakkhatta, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

106. Aane~nja-Sappaaya Sutta.m, II.261

The Buddha elaborates a heierarchy of stages in the realization of Nibbana with unshakability as the initial point of entry, that is, Streamwinning.

SBB: Aane~nja-Sappaaya Sutta.m, Real Permanence Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 151
PTS: Discourse on Beneficial Imperturbability, Horner, trans., III.46
WP: The Way to the Imperturbable, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 869
ATI: Conducive to the Imperturbable, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Suitability to Attain Imperturbability, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

107. Ga.naka-Moggallaana Sutta.m, III.1

The Buddha teaches a brahman his Gradual Course of instruction and answers his question as to why some attain Nibbana this way and why some do not.

SBB: Ga.naka-Moggallaana Sutta.m, Step by Step Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 154
PTS: The Discourse to Ganaka-Moggallana, Horner, trans., III.52
WP: To Ganaka Moggallana, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 874
MNL: To the Brahmin Ganakamoggallana, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
MISC: Ganaka-Moggallana, Ven. Punnaji, trans.

108. Gopaka-Moggallaana Sutta.m, III.7

Ananda responds to questions about how the order can maintain harmony without a designated leader.

SBB: Gopaka-Moggallaana Sutta.m, Gotama's Successor Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 159
PTS: Discourse to Gopaka-Moggallaana, Horner, trans., III.58
WP: With Gopaka Moggallaana, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 880
ATI: Moggallana the Guardsman, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To the Brahmin Gopaka-Moggallana, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

109. Mahaa Pu.n.nama Sutta.m, III.15

The teacher of a group of bhikkhus leads them to arahantship by asking a series of questions of the Buddha.

SBB: Mahaa Pu.n.nama Sutta.m, The Personality Craze Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 164
PTS: Greater Discourse (at the time) of a Full Moon, Horner, trans., III.65
WP: The Greater Discourse on the Full-moon Night, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 887
ATI: The Great Full-moon Night Discourse, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The Longer Discourse on the Full Moon Night, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

110. Cuu.la Pu.n.nama Sutta.m, III.20

The Buddha discourses on the qualities of the bad man and those of the good man.

SBB: Cuu.la Pu.n.nama Sutta.m, Bad Men and Good Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 167
PTS: Lesser Discourse (at the time) of a Full Moon, Horner, trans., III.70
WP: The Shorter Discourse on the Full-moon Night, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 892
ATI: The Shorter Discourse on the Full-moon Night, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The Shorter Discourse on the Full Moon Night, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

2. Anupada Vagga

111. Anupada Sutta.m, III.25

This Sutta describes how Sariputta attained the goal through tracking down the essential factors necessary for insight.

SBB: Anupada Sutta.m, The Complete Course Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 170
PTS: Discourse on the Uninterrupted, Horner, trans., III.77
WP: One by One As They Occurred, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 899
ATI: One After Another, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
BD: Tracking Down
MNL: Uninterrupted Concentration, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

112. Chabbisodhana Sutta.m, III.29

The questions that should be put to one who has stated that for him rebirth is left behind, lived is the best of lives, done is duty's doing, there is no more being any sort of an 'it' at any place of 'atness' left for him; i.e., he has declared arahantship.

SBB: Chabbisodhana Sutta.m, The Sixfold Scrutiny Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 173
PTS: Discourse on the Sixfold Cleansing, Horner, trans., III.81
WP: The Sixfold Purity, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 903
MNL: The Sixfold Examination, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: The Sixth Cleansing, Olds, trans.

113. Sappurisa Sutta.m, III.37

The Buddha gives the bhikkhus a course leading to Nibbana by way of contrasting the attitudes of the good man and the not so good man to each stage of the process.

SBB: Sappurisa Sutta.m, Attitudes, Good and Bad Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 177
PTS: Discourse on the Good Man, Horner, trans., III.89
WP: The True Man, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 909
MNL: The Worthy One, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
ATI: A Person of Integrity, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.

114. Sevitabba-Asevitabba Sutta.m, III.45

The Buddha delivers three discourses in brief on the subject of how to judge whether or not something should be done or used or practiced or associated with. In each case Sariputta expands the brief discussion in detail and the Buddha confirms Sariputtas analysis.

SBB: Sevitabba-Asevitabba Sutta.m, What Does It Lead To? Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 180
PTS: Discourse on What is To Be Followed and What is Not To Be Followed, Horner, trans., III.94
WP: To Be Cultivated and Not To Be Cultivated, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 913
MNL: Things That Should And Should Not Be Practiced, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

115. Bahu-Dhaatuka Sutta.m, III.61

The Buddha defines what it is that makes a person wise.

SBB: Bahu-Dhaatuka Sutta.m, Diverse Approaches Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 188
PTS: Discourse on the Manifold Elements, Horner, trans., III.104
WP: The Many Kinds of Elements, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 925
MNL: The Discourse on Many Elements, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

116. Isigili Sutta.m, III.68

The Buddha sings the praises of a number of paccekabuddhas.

SBB: Isigili Sutta.m, A Nominal List Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 192
PTS: Discourse at Isigili, Horner, trans., III.110
WP: Isigili: The Gullet of the Seers, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 931
ATI: The Discourse at Isigili, Piyadassi Thera, trans.
MNL: The Rock That Devours Sages, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

117. Mahaa Cattaariisaka Sutta.m, III.71

In this sutta the Buddha teaches that there is a misguided way and a high way and that the high way may be undertaken in a low way and a high way depending upon one's point of view, the direction of one's effort and the set of one's mind.

SBB: Mahaa Cattaariisaka Sutta.m, Right Views Rank First Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 194
PTS: Discourse Pertaining to the Great Forty, Horner, trans., III.113
WP: The Great Forty, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 934
ATI: The Great Forty, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The Longer Discourse on the Forty, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

118. Aanaapaana-Sati Sutta.m, III.78

The Buddha explains how recollecting aspiration developed and made much of, completely perfects the four settings-up of memory; the four settings-up of memory, developed and made much of, completely perfects the seven dimensions of awakening; the seven dimensions of awakening, developed and made much of, completely perfects freedom through vision.

SBB: Aanaapaana-Sati Sutta.m, On Breathing Exercises Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 205
PTS: Discourse on Mindfulness When Breathing In and Out, Horner, trans., III.121
WP: Mindfulness of Breathing, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 941
ATI: Mindfulness of Breathing, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The Discourse On In and Out Breathing, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: The Inspiring Expiring Mind, Olds, trans.
Norwegian: Teksten om oppmerksomhet på pusten Lie, trans.

119. Kaayagataa-Sati Sutta.m, III.88

The Buddha goes into detail concerning minding the body.

SBB: Kaayagataa-Sati Sutta.m, Meditation on the Body Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 199
PTS: Discourse on Mindfulness of Body, Horner, trans., III.129
WP: Mindfulness of the Body, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 949
ATI: Mindfulness Immersed in the Body, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Mindfulness established in the Body, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

120. Sa'nkhaar'uppatti Sutta.m, III.99

The Buddha teaches how the intent to create experience for the self results in rebirth in accordance with the intent in a sequence that progresses from the intent to experience rebirth as a wealthy or powerful individual through a detailed list of gods to Arahantship.

SBB: Sa'nkhaar'uppatti Sutta.m, Plastic Forces Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 205
PTS: Discourse on Uprising by means of Aspiration, Horner, trans., III.139
WP: Reappearance by Aspiration, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 959
MNL: Arising of Intentions, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

3. Su~n~nata Vagga

121. Cuu.la Su~n~nata Sutta.m, III.104

The Buddha teaches Ananda a technique for reaching an undisturbed state empty of lust, hate and blindness.

SBB: Cuu.la Su~n~nata Sutta.m, True Solitude I Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 214
PTS: Lesser Discourse on Emptiness, Horner, trans., III.147
WP: The Shorter Discourse on Voidness, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 965
ATI: The Lesser Discourse on Emptiness, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The shorter Discourse on Voidness, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: A Little Spell of Emptiness Olds, trans.
MISC: The Lesser Discourse on Emptiness the Nyanamoli Thera translation edited and arranged by Phra Khantipalo

In GermanDEU [German]: Cuu.lasu~n~nata Sutta.m, Karl Eugen Neumann, trans.
Cuu.lasu~n~nata Sutta.m, Kurt Schmidt, trans.

BD: Sunnata Resources

122. Mahaa Su~n~nata Sutta.m, III.109

The Buddha extoles living in solitude and describes the effort the student must make to return again and again to each stage of the path when upon evaluation of his accomplishments he realizes he is not yet satisfied that he is completely liberated.

SBB: Mahaa Su~n~nata Sutta.m, True Solitude II Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 217
PTS: Greater Discourse on Emptiness, Horner, trans., III.152
ATI: The Greater Discourse on Emptiness, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
WP: The Greater Discourse on Voidness, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 971
MNL: The Longer Discourse on Voidness, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: A Great Spell of Emptiness, Olds, trans.

In GermanDEU [German]: Mahaasu~n~nata Sutta.m, Karl Eugen Neumann, trans.

123. Acchariya-abbhuuta Sutta.m, III.118

Ananda relates what he has heard about certain wonderous events that accompanied the birth of the Buddha.

SBB: Acchariya-abbhuuta Sutta.m, Wonders of the Nativity Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 222
PTS: Discourse on Wonderful and Marvellous Qualities, Horner, trans., III.163
WP: Wonderful and Marvellous, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 979
MNL: The Discourse On Wonderful Things, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

124. Bakkula Sutta.m, III.124

Bakkula utters a lion's roar to his old friend the wanderer Kassapa the Unclothed who is so impressed he joins the order and soon attains arahantship himself.

SBB: Bakkula Sutta.m, A Saint's Record Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 226
PTS: Discourse by Bakkula, Horner, trans., III.170
WP: Bakkula, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 985
MNL: The Wonderful Things About Venerable Bakkula, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

125. Danta-Bhuumi Sutta.m, III.128

The Buddha describes the course of training for a bhikkhu.

SBB: Danta-Bhuumi Sutta.m, Discipline Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 229
PTS: The Discourse on the "Tamed Stage", Horner, trans., III.175
WP: The Grade of the Tamed, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 989
MNL: The sphere of Training, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
MISC: The Grade of the Tamed, Ven. Punnaji, trans.

126. Bhuumija Sutta.m, III.138

The Buddha explains that it is not enough to have hopes, aspirations, yearnings for freedom from pain, one must behave in a way that brings pain to and end for that to happen. He provides four similes to illustrate this point: trying to get oil by pressing sand, trying to get milk by pulling a bull's horn, trying to get butter by churning water, and trying to light a fire with a wet sappy stick.

SBB: Bhuumija Sutta.m, Right Outlook Essential Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 236
PTS: Discourse to Bhumija, Horner, trans., III.183
WP: Bhumija, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 997
ATI: To Bhumija, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: To Venerable Bhuumija, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

127. Anuruddha Sutta.m, III.144

Venerable Anuruddha explains the difference between 'boundless' freedom of mind and 'wide-spread' freedom of mind and then answers further questions concerning the manner in which 'wide-spread' freedom of mind manifests it's results in rebirth in a deva world.

SBB: Anuruddha Sutta.m, As They Have Sown Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 239
PTS: Discourse with Anuruddha, Horner, trans., III.190
WP: Anuruddha, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1002
MNL: Venerable Anuruddha, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

128. Upakkilesa Sutta.m, III.152

The Buddha is not able to halt the argument and contention of the sangha in Ghosita's vihara in Kosambi and so moves on to Visit Bhago in Balakallonakara village where he teaches him Dhamma and then he visits the Anuruddhas staying in the Eastern Bamboo Grove there. There he teaches the Anuruddhas in great detail the process of eliminating the obstructions to clairvoyant sight and describes the method of jhana practice in threes which he himself used to attain arahantship.

SBB: Upakkilesa Sutta.m, Strife and Blemishes Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 244
PTS: Discourse on Defilements, Horner, trans., III.197
WP: Imperfections, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1008
MNL: The Minor Defilements, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

129. Baala Pa.n.dita Sutta.m, III.163

The Buddha delivers a discourse on the Peril and the Advantages. The pain that one of poor conduct brings upon himself here and now and in Animal birth or Hell hereafter, and the glory that one of consummate conduct brings upon himself here and now or in heavenly birth hereafter.

SBB: Baala Pa.n.dita Sutta.m, Wisdom and Folly Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 248
PTS: Discourse on Fools and the Wise, Horner, trans., III.209
WP: Fools and Wise Men, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1016
MNL: To Recognize The Fool and the Wise One, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

130. Devaduuta Sutta.m, III.178

The Buddha speaks about his personal knowledge of Yama, lord of Judgment and Yama's messages to mankind: a baby lying in it's own excrement, an old man or woman; a sick man or woman; a man being tortured for misdeeds; and a dead body. Then he describes the horrors of Hell.

SBB: Devaduuta Sutta.m, Heaven's Warning Messengers Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 255
PTS: Discourse on the Deva-Messengers, Horner, trans., III.223
WP: The Divine Messengers, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1029
ATI: The Deva Messengers, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.,
MNL: The Heavenly Messengers, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

4. Vibha'nga Vagga

131. Bhadd'Eka-Ratta Sutta.m, III.187

A lucky charm. A sutta describing a lucky night as being one in which one does not hanker after the past, yearn for the future, and in which one remains detached among things present.

SBB: Bhadd'Eka-Ratta Sutta.m, True Saint I Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 261
PTS: Discourse on the Auspicious, Horner, trans., III.233
WP: One Fortunate Attachment, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1039
ATI: An Auspicious Day, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
BPS: Ideal Solitude, Bhk. Ñanananda, trans.
MNL: A Single Auspicious Attachment, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: One Lucky Day, Olds, trans.

132. Aananda-Bhadd'Eka-Ratta Sutta.m, III.180

Ananda repeats a lucky charm. A sutta describing a lucky night as being one in which one does not hanker after the past, yearn for the future, and in which one remains detached among things present.

SBB: Aananda-Bhadd'Eka-Ratta Sutta.m, True Saint II Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 263
PTS: Aananda's Discourse on the Auspicious, Horner, trans., III.235
WP: Aananda and One Fortunate Attachment, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1042
MNL: A Single Auspicious Attachment to Venerable Ananda, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

133. Mahaa Kaccaana-Bhadd'Eka-Ratta Sutta.m, III.192

Maha Kaccana explains Bhadd'Eka-Ratta Sutta to the Bhikkhus. A sutta describing a lucky night as being one in which one does not hanker after the past, yearn for the future, and in which one remains detached among things present.

SBB: Mahaa Kaccaana-Bhadd'Eka-Ratta Sutta.m, True Saint III Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 263
PTS: Mahaa Kaccaana's Discourse on the Auspicious, Horner, trans., III.237
WP: Maha Kaccana and One Fortunate Attachment, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1044
MNL: Venerable Mahakaccana's Explation of the Single Auspicious Attachment, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

134. Lomasaka'ngiyai-Bhadd'Eka-Ratta Sutta.m, III.199

The Venerable Lomasakangiyai repeats a lucky charm. A sutta describing a lucky night as being one in which one does not hanker after the past, yearn for the future, and in which one remains detached among things present.

SBB: Lomasaka'ngiyai-Bhadd'Eka-Ratta Sutta.m, True Saint IV Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 267
PTS: Lomasaka'ngiyai's Discourse on the Auspicious, Horner, trans., III.245
WP: Lomasakangiya and One Fortunate Attachment, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1050
MNL: A Single Auspicious Attachment To Venerable Lomasangiya, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

135. Cuu.la Kamma-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, III.202

A straight-forward presentation of kamma in terms of what sort of deeds lead to a short lifespan versus a long lifespan, having many illnesses versus having few illnesses, being ugly versus being handsome, being insignificat versus being influencial, being poverty stricken versus being wealthy, being high-born versus being of lowly birth, and being dim-witted versus being wise.

SBB: Cuu.la Kamma-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, Our Heritage from Our Past I Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 268
PTS: Discourse on the Lesser Analysis of Deeds, Horner, trans., III.254
WP: The shorter Exposition of Action, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1053
ATI: The Shorter Exposition of Kamma, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
The Shorter Exposition of Kamma, Nanamoli Thera, trans.
MNL: A Shorter Classification of Actions, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: The Short Analysis of Kamma, Olds, trans., [adaptation]

136. Mahaa Kamma-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, III.207

The Buddha explains the workings of kamma: good deeds produce good results, bad deeds produce bad results in spite of cases where this law does not appear to be working.

SBB: Mahaa Kamma-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, Our Heritage from Our Past II Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 272
PTS: Discourse on the Greater Analysis of Deeds, Horner, trans., III.254
WP: The Greater Exposition of Action, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1058
ATI: The Great Exposition of Kamma, Bhk. Nanamoli, trans.
The Greater Exposition of Kamma, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
The Greater Exposition of Kamma, revised 2012, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The Detailed Classification of Actions, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: The Great Analysis of Kamma Olds, trans., Synopsis

137. Sa.laayatana-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, III.215

An in-depth analysis of the six realms of the senses.

SBB: Sa.laayatana-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, Senses and Objects of Sense Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 278
PTS: Discourse on the Analysis of the Sixfold (Sense-)Field, Horner, trans., III.263
WP: The Exposition of the Sixfold Base, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1066
ATI: An Analysis of the Six Sense-media, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Classification of the Six Spheres, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

138. Uddesa-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, III.223

The Buddha advises the bhikkhus that when investigating things one's consciousness should not be allowed to wander in such a way as to allow thoughts supporting further existence whether that be of externals such as sense experience or of internals such as the factors of the jhanas.

SBB: Uddesa-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, A Summary Expanded Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 283
PTS: Discourse on an Exposition and Analysis, Horner, trans., III.271
WP: The Exposition of a Summary, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1074
ATI: An Analysis of the Statement, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Point-by-Point Classification, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

139. Ara.na-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, III.230

The Buddha goes into detail concerning disengagement caused by either biases towards or biases against.

SBB: Ara.na-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, Calm Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 286
PTS: Discourse on the Analysis of the Undefiled, Horner, trans., III.277
WP: The Exposition of Non-conflict, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1080
MNL: The Classification of Solitude, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: Analyzing Disengagement Olds, trans.

BD: The Art of Disengagement: Discussion

140. Dhaatu-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, III.237

Pukkusati, who was a wanderer who had become a follower of the Buddha without ever having met him, finds himself lodged in the same shed with him. The Buddha instructs him in great detail concerning the attitudes to take towards all the characteristics of existence such as to attain an unshakable calm. He requests ordination, but is not equipped with the necessary bowl and robes. Setting out to get such he is killed by a bull. The Buddha tells the other Bhikkhus he was reborn as a non-returner.

SBB: Dhaatu-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, The Six Elements Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 286
PTS: Discourse on the Analysis of the Elements, Horner, trans., III.285
WP: The Exposition of the Elements, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1087
ATI: An Analysis of the Properties, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Classification of Elements, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

141. Sacca-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, III.248

Sariputta defines each of the Four Truths and each of the terms within the Four Truths.

SBB: Sacca-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, The Synopsis of Truth Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 296
PTS: Discourse on the Analysis of the Truths, Horner, trans., III.295
WP: The Exposition of the Truths, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1097
ATI: Discourse on the Analysis of the Truths, Piyadassi Thera, trans.
An Analysis of the Truths, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Classification of the Truth, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

142. Dakkhi.na-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, III.253

The Buddha provides a scale for the expected kammic return on gifts to individuals and gifts to the Order in it's various forms.

SBB: Dakkhi.na-Vibha'nga Sutta.m, Analysis of Almsgiving Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 299
PTS: Discourse on the Analysis of Offerings, Horner, trans., III.300
WP: The Exposition of Offerings, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1102
MNL: Classification of Offerings, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

BD: Discussion

5. Sa.laayatana Vagga

143. Anaathapi.n.dik'ovaada Sutta.m, III.258

The story of the Dhamma taught to Anathapindika just prior to his death and rebirth in the Tusita Realm.

SBB: Anaathapi.n.dik'ovaada Sutta.m, Anaathapi.n.dika's End Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 302
PTS: Discourse on an Exhortation to Anaathapi.n.dika, Horner, trans., III.309
WP: Advice to Anaathapi.n.dika, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1109
ATI: Instructions to Anaathapi.n.dika, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Advice to Anaathapi.n.dika, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

144. Chann'ovaada Sutta.m, III.263

Sariputta and Maha Cunda visit Channa who is dying a painful death. Channa announces he will 'take the knife' (commit suicide). Sariputta questions him as to his understanding of Dhamma and Maha Cunda recites for him a saying of the Buddha warning against the wavering that results from attachments. Later, after Channa has 'taken the knife' Sariputta questions the Buddha as to Channa's fate. The Buddha states that his was a blameless end.

SBB: Chann'ovaada Sutta.m, Channa's Suicide Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 305
PTS: Discourse on an Exhortation to Channa, Horner, trans., III.315
WP: Advice to Channa, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1114
MNL: Advice to Venerable Channa, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

145. Pu.n.n'ovaada Sutta.m, III.267

Punna, after being given an instruction 'in brief' by the Buddha, is questioned as to how he will deal with the fierce people of Sunaparanta where he intends to dwell. He gives a series of answers which shows he has the patience to deal with them even to the point of death.

SBB: Pu.n.n'ovaada Sutta.m, Counsel to Pu.n.na Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 307
PTS: Discourse on an Exhortation to Pu.n.na, Horner, trans., III.319
WP: Advice to Pu.n.na, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1117
MNL: Advice to Venerable Punna, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

146. Nandak'ovaada Sutta.m, III.270

Bhikkhu Nandaka instructs Maha Pajapati's followers on the impermanence of the components of existence and on the Seven Dimensions of Self-Awakening.

SBB: Nandak'ovaada Sutta.m, Nandaka's Homily to Almswomen Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 309
PTS: Discourse on an Exhortation from Nandaka, Horner, trans., III.322
WP: Advice from Nandaka, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1120
ATI: Nandaka's Exhortation, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Advice from Venerable Nandaka, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

147. Cuu.la Raahul'ovaada Sutta.m, III.277

The Buddha's instruction to his son Rahula that brought Rahula to Arahantship. A thorough-going breakdown of what is not to be considered self and why it is not to be considered self.

SBB: Cuu.la Raahul'ovaada Sutta.m, The Transitory Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 313
PTS: Lesser Discourse on an Exhortation to Raahula, Horner, trans., III.328
WP: The Shorter Discourse of Advice to Rahula, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1126
ATI: The Shorter Exposition to Rahula, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Advice in Short, to Venerable Rahula, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

148. Cha-Chakka Sutta.m, III.280

An elaboration in great detail of the not-self nature of the six sense realms.

SBB: Cha-Chakka Sutta.m, The Six Sixes Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 315
PTS: Discourse on the Six Sixes, Horner, trans., III.331
WP: The Six Sets of Six, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1129
ATI: The Six Sextets, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
BD: The Six-By-Six-K-kha Sutta, Olds, trans.
WP: The Six Sets of Six, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., Bhk. Vimalaramsi, presenting
MNL: The Discourse of Six Sixes, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

BD: Un-do'n the k-ka cha-cha discussion, sutta outline.

149. Mahaa Sa.laayatanika Sutta.m, III.287

A detailed analysis of how attachment to the six sense realms leads to rebirth and how detachment from the six sense realms leads to the development of the 8-fold path, the four settings-up of memory, the four best efforts, the four power paths, the five forces, the five powers, the seven dimensions of self-awakening, calm and insight and knowledge and freedom (that is, arahantship).

SBB: Mahaa Sa.laayatanika Sutta.m, Domains of Sense Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 319
PTS: Discourse Pertaining to the Great Sixfold (sense-)Field, Horner, trans., III.336
WP: The Great Sixfold Base, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1137
ATI: The Great Six Sense-media Discourse, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: The Longer Discourse on the Six Spheres, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

150. Nagara-Vindeyya Sutta.m, III.290

A discourse on what sort of person should be honored and esteemed.

SBB: Nagara-Vindeyya Sutta.m, Domains of Sense Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 320
PTS: Discourse to the People of Nagaravinda, Horner, trans., III.339
WP: To the Nagaravindans, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1140
MNL: The Discourse Delivered at Nagaravindika, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

151. Pi.n.dapaata-Paarisuddhi Sutta.m, III.293

A sutta which provides a detailed run-down of most of the major 'dhammas' or groups of concepts central to the Buddha's system.

SBB: Pi.n.dapaata-Paarisuddhi Sutta.m, Perils of the Daily Round Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 323
PTS: Discourse on Complete Purity for Alms-Gathering, Horner, trans., III.342
WP: The Purification of Almsfood, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1143
MNL: The Purity of Alms Food, Sister Upalavanna, trans.

152. Indriya-Bhaavanaa Sutta.m, III.298

The Buddha instructs Ananda on the attitude which should be developed with regard to the sense organs, their objects, and the sensations and emotions arising from sense experience. He then describes it as a power of one who has so developed his sense faculties that he can, at will live with whatever attitude and perceptions he may wish among both the ugly and the beautiful.

SBB: Indriya-Bhaavanaa Sutta.m, Culture of Faculties Chalmers trans, Vol. II, pg 324
PTS: Discourse on the Development of the Sense-Organs, Horner, trans., III.346
WP: The Development of the Faculties, Ñanamoli Thera, trans., Bhk. Bodhi, ed., 1147
ATI: The Development of the Faculties, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.
MNL: Development of the Mental Faculties, Sister Upalavanna, trans.
BD: Becoming Indra Olds, trans.

BD: The Powers of the Aristocrats Discussion

 


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