Table of Contents

Exploring the sacred, ancient path
in the original words of the Buddha

Chapter One:

1: So Fortunate who Encounters

1.1.0: Bahujanahitasuttaṃ - For the Benefit of Many

1.2: Dullabho - So Rare!

1.2.0: Dullabho - So Rare!

1.2.1: Ekapuggalavaggo - The One Person

1.2.2: Puggalavaggo - The Two Rare Individuals

1.2.3: Dullabhasuttaṃ - Difficult to Encounter

1.2.4: Pātubhāvasuttaṃ - Rare Manifestations

1.2.5: Brahmajālasuttavaṇṇanā - So Rare

1.2.6: Dutiyachiggaḷayugasuttaṃ - The Second Simile of the Turtle

1.3: Appakā te manussesu - So Few out of Many Humans

1.3.0: Appakā te manussesu - So Few out of Many Humans

1.3.1: Saṅgāravasuttaṃ - The Questions of Saṅgāravo

1.3.2: Orimatīrasuttaṃ - The Hither and the Further Shore

1.3.3: Pāraṅgamasuttaṃ - The Going Beyond

1.3.4: Catutthavaggo - The Few and the Many

1.3.5: Maṇḍūkadevaputtavimānavatthu - The Frog Transforms into a Deva

1.3.6: Tamotamasuttaṃ - From Darkness or Brightness to Brightness or Darkness

1.3.7: Hirīsuttaṃ - By Sense of Shame

1.3.8: Caṅkamasuttaṃ - Bound together by Inclinations

1.3.9: Saṅghabhedasuttaṃ - The Schism in the Saṅgha

1.4: tena me samaṇā piyā - That is why the Samaṇās are Dear to me

1.4.1: Rohinītherīgāthā - That is Why They are so Dear to Me

1.4.2: Esa Bhagavato sāvaka-saṅgho - The Aryian Disciples

1.4.3: Dhajaggasuttaṃ - Verses for Protection

1.4.4: Araññasuttaṃ - Serene Dwelling in the Forest

1.4.5: Cūḷagosiṅgasuttaṃ - Like Milk and Water Dwelling in Harmony

1.4.6: Ānāpānassatisuttaṃ - Free from Prattle and Chatter is this Assembly

1.4.7: Karaniyasuttaṃ - Pursuing their own good

1.4.8: Sāmaññaphalasuttaṃ - Pointing out the Way to One who is Lost

1.4.9: Ratanasuttaṃ - Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Saṅgha

Chapter Two:

2.1: Kutikasuttaṃ – A Path which is the Same for Each and Everyone

2.1.0: Kutikasuttaṃ - A Path which is the Same for Each and Everyone

2.1.1: Kesamuttisuttaṃ (part 1) - Don`t Believe in Tradition, in Hearsay, in Teachers but your own Experience (part 1)

2.1.2: Kesamuttisuttaṃ (part 2) - Don`t Believe in Tradition, in Hearsay, in Teachers but your own Experience (part 2)

2.1.3: Abhiṇhapaccavekkhitabbaṭhānasuttaṃ - Born of One`s own Kamma

2.1.4: Paṭhama-asappurisasuttaṃ - About an Unworthy Person

2.1.5: Sevitabbasuttaṃ - What one should Associate with?

2.1.6: Cintīsuttaṃ - The Characteristics of Foolish and of Wise People

2.1.7: Paṭhamapaṭipadāsuttaṃ - How to Walk the Path Correctly

2.1.8: Dutiyapaṭipadāsuttaṃ - Why one ought to Walk the Path Correctly

2.1.9: Paṭhamasāmaññasuttaṃ - About Being a Sāmañña and the Fruits thereof

2.1.10: Dutiyasāmaññasuttaṃ - The Purpose of Being a Sāmañña

2.1.11: Paṭhamabrahmannasuttaṃ & Dutiyabrahmaññasuttaṃ - About Being a Brahmañña and the Fruits thereof & The Purpose of Being a Brahmañña

2.1.12: Paṭhamabrahmacariyasuttaṃ & Dutiyabrahmacariyasuttaṃ - Leading a Holy Life and the Fruits thereof & The Purpose of the Holy Life

2.1.13: Arakasuttaṃ - Make the Best Use of this Short Life.

2.1.14: Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve - And One who Lives a Hundred Years

Chapter Three:

3.1 Which is the Ariyo Aṭṭhaṅgiko Maggo

3.1.1: Buddhāna - The Teaching of the Buddhas

3.1.2: Sīsapāvanasuttaṃ - Like a Handful of Leaves

3.1.3: Dhammacakkappavattanasuttaṃ-1 - Avoiding two Extremes and Pursuing the Middle Path

3.1.4: Vibhaṅgasuttaṃ-1 - What is the Eightfold Noble Path?

3.1.5: Paṭhamaparisuddhasuttaṃ-1 - Perfectly Pure-1

3.1.6: Dutiyaparisuddhasuttaṃ-2 - Perfectly Pure-2

3.1.7: Jāṇussoṇibrāhmaṇasuttaṃ - The Maggayāna, the Vehicle of the Path that is Produced from Within

3.1.8: Upaḍḍhasuttaṃ - The Importance of a Kalyāṇamitta

3.2: Sammādiṭṭhi - Right View

3.2.0: Samuddakasuttaṃ - Sown is the Seed

3.2.1: Sammādiṭṭhi - Intro. to Sammādiṭṭhi (Yamakavaggo- Seeing the Essence)

3.2.2: Vibhaṅgasuttaṃ-2 - What is Right View?

3.2.3: Dhammacakkappavattanasuttaṃ-2 - The Four Noble Truths Have to Be Fully Realized

3.2.4: Sammādiṭṭhisuttaṃ - Assuring the Path

3.2.5: Sammādiṭṭhisuttaṃ - Who is One holding Right View?

3.2.6: Mahācattārīsakasuttaṃ - Discerning Wrong View and Developing Right View

3.2.7: Bījavaggo - Neem and Sugarcane

3.2.8: Girimānandasuttaṃ-1 - What is Perception of Impermanence?

3.2.9: Anattalakkhaṇasuttaṃ - Understanding Non I

3.2.10: Kathavatthu - Refuting wrong Doctrines

3.3: Sammāsaṅkappo - Right Thoughts: Mind Precedes All Phenomena

3.3.0: Sammāsaṅkappo - Right Thoughts: Mind Precedes All Phenomena

3.3.1: Vibhaṅgasuttaṃ-3 - What is Right Thought (Sammāsaṅkappo)?

3.3.2: Āghātavatthusuttaṃ - Ill will Arising

3.3.3: Vitakkasuttaṃ - Thoughts to Avoid and to Engage in

3.3.4: Cintasuttaṃ - Thoughts to be Avoided and to be Performed

3.3.5: Mahācattārīsakasuttaṃ - Discerning Wrong Thought and Developing Right Thought

3.3.6: Ambalaṭṭhikarāhulovādasuttaṃ - How to Train Oneself and to Confess Shortcomings to One`s Elders (part one)

3.3.7: Ambalaṭṭhikarāhulovādasuttaṃ - How to Train Oneself and to Confess Shortcomings to

3.3.8: Dvedhāvitakkasuttaṃ - Reducing Wrong Thoughts and Strengthening Right Thoughts (part one)

3.3.9: Dvedhāvitakkasuttaṃ - Reducing Wrong Thoughts and Strengthening Right Thoughts (part two)

3.3.10: Lekhasuttaṃ - Generating Saṅkhāra like Rock, Earth or Water

3.3.11: Girimānandasuttaṃ-2 - What is Perception of Rejection?

3.3.12: Piyatarasuttaṃ - Who is Dearer than Oneself?

3.4: Sammāvācā - Right Speech

3.4.1: Pupphavaggo - Words like those of a Flower

3.4.2.: Vibhaṅgasuttaṃ-4 - What is Sammāvācā (Right Speech)?

3.4.3: Vācāsuttaṃ - What are the Characteristics’ of Blameless Speech?

3.4.4: Musāvādasuttaṃ - The Consequences of Wrong Speech

3.4.5: Upālisuttaṃ - How to Conduct Oneself Correctly in Right Speech?

3.4.6: Cundasuttaṃ - About Speech that should be Avoided and that should be Performed (part 1)

3.4.7: Tiracchānakathāsuttaṃ - Avoiding Idle Chatter?

3.4.8: Mahācattārīsakasuttaṃ - Discerning Wrong Speech and Developing Right Speech

3.4.9: Kosambiyasuttaṃ - Quarrel Breeds Disharmony

3.4.10: Vivādasuttaṃ - How Quarrel Arises

3.4.11: Pavāraṇābhedā - Invitation to openness!

3.4.12: Pañhabyākaraṇasuttaṃ - How Questions should get Answered?

3.4.13: Udāyīsuttaṃ - How Dhamma should be Taught?

3.4.14: Buddhānussatikathā - sugato - Which Speech Does a Buddha Utter?

3.4.15: Buddha-apadānaṃ - Buddha`s Instruction

3.5: Sammākammanto - Right Actions

3.5.0: Sammākammanto - Right Actions- Introduction

3.5.1: Vibhaṅgasuttaṃ-5 - What is Right Action?

3.5.2: Cārittaṃ - The Training of Performing and Avoiding

3.5.3: Upālisuttaṃ-2 - How to Avoid Wrong Action?

3.5.4: Cundasuttaṃ-2 - How to Conduct Oneself Correctly in Right Action?

3.5.5: Potaliyasuttaṃ - Pāṇātipātaṃ pahāya pāṇātipātā paṭivirato - How to Abandon the Destruction of Life?

3.5.6: Daṇḍasuttaṃ - Why never Beat with a Stick?

3.5.7: Rūpādivaggo - The One Thing that Upsets the Mind

3.5.8: Methunasuttaṃ - How to Live a Real Celibate Life?

3.5.9: Mahācattārīsakasuttaṃ - Discerning Wrong Action and Developing Right Action

3.5.10: Cūḷakammavibhaṅgasuttaṃ: - The result of Unwholesome and Wholesome Actions (part one)

3.5.11: Aṅkurapetavatthu - Not even Harming a Tree

3.6: Sammā-ājīvo - Right Livelyhood

3.6.0: Sammā-ājīvo - Dhammikasuttaṃ– Introduction to Right Livelihood

3.6.1: Vibhaṅgasuttaṃ-6 - What is Right Livelihood?

3.6.2.: Vaṇijjāsuttaṃ - Five Kind of Trades to be Avoided

3.6.3: Parābhavasuttaṃ - The Causes of Downfall

3.6.4: Kumārakasuttaṃ - Result of Ignorance

3.6.5: Siṅgālasuttaṃ - The Buddha’s advice to Laypeople (part one)

3.6.6: Siṅgālasuttaṃ - The Buddha’s advice to Laypeople (part two)

3.6.7: Dīghajāṇusuttaṃ - Earning one’s Bread honestly by the Sweat of one’s Brow

3.6.8: Maṅgālasuttaṃ - the Householder wholesome Blessings

3.6.9: Cūḷakammavibhaṅgasuttaṃ - The Result of Unwholesome and Wholesome Actions (part two)

3.6.10: Sīlānisaṃsakathā - What are the Benefits of a Virtuous Life?

3.6.11: Paṭhamasamajīvīsuttaṃ - How a Couple can Meet again for Many Lives?

3.6.12: Cakkavattisuttaṃ - The Duties of a Righteous King

3.6.13: Sārandadasuttaṃ - How to Live in Harmony and true Democracy?

3.6.14: Mahācattārīsakasuttaṃ - Discerning Wrong Livelihood and Developing Right

3.6.15: Sīlappabhedakathā - Easy to Fall Prey to Breakage of Sīla

3.7: Sammāvāyāmo - Right Effort

3.7.0: Sīlalakkhaṇapañho - Proceeding further on the Path - the Wholesome Base of Sīla is only a Precondition

3.7.1: Vibhaṅgasuttaṃ-7 - What is Right Effort?

3.7.2: Ālasāyanuyoge - Beware of the Dangers of Idleness by Keeping up Unyielding Energy!

3.7.3: Saṃvarasuttaṃ - Avoiding Unwholesome and Maintaining the Wholesome

3.7.4: Indriyabhāvanāsutta - Mastering the Sense-faculties

3.7.5: Akammaniyavaggo & Adantavaggo - Mastering the Mind

3.7.6: Indriyasaṃvarasīlaṃ - Maintaining one’s Object of Meditation unobstructed!

3.7.7: Cundasuttaṃ-3 - Purifying Oneself by Training One`s Mind properly

3.7.8: Nīvaraṇapabbaṃ - Mastering the Hindrances

3.7.9: Ānāpānassatisutta - Satta Bojjhaṅge - Satta Bojjhaṅge– Perfecting the seven Factors of Enlightenment

3.7.10: Soṇakoḷivisavatthu - Balanced Endeavour should Resemble Strings of a Veeṇa properly Tuned

3.7.11: Upaññātasuttaṃ - ‘Let my Efforts be Maintained until I have Attained what is Attainable!’ - About strong Determination

3.7.12: Assājānīyasuttaṃ - Eight Extolled Virtues that Qualify a Follower of the Path - Working in a balanced way!

3.8: sammāsati - Right Awareness

3.8.0: Samādhisuttaṃ - The entire Teaching in one Verse!

3.8.1: Vibhaṅgasuttaṃ-8 - What is Sammāsati - Right Awareness? - A concern expressed!

3.8.2: Satisuttaṃ - Remaining Sato and Sampajāno

3.8.3: Ekadhammasuttaṃ - The Value of Ānāpānassati and the Fruits gained thereof

3.8.4: Ānāpānassatisuttaṃ cont. - How does the full Cultivation of Ānāpānassati nurture full Development of the four Satipaṭṭhāna?

3.8.5: Kāyagatāsativaggo - The Many Benefits derived from the Bodily Awareness

3.8.6: Manasikārakosallaṃ - Proficiency in Maintaining proper Attention in a skillful Way

3.8.7: Vedanānupassanā - The particular Importance of Vedanā

3.8.8: Paṭhamaākāsasuttaṃ & Agārasuttaṃ - Realizing vedanā results in Going Beyond: Saṅkhyaṃ nopeti vedagū

3.8.9: Pahānasuttaṃ - How are the Sensations related to rāga, paṭighā and avijjā?

3.8.10: Pātālasuttaṃ– - How to Endure Negative Experiences and Realise Proper Comprehension of Dukkha?

3.8.11: Sallasuttaṃ - The Distinction, the Contrast and the Difference between a puthujjano and an ariyasāvako

3.8.12: Cittānupassanā - The Observation of Mind – Understanding its Character

3.8.13: Dhammānupassanā āyatanapabbaṃ - Understanding the Contents of the Mind - The Section on the Sense Spheres

3.8.14: Dutiyagelaññasuttaṃ - Allow the Time to Ripen- Kālaṃ āgameyya!

3.8.15: Chachakkasuttaṃ - The Dependent Arising of Vedanā and its Crucial Importance on the Path of Deliverance

3.8.16: Mahāparinibbānasuttaṃ, Veḷuvagāmavassūpagamanaṃ, - Be an Island within Yourselves (attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā)

Chapter Four:

4.1 Enabeling Generosity, Compassion and Goodwill

4.1.1: Attavaggo - You are your Own Master

4.2: Dāna

4.2.1: Dānasuttaṃ - Do not Miss the Opportunity to Give Dāna!

4.2.2: Dānavatthusuttaṃ - Reasons for Giving Dāna

4.2.3: Aṅkurapetavatthu - Giving with the proper Attitude and proper Measure

4.2.4: Paṭhamadānasuttaṃ - Ways of Giving Dāna

4.2.5: Asappurisadānasuttaṃ - How Giving Should not be Performed and how it Should be Performed?

4.2.6: Sappurisadānasuttaṃ - The Giving of a Noble Person

4.2.7: Sappurisadānasuttaṃ - Gifts from a Noble Person

4.2.8: Kāladānasuttaṃ - Knowing the Appropriate Time to Give Dāna

4.2.9: Dānānisaṃsasuttaṃ - The Benefits Derived from Giving Dāna

4.2.10: Sīhasenāpatisuttaṃ - Trust only your own Experience

4.2.11: Dānamahapphalasuttaṃ - The Different Results of the same Donation Depend on the Intention

4.2.12: Samacittavaggo - The Gift of Parenthood

4.3: Mettā

4.3.1: Sayampi kkhahetuttamiti - You are Yourself the Cause of Pain

4.3.2: Ahirājasuttaṃ - If Metta was Practised

4.3.3: Mettāsuttaṃ - Eight Advantages of Practicing Metta

4.3.4: Mettāsuttaṃ - The Eleven Advantages of Practicing Metta

4.3.5: Accharāsaṅghātavaggo - If Metta is Practised for the Time of only One Finger’s-snap

4.3.6: Mettābhāvanāsuttaṃ - Applied Metta Surpasses All

4.3.7: Ettha mettāsahagatenāti mettāya samannāgatena - How One Should Dwell Suffused with Mettā

4.3.8: Karaṇīyametta Suttaṃ cont. - How Mettā should be practiced

4.3.9: Maṅgala-āsiṃsanā - An Ancient Wishing for Wellbeing

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