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Index of the Suttas of the Saɱyutta Nikāya
Sagāthā Vagga
Brahmā 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.

VI. Brahmā Saɱyutta, I.136

PTS: The Brahmā Suttas, I.171
WP: Connected Discourses with Brahmās, 231

I. I.136

1. Āyācanam Suttaɱ, I.136

The story of the Buddha's indecision as to whether or not to teach and the request that he do so made by Brahma.

PTS: The Entreaty
WP: Brahmā's Request, 231
ATI: The Request
BD: The Asking: Nidana [Excerpt], Olds, trans.

2. Gāravo Suttaɱ, I.138

The Story of the Buddha's decision to take the Dhamma as his Master, and the approval of that decision by Brahma.

PTS: Holding in Reverence, 174
WP: Reverence, 233
ATI: Reverence

3. Brahmādevo Suttaɱ, I.140

Brahma teaches a lay disciple the futility of giving solid food offerings to Brahma and the benefit of such offerings to the bhikkhus.

PTS: Brahmādeva, 176
WP: Brahmādeva, 235

4. Bako Brahmā Suttaɱ, I.142

The Buddha visits Baka Brahma who thinks he will live forever and teaches him differently.

PTS: Baka the Brahmā god, 179
WP: Brahmā Baka, 237

5. Aparā Diṭṭhi Suttaɱ, I.144

A Brahma believes no bhikkhu could possibly visit the Brahma Realm, several of the elder bhikkhus appear in his world to show him differently.

PTS: Another False Opinion, 182
WP: A Certain Brahmā (Another View), 239

6. Brahmāloka or Paɱādam Suttaɱ, I.146

Two pacceka Brahmas visit a Brahma who thinks himself more powerful than the Buddha. They show him that they themselves are more powerful than he is and recommend that he visit the Buddha which he later does.

PTS: Infatuation, 184
WP: A Brahmā World (Negligence), 242

7. Kokālika or Kokāliya Suttaɱ, I.148

On the folly of attempting to put a measure the limitless.

PTS: The Kokalikan, 186
WP: Kokalika 1, 243

8. Tissako Suttaɱ, aka Katamodaka-Tissa I.148

On the folly of attempting to put a measure the limitless.

PTS: Tissaka, 187
WP: Tissaka, 243

9. Tudu Brahmā Suttaɱ, I.149

The Kokalikan bhikkhu repremands a Brahma for visiting him after being declared by the Buddha to have been a non-returner. The error of believing that a Non-Returner may not return to visit this world. The Brahma utters a verse in disgust.

PTS: Tudu Brahmā, 187
WP: Brahmā Tudu, 244

10. Dutiya Kokāliko Suttaɱ, I.149

The Kokalikan bhikkhu visits the Buddha and accuses Sariputta and Moggallāna of being corrupt. He is urged by the Buddha to give up such a notion, but stubbornly hangs on to it and ends up suffering a horrible death and rebirth in Hell.

BD: Outline/Discussion
PTS: The Kokalikan, 188
WP: Kokalika 2, 245

II. I.153

11. Sanaɱkumāro Suttaɱ, I.153

Brahma Sanakumara praises theman of knowledge and virtue and the Buddha approves.

PTS: The Eternal Youth, 191
WP: Sanankumara, 247

12. Devadatta Suttaɱ, I.153

Brahma Sahampati, in speaking of Devadatta to the Buddha, points out the danger of fame to the sinful person.

PTS: Devadatta, 192
WP: Devadatta, 247

13. Andhakavinda Suttaɱ, I.154

Brahma Sahampati praises the life of solitude and the holy life.

PTS: Andhakavinda, 193
WP: Andhakavinda, 248
ATI: Let the Wilderness Serve! (excerpt), Andrew Olendzki, trans.

14. Aruṇavatī Suttaɱ, I.155

The Buddha relates a story of the past Buddha Sikhin and his chief disciple Abhibhu who visit Brahma and give him and his followers a lesson in Dhamma.

PTS: Arunavati, 194
WP: Arunavati, 249

15. Parinibbāna Suttaɱ, I.157

One version of the final passing away of the Buddha.

PTS: The Utter Passing away
WP: Final Nibbana, 251
ATI: Total Unbinding

 [I. Sagathavagga]  [II. Nidanavagga]  [III. Khandhavagga]  [IV. Salayatanavagga]  [V. Mahavagga]

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