I. The Human Conditions

Old Age, Illness, and Death

The Tribulations of Unreflective Living

A World in Turmoil

Without Discoverable Beginning

II. The Bringer of Light

III. Approaching the Dhamma

IV. The Happiness Visible in This Present Life

Upholding the Dhamma in Society

The Family

Parents and Children

Husbands and Wives

Right Livelihood

The Community

V. The Way to a Fortunate Rebirth

The Law of Kamma

Merit. The Key to Good Fortune

Giving

Moral Discipline

VI. Deepening One’s Perspective on the World

Views

VII. The Path to Liberation

The Noble Eightfold Path

Right view

Right Speech

Right Effort

Right Mindfulness

Right concentration

VIII. Mastering the Mind

Heedfulness (appamada) & heedlessness (pamada)

IX. Shining the Light of Wisdom

The Domain of Wisdom

By Way of the Five Aggregates

By Way of the Six Sense Bases

By Way of the Elements

By Way of Dependent Origination (paticcasamuppada)

By Way of the Four Noble Truths

The Goal of Wisdom

X. The Planes of Realization

The Field of Merit for the World

Stream-Entry

Non-returning

Arahantship

The Tathagata

Difference between Buddha and an Arahant

XI

Holy way of life

Jhanas

Polemics with other teachings

Meditation

Buddha’s own quest and background

Laity (upasaka)

Nibbana

World (phenomena)

Dhamma teachings

Anicca & anicca sanna

Hatred/Anger

Buddha’s character

Welfare/benefit of one’s own and others’

Sariputta

Suicide

Piya Tan’s Samyutta Nikaya guide

I. The Human Conditions

Old Age, Illness, and Death

(1) Aging and Death (SN 3.3)

(2) The Simile of the Mountain (SN 3.25)

(3) The Divine Messengers (from AN 3.35)

(4) Sukhamala sutta (AN 3.38)

(5) Thana sutta (AN 4.192)

The Tribulations of Unreflective Living

(1) Salla sutta - The Dart of Painful Feeling; arrow simile (SN 36.6)

(2) The Vicissitudes of Life (AN 8.6)

(3) Upadaparitassana sutta - Anxiety Due to Change (SN 22.7, SN 22.8)

A World in Turmoil

(1) The Origin of Conflict (AN 2. iv, 6, abridged) (AN 2.37)

(2) Why Do Beings Live in Hate? (from DN 21)

(3) The Dark Chain of Causation (from DN 15)

(4) The Roots of Violence and Oppression (from AN 3.69)

Without Discoverable Beginning

(1) Grass and Sticks (SN 15.1)

(2) Balls of Clay (SN 15.2)

(3) The Mountain (SN 15.5)

(4) The River Ganges (SN 15.8)

(5) Dog on a Leash (SN 22.99)

(6) Anamatagga samyutta (SN 15.1-20)

II. The Bringer of Light

1 One Person (AN 1. xiii, 1, 5, 6) [AN 1.170-186]

2 The Buddha’s Conception and Birth (MN 123, abridged)

3 The Quest for Enlightenment

(1) Seeking the Supreme State of Sublime Peace (from MN 26)

(2) The Realization of the Three True Knowledges (from MN 36)

(3) The Ancient City (SN 12.65)

4 The Decision to Teach (from MN 26)

5 The First Discourse (SN 56.11)

III. Approaching the Dhamma

1 Not a Secret Doctrine (AN 3.129)

2 No Dogmas or Blind Belief (AN 3.65)

3 The Visible Origin and Passing Away of Suffering (SN 42.11)

4 Investigate the Teacher Himself (MN 47)

5 Steps toward the Realization of Truth (from MN 95)

IV. The Happiness Visible in This Present Life

Upholding the Dhamma in Society

(1) The King of the Dhamma (AN 3.14)

(2) Worshipping the Six Directions (from DN 31)

The Family

Parents and Children

(a) Respect for Parents (AN 4.63)

(b) Repaying One’s Parents (AN 2.33)

(c) Katannu sitta 2 - best way to repay parents is to sell them on Dhamma (AN 2.32)

Husbands and Wives

(a) Different Kinds of Marriages (AN 4.53)

(b) How to Be United in Future Lives (AN 4.55)

(c) Seven Kinds of Wives (AN 7.59) [AN 7.63]

Present Welfare, Future Welfare (AN 8.54)

Right Livelihood

(1) Vanijja sutta - trades (AN 5.177)

(2) Pattakamma sutta - The Proper Use of Wealth (AN 4.61)

(3) A Family Man’s Happiness (AN 4.62)

(4) Aputtaka Sutta 1,2: Heirless (SN 3.19, 20) The Proper Use of Wealth

(5) Adiya Sutta: Benefits to be Obtained (from Wealth) (AN 5.41)

The Woman of the Home (AN 8.49)

The Community

(1) Kinti sutta - how to go about disagreements and correcting others’ behavior (MN 103) see Right Speech (c)

(2) Six Roots of Dispute, Six Principles of Cordiality (MN 104)

(3) Purification Is for All Four Castes (MN 93, abridged)

(4) Seven Principles of Social Stability (from DN 16)

(5) The Wheel-Turning Monarch (from DN 26)

(6) Bringing Tranquillity to the Land (from DN 5)

(7) Thana sutta - knowing other people qualities (AN 4.192) see (8)

(8) Patisalla sutta (Ud 6.2) see (7)

(9) Adhikarana sutta - how conflicts are to be resolved (AN 2.15)

(10) Admirable Friendship (SN 45.2; AN 9.1; Ud 4.1; AN 8.54; AN 8.2; AN 10.17; Iti 1.17)

(11) Adhikaranika (Nappiya) sutta - 10 factors leading to disharmony in the community (AN 10.87)

(12) Akkosaka sutta – 10 disasters befalling those who verbally abuse monks and nobles (AN 10.88)

(13) Sanghabheda sutta, Sanghasamaggi sutta - the importance of unity in the Sangha (KN : Iti 18, 19)

(14) Parissa Vagga - admirable friends (AN 2.42-51)

(15) Mitta sutta - admirable friends (AN 3.135, AN 3.133; AN 7.35, AN 7.36)

(16) Bhikkhumitta sutta - admirable friends (AN 7.37/6)

(17) Parisasobhana sutta - admirable friends (AN 4.211)

(18) Sovaccasatta sutta - admirable friends (AN 7.34)
(19) Sangarava sutta - mind hindrances impede understanding of one’s own good and that of the other; bowl of water similes (SN 46.55,
AN 5.193)d
(20) Avarana sutta - mind hindrances impede understanding of one’s own good and that of the other (AN 5.51)
(21) Mitta sutta 1, 2 sutta - admirable friends (AN 7.36, AN 7.37)

(22) Piyabhikkhu sutta 1, 2 - 7 qualities of a bhikkhu disagreeable to his spiritual friends (AN 7.1, AN 7.2)

(23) Kusinara sutta - how to reprove others minding one’s own faults (AN 10.44)

(24) Bhandana sutta - 10 factors of concord in the Sangha (AN 10.50)

(25) (Anuruddha) Upakkilesa sutta - living in concord (MN 128)

(26) (Ap)piya sutta 1,2 - 8 qualities of monk pleasing and displeasing to his fellow monks (AN 8.4)

 

V. The Way to a Fortunate Rebirth

The Law of Kamma

(1) Four Kinds of Kamma (AN 4.232)

(2) Why Beings Fare as They Do after Death (MN 41)

(3) Culakammavibhanga - Kamma and Its Fruits; kamma is only personal  (MN 135) see (6), (43)

(4) Kamma sutta - old and new kamma (SN 35.145)

(5) Sivaka sutta - other causes (SN 36.21)

(6) Devaduta sutta - kamma is only personal (MN 130) see (3), (43)

(7) Mahakammavibhanga sutta - the workings of kamma are not simple (MN 136)

(8) Vipaka sutta - violation of 5 precepts leads to states of woe and what they are (AN 8.40)

(9) Tamonata sutta - 4 types of people in the world (AN 4.85)

(10) Saleyyaka sutta/Veranjaka sutta - conduct determines realm of future birth (MN 41, MN 42)

(11) Panatipati sutta (AN 4.214)

(12) Acintita sutta - workings of kamma are incomprehensible and should not be pondered upon (AN 4.77)

(13) Vanijja sutta - success and failure are results of quality of offerings to holy people (AN 4.79)

(14) Dasadhamma sutta - kamma is individual (AN 10.48)

(15) Apayika sutta - false accusers of celibates go to hell (KN :  It 48)

(16) Abhinhapaccavekkhintabbathana sutta (Upajjhatthana) - kamma is only personal, everyone is an owner of their actions (AN 5.57)

(17) Acela sutta - on one who experiences the results of kamma (SN 12.17)

(18) Nibbedhika sutta - kamma is intention (AN 6.63)

(19) Angulimala sutta - arahant’s bad kamma gets exhausted in the last life (MN 86)

(20) Lonaphala/Lonakapalla sutta - developed holy way of life alleviates bad kamma; salt simile, jail simile, goat butcher simile (AN 3.99 or 3.100) see (25)

(21) Janussonin sutta - who is born where based on virtue and giving (AN 10.177)

(22) Jhana suttas 1,2 - jhana relation to rebirth in heaven (AN 4.123, AN 4.124)

(23) Metta suttas 1,2 - brahmaviharas relation to rebirth in heaven (AN 4.125, AN 4.126)

(24) Kamma vagga - 4 types of dark and bright kamma and its results (AN 4.233, AN 4.235, AN 4.236, AN 4.237, AN 4.238)

(25) Sankha sutta - bad kamma gets lost in immeasurable brahmaviharas (SN 42.8) see (20)

(26) (Karajakaya) Brahmavihara sutta - bad kamma gets lost in immeasurable brahmaviharas (AN 10.208)

(27) Yodhajiva sutta - warrior which kills is reborn in hell (SN 42.3)

(28) Talaputa sutta - actors are reborn in hell for enhancing asavas in people’s consciousness (SN 42.2)

(29) Sangama sutta 2 - the verse seems to suggest that one’s rewarded with exactly what one has done oneself (SN 3.15)

(30) Samannaphala sutta - sequence of rebirths is linear (DN 2)

(31) Cula-Punnama sutta - where persons of integrity and no integrity end up (MN 110)

(32) Culakammavibhanga sutta (MN 135)

(33) Parikuppa sutta - 5 deeds which lead to hell (AN 5.129)

(34) Sukkhamala sutta - bodily, verbal & mental misconduct lead to hell (AN 3.38)

(35) Ekamsena sutta - bodily, verbal & mental conduct consequences in this life and the next (AN 2.18)

(36) Kukkuravatika sutta - bright, dark, bright & dark, neither dark nor bright types of kamma and its results (MN 57)

(37) Annataro brahmana sutta, Janussoni sutta, Ekamsena sutta - the future is determined by conduct (AN 2.6-8)

(38) Pansu suttas - rebirth in human or deva realms is rare (AN 56.102-113)

(39) Mahasihanada sutta - 5 destinations (MN 12)

(40) Punnakiriyavatthu sutta - state of birth on account of 3 bases of meritorious activity: giving, virtue and meditation (AN 8.36)

(41) Danupapatti sutta - 8 states of birth on account of giving (AN 8.35)

(42) Nirayasagga sutta - violation of 10 courses of skillful action leads to hell, adherence - to heaven (AN 10.211, AN 10.212)

(43) Samsappaniya sutta - violation of 10 courses of skillful action leads to rebirth as reptile or hell, adherence - to rebirth in eminent families or heaven; kamma i only personal (AN 10.216) see (3), (6)

(44) Sancetanika sutta 1, 2 - volitional kamma must be exhausted, there’s no end of suffering before kamma exhaustion, kamma ripening isn’t linear (AN 10.217, AN 10.218)

(45) Karajakaya vagga (AN 10.211-220)

(46) Kotthita sutta - manipulations with kamma is not the purpose of the holy life (AN 9.13)

(47) Upali sutta - mental evil deed is the most heinous (MN 56)

(48) Kukkuravatika sutta  - 4 types of dark and bright kamma and its results (MN 57) see (24)

(49) Nidana sutta - 3 roots as the cause of origination of kamma; seed simile (AN 3.34)

(50) Karajakayasutta - development of brahmaviharas is a means to dilute bad kamma (AN 10.219)

(51) Kamma sutta - old/new kamma, its cessation and the path (SN 35.136)

(52) Cula- & Mahadhammasamadana sutta - 4 permutations of way of life and place of birth (MN 45, MN 46)

(53) Cancetanika sutta 1 (AN 10.217)

Merit. The Key to Good Fortune

(1) Meritorious Deeds (It 22)

(2) Three Bases of Merit (AN 8.36)

(3) The Best Kinds of Confidence (AN 4.34)

(4) Punnabhisanda sutta (AN 5.45)

(5) Dutya punnabhisanda sutta

(6) Abhisanda Sutta: Bonanzas (SN 55.31-33)

(7) Liberation is favorable over merit Upaneyyam Sutta (SN 1.3)

(8) Kutadanta Sutta - Levels of merit from par. 21 (DN 5)

(9) Velama Sutta - Levels of merit (AN 9.20)

(10) Punnabhisanda Vaggo - Overflows of merit. : AN 4.51 - 4.60

(11) Mettabhavana sutta - Good will surpasses merit (It27)

(12) Metta sutta - not being afraid of merit (AN 7.62)

(13) Abhisanda sutta - going for refuge and 5 precepts bring merit; 8 streams of merit (AN 8.39)

(14) Janussoni sutta - merit sharing is only possible with deceased relatives reborn as hungry ghosts (AN 10.177) see 3 Giving (20) (21)

(15) Akankheyya (Akankha) sutta - deceased relatives of a virtuous person partake in his merit by recollecting him (MN 6, AN 10.71)

(16) Dhammapada - purification is individual so merit cannot be transferred (Dhp 165 or 12.9)

(17) Kaladana sutta - merit can be partaken in via mudita or assistance (AN 5.36)

(18) Kula sutta - merit by veneration of the virtuous (AN 5.199)

(9419) Parivimamsana sutta - for an Arahant there’re no meritorious deeds or demiritorious (SN 12.51)

Giving

(1) Dana sutta - If People Knew the Result of Giving (KN : It 26)

(2) Reasons for Giving (AN 8.33)

(3) The Gift of Food (AN 4.57)

(4) Sappurisadana Sutta - proper attitude in giving (AN 5.148)

(5) Bahukara sutta - Mutual Support of Sangha and laity (It 107)

(6) Danupapatti sutta - 8 states of birth on account of giving, the merit from giving only works coupled with virtue (AN 8.35)

(7) Dana sutta (AN 6.37; AN 7.49)

(8) Vaccha Sutta - Giving to virtuous (AN 3.57) see (15)

(9) Kaladana Sutta: Seasonable Gifts (AN 5.36)

(10) Siha Sutta - To General Siha On generosity (AN 5.34)

(11) Dana sutta - The noble ones are more worthy of giving (KN : It26)

(12) Dakkhinavibhanga sutta - 7 types of gifts to the sangha (MN 142)

(13) Velama Sutta (AN 9.20)

(14) Candala sutta - against oblations outside of the Sangha (AN 5.175)

(15) Isattha sutta - giving to virtuous (SN 3.24) see (8)

(16) Bhojjana Sutta - meal giving (AN 5.37)

(17) Danamahaphala sutta - the reason why the same gift may bring different results for different people is intention behind it (AN 7.52)

(18) Mahayanna (Aggi 2) sutta (AN 7.47)

(19) Danavagga (AN 8.31-40)

(20) Tirokuddakanda sutta - giving on behalf of deceased relatives (KN:Khp 7) see 2 Merit (14)

(21) Sigalovada sutta - giving on behalf of deceased relatives:eastern direction (DN 31) see 2 Merit (14)

(22) (Pancabhoga)Adiya sutta - oblations to ancestors and gods are acceptable (AN 5.41)

(23) Pattakamma sutta - oblations to ancestors and gods are acceptable (AN 4.61)

Moral Discipline

(1) The Five Precepts + refuge in triple gem (AN 8.39)

(2) The Uposatha Observance (AN 8.41)

(3) Cunda(kamaraputta) sutta - skillful bodily, verbal and mental action = 10 courses of (un)skillful action in detail (AN 10.176)

(4) Ekamsena sutta (AN 2.18)

(5) Saleyyaka sutta/Veranjaka sutta - 3 types of bodily, 4 of verbal and 3 of mind (un)skillful conduct (MN 41, MN 42)

(6) Samannaphala sutta (DN 2)

(7) Brahmajala sutta (DN 1)

(8) Cula-Punnama sutta - persons of integrity and no integrity (MN 110)

(9) Samanamundika/mandika sutta - the declaration that Dhamma is ethical in nature based on informed moral responsibility; consummate in what is skillful (MN 78)

(10) (Sappurisa) Sikkhapada Sutta (AN 4.201)

(10) Cunda sutta (AN 10.176)

VI. Deepening One’s Perspective on the World

1 Four Wonderful Things (AN 4.128)

2 Gratification, Danger, and Escape

(1) Before My Enlightenment (AN 3.101 §1) (3.103)

(2) I Set Out Seeking (AN 3.101 §3) (3.103)

(3) If There Were No Gratification (AN 3.105)

3 Properly Appraising Objects of Attachment (MN 13)

4 The Pitfalls in Sensual Pleasures

(1) Cutting Off All Affairs (from MN 54)

(2) The Fever of Sensual Pleasures (from MN 75)

(3) Patisalla sutta - living sensual life one is unable to recognize holiness (Ud 6.2) see (4)

(4) Satajatila sutta - living sensual life one is unable to recognize holiness (SN 3.11) see (3)

5 Life Is Short and Fleeting (AN 7.70, 7.74)

6 Four Summaries of the Dhamma (from MN 82)

Views

(1) Canki sutta (MN 95)

(2) Paramatthaka sutta (KN:Snp 4.5)

(3) Mahavyuha sutta (KN : Snp 4.13)

(4) Ditthi sutta (AN 10.93)

(5) Dighanaka sutta - on holding and relinquishment of views; how an arahant manages views (MN 74)

(6) A Miscellany on Wrong View (AN 1. xvii, 1, 3, 7, 9) (AN 1.306-8)

(7) The Blind Men and the Elephant (Ud 6.4)

(8) Held by Two Kinds of Views (It 49)

(9) Mulapariyaya sutta - Root sequence (MN 1)

(10) Kokanuda sutta (AN 10.96)

(11) Alagaddupama sutta (MN 22)

(12) Aggivacchagotta sutta - thicket of views (MN 72)

8 From the Divine Realms to the Infernal (AN 4.125)

9 The Perils of Saṃsara

(1) The Stream of Tears (SN 15.3)

(2) The Stream of Blood (SN 15.13)

VII. The Path to Liberation

Why Does One Enter the Path?

(1) The Arrow of Birth, Aging, and Death (MN 63)

(2) The Heartwood of the Spiritual Life (MN 29)

(3) The Fading Away of Lust (SN 45.41–8, combined)

The Noble Eightfold Path

(1) Maggavibhanga sutta - Analysis of the Eightfold Path (SN 45.8)

(2) Mahacattarisaka sutta - wrong path and 2 types of right path (MN 117)

(3) Bija sutta - right path and wrong path (AN 10.104)

(4) Micchatta sutta - wrong path (AN 10.103)

(5) Darukakhandha sutta - right view is the key, floating log simile (SN 35.200)

(6) Mahasalayatanika sutta - factors of the path become natural with attainment of noble level (MN 149)

(7) Mahaparinibbana sutta - where there’s eightfold path there exist noble disciples (DN 16)

(8) Parivatta sutta - the path leads to cessation of sankharas (SN 22.56)

(9) Saccavibhanga sutta - full exposition of the path (MN 141)

(10) Mahasatipatthana sutta - full exposition of the path (DN 22)

(11) Upaddha sutta - the path as a result of admirable friendship (SN 45.2)

(12) Avijja sutta - ignorance & knowledge are roots of  wrong & right paths (SN 45.1)

(13 ) Dvedhavitakka sutta - wrong eightfold path as false path (MN 19)

(14) Tikicchaka sutta (AN 10.108)

(15) Orimatira sutta (AN 10.118)

(16) Pubbangama sutta - dependent origination of the Noble Path (AN 10.121)

(17) qualities the noble path gives rise to (AN 10.122-10.131)

(18) Bhumija sutta - wrong and right paths (MN 126)

3 Admirable Friendship (SN 45.2; AN 9.1; Ud 4.1; AN 8.54; AN 8.2; AN 10:17; Iti 1.17)

4 The Graduated Training (MN 27)

5 The Higher Stages of Training with Similes (from MN 39)

6 Vitthara sutta - 5 strengths: conviction, conscience, concern, persistence, discernment (AN 5.2)

7 Pansadhovaka sutta - gradual progress in jhana, gold washer simile (AN 3.100 or 3.102)

8 Kitagiri sutta - attainment of awakening is rather gradual (MN 70)

9 Mahasatipatthana sutta - 7 factors of awakening (DN 22)

10 Aranavibhanga sutta - middle way (MN 139)

11 Ogha sutta - the path is to be developed to overcome 4 asavas: sensuality, becoming, views, ignorance (SN 45.171)

Right view

(a) Sammaditthi sutta (MN 9)

(b) Kaccayanagotta sutta (SN 12.15)

(c) Anuggahita sutta - 5 factors leading right view to awareness-release (AN 5.25)

(d) Saleyyaka sutta (MN 41)

(e) Cunda(kamaraputta) sutta (AN 10.176)

(f) Culapunnama sutta (MN 110)

(g) Appanaka sutta (MN 60)

(h) Micchatta sutta (10.103)

(i) Channa sutta (SN 22.90)

(j) Kincisankhara sutta - 6 inabilities of a person perfect in views (AN 6.93)

(k) Darukkandhopama sutta - right view slants, slopes, and inclines towards Nibbāna; floating log simile (SN 35.200 or 35.241)

(l) Kutadanta sutta - with opposition to wrong view (DN 5)

(m) Bija sutta - with opposition to wrong view; planted seeds simile (AN 10.104)

(n) Suka sutta - crop spikes simile (SN 45.9)

(p) Pubbangama sutta -  right view is precursor the of all the wholesome qualities; rising sun simile (AN 10.121)

(q) Cancetanika sutta 1 (AN 10.217)

(r) Niraya(sagga) sutta 1 (AN 10.211)
(s) Simsapanniya (pariyaya) sutta (AN 10.216)

Right resolve

(a) Samanamundika/mandika sutta (MN 78)

Right Speech

(a) Kathavatthu sutta 1, 2 - topics for discussion (AN 10.69-70)

(b) Kusinara sutta (AN 10.44)

(c) Aranavibhanga sutta (MN 139) see The Community (1)

(d) Akkosa sutta - reaction to harsh speech (SN 7.2)

(e) Vepacitti sutta - reaction to harsh speech (SN 11.4)

(f) Raja sutta (KN : Ud 2.2)

(g) Sambodhi sutta (AN 9.1)

(h) Yasojana sutta - either Dhamma talk or noble silence (KN : Ud 3.3)

(i) Cunda Kamaraputta sutta (AN 10.176)

(j) Abhaya sutta - principles of right speech (MN 58)

(k) Meghiya sutta - talk which leads to maturity of freedom of mind (Ud 4.1)

(l) Subhasita sutta - 4 characteristics of a well-spoken speech (KN: Snp 3.3 = SN 8.5) see (r)

(m) Kathavatthu sutta - a person worth of talk; principles of conversation (AN 3.67)

(n) Pinda sutta (Ud 3.8)

(o) Sippa sutta (Ud 3.9)

(p) Brahmajala sutta - talk from which Buddha abstains, correct reaction to disparagement of the Dhamma (DN 1)

(q) Suta (Vassakara) sutta (AN 4.183)

(r) (Subhasita)Vaca sutta - 5 characteristics of a well-spoken speech (AN 5.198) see (l)

(s) Kolita sutta - noble silence is any jhana besides the first (SN 21.1)

(t) Mahaassapura sutta - neither lauding nor disparaging on account of achievements and virtues (MN 39)

(u) Ambalatthikarahulovada sutta (MN 61)

(v) Sadhayamana sutta (Ud 5.9)

(w) Sunetta sutta (AN 7.73)

(x) Asappurisa (Sappurisa) sutta (AN 4.73)

(y) Guthabhanisutta - wrong/right speech in its truthfulness aspect (AN 3.28)

(z) Subhasitavaca sutta (AN 5.198)

(а-2) Anariyavohara sutta 1, 2 - false and truthful speech (AN 8.67, AN 8.68)

(b-2) (Vaci)Sucarita sutta - 4 types of Right speech in positive terms (AN 4.149)

Right Livelihood

(a) Vanijja sutta - 5 types of layman wrong means of livelihood (AN 5.177)

(b) Samannaphala sutta - types of wrong means of livelihood for a recluse “Large section on moral discipline” (DN 2)

Right Effort

(a) Oghatarana sutta (SN 1.1)
(b) Dasabala sutta 2 - viriya (SN 12.22)

(c) Apana sutta (SN 48.50)
(d) Mahacattarisaka sutta (MN 117)

(e) Padhana sutta (AN 4.13)

(f) Balavitthata (Vitthata) sutta - power of energy-viriya (AN 5.14)

(g) Sekkhabalavitthata (Vitthata) sutta - power of energy-viriya (AN 5.2)

(h) [Indriya] Vibhanga sutta 1, 2 - faculty of effort (SN 48.9, SN 48.10)

Right Mindfulness

(a) Gelanna sutta 1, 2 - mindfulness of feelings with seeing the impermanence; oil lamp simile (SN 36.7, SN 36.8)

(b) Kayagatasati sutta - mindfulness of the body (MN 119)

(c) Sata sutta (SN 47.35)

(d) Bhikkhunupasaya sutta (SN 47.10)

(e) Satipatthana sutta - four foundations of mindfulness (MN 10)

(f) Mahasatipatthana sutta - four foundations of mindfulness (DN 22)

(g) Anapanasati sutta - mindfulness of breathing (MN 118)

(h) Maranasati sutta 1, 2- mindfulness of death to develop samvega (AN 6.19=AN 8.73, AN 6.20=AN 8.74)

(i) Satipatthanavibhanga sutta (SN 47.40)

(j) Dipa sutta (SN 54.8)

(k) Arittha sutta (SN 54.6)

(l) Donapaka sutta - mindful eating (SN 3.13)

(m) Parinna sutta (SN 47.38)

(n) Chanda sutta (SN 47.37)

(o) Udayamanavapuccha sutta (KN: Snp 5.13)

(p) Sankhitta sutta - brahmaviharas as a basis for jhanas (AN 8.63)

(q) Amata sutta (SN 47.41)

(r) Anuruddha sutta (AN 8.30)

(s) Dvedhavitakka sutta (MN 19)

(t) Dantabhumi sutta (MN 125)

(u) Pakinnakavagga (KN: Dhp XXI 292-3; 296-301)

(v) Saccavibhanga sutta (MN 141)

(w) Nagara sutta (AN 7:63)

(x) Anuruddha sutta (AN 8:30)

(y) Natha sutta (AN 10:17)

(z) Indriya vibhanga sutta (SN 48:10)

(a-2) Mahacattarisaka sutta (MN 117)

(b-2) Malunkyuaputta sutta - mindfulness is understood as guarding the sense doors (SN 35.95)

(c-2) Chappana(kopama) Sutta - mindfulness immersed in the body; 6 animals simile (SN 25.206)

(d-2) Sakunagghi Sutta - 4 foundations of mindfulness is a monk's proper range (SN 47.6, SN 47.7)

(e-2) Indriya samyutta (SN 48.8, SN 48.9, SN 48.10, SN 48.11)

(f-2) Kayagatasati sutta (SN 43.1)

(g-2) Kayagatasati vagga (AN 1)

(h-2) Janavasabha sutta (DN 18)

(i-2) Apana sutta (SN 48.50)

(j-2) Satipatthana samyutta (SN 47)

(k-2) Kayanupasi/Ajjhatakayanupasi sutta - 6 impediments to body satipatthana (AN 6.117. AN 6.118)

(l-2) Rahogata sutta 1, 2 - satipatthana (SN 52.1, SN 52.2)

(m-2) Kimbila sutta - satipatthana via anapanasati (SN 54.10)

(n-2) Sila sutta - what ardent and resolute mean (AN 4.12)

(p-2) Sampannasila sutta - what ardent and resolute mean (Iti 111)

(q-2) Balavitthata (Vitthata) sutta - power of mindfulness-sati (AN 5.14)

(r-2) Catusatipatthanaraga abhinnaya (Satipatthana) sutta - mindfulness for direct knowledge of lust (AN 4.274)

(s-2) Paribbajaka sutta - right mindfulness as a Dhamma factor (AN 4.30)

(t-2) [Indriya] Vibhanga sutta 1, 2 - faculty of mindfulness (SN 48.9, SN 48.10)

Right concentration

(a) Mahacattarisaka sutta (MN 117)

(b) Samadhanga sutta - five-factored noble right concentration (AN 5.28)

(c) Indriya samyutta (SN 48.8, SN 48.9, SN 48.10, SN 48.11)

(d) Bala sutta 11 - samatha & vipassana (AN 2.31)

(e) Arahattapati (Yuganaddha) sutta - samatha & vipassana (AN 4.170)

(f)  Samathavipassana sutta (SN 43.2)

(g) Samadhi sutta 1-3 - samatha & vipassana (AN 4.92, AN 4.93, AN 4.94)

(h) Samadhi sutta (SN 45.28)

(i) Janavasabha sutta (DN 18)

(k) Cittavassavattana (AN 7.40, AN 7.41)

(l) Samadhiparikkhara sutta (AN 7.45)

(m) Apana sutta (SN 48.50)

(n) Culaveddala sutta (MN 44)

(p) Sankhitta sutta - brahmaviharas as a basis for jhanas (AN 8.63)

(q) Balavitthata (Vitthata) sutta - power of concentration-samadhi (AN 5.14)

(r) Samadhibhavana sutta -  4 types of samadhi, 4 jhanas only belong to one type, i.e. samadhi isn’t equal 4 jhanas, development of samadhi for 4 different purposes (AN 4.41)

(s) Paribbajaka sutta - right concentration as a Dhamma factor (AN 4.30)

(t) [Indriya] Vibhanga sutta 1, 2 - faculty of concentration, vosagga-relinquishment as object (SN 48.9, SN 48.10)

The Noble Tenfold Path

DN 18, DN 33, DN 34, MN 8, MN 65, MN 78, MN 117, AN 4.89, AN 4.206, AN 10.103 – AN 10.115,
AN 10.117, AN 10.119 – AN 10.134, AN 10.144 – AN 10.166, AN 10.239, SN 14.29, SN 45.26, SN 55.26

VIII. Mastering the Mind

The Mind Is the Key (AN 1. iii, 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10) [AN 1.21-30]

Developing a Pair of Skills

(1) Serenity and Insight (AN 2. iii, 10) (AN 2.31)

(2) Four Ways to Arahantship (AN 4.170)

(3) Four Kinds of Persons (AN 4.94)

3 Sangarava sutta - bowl of water similes for mental hindrances effect on the mind (SN 46.55, AN 5.193)

4 Pamsudhovaka sutta - gradual refinement of the mind, from coarse to pure; goldwasher simile  (AN 3.100 §§1–0) [AN 3.101]

5 Vitakkasanthana sutta - 5 ways to get rid of unskillful & distractive thoughts with appropriate attention (MN 20) see (46), (60)

6 The Mind of Loving-Kindness (from MN 21)

7 Mahanama (Ekodasanipata) sutta - 6 recollections (AN 6.10, AN 11.11, AN 11.12)

8 The Four Establishments of Mindfulness (MN 10)

9 Mindfulness of Breathing (SN 54.13)

10 The Achievement of Mastery (SN 28.1–,combined)

11 Gilana Sutta - 7 factors of enlightenment (SN 46.14, SN 46.15, SN 46.16)

12 Samadhi Sutta - 4 types of persons as per internal tranquility, insight into phenomena and ending of fermentations (AN 4.94)

13 Vitthupama sutta - Simile of the cloth - defilements of the mind and its wholesome qualities (MN 7)

14 Culavedalla sutta - questions of layman Vesakhi, types of fabrications (MN 44)

15 Niramisa sutta - Unworldly - types of rapture, happiness, equanimity & deliverance: carnal, spiritual, more spiritual than spiritual (SN 36.31)

16 Godatta sutta - four types of awareness-release (SN 41.7)

17 Culasunnata sutta - four dimensions + two final stages (MN 121)

18 Pannavimutti sutta - discernment-release (AN 9.44)

19 Mahavedalla sutta - the greater set of Q&A; perception, feeling and consciousness are conjoined and only exist together (MN 43)

20 Vitthatasattasanna sutta/Sanna sutta - establishing equanimity (AN 7.46/9)

21 Nagara sutta - Fortress - 7 qualities; mindfulness (AN 7.63)

22 Vithara/Asubha suttas - 4 modes of intuition practice (AN 4.162, 163)

23 Khama suttas 1, 2 - 4 modes of behavior practice; self-controlled & even practices correspond to first 2 right efforts: prevention of unskillful qualities rise and abandonment of arisen unskillful qualities (AN 4.164, 165)

24 Anuruddha sutta - 8 thoughts of a great person, contentment, seclusion (AN 8.30)

25 Indriyavibhanga sutta - 5 mental faculties (SN 48.10)

26  Sulabha sutta - contentment (It101)

27 Pema(dosa) sutta - 4 ways affection and aversion are born through association with people + awareness- & discernment-release (AN 4.200)

28 Tanha sutta - 108 craving verbalizations (AN 4.199)

29 Channa sutta (AN 3.71)

30 Dvedhavitakka sutta - 2 classes of thinking (desirable and undesirable) and dealing with mental qualities; thoughts control through heedfulness; cows herding simile (MN 19)

31 Mahasalayatanika sutta - the great six sense-media discourse (MN 149)

32 Assutava sutta - the mind is like monkey, appropriation of mind is hard to overcome (SN 12.61)

33 Ahara sutta - feeding and starving hindrances and factors of awakening (SN 46.51)

34 Magandiya sutta - delight apart from sensual pleasures (MN 75), see next 35

35 Pancakanga sutta - Carpenter Fivetools - pleasure of a different type (SN 36.19, MN 59) see XI 2.Jhanas (25)

36 Ananda sutta - disenchantment from aggregates as ‘my’and ‘myself’(SN 22.83)

37 Mahanidana sutta - 7 stations of consciousness (DN 15)

38 Malunkyaputta sutta - how to attend to perception so I-ness doesn’t interfere; in the seen there’ll be only the seen (SN 35.95) see (39)

39 Bahiya sutta - how to attend to perception so I-ness doesn’t interfere (KN : Ud 1.10) see (38)

40 Vipalassa sutta - 4 perversions of mind (AN 4.49)

41 Cetana sutta - when the consciousness doesn’t land (SN 12.38)

42 Sanna sutta - 9 beneficial perceptions (AN 9.16)

43. Bhikkhuni sutta - fighting food, craving, conceit with the same (AN 4.159) see 44

44 Salayatana vibhanga sutta - development of renunciation qualities depends on their mundane counterparts (MN 137) see 43

45 Mula sutta - greed, aversion and delusion are roots of unskillfulness; sal tree & parasitic vines simile (AN 3.69)

45 Meghiya sutta - means to cleanse the mind of unskillful thoughts; 5 things to develop (KN :Ud 4.1)

46 Sabbasava sutta - methods of ending mental fermentations (asavas) by appropriate attention; (in)appropriate attention (MN 2) see (5)

47 Satta sutta - passion for aggregates is the problem; sand castle simile (SN 23.2)

48 Kotthita sutta - passion for 5 strings of sensuality + intellect are the problem; black & white oxen simile (SN 135.191)

49 Uddesavibhanga sutta - guarding  sense doors; non-agitation due to non-clinging (MN 138) 

50 Upaya sutta - obsession of consciousness with aggregates is the cause of all its activities and lifecycle, ending last for aggregates deprives consciousness of its support (SN 22.53)

51 Cetana sutta - causes of consciousness stationing and its end (SN 12.38)

52 Bija sutta - consciousness propagation, stationing and their end (SN 22.54)

53 Vipalassa sutta - 4 distortions (AN 4.49)

54 Vijjabhagiya sutta - samatha & vipassana as two principal limbs of practice; what awareness and discernment releases are (AN 2.30, AN 2.32)

55 Cetana sutta - on stationing, landing and proliferation of consciousness as a factor of rebirth (SN 12.38) see 56, 57, 58, 59

56 Upaya sutta - on stationing, landing and proliferation of consciousness as a factor of rebirth (SN 22.53) see 55, 57, 58, 59

57 Bija sutta - on stationing, landing and proliferation of consciousness as a factor of rebirth (SN 22.54) see 55, 56, 58, 59

58 Udana sutta - on stationing, landing and proliferation of consciousness as a factor of rebirth (SN 22.55) see 55, 56, 57, 59

59 Atthiraga sutta - on stationing, landing and proliferation of consciousness as a factor of rebirth (SN 12.64) see 55, 56, 57, 58

60 Asava sutta - methods of ending mental fermentations (asavas) by appropriate attention; (in)appropriate attention (AN 6.58 version of MN 2) see (5), (46)

61 Sanna sutta 1, 2 - 7 perceptions (AN 7.48, AN 7.49)

62 Salla(tha) sutta - mind is to be trained to not obsess over experiences; proper management of painful, pleasing and neutral feelings; arrow simile (SN 36.6) see 74

63 Asivisipama sutta - simile for samvega and the Path - danger and raft simile (SN 35.238)

64 Vitakka sutta - a habit of always thinking in terms of 4 noble truth (SN 56.7)

65 Indriyabhavana sutta - method of development of resistance to conditioned reaction to perception (MN 152) see 66

66 Tikandaki sutta (AN 5.144) see 65

67 Sanna sutta 1, 2 - 5 beneficial perceptions (AN 5.61, 5.62)

68 Nissaraniya sutta - attending to proper themes is a means of escape (AN 5.200)

69 Avarana sutta - 5 hindrances (AN 5.51)

70 Samatha sutta - examination of one’s mind state + (AN 10.54)

71 Sariputta sutta - removal of anusaya of conceit -> cessation of craving ->cessation of suffering (AN 3.33)

72 Patisambhida sutta 1, 2 - awareness of one’s mind activity (AN 7.38, AN 7.39)

73 Upadaparitassana sutta - non-agitation due to non-clinging (SN 22.7, SN 22.8) see 49, 74

74 Nakulapita sutta - not to assume aggregates as self in order to not be disturbed by their permutations; being afflicted in body to be unafflicted in mind (SN 22.1) see 62, 73

75 Nandiya sutta - 5 Recollections (AN 11.13)

76 Gelanna sutta 1, 2 - mindfulness of feelings with seeing the impermanence; oil lamp simile (SN 36.7, SN 36.8)

77 Upaya sutta - consciousness is liberated when unengaged with the rest of the aggregates (SN 22.53)

Heedfulness (appamada) & heedlessness (pamada)

(1) Appamada sutta (AN 10.15; SN 3.17)

(2) Pamadaviharin sutta (SN 35.97)

(3) Mahasaropama sutta - heartwood simile (MN 29)

(4) Devadutta sutta (MN 130)

(5) Patitthita sutta - heedfulness develops 5 faculties (SN 48.56)

(6) Parinibbana sutta (SN 6.15)

(7) Nandiya sutta - pain, suffering, stress isn’t conducive to concentration (SN 55.40)

(8) Paribbajaka sutta - the verse (AN 4.30)

56 Aparihani sutta - guarding sense doors; 4 qualities of not falling away (AN 4.37)

57 Indriya vibhanga sutta - 5 faculties; mindfulness (SN 48.10)

58 Vijjabhaya sutta - samatha & vipassana are 2 parts of the knowledge (AN 3.10)

59 Potthapada sutta - 3 acqusitions of self: body, mind, formless (DN 9)

IX. Shining the Light of Wisdom

Images of Wisdom

(1) Wisdom as a Light (AN 4.143)

(2) Wisdom as a Knife (from MN 146)

2 The Conditions for Wisdom (AN 8.2, abridged)

3 Samaditthi sutta - A Discourse on Right View (MN 9)

The Domain of Wisdom

By Way of the Five Aggregates

(a) Phases of the Aggregates (SN 22.56)

(b) A Catechism on the Aggregates (SN 22.82 = MN 109, abridged)

(c) Anattalakkhana sutta - The Characteristic of Nonself (SN 22.59)

(d) Impermanent, Suffering, Nonself (SN 22.45)

(e) A Lump of Foam (SN 22.95)

By Way of the Six Sense Bases

(a) Full Understanding (SN 35.26)

(b) Burning (SN 35.28)

(c) Suitable for Attaining Nibbana (SN 35.147-49, combined)

(d) Empty Is the World (SN 35.85)

(e) Conscious Too Is Nonself (SN 35.234)

By Way of the Elements

(a) The Eighteen Elements (SN 14.1)

(b) The Four Elements (SN 14.37-39, combined)

(c) The Six Elements (from MN 140)

By Way of Dependent Origination (paticcasamuppada)

(a) What Is Dependent Origination? (SN 12.1)

(b) Paccaya sutta - paticcasamuppada The Stableness of the Dhamma (SN 12.20)

(c) Forty-Four Cases of Knowledge (SN 12.33)

(d) A Teaching by the Middle (SN 12.15) SC

(e) The Continuance of Consciousness (SN 12.38)

(f) The Origin and Passing of the World (SN 12.44)

(g) Avijjapaccaya sutta - paticcasamuppada with no subject (SN 12.35)

(h) Upanisa sutta - dependent origination growth into dependent liberation (SN 12.23)

By Way of the Four Noble Truths

(a) The Truths of All Buddhas (SN 56.24)

(b) These Four Truths Are Actual (SN 56.20)

(c) A Handful of Leaves (SN 56.31)

(d) Because of Not Understanding (SN 56.21)

(e) The Precipice (SN 56.42)

(f) Making the Breakthrough (SN 56.32)

(g) The Destruction of the Taints (SN 56.25)

(h) Mahapadana sutta - consciousness and name&form are mutually conditioned (DN 14)

(i) Mahanidana sutta - consciousness and name&form are mutually conditioned (DN 15)

(j) Avijjapacayata sutta (SN 12.35)

(k) Paccaya sutta - dependent origination and dependently arisen phenomena (SN 12.20)

(m) Acela sutta (SN 12.17)

(n) Mahatanhasankhaya sutta - equates idapaccayata with paiccasamuppada (MN 38)

(o) Dvayatanupassana sutta (Snp 3.12)

(p) Nagara sutta - consciousness and name&form are mutually conditioned (SN 12.65)

(r) Paticcasamuppadavibhanga sutta (SN 12.2)

(s) Loka sutta - origination and ending of the world (experience); the chain is cut at craving (SN 12.4)

(t) Lokayatika sutta (SN 12.48)

(u) Nalakalapiyo sutta -consciousness and name&form are mutually conditioned (12.67)

(v) Phagguna sutta - the chain is cut at 6 sense media (SN 12.12)

(w) Mahasakyamunigotamo (Gotama) sutta (SN 12.10)

(x) Pindolya sutta (SN 22.80)

(y) Bodhi suttas (Ud 1.1-3)

(z) Sukha sutta - more definitions of suffering (AN 10.65)

The Goal of Wisdom

(1) What is Nibbana? (SN 38.1)

(2) Thirty-Three Synonyms for Nibbāna (SN 43.1–44, combined)

(3) There Is That Base (Ud 8.1)

(4) The Unborn (Ud 8.3)

(5) The Two Nibbana Elements (It 44)

(6) The Fire and the Ocean (from MN 72)

X. The Planes of Realization

The Field of Merit for the World

(1) 8 Persons Worthy of Gifts (AN 8.59)

(2) Differentiation by Faculties (SN 48.18) (Related: SN 48.10)

(3) In the Dhamma Well Expounded (from MN 22)

(4) The Completeness of the Teaching (from MN 73)

(5) Kitagiri sutta - 7 Kinds of Noble Persons (from MN 70)

(6) Dhammannu sutta - 7 qualities of a monk worthy of gifts (AN 7.64 or AN 7.68)

(7) Samyojanapuggala (Samyojana) sutta - noble levels in terms of bondages (AN 4.131)

Sikkha

(1) Vajjiputta sutta - that who abandoned passion, aversion and delusion doesn’t do anything evil or unskillful (AN 3.84)

(2) Sikkha sutta 1, 2 - noble levels in terms of training levels (AN 3.86, AN 3.87)

(3) Paccaya sutta - a noble disciple doesn’t think of themself in terms of the past, future and present, the 14 of 16 questions (SN 12.20)

Stream-Entry

(1) The Four Factors Leading to Stream-Entry (SN 55.5)

(Related: Admirable Friendship (It 17); Hearing the Dhamma (AN 5.202) Careful Attention (It 16); Practice in accordance with the Dhamma (SN 22.39))

(2) Entering the Fixed Course of Rightness (SN 25.1)

(3) The Breakthrough to the Dhamma (SN 13.1)

(4) The Four Factors of a Stream-Enterer (SN 55.2)

(5) Better than Sovereignty over the Earth (SN 55.1)

(6) Gihi Sutta: The Householder - 4 pleasant mental abidings + formula of stream-entry declaration; sotapanna is said to be able to abide in jhanas (AN 5.179)

(7) (Pancabhaya)Vera Sutta 1, 2 - factors of stream-entry + formula of stream-entry declaration; a sotapanna understands paticcasamuppada (AN 10.92= SN 12.41, SN 12.42)

(8) Nakhasikha sutta - for stream-enterer a certain measure of suffering is ended; 7 more lives at the most till liberation; fingernail and earth simile (SN 13.1) see (9)

(9) Pokkharani sutta - for stream-enterer a certain measure of suffering is ended; at most 7 lives for a stream-winner; pond simile (SN 13.2) see (10)

(10) Samudda sutta - for stream-enterer a certain measure of suffering is ended; ocean simile (SN 13.8)

(11) Vesalika-ugga (Ugga 1), Hatthigamaka-ugga (Ugga 2) sutta - 8 qualities of Ugga the householder (AN 8.21, AN 8.22)

(12) Sekhin sutta 2 - at most 7 lives for a stream-winner (AN 3.86)

(13) Ekabiji sutta (SN 48.24)

(14) Samudda sutta - at most 7 lives for a stream-winner: ocean and drops simile (SN 13.8)

(15) Pancabhayavera sutta 1,2 - 4 factors of stream-entry; qualities of a stream-winner (SN 12.41-2)

(16) Sahassa sutta (SN 55.11)
(17) Okkanti samyutta (SN 25)

(18) Sotapatti samyutta (SN 55)

(19) Sotapanna sutta 1 (SN 48.2)
(20) Sotapanna sutta (SN 48.26, SN 48.32)

(21) Paccaya sutta - a sotapanna understands conditionality including paticcasamuppada (SN 12.27)

Non-returning

(1) Abandoning the Five Lower Fetters (from MN 64)

(2) Four Kinds of Persons (AN 4.169)

(3) Six Things that Partake of True Knowledge (SN 55.3)

(4) Five Kinds of Nonreturners (SN 46.3)

(5) Udana sutta - abandonment of 5 lower fetters through comprehension of 3 marks in 5 aggregates is a key to realization of non-returning (SN 22.55)

Arahantship

(1) Removing the Residual Conceit “I Am”(SN 22.89)

(2) The Trainee and the Arahant (SN 48.53)

(3) A Monk Whose Crossbar Has Been Lifted (from MN 22)

(4) Sutava(paribajjaka) sutta - 9 Things an Arahant Cannot Do, morality is natural (from AN 9.7) see (18), (22)

(5) A Mind Unshaken (from AN 9.26)

(6) The Ten Powers of an Arahant Monk (AN 10.90)

(7) The Sage at Peace (from MN 140)

(8) Happy Indeed Are the Arahants (from SN 22.76)

(9) Mulapariyaya sutta - Root sequence - definitions of arahant and tathagata (MN 1)

(10) Uposatha sutta - arahant qualities (AN 3.70)

(11) Nibbanadhatu sutta - nibbana with and without residue + arahant’s interaction with the world (KN : It44)

(12) Bhumija sutta - for an arahant there’s no world (SN 12.25)

(13) Upatissa-pasine - arahants may confess their arahantship - Sariputta (Vinaya : Mahavagga 1.23.1-10)

(14) Parivatta sutta - released person cannot be described in terms of paticcasamuppada (SN 22.56)

(15) Vaccha sutta - abandoned 5 hindrances (panca nivarana) and endowed with 5 aggregates of virtue (AN 3.57)

(16) Issatha sutta - abandoned 5 hindrances (panca nivarana) and endowed with 5 aggregates of virtue (AN 3.24)

(17) Bahujanahita sutta - For the Welfare of Many (It 84)

(18) Sajjha sutta - 9 things an arahant cannot do (AN 9.8) see (4), (22)

(19) Sona sutta - 6 things an arahant is naturally dedicated and inclined to (AN 6.55)

(20) Khema sutta - how an arahant declares gnosis; arahants don’t think in terms of evaluation (AN 6.49)

(21) Parivimamsana sutta - how Arahant perceives feelings (SN 12.51)

(22) Pasadika sutta - 9 things an arahant cannot do (DN 29) see (4), (18)

(23) Devadaha sutta - arahant is infallible (SN 35.134)

(24) Tavijjavacchagotta sutta - arahantship is incompatible with householder lifestyle; impossible without abandonment of the householdership fetter (MN 71)

(25) Culadukkhakkhandha sutta - arahantship is incompatible with householder lifestyle; eradication of dosa, raga & moha leads to abandonment of household life (MN 14)

(26) Sandaka sutta - 5 things an arahant cannot do (MN 76)

The Tathagata

(1) Sammasambuddha sutta - difference between The Buddha and the Arahant (SN 22.58)

(2) Bahujanahita sutta - For the Welfare of Many (It84)

(3) Sāiputta’s Lofty Utterance (SN 47.12)

(4) Mahasihanada sutta (MN 12)

(5) The Manifestation of Great Light (SN 56.38)

(6) Dvedhavitakka sutta - The Man Desiring Our Good (from MN 19)

(7) The Lion (SN 22.78)

(8) Why Is He Called the Tathāgata? (AN 4.23 = It 112)

(9) Cula hatthipadopama sutta (MN 27)

(10) Mulapariyaya sutta - Root sequence - definitions of arahant and tathagata (MN 1)

(11) Aggi-Vacchagotta sutta (MN 72)

(12) Kalaka(rama) sutta - how Tathagata perceives phenomena, the way of cognition by the Tathagata (AN 4.24)

(13) Abhaya(rajakumara) sutta - skill in speech (MN 58)

(14) Avyakata samyutta (SN 44)

(15) Vimamsa sutta - how Tathagata credibility is to be investigated (MN 47)

(16) Brahmajala sutta - Tathagata virtues (DN 1)

(17) Kalaka sutta - how Tathagata’s perception works (4.24)

(18) Sona sutta - a more realistic description of Buddha’s faculties (KN : Ud 5.6)

(19) Dona sutta - Buddha is not a human being or any being (AN 4.36)

(20) Sangarava sutta - Buddha admit wielding psychic powers (AN 3.60)

(21) Salayatana vibhanga sutta - reaction to perceptiveness of disciples to the teaching (MN 137)

(22) Gotamakacetiya sutta - why Buddha is credible (AN 3.123)

(23) Bahiya sutta - Buddha’s demeanor (KN : Ud 1.10)

(24) Magandiya sutta (Snp 4.9) + explanation in Haliddakani sutta (SN 22.3)

(25) Yamaka sutta - Tathagata after death (SN 22.85)

(26) Bahuna sutta - 10 things by which Tathagata's awareness is unrestricted (AN 10.81)

(27) Punniya sutta - when Tathagata teaches the Dhamma (AN 8.82, AN 10.83)

(28) Khema sutta (SN 44.1)

(29) Bahudhatuka sutta (MN 115)

(30) Vacchagotta tevijja sutta - the Buddha is not omniscient but possesses 3 supernormal knowledges (MN 71)

(31) Paccaya sutta - Tathagata awakens and breaks through to dependent origination (SN 12.20)

(32) Dasabala sutta 1, 2 - Tathagata’s 10 powers and 4 grounds for self-confidence; lion roar on conditionality of aggregates, idapaccayata & paticcasamuppada (SN 12.21, SN 12.22)

(33) Tathagatabala (Ananu) sutta - 5 powers of the Tathagata (AN 5.11)

(34) Ekapuggala sutta (AN 1.170-186)

Difference between Buddha and an Arahant

(1) Buddha Sutta (SN 22.58)

(2) Nagara sutta - The City (SN 12.65)

7 Sekhin sutta 1,2 - definitions of noble levels (AN 3.85, 86)

8 Mulapariyayana sutta - worldling, disciple, arahant, tathagata (MN 1)

9 Kayasakkhi/Pannavimutti/Ubhatobhaga suttas - 2 types of arahant: released through discernment, released both ways; and bodily witness (AN 9.43-5)

10 Susima sutta - released through discernment (SN 12.70)

11 Kitagiri sutta - 2 types of arahant: released through discernment, released both ways; and bodily witness - all 7 types of disciples (MN 70)

12 Mahanidana sutta - released both ways (DN 15)

13 Okkanta samyutta - faith follower and Dhamma follower (SN 25)

14 Mahaparinibbana sutta - noble disciples exist where the noble eightfold path exists (DN 16)

15 Nandiya sutta - putthujana is the one in whom factors of stream entry are altogether & in every way lacking; how disciple lives heedlessly and heedfully (SN 55.40)

16 Pavarana sutta - different type of arahants; the majority is released through discernment (SN 8.7)

17 Mahanama sutta 2  - four qualities of a disciple of the noble ones dispositive of nibbana (SN 55.22)

18 Indriya samyutta - levels of realization are framed in terms of development of 5 spiritual qualities (indriya) (SN 48.12-18)

19 Sarakani sutta 1,2 - short description of all 6 levels (SN 55.24,25)

20 Sopadisesa sutta - 9 persons free from hell, bad destination, state of deprivation and lower realms; the Buddha admits initial reluctance to teach this being wary it will promote heedlessness  (AN 9.12)

21 Udana sutta - seems to suggest that annihilationist can cut off 5 lower fetters which amount to non-returner (SN 22.55)

XI

Holy way of life

(1) Aggikkhandopama Sutta: The Mass of Fire Comparison - against enjoyments, abuse of dana (AN 7.68)

(2) Cula + Maha hatthipadopama Sutta: The Elephant Footprint Simile (MN 27, 28)

(3) Cula + Maha-suссata Sutta —The Discourse on Emptiness (MN 121, 122)

(4) Samannaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life (DN 2) - compendium

(5) Upakkilesa Sutta - Imperfections (MN 128)

(6) Khaggavisana sutta - Rhino sutta (Snp 1.3)

(7) Ratthapala Sutta: About Ratthapala (MN 82)

(8) Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta - lies; self-reflection; principle of no harm (MN 61)

(9) Cula-Rahulovada Sutta: The Shorter Exposition to Rahula - anicca (MN 147)

(10) Gilana Sutta: Ill (1) - Buddha came to teach for nibbana and not virtue (SN 35.74)

(11) Maha Gosinga sutta - the beauty of forest dwelling (MN 32)

(12) Mahasaccaka sutta - Buddha left a household life as unsuitable for the holy life (MN 36)

(13) Ariyavamsa sutta - 4 qualities of a monk - contentment, detachment from attributes of monastic life; against judging (AN 4.48)

(14) Kevatta (Kevaddha) sutta (DN 11) - compendium

(15) Katthavathu sutta - right topics of conversation (AN 10.69)

(16) Dhana sutta - 7 treasures (AN 7.6)

(17) Cakkavatti sutta (DN 26)

(18) Dhammika sutta (KN : Snp 2.14)

(19) Dasadhamma sutta - 10 reflections (AN 10.48)

(20) Abhaya sutta - principles of right speech (MN 58)

(21) Acela sutta - minimum of 4 months probation before ordination in early sangha (SN 12.17) see (24)

(22) Kotthita sutta - holy life is not for kammic results, but for nibbana (AN 9.13)

(23) Nadisota sutta - swimming in a stream simile; renunciation (KN : It109)

(24) Magandiya sutta - minimum of 4 months probation before ordination in early sangha (MN 75)

(25) Abhinhapaccavekkhintabbathana (Upajjatthana) sutta - five subjects of frequent contemplation (AN 5.57)

(26) Aranna/Sutadhara/Katha suttas - 5 qualities necessary for a practitioner of anapanasati (AN 5.96-8)

(27) Aryavamsa sutta (AN 4.28)

(28) Brahmajala sutta - Tathagata virtues (DN 1)

(29) Capala (Pacala) sutta - maintaining calmness necessary for meditation (AN 7.58)

(30) Maha assapura sutta - requisites of a contemplative life; against conceit (MN 39)

(31) Cula assapura sutta - requisites of a contemplative life (MN 40)

(32) Dantabhumi sutta - necessity of renunciation; factors of the holy life (MN 125)

(33) Mahasaropama sutta - on self-judgement against companions in holy life, against pride with achievements; heartwood simile; one can’t fall from final awareness-release (MN 29) - see (54, 55)

(34) Rathavinita sutta - living the holy life is for final nibbana through lack of clinging and nothing else; 7 purities (MN 24)

(35) Naga sutta - seclusion, escaping the crowd (KN : Ud 4.5)

(36) Naga sutta - seclusion fosters abandonment of 5 hindrances and development of jhanas (AN 9.40)

(37) Sona sutta - according to Mahakaccayana perfectly holy life is difficult for a householder; triple request before ordination; reference to Atthakavagga of Sn (KN : Ud 5.6)

(38) Lonaphala sutta - developed holy way of life alleviates bad kamma (AN 3.99)

(39) Tuvataka sutta (KN : Snp 4.14)

(40) Brahmajala sutta - sections on virtue (DN 1) - compendium

(41) Lokavipatti sutta - 8 worldly aspirations (AN 8.6)

(42) Magandiya sutta - to not judge oneself against others: equal, inferior or superior (KN : Snp 4.9) - see (43)

(43) Purabheda sutta - to not judge oneself against others: equal, inferior or superior (KN : Snp 4.10) - see (44)

(44) Samiddhi sutta - to not judge oneself against others: equal, inferior or superior (SN 1.20)

(45) Sallekha sutta - principle of harmlessness + 43 more principles of morality (MN 8)

(46) Brahmana sutta - abandonment of desire is the aim of the holy life (SN 51.15)

(47) Sanna sutta - 9 beneficial perceptions: (AN 9.16)

(48) Maranasati suttas 1, 2 - reflections on and recollections of death (AN 6.19=AN 8.73, AN 6.20=AN 8.74)

(49) Nakulapita sutta - not to assume aggregates as self in order to not be disturbed by their permutations; being afflicted in body to be unafflicted in mind (SN 22.1)

(50) Sanganikarama sutta - seclusion as a guarantee of good meditation (AN 6.68)

(51) Ghatikara sutta - holy life of a layman Ghatikara (MN 81)

(52) Saleyyaka sutta/Veranjaka sutta - 3 types of bodily, 4 of verbal and 3 of mind (un)skillful conduct (MN 41/42)

(53) Nakuhana sutta 1, 2 purpose of the holy life (KN : Iti35, 36 )

(54) Sappurisa sutta - against conceit, progress in Dhamma doesn’t depend on respect and level of authority, achievements in Dhamma aren’t for pride; 9 dhutangas (MN 113) - see (33)

(55) Culasaropama sutta - on self-judgement against companions in holy life, against pride with achievements; heartwood simile; unprovoked awareness-release is the end goal of the holy life one can’t fall from (MN 30)

(56) Yasa sutta - for seclusion & against honor, homage, offerings and association with crowd; how monks neglect the practice (AN 8.86)

(57) Sekha Patipada sutta - 6 essential limbs of training (MN 53)

(58) Aranna sutta (SN 1.10)

(59) Sambodhi sutta - 9 qualities as prerequisites for development of the wings to self-awakening; last paragraph (AN 9.1)

(60) Upaddha sutta - admirable friendship is the whole of the holy life (SN 45.2)

(61) Silabatta sutta (AN 3.78)

(62) Panna sutta - 8 requisite conditions; presence of a teacher or a senior comrade (AN 8.2) see (90)

(63) Cula-Punnama sutta - persons of integrity and no integrity (MN 110)

(64) Rathavinita sutta - holy life under the Buddha is lived for the sake of total Unbinding (MN 24)

(65) Maha & Cula dukkhakkhandha sutta - violation of precepts, misconduct is due to sensuality (MN 13, 14)

(66) Puttamansa sutta - 4 nutriments; son’s flesh simile - how to regard food; flayed cow simile - how to regard contact with 5 strings of sensuality; pit of embers simile - how to regard internal urges, passions; spear execution simile - how to regard mental objects (SN 12.63)

(67) Aranavibhanga sutta (MN 139)

(68) Apannaka sutta - 4 types of persons with respect to harming oneself & others (MN 60)

(69) Maha Parinibbana sutta - compendium (DN 16)

(70) Sakalika sutta - against conceit (SN 1.38)

(71) Adhakavinda sutta - praise of seclusion, community is an alternative (SN 6.13)

(72) Dantabhumi sutta - compendium (MN 125)

(73) Pakinnakavagga - harmlessness (KN: Dhp XXI 296-301)

(74) Devadatta Sutta/Uttara Sutta - benefit of self-reflection and others (AN 8.7-8)

(75) Sikkha sutta 1,2 - three trainings: in heightened virtue, mind & discernment (AN 3.88,89)

(76) Udumbarika Sihanada Sutta - on asceticism (DN 25)

(77) Devadatta sutta/Uttara sutta - benefit of reflection (AN 8.7-8)

(78) Natha sutta - 10 protector qualities; mindfulness (AN 10.17)

(79) Abhinhapaccavekkhintabbathana sutta (Upajjhatthana) - 5 facts to often reflect upon (AN 5.57)

(80) Balani sutta 1-3 - powers of consideration, development and concentration (AN 2.11-13)

(81) Adhikarana sutta - how conflicts are to be resolved (AN 2.15)

(82) Pansadhovaka sutta - gradual progress in jhana from coarse to fine defilements; gold washer simile (AN 3.100 or 3.102)

(83) Mahadhammasamadana sutta - 4 ways of undertaking things, ways of conduct (MN 46)

(84) Arannika sutta - 4 qualities required for dwelling in forest isolation (AN 4.259)

(85) Bharadvaja sutta - how to practice restraint (SN 35.127)

(86) Gopakamoggallana Sutta - virtues of Moggallana (MN 108)

(87) Bhikkhuni sutta - progress in the holy life relies on conceit (AN 4.159)

(88) Bhandana sutta - 10 factors of concord in the Sangha (AN 10.50)

(89) Sacitta sutta - 10 reflections on one’s own skillful qualities (AN 10.51)

(90) Natha sutta 1,2 - 10 qualities of a monk serving as his protectors (AN 10.17-8) see (62)

(91) Brahmacariya sutta - what holy life is and is not lived for (AN 4.25)

(92) Dhammavihari sutta 1,2 - commitment to jhana and samatha practice is dwelling in the Dhamma; criticism of scholasticism at the expense of mind cultivation (AN 5.73, 5.74)

(93) Dhajagga sutta - recollection of 3 jewels is an antidote to fear (SN 11.3)

(94) Cetana(karaniya) sutta - perfection in virtue facilitates liberation acting upon the mind (AN 11.2)

(95) Ovada sutta 3 - praise of dhutanga 8, 3, 1, 2 and 5 factors of ascetic life - samannanga (SN 16.8)

(96) Pathamanagatabhaya, Dutiyanagatabhaya sutta - 5 dangers reflection upon which spurs practice (AN 5.77,5.78)

(97) Sankha sutta - fixation on feelings of remorse on account of evil deeds is useless (SN 42.8)

(98) Vuddhapabbajita sutta 1, 2 - going forth in old age is acceptable (AN 5.59, 5.60)

(99) Sanna sutta 1, 2 - 5 beneficial perceptions (AN 5.61, 5.62)

(100) Ragadipeyyala vagga - 2x10 things to be developed for the knowledge of lust (AN 10.237, AN 10.238)

(101) Adhipateyya sutta - motivational formulas for exertion, arousing energy (AN 3.40) see 101

(102) Dasabala sutta 2 - motivational formulas for exertion, arousing energy (SN 12.22) see 100

(103) Vajjiputta sutta - that who abandoned passion, aversion and delusion doesn’t do anything evil or unskillful (AN 3.84)

(104) Sikkhattaya sutta 1, 2 - what training in virtue, concentration & wisdom is (AN 3.89, AN 3.90)

(105) Acchayika sutta - timing of realization is beyond control, it occurs by itself in due time (AN 3.92)
(106) Uposatha sutta - a day when the Buddha left monks to recite Patimokkha without him by themselves (AN 8.20)

(107) Adhakavinda sutta - 5 things to exhort monks in: virtue, guarding sense doors, speak little, dwell in wilderness, develop right view (AN 5.114)

(108) Akankheyya (Akankha) sutta - 10 wishes fulfilled by virtue, tranquility, jhana, insight & meditation in seclusion (MN 6, AN 10.71)

(109) Santutthi sutta - samannanga (AN 4.27)

(110) Sambodhi(pakkhiya) sutta - 9 wings of self-awakening (AN 9.1)

Jhanas

(1) Upakkilesa Sutta - Imperfections (MN 128)

(2) Cula Gosinga sutta (MN 31)

(3) Cula hatthipadopama sutta - jhanas ensue after abandonment of 4 hindrances (MN 27)

(4) Nibbana sutta (AN 9.34)

(5) Pancakanga sutta - Carpenter Fivetools - pleasure of a different type (SN 36.19, MN 59)

(6) Samadhanga sutta - five-factored noble right concentration + six supernatural knowledges (AN 5.28)

(7) Pancala(canda) sutta/Sambadha sutta - four jhanas + four dimensions; confining place and the opening (AN 9.42) see 47

(8) Gavi sutta - jhanas are to be developed gradually & naturally; post-jhanic mind is able to exercise supranormal powers at will (AN 9.35)

(9) Nagara sutta - Fortress (AN 7.63)

(10) Vithara/Asubha suttas - 4 modes of intuition practice (AN 4.162, 163)

(11) Samadhanga sutta - five-factored noble right concentration (AN 5.28)

(12) Kevatta (Kevaddha) sutta (DN 11)

(13) Kamabhu sutta 2 - cessation of perception and feeling (nirodha samapati) and samatha vipassana (SN 41.6)

(14) Kayagatasati sutta (MN 119)

(15) Latukikopama sutta  - transcending jhanas one by one; the pleasure of jhanas isn’t to be feared but cultivated instead (MN 66)

(16) Potthapada sutta - any jhana can be a basis for cessation of perception; dependent origination of concentration; jhanic pleasure is not sensual (DN 9)

(17) Mahaparinibbana sutta - jhana is disconnection from senses (DN 16, ‘Pukussa the Malla chapter)

(18) Tapussa sutta - mastering 9 jhanas is a prerequisite for awakening (AN 9.41)

(19) Dipa sutta - anapanasati is a method for entering jhanas (SN 54.8)

(20) Anupada sutta - sequence of jhanas; Sariputta's jhana progress; jhana mental residuals (MN 111)

(21) Rahogata sutta - jhanas and formless attainments correlation with ceased formations (SN 36.11)

(22) Anupubbanirodha sutta - jhanas sequence with qualities; cessation of breath on 5th (AN 9.31)

(23) Kamaguna sutta - attending mind tendency to dwell on 5 chords of sensual pleasure of past, present and future (SN 35.117)

(24) Atthakanagara sutta - fabricated jhanas & jhana experiences are not to be clung to, jhanas too are conditioned (MN 52) see 41

(25) Latukikopama sutta - pleasure of the fourth jhana is to be cultivated (MN 66), see VIII 34, 35

stock phrase: “pleasant abiding (in the here-&-now)”describes the result of jhanas, means there’s pleasure beyond sensual (multiple suttas)

(26). Aranavibhanga sutta - one should pursue jhanic pleasure within oneself (MN 139), see VIII 34, 35

(27) Macchariya suttas - 5 types of stinginess impede jhanas (AN 5.254-71)

(28) Jhana suttas 1,2 - jhana relation to rebirth in heaven (AN 4.123,4)

(29) Jambali sutta - 4 types of jhana practitioners (AN 4.178)

(30) Anenjasappaya sutta - advanced teaching (MN 106)

(31) Godatta sutta - 4 types of awareness-release (SN 41.7)

(32) Avarana sutta - 5 hindrances to awareness and discernment (AN 5.51)

(33) Metta suttas 1,2 - brahmaviharas relation to rebirth and heaven (AN 4.125,6)

(34) Cula sunnata sutta - formless spheres and release (MN 121)

(35) Sattadhatu sutta - causality of formless spheres (SN 14.11)

(36) Dasama sutta - jhanas & brahmaviharas (AN 11.17)

(37) Mettasahagata sutta - brahmaviharas as a basis for jhanas; correspondence between brahmaviharas and levels of absorption (SN 46.54)

(38) Sanganikarama sutta - right view as a guarantee of jhana (AN 6.68)

(39) Mahasaccaka sutta - jhanic pleasure is not sensual and wholesome (MN 36)

(40) Piti sutta - 5 sensations absent in jhana; jhana’s pleasure & joy are dependent on skillful mental qualities (AN 5.176)

(41) Atthkanagara (Dasama) sutta - fabricated jhanas & jhana experiences are not to be clung to, jhanas too are conditioned (AN 11.16) see 24

(42) Mahavedalla sutta - 5 hindrances are abandoned in the 1st jhana; in nirodha samapati all 3 types of fabrications cease (MN 43)

(43) Lohicca sutta - jhanas with similes (DN 12)

(44) Veludvareyya sutta - perfect virtue leads to concentration (SN 55.7)

(45) Salayatana vibhanga sutta - jhana is a means to transcend equanimity dependent on sense perceptions; peculiar description of jhanas omitting the 1st (MN 137)

(46) Anuruddha sutta - mastering jhanas leads to content with monastic life; urine medicine; mindfulness (AN 8.30)

(47) Pancala sutta - confining place & opening; each lower jhana element in relation to the higher one is a confining place, while the higher jhana is an opening out of it (AN 9.42) see 7

(48) Culadukkhakkhandha sutta - jhanic pleasure helps to overcome attachment to sensual pleasure (MN 14)

(49) Macchariya suttas - 5 types of stinginess impedes entering jhana (AN 5.254-271)

(50) Ariyapariyesana sutta - 9 jhana stages (MN 26)

(51) Jhana sutta - ending of cankers/taints/mental fermentations depends on jhanas; 1st jhana suffices for their ending i.e. arahantship (AN 9.36)

(52) Nibbana(sukkha) sutta - attention to a previous jhana element is an affliction for the next jhana (AN 9.34)

(53) Sallekha sutta - first 4 jhanas are ‘pleasant abiding in the here and now’, next 4 jhanas are ‘peaceful abiding’; mastering jhanas doesn’t equal effacement i.e. eradication of unwholesome tendencies; plays on the homonymity of sallekha - austerity and sallekho - effacement, implying moral discipline to be the true austerity (MN 8)

(54) Niramisa sutta - rapture, pleasure, equanimity and liberation not of the flesh (SN 36.31)

(55) Kolita sutta - noble silence is any jhana besides the first (SN 21.1)

(56) Khadiravaniyarevatattheragāthā (Revata's farewell) - noble silence is no-thinking, mental stillness (Thag 14.1)

(57) Sankhitta sutta - 4 brahmaviharas as a basis for jhanas; 4 foundations of mindfulness (AN 8.63) see (37)

(58) Kantaka sutta - list of phenomena which are thorns for jhanas (AN 10.72)

(59) Dhammavihari sutta 1,2 - commitment to jhana and samatha practice is dwelling in the Dhamma (AN 5.73, 5.74)

(60) Venagapura sutta - Buddha seems to suggest that he’s able to move about while in jhana (AN 3.63)

(61) Sila sutta - concentration is compatible with walking (AN 4.12)

(62) Bhikkhusanghathomana (Uposatha) sutta - 4 jhanas correspond to the deva worlds (AN 4.190)

(63) Ananda sutta - according to Ananda jhanas don’t seem to lack sensory perception, formless attainments do (AN 9.37)

(64) Gangapeyyala vagga - one who practices jhana inclines towards nibbana like a river towards ocean (SN 53.1 - SN 53.12)

(65) Pasadika sutta - it’s ok to be relish jhanas, their fruit is realization of 4 noble leveles (DN 29)

(66) Savitaka, Avitakka, Sukha, Upekha, Akasanancayatana, Vinnanacayatana, Akincannayatana, Nevasannanasannayatana suttas - all jhanas and formless spheres (SN 40.1 - SN 40.8)

(67) Animitta sutta - signless concentration (SN 40.9)

Polemics with other teachings

(1) Cula + Maha sihanada Sutta : The Discourse on the Lion's Roar (MN 11, 12)

(2) Brahmajāa Sutta: The All-embracing Net of Views (DN 1)

(3) Samaссaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life (DN 2)

(4) Mahasaccaka sutta (MN 36)

(5) Mulapariyaya sutta - Root sequence - refutation of Samkhya (MN 1)

(6) Mahakammavibhangasutta - the workings of kamma are not simple (MN 136)

(7) Bhumija sutta - how kamma (volition or fabrication) arises (SN 12.25)

(8) Smanupassana sutta - all teachings believe that atta is one of 5 aggregates (SN 22.47)

(9) Potthapada sutta (DN 9)

(10) Tittha(yata) sutta (AN 3.61)

(11) Ambattha sutta  - + critique of brahmans' claim to respect (DN 3)

(12) Sonadanda sutta - who the real brahman is (DN 4)

(13) Sankha(dhama) sutta - on kamma and jains (SN 42.8)

(14) Devadaha sutta - jains (MN 101)

(15) Maha & Cula dukkhakkhandha sutta (MN 13, 14)

(16) Nigantha sutta (SN 41.8)

(17) Tevijja sutta (DN 13)

(18) Subha sutta (MN 99)

(19) Acela sutta (SN 12.17)

(20) Sivaka sutta (SN 36.21)

(21) Cula-Saccaka sutta - on the self (MN 35)

(22) Apannaka sutta - wrong asceticism, other doctrines & views (MN 60)

(23) Uposatha sutta - types of uposatha (AN 3.70)

(24) Yamaka sutta - against the heresy of annihilationism (SN 22.85)

(25) Kukkuravatika sutta - ox-duty and dog-duty ascetics (MN 57)

(26) Titthiya sutta (AN 3.68)

(27) Samannaphala sutta (DN 2)

(28) Nanatitthiya (Tittha) sutta - elephant and blind simile (Ud 6.4, Ud 6.5, Ud 6.6)

(29) Kimdittihika sutta (AN 10.93)

(30) Vajjiya sutta - the Buddha doesn’t speak categorically of what should & should not be pursued (AN 10.94)

(31) Attakari sutta - on free will (AN 6.38)

(32) Metta sutta - on the purpose of brahmaviharas cultivation (SN 46.54)

(33) Mahasihanada Sutta - misconceptions about ways of purification (MN 12)

(34) Uttiya sutta (AN 10.95)

(35) Annatitthiya sutta (SN 12.24)

(36) Pasadika sutta - Buddha deems Nigantha Nataputta not supremely enlightened (DN 29)

(37) Bhumija sutta - on getting results of the holy life (MN 126)

(38) Kutuhalasala sutta - on rebirth after supreme attainment (SN 44.9)

 

Meditation

(1) Satipatthana - Anuruddha Samyutta (SN 52) and Satipatthana Samyutta (SN 47)

(2) Anapanasati sutta - mindfulness of breathing (MN 118)

(3) Mahasatipatthana sutta (DN 22)

(4) Maha-Rahulovada Sutta: The Greater Exhortation to Rahula (MN 62)

(5) Girimananda sutta - 10 perceptions & anapanasati (AN 10.60)

(6) Kayagatasati sutta - mindfulness of body (MN 119)

(7) Dipa sutta - anapanasati in various modes (SN 54.8)

(8) Anapana samyutta (SN 54.1, 3-16, 20)

(9) Anapanakatha (KN 12 - Patisambhidamagga - treatise III)

(10) Satipatthana sutta (MN 10)

(11) Dutiyasamadhi, Tatiyasamadhi sutta - 4 types of meditators with respect to mastery over samatha & vipassana (AN 4.93, 4.94)

(12) Vesali sutta - asubha meditation could be harmful to psyche; concentration through mindfulness of breathing (SN 54.9)

(13) Ananda sutta - anapanasati & 4 foundations of mindfulness (SN 54.13)

(14) Aranna/Sutadhara/Katha suttas - mindfulness of breathing is the prescribed method (AN 5.96-8)

(15) Capala (Pacalayamana) sutta - ways to dispel drowsiness; recommended walking meditation; attitudes conducive to calmness (AN 7.58 or 7.61)

(16) Bhikkhunupassaya (Bhikkhunivasako) sutta - directed and undirected satipatthana, a method of restoring calmness of mind by switching (SN 47.10)

(17) Dantabhumi sutta - 4 foundations of mindfulness as a precursor for jhanas starting from the 2nd (MN 125)

(18) Sambodhi sutta - contemplation of unattractiveness cures lust; on good will (brahma viharas or metta alone) cures ill will; anapanasati is for subjugation of distractive thinking; aniccasanna is for uprooting conceit “i am” (AN 9.1)

(19) Sudatta sutta - Buddha practised walking meditation (SN 10.8)

(20) Sankhitta sutta - 4 brahma viharas as a basis for jhanas; 4 foundations of mindfulness (AN 8.63)

(21) Mahasaccaka sutta - Buddha practised breath meditation (MN 36)

(22) Bahiya sutta - walking meditation mentioned (KN : Ud 1.10)

(23) Vitakkasanthana sutta - 5 ways to get rid of unskillful & distractive thoughts with appropriate attention (MN 20)

(24) Cula-Saccaka sutta - walking meditation mentioned (MN 35)

(25) Kankheyya sutta - anapanasati is a noble abiding (SN 54.12)

(26) Vijjabhaya sutta - samatha & vipassana are 2 parts of the knowledge (AN 3.10)

(27) The Development of Loving-Kindness (It 27)

(28) The Four Divine Abodes (from MN 99)

(29) Insight Surpasses All (AN 9.20, abridged) mahaparinibbana

(30) Nivarana sutta - 4 frames of reference are the means to overcome 5 hindrances nivarana (AN 9.64)

(31) Mahasatipatthana sutta (DN 22)

(32) Pindolya sutta - 4 frames of reference and themeless jhana suppress 3 types of unskillful thinking (SN 22.80)

(33) Bhikkhunivasaka Sutta - ways to refresh concentration by switching of subject of attention (SN 47.10)

(34) Vibhanga sutta - development of mindfulness is observation of rise and fall or impermanence in its foundations (SN 47.40)

(35) Metta sutta - brahmaviharas as a basis for jhanas (SN 46.54) see (20)

(36) Metta suttas 1,2 - brahmaviharas cultivation secures rebirth in heaven (AN 4.125,6)

(37) Aggi sutta - technique of development of awakening factors depending on the active mental hindrance (SN 46.53)

(38) Dhammavihari sutta 1,2 - commitment to jhana and samatha practice is dwelling in the Dhamma (AN 5.73, AN 5.74)

(39) Vitthatasattasanna (Sankhittasanna) sutta/Sanna sutta - 7 perceptions (AN 7.48, AN 7.49)

(40) Abhinhapaccavekkhintabbathana sutta - 5 recollections (AN 5.57)

(41) Samadhibhavana sutta - 4 types of concentration (AN 4.41)

(42) Maranasati suttas 1, 2 - reflections on and recollections of death (AN 6.19=AN 8.73, AN 6.20=AN 8.74)

(43) Sanna sutta 1, 2 - 5 beneficial perceptions (AN 5.61, AN 5.62)

(44) Karajakayasutta - development of brahmaviharas is a means to dilute bad kamma (AN 10.219)

(45) Udayi sutta - 6 themes for recollection anussati  (AN 6.29)

(46) Nalakapana sutta - recollection of deceased noble persons is beneficial (MN 68)

(47) Sila sutta - recollection of noble persons is helpful (SN 46.3)

(48) Kimbila sutta - satipatthana via anapanasati (SN 54.10)

(48)  Sammasana - inward exploration of the origins of suffering; simile of bronze cup with poisoned drink for pleasant things (SN 12.66)

(49) Pindoliya sutta - satipatthana & signless concentration are means against 3 unwholesome thoughts: of sensuality, ill will & harmfulness (SN 22.80)

(50) Anussatitthana (Gedha) sutta -  6 recollections: Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, virtue,  liberality, devas (AN 6.25)

(51) Mahakaccana (Sambadhokasa) sutta -  6 recollections (AN 6.26)

(52) Dhajagga sutta - 3 recollections as a means against fear (SN 11.3)

(53) Maranasati suttas 1, 2 - reflections on and recollections of death (AN 6.19=AN 8.73, AN 6.20=AN 8.74)

(54) Mahanama (Ekodasanipata) sutta - 6 recollections (AN 6.10, AN 11.11, AN 11.12)

(55) Nandiya sutta - 5 recollections (AN 11.13)

(56) Uposatha sutta - 5 recollections + recollections of arahants (AN 3.70)

(57) Cankamanisamsa [Cankama] sutta - 5 benefits of walking meditation (AN 5.29)

(58) Kapinna sutta - calmness and immobility of both body and mind as a culmination of anapanasati (SN 54.7)

(59) Dipa sutta - benefits of anapanasati (SN 54.8)

(60) Arittha sutta - mental attitude during anapanasati (SN 54.6)

(61) Ekadhamma sutta - anapanasati technique (SN 54.1)

Buddha’s own quest and background

 

(1) Mahasaccaka sutta - he left a household life as unsuitable for the holy life; experience of jhana in childhood (MN 36)

(2) Ariyapariyesana sutta - The noble search (MN 26)

(3) Dhammacakkapavattana sutta (AN 56.11)

(4) Culadukkhakkhandha sutta - by attaining jhanic pleasure Buddha could overcome the allure of sensuality (MN 14)

(5) (Anuruddha) Upakkilesa sutta - abandonment of mental imperfections in jhana practice (MN 128)

(6) Ayacana sutta - reluctance to teach the Dhamma at first and concession to Brahma’s request (SN 6.1)

(7) Garava sutta - lack of peers or teachers to rely upon after sambodhi (SN 6.2)

(8) Bodhi sutta 1-3 - 7 day long samadhi after awakening; paticcasamuppada & idappaccayata discovered after the 4NT (Ud 1.1, Ud 1.2, Ud 1.3)

(9) Muccalinda sutta - 7 day long samadhi (Ud 2.1)

(10) Supina sutta - 5 dreams (AN 5.196)

(11) Mahasakyamuni gotamo (Gotama) sutta -  discovery of paticcasamuppada and the cause of suffering (SN 12.10)

(12) Tapussa sutta - development of jhanas (AN 9.41)

(13) Paccalacanda sutta - Buddha awakened to jhana, so what he studied previously could have not been jhanas or he didn’t master them (SN 2.7)

(14) Bhayabherava sutta - overcoming terror of loneliness and developing supramundane knowledges; attainment of 3 knowledges and awakening (MN 4)

(15) Dvedhavitakka sutta - developing 3 supramundane knowledges; supramundane knowledges precede attainment of nibbana (MN 19)

(16) Dipa sutta - Buddha practised anapanasatisamadhi before awakening (SN 54.8)

(17) Kamaguna sutta (SN 35.117)

(18) Magandiya sutta - life before renunciation (MN 75)

(19) Humhunka [Nigrodha] sutta  - 7 days of samadhi (Ud 1.4)

(20) Nagara sutta - Buddha himself followed the noble eightfold path; content of his awakening; Buddha’s awakening was a revelation of something novel  “never heard before”; ancient path simile (SN 12.65) see 32

(21) Bodhirajakumara sutta (MN 85)

(22) Sangarava sutta - the path he teaches Buddha followed himself (AN 3.60)

(23) Sangarava sutta (MN 100)

(24) Uddaka sutta - Uddaka Ramaputta wasn’t a genuine master (SN 35.103)

(25) Mahaparinibbana sutta - Alara Kalama mastered at least one level of jhana (DN 16)

(26) Mahasihanada Sutta - austerities, awakening, consent to teach Dhamma (MN 12)

(27) Ghatikara sutta - Buddha Gotama as monk Jotipala under Buddha Kassapa in a past life (MN 81)

(28) Parivatta sutta - the content of self-awakening was direct knowledge of 4-fold round of 5 clinging aggregates: aggregate, origination, cessation, path (SN 22.56)

(29) Sakalika sutta - how Buddha would endure pain; arrow simile (SN 1.38; 4.13)

(30) Sukkhumala sutta - on seeing ill, old and dead (AN 3.38 or AN 3.39)

(31) Parinibbana sutta - Buddha’s passing away (SN 6.15)

(32) Dhammacakkapavatattana sutta - Buddha’s awakening was a revelation, discovery of the origin of stress and the way to its cessation for our aeon, which weren’t known until then, “never heard before”; three phases and twelve aspects of the 4NT (SN 56.11) see 20

(33) Veranja sutta - the process of realization (AN 8.11)

(34) Oghatarana sutta - how the Buddha crossed the flood (SN 1.1)

(35) Upannata sutta (AN 2.5)

(36) Sattavassa sutta - dialogue with Mara at Neranjara river after the awakening (SN 4.24)

(37) Maradhitu sutta - conversation with Mara daughters tanha, arati & raga at Neranjara river (SN 4.25)

(38) Nagara sutta - content of Buddha’s insight, paticca samuppada; consciousness and name-&-form are mutually dependent; road to ancient city simile (SN 12.65)

(39) Vinaya - Khandhaka 1 - Mahakhandhaka

Laity (upasaka)

 

(1) Mahanama sutta/Jivaka sutta - 4 types of lay followers; welfare is understood as exposure to Dhamma (AN 8.25, AN 8.26) see (27)

(2) Vesalika-ugga (Ugga 1) sutta - 8 qualities of Ugga the householder (AN 8.21) see (46)

(3) Saleyyaka sutta/Veranjaka sutta - 3 types of bodily, 4 of verbal and 3 of mind (un)skillful conduct (MN 41, MN 42)

(4) Chavalata sutta - 4 types of people (AN 4.95)

(5) Sikkha sutta - 4 types of people (AN 4.99)

(6) Ragavinaya sutta - 4 types of people (AN 4.96)

(7) Sigalovada sutta (DN 31)

(8) Licchavikumaraka sutta - 5 qualities of a clansman (AN 5.58)

(9) Dighajanu (Vyagghapajja) sutta - 8 conditions for weal in this and future lives (AN 8.54)

(10) Dhammika sutta (KN : Snp 2.14)

(11) Upasaka vagga (AN 5.171-80)

(12) Velama Sutta (AN 9.20)

(13) Abhisanda sutta (8.39)

(14) Visakhuposatha sutta - 8 precepts + recollections of arahants (AN 8.43)

(15) Uposatha sutta - uposatha 8 precepts/vows + recollections of arahants (AN 3.70)

(16) Sakka sutta (AN 10.46)

(17) Dhananjani sutta - satire on Upanisadic soteriology (MN 97)

(18) Candala sutta - against futile rituals (AN 5.175)

(19) Ghatikara sutta - holy life of a layman Ghatikara (MN 81)

(20) Piti sutta - lay people should meditate, householder Anathapindika is encouraged to do jhanas in seclusion (AN 5.176)

(21) Veludvareyya sutta - don’t do to others what you don’t want to be done to you; 5 precepts; encouraging others to follow virtue (SN 55.7)

(22) Candala sutta - 5 qualities of upasaka; against attachment to charms and ceremonies (AN 5.175)

(23) (Gahapati) Potaliya sutta - how to renounce all worldly affairs; early classification of 8 fetters (MN 54)

(24) Apannaka sutta - householder life unfit for holy life formula (MN 60)

(25) Gihi Sutta - householders can attain stream-entry; keeping 5 precepts & dwelling in 4 mental abidings (AN 5.179) see (26)

(26) Vera sutta - householders can attain stream-entry; keeping 5 precepts to end 5 forms of fear and animosity, 4 pleasant mental abidings as 4 factors of stream-entry, seeing paticcasamuppada (AN 10.92=SN 12.41, 42) see (25)

(27) Jivaka sutta - 4 types of lay followers; welfare is understood as exposure to Dhamma (AN 8.26) see (1)

(28) Visakhuposatha sutta - 8 uposatha practices (AN 8.43)

(29) Pattakamma sutta (AN 4.61)

(30) Sakka sutta - 8 factored uposatha benefits (AN 10.46)

(31) Hatthaka sutta 2 - 4 grounds for the bonds of fellowship (AN 8.24)

(32) Sangaha sutta - 4 grounds for the bonds of fellowship (AN 4.32)

(33) Mahanama (Ekodasanipata) sutta - 6 recollections (AN 6.10, AN 11.11, AN 11.12)

(34) Vatapada sutta - Sakka’s 7 vows (SN 11.11)

(35) Appamada sutta - heedfulness (SN 3.17)

Haliddakani sutta - how to not be a householder; reference to Sutta nipata 4.9 (SN 22.3)

(36) Ittha sutta - longevity, beauty, happiness, status, good rebirths are achieved not by prayers and wishes, but by practicing the path (AN 5.43)

(37) AN 8.41-45 - on Uposatha

(38) Vajjiya sutta - skillful qualities is a criterion for what’s to be pursued (AN 10.94)

(39) Cunda sutta - purification by 10 courses of skillful action (body, speech, mind) (AN 10.176)

(40) Pattakamma sutta - a householder can be a noble disciple + many more (AN 4.61)  

(41) Ananya sutta - 4 types of happiness (AN 4.62)

(42) Licchavikumaraka sutta (AN 5.58)

(43) Adiya sutta - 5 utilizations of wealth (AN 5.41)

(44) Mahayanna (Aggi 2) sutta (AN 7.47)

(45) Samkhittuposatha, Vitthatuposatha, Visakhuposatha suttas  - uposatha (AN 8.41, 8.42, 8.43)

(46) Hatthigamaka-ugga (Ugga 2) sutta - 8 qualities of Ugga the householder (AN 8.22) see (2)

(47) Uggaha sutta - duties of a wife towards husband which secure rebirth among gods (AN 5.33)

(48) Upasakacandala (Candala) sutta - 5 qualities of a blamable lay follower (AN 5.175)

(49) Kulasutta - 4 reasons of wealth depletion in a family (AN 4.258)

(50) Nandiya sutta - 5 recollections (AN 11.13)

(51) Mahanama sutta - who lay follower is (SN 55.37)

(52) Tavijjavacchagotta sutta -  householder lifestyle is incompatible with arahantship and only rarely is with rebirth in heaven without abandonment of the householdership fetter (MN 71)

Nibbana

 

(1) Nibbana sutta (KN:Ud 8.1-4)

(2) Kotthita sutta (AN 4.174)

(3) Ariyapariyesana sutta - The noble search (MN 26)

(4) Vitthatasattasanna sutta aka Sanna sutta - nibbana is a deathless state (AN 7.46, AN 7.49)

(5) Arakenanusasani sutta - nibbana is escape from death through escape from birth (AN 7.70)

(6) Upacala sutta - nibbana is unprovoked/unquaked and unblazed (SN 5.7)

(7) Kevatta (Kevaddha) sutta - consciousness without feature (DN 11)

(8) Bahiya sutta (Ud 1.10)

(9) Ajata sutta, Nibbanadhatu sutta (KN : It43, 44)

(10) Mula sutta - nibbana is the end of all phenomena (AN 10.58)

(11) Dhatuvibhanga sutta (MN 140)

(12) Sambodhi sutta - nibbana is attained by uprooting of conceit ‘I am’ through perception of not-self; prerequisites for development of wings of awakening (AN 9.1)

(13) Mahasaropama sutta - not falling from non-occasional release, nibbana is permanent (MN 29)

(14) Pubbakotthaka sutta - before nibbana is attained it’s attainability is a matter of faith and conviction (SN 48.44)

(15) Chanda sutta - the deathless is realized with abandonment of desire (SN 47.37)

(16) Ariyamagga sutta - nibbana is the ending of kamma [action] (SN 4.235)

(17) Vijaya sutta (KN: Snp 1.11)

(18) Rathavinita sutta - 7 purities on the way to nibbana; relay chariots simile (MN 24)

(19) Nibbana(sukkha) sutta - nibbana is a pleasure when nothing is felt (AN 9.34)

(20) Nandakovada sutta - 7 factors of awakening (MN 146)

(21) Atthakanagara sutta - release can be attained via at least any of 11 jhanas (4 material, 3 immaterial and 4 brahmaviharas) (MN 52)

(22) Kosambi sutta - nibbana is cessation of becoming (SN 12.68)

(23) Kimatthiya sutta - dependent origination of liberation: virtue->joy->rapture->tranquility->pleasure/happiness->concentration->knowledge&vision of things as they are->disenchantment&dispassion->knowledge&vision of liberation (AN 10.1, AN 11.1)

(24) Upanisa sutta - dependent origination of liberation (SN 12.23)

(25) Paharada sutta - nibbana element is unaffected by the number of arahants  (AN 8.19)

(26) Upanisa sutta 1 - dependent origination of liberation (AN 10.3, AN 11.3)

(27) Cetanakaraniya (Cetana) sutta - dependent origination of liberation (AN 10.2, AN 11.2)

(28) Dussila sutta - dependent origination of liberation (AN 5.24)

(29) Satisampajjanna sutta - dependent origination of liberation (AN 8.81)

(30) Mahakotthita [Mahakottthitika] sutta - the state of a nibbuta defies definition and explanation (AN 4.173, SA 249)

(31) Avijja sutta, Tanha sutta - nutriment chain of true wisdom & liberation (AN 10.61, AN 10.62)

World (phenomena)

(1) Sabba sutta (SN 35.23) on ATI see commentary with further suttas

(2) Loka sutta - The Origin and Passing of the World (SN 12.44)

(3) Sunna sutta - Empty Is the World (SN 35.85)

(4) Loka sutta (SN 35.82)

(5) Loka sutta (KN:Ud 3.10)

(6) Lokavipatti sutta - 8 worldly aspirations (AN 8.6)

(7) Mahasamaya sutta - cosmology (DN 20)

 

Dhamma doctrinal bits

(1) Pancakanga sutta - Carpenter Fivetools - Dhamma is shown in different presentations not always conforming (SN 36.19, MN 59)

(2) Vitthatasattasanna sutta aka Sanna sutta - anatta is relevant to what is stressful (AN 7.46)

(3) Avijja sutta - ignorance is overcome by seeing 5 aggregates and experiences as not-self (SN 35.80)

(4) Kakacupama sutta - saw parable, reaction to violence (MN 21)

(5) Mahahatthipadopama sutta - great elephant simile - reaction to violence; 5 great elements; paticcasamuppada & clinging aggregates (MN 28)

(6) Anuradha sutta - Buddha only taught stress and its cessation (SN 22.86)

(7) Simsapa sutta - Buddha only taught stress and its cessation; he taught only a handful of things available to him through direct knowledge (SN 56.31)

(8) Panha sutta - 4 types of answers (AN 4.42)

(9) Katthavatthu sutta - 4 types of answers (AN 3.67)

(10) KItagiri sutta - teacher and disciple (MN 70)

(11) Valahaka sutta - an early classification of the canon writings (AN 4.102)

(12) Garava sutta - Dhamma is a natural law; aggregates of virtue, concentration, discernment, release, knowledge and vision of release (SN 6.2)

(13) Moliyaphagguna sutta - from what as a requisite condition…correct way to put questions on aggregates (SN 12.12)

(14) Avijja paccaya sutta - from what as a requisite condition…(SN 12.35)

(15) Kaccayanagotta sutta - from what as a requisite condition…(SN 12.15)

(16) Parileyyaka sutta - seeing through ignorance puts end to effluents (asavas) (SN 22.81)

(17) Paticcasamuppadavibhanga sutta - gloss on every nidana (SN 12.2)

(18) Smanupassana sutta - anatta & clinging aggegates (SN 22.47)

(19) Gaddulabaddha sutta - the origin of existence is inconstruable (SN 22.99) see (34)

(20) Uposatha sutta - overnight vigil (KN : Ud 5.5)

(21) Aparihaniya sutta - overnight vigil (AN 4.37)

(22) Ganakamoggallana sutta - vigilance (MN 107)

(23) Kitagiri sutta - 7 types of disciples and delineation of development in the Dhamma (MN 70)

(24) Samanamundika sutta - skillful and unskillful; 4 truth applied to skillful & unskillful habits & resolves (MN 78)

(25) Neyyata sutta - those who misinterpret Tathagata’s discourses slander him (AN 2.25)

(26) Kotthita sutta - the fetter is not the aggregates or phenomena but passion from contact; oxen simile (SN 35.191)

(27) Nibbedhika sutta - explanation what are: sensuality, feeling, perception, fermentations, kamma, stress (AN 6.63)

(28) Culamalunkyovada sutta - senselessness of metaphysical questions not connected with the goal; 10 undeclared positions; poisoned arrow simile (MN 63) see (62)

(29) Parileyyaka sutta - ending of asavas occurs with seeing anicca in experiences (SN 22.81)

(30) Dhananjani sutta - brahma viharas catapult to the Brahma world; satire on Upanisadic soteriology (MN 97)

(31) Kalama sutta - critical assessment of teachings and gurus; brahmaviharas and 4 assurances (AN 3.65)

(32) Samkhitta sutta - what Dhamma is (AN 8.53)

(33) Dhammacakkappavattana sutta (SN 56.11)

(34) Assu sutta - the origin of existence is inconstruable; ocean simile (SN 15.3) see (19)

(35) Punna sutta - origination of suffering comes from the origination of delight (SN 35.88)

(36) Mahavedalla sutta - on consciousness-discernment, feeling-perception-consciousness, types of awareness-release (MN 43)

(37) Vajjiya sutta - skillful qualities growth is the criterion for action - moral compass (AN 10.94)

(38) Abhaya sutta - fear of death, 8 categories of people (AN 4.184)

(39) Saccavibhanga sutta - full exposition of the 4NT and N8P (MN 141)

(40) Mahasatipatthana sutta - full exposition of the 4NT and N8P (DN 22)

(41) Upanisa sutta - how paticcasamuppada of suffering triggers paticcasamuppada of liberation having conviction in the truth of dukkha as a turning point; simile of water streams (SN 12.23)

(42) Parivatta sutta - release is the lack of clinging with regard to sankharas (SN 22.56)

(43) Pabbatopama sutta - in the face of death and aging nothing is worthwhile but pursuit of Dhamma; rolling mountains simile (SN 3.25)

(44) Nidana samyutta - all on paticcasamuppada (SN 12)

(45) Bahiya sutta - In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen (KN : Ud 1.10)

(46) Ani Sutta - warning against secondary teachings (SN 20.7)

(47) Avijja sutta - ignorance is abandoned by getting rid of ignorance and getting clear knowledge, that is attacked directly and not in paticcasamuppada fashion (SN 35.80)

(48) Bodhi sutta 1-3 - paticcasamuppada (Ud 1.1-3)

(49) Mahanidana sutta - paticcasamuppada, advanced teaching (DN 15)

(50) Puttamansa sutta - 4 nutriments; son’s flesh, flayed cow, pit of embers, spear execution similes (SN 12.63)

(51) Apannaka sutta - compendium; 4 types of individuals (MN 60)

(52) Alagaddupama sutta - compendium; Dhamma is not for philosophic debates; Buddha only taught stress and its cessation (MN 22)

(53) Lohicca sutta - Dhamma must not be kept private; teachers (un)worthy of criticism; 5 hindrances; supernormal qualities (DN 12)

(54) (Dhatu) Na tumha(ka) sutta 1,2 - treating 6 sense bases as not yours; burning leaves & grass simile (SN 35.101/2) see (71), (72)

(55) Vaccha sutta - what a virtuous person is: abandoned 5 hindrances pancanivarana and endowed with 5 aggregates of virtue (AN 3.57)

(56) Issatha sutta what a virtuous person is: abandoned 5 hindrances pancanivarana and endowed with 5 aggregates of virtue (AN 3.24)

(57) Saccavibhanga - the explanation of 4 noble truths (MN 141)

(58) Anuruddha sutta - thoughts of great person: who the Dhamma is for, qualities and explanation (AN 8.30)

(59) Gotami sutta - how to recognize the Dhamma (8.53)

(60) Papata sutta - to understand 4 noble truths exertion is required (SN 56.42)

(61) Sambodhi(pakkhiya) sutta - perception of impermanence is a means of uprooting conceit (AN 9.1)

(62) Anagayabyahani sutta - 5 future dangers (AN 5.79)

(63) Mahatanhasankhaya sutta -  advanced teaching, exposition of dependent origination; consciousness does not transmigrates + (MN 38)

(64) Nagara sutta - the core of dependent origination; nama-rupa vs vinnana loopback (SN 12.65)

(65) Nalakalapiyo sutta - dependent origination; nama-rupa vs vinnana loopback exposition (SN 12.67)

(66) Nidana Samyutta - all suttas on dependent origination (SN 12)

(67) Paticcasamuppada vibhanga sutta (12.2)

(68) Nibbana(sukkha) sutta - what sensual pleasure is (AN 9.34)

(69) Pancala sutta - 5 strings of sensuality and each lower jhana in relation to the higher one are a confining place, while jhana is an opening (AN 9.42)

(70) Susima sutta - disenchantment with inconstancy of aggregates & dispassion is a full release (SN 12.70)

(71) (Khandha) Na tumha(ka) sutta 1,2 - treating 5 aggregates as not yours; burning leaves & grass simile (SN 35.33, SN 35.34) see (54), (72)

(72) (Kaya) Na tumha(ka) sutta - treating body as not yours; idapaccayata (SN 35.37) see (54), (71)

(73) Mula sutta - the nature of phenomena (AN 10.58)

(74) Nibbedhika sutta - what should be known (AN 6.63)

(75) Devadaha sutta - what the Buddha teaches in brief (SN 22.2)

(76) Acintita sutta - 4 unconjecturables (AN 4.77) see (28)

(77) Saddhamma sutta - things causing disappearance of the true word (AN 2.20)

(78) (Balavagga) suttas 2-6 - what distorts the true word (AN 3.2-6)

(79) Dhammannu sutta - early division of the Canon (AN 7.64 or AN 7.68)

(80) Mahasatipatthana sutta  - 4NT exposition (DN 22)

(81) Mahakammavibhangasutta - the workings of kamma are not simple (MN 136)

(82) Mahanama sutta 1, 2 -  Buddhist cosmology (AN 11.12-13)

(83) Mahasaropama sutta - against spiritual haughtiness, halfbaked achievements and satisfaction with little; true release is infallible, final; heartwood simile  (MN 29)  see (84)

(84) Mahaassapura sutta - against satisfaction with intermediate achievements prior to nibbana (MN 39) see (83)

(85) Avijjapaccaya sutta - skillful questions; end of ignorance ends all existential and metaphysical questioning (SN 12.35)

(86) Indriya samyutta - 5 spiritual qualities (indriya) (SN 48.1-24)

(87) Aggappasada sutta - noble eightfold path is the foremost among conditioned (AN 4.34)

(88) Dhammavihari sutta 1,2 - early division of the Canon (AN 5.73, 5.74)

(89) Uttiya sutta - what the Buddha teaches Dhamma for (AN 10.95)

(90) Pancakanga sutta -  definition of sensual pleasure (SN 36.19, MN 59)

(91) Bhadraka/Gandhabhaka sutta - how desire is the root of suffering via example of misfortunes of the loved ones (SN 42.11)

(92) Paribbajaka sutta - what ‘Dhamma is directly visible...’ means (AN 3.54)

(93) Upavanasanditthika sutta - what ‘Dhamma is directly visible...’ means (SN 35.70)

(94) Parivimamsana sutta - birth is the root of suffering, sankhara - of birth,ignorance - of sankhara; how Arahant perceives feelings (SN 12.51)

(95) Sila sutta - dependent origination of 7 factors of awakening bojjhanga (SN 46.3)

(96) Kaya sutta - explanation of some of the 7 bojjhanga and 5 nivarana (SN 46.2)

(97) Satisampajjana sutta - dependent origination of knowledge & vision of liberation (AN 8.81)
(98) Kitagiri sutta - dependent origination of bodily realization of truth and discernment (MN 70)

(99) Canki sutta - dependent origination of bodily realization of truth and discernment (MN 95)

(100) Assada sutta 1,2,3 - what gratification, danger and escape with respect to aggregates are (SN 22.26, 22.27, 22.28)

(101) Vesalika-ugga (Ugga 1), Hatthigamaka-ugga (Ugga 2) sutta - constituents of a progressive Dhamma talk (AN 8.21, AN 8.22)

(102) Khajjaniya sutta - gloss on 5 aggregates (SN 22.79)

(103) Vitthatasattabala (Vitthatabala) sutta - gloss on 7 powers: faith-saddha, effort-viriya, shame-hiri, solicitude-otappa, mindfulness-sati, samadhi, wisdom-panna (AN 7.4)

(104) Udayi sutta - proper attitude in teaching Dhamma (AN 5.159)

(105) Sekhabalavitthata (Vitthata) sutta - 5 powers of a trainee: faith-saddha, moral shame-hiri, moral dread-otappa, energy-viriya, wisdom-panna (AN 5.2)

(106) Balavitthata (Vitthata) sutta - 5 powers: faith-saddha,energy-viriya, mindfulness-sati, concentration-samadhi, wisdom-panna (AN 5.14)

(107) Paccaya sutta - definition of dependent origination and dependently arisen phenomena (SN 12.20)

(108) Culadukkhakkhandha sutta - eradication of dosa, raga & moha leads to abandonment of household life (MN 14)

(107) Sona sutta 1 - conceit is based on regarding 5 aggregates permanent and personal (SN 12.49)

(108) Rahogata sutta - 3 roots: raga, dosa, moha are classed as sankharas (SN 36.11)

(109) Vibhanga sutta - definitions of all 12 nidana (SN 12.2)

(110) Khandha sutta - difference between khandha and upadanakkhandha (SN 22.48)

(111) (Pancavaggiya) Anattalakkhana sutta - on non-self (SN 22.59)

(112) Upaya sutta - consciousness is liberated when unengaged with the rest of the aggregates (SN 22.53)

(113) Tittha(yata) sutta - presentation of the 2nd and 3d Noble truths as dependent origination and dependent cessation respectively (AN 3.61)

(114) Avijja sutta, Tanha sutta - nutriment chain of ignorance & craving for existence, 2 main factors of samsara (AN 10.61, AN 10.62)

(115) Upavana sutta - the meaning of the saying “Dhamma is directly visible, immediate inviting…” (SN 35.70)

(116) Satthusasana sutta  - what Dhamma & Vinaya are (AN 7.83)

Anicca & anicca sanna

(a) Aniccasanna sutta (SN 22.102)

(b) Girimananda Sutta - definition of aniccasanna (AN 10.60)

(c) Velama sutta (AN 9.20)

(d) Kincisankhara sutta (AN 6.93)

(e) Anicca sutta (AN 6.98)

(f) Anodhi (Anavatthita) sutta (AN 6.102)

(g) Saṅkhitta­satta­sanna (Sanna 1) sutta (AN 7.48)

(e) Cula-Rahulovada Sutta: The Shorter Exposition to Rahula - anicca (MN 147)

(f) Meghiya sutta - wisdom of seeing anicca leads to cessation of stress (Ud 4.1)

(g) Nandakovada sutta - inconstancy of the 6 sense media; an oil lamp, a tree, a butcher similes (MN 44)

(h) Anicca sutta 1,2 (SN 22.45-6)

(i) Ajjhatanicca sutta (SN 35.1, 35.140)

(j) Bahiraniccasutta (SN 35.4, 35.143)

(k) Ajjhataniccatitanagata sutta (SN 35.7)

(l) Bahiraniccatitanagata sutta (SN 35.10)

(m) Kalatayaaniccasutta (SN 22.9)

(n) Anicca sutta (SN 22.12)

(o) Yadanicca sutta (SN 22.15)

(p) Sahetuaniccasutta (SN 22.18)

(q) Arahantasutta (SN 22.76)

(r) Sammasa sutta - beverage with poison simile (SN 12.66)

(s) Anattalakkhana sutta (SN 22.59)

(t) Alagaddupama sutta (MN 22)

(u) Pathamasanna sutta - perception of anicca brings great benefit & fruit (AN 7.48 or 46)

(v) Vitthatasattasanna sutta/Sanna sutta - perception of anicca brings great benefit & fruit (AN 7.46/9)

(w) Aniccanupassi sutta (AN 7.16)

(x) AN 7.95,103,121,129,137,146,154,162,170,178,186,194,202... [every 8th sutta] 596

(y) Anicca sutta  (SN 46.71, for full text with impermanence as object see SN 46.57)

(z) Sambodhi sutta - aniccasanna is for uprooting conceit “i am” - last paragraph (AN 9.1)

(a1) Fayin jing (SA 80)

(81) Vakkali sutta - one who sees the Dhamma sees the Buddha and vice versa (SN 22.87)

Hatred/Anger

(1) Aggression/hostility/conflict

(a) Kalahavivada sutta - on the cause of quarrels and disputes (Snp 4.11)

(b) Mahanidana sutta - on the cause of disputes and divisiveness: Dependent on craving (DN 15)

(c) Sakkapanha sutta - papanca sannasankha is a source of conflict; dependent origination of conflict (DN 21)

(d) Maha & Cula dukkhakkhandha sutta - on the cause of quarrels and disputes (MN 13, 14)

(e) Haliddakani sutta - quarrelsome debates (SN 22.3)

(f) Magandiya sutta - comparison is a source of conflict (KN : Snp 4.9) - see (g)

(g) Purabheda sutta - comparison is a source of conflict (KN : Snp 4.10) - see (h)

(h) Samiddhi sutta - comparison is a source of conflict (SN 1.20)

(i) Madhupindika sutta - papanca is a source of conflict (MN 18)

(j) Tittha sutta (Ud 6.6)

(k) Cunda sutta - conflict in the Sangha between jhana and Dhamma monks (AN 6.46)

(l) Dighanaka sutta - holding views is a source of conflict; dependent origination of conflict (MN 74)

(m) Vera sutta - keeping 5 precepts to end 5 forms of fear and animosity in the disciple of the noble ones (AN 10.92=SN 12.41, 42)

(n) Sukhavagga (KN:Dhp XV)

(o) Yamakavagga (KN:Dhp I : 3-6)

(p) Attadanda sutta (KN:Snp 4.15)

(q) Disaparinna sutta., Kodhaparinna sutta, Makhaparinna sutta (KN: Iti 10, 12, 13)

(r) Paramatthika sutta - disputes are avoided by not holding to views (Snp 4.5)

(s) Canda sutta  - bad temper is caused by 3 poisons (SN 42.1)

(t) Kodhana sutta (AN 7.64)

(u) Suneta sutta (AN 7.73)

(v) Pema(dosa) sutta - how aversion can develop from affection (AN 4.200)

(w) Sunetta sutta (AN 7.73)

 

(2) Reaction to aggression/hostility

(a) Kakacupama sutta - saw parable; harsh speech (MN 21)

(b) Mahahatthipadopama sutta (MN 28)

(c) Adhimutta (Thag 16.1)

(d) Sangama sutta 1 (SN 3.14)

(e) Sundari sutta (KN : Ud 4.8)

(f) Brahmajala sutta - praise and dispraise (DN 1)

(g) Punna sutta (SN 35.88)

(h) Akkosa sutta - reaction to harsh speech (SN 7.2)

(i) Subhasitajaya sutta (SN 11.5)

(j) Brahmajala sutta - reaction to slander (DN 1)

(k) Alagaddupama sutta - reaction to mean words (MN 22)

(l) Khama sutta 1,2 (AN 4.164,165)

(m) Naddubhiya sutta (SN 11.7)

(n) Dhammapada 26.7(389), 26.17(399), 26.24(406)
(o) Sihanada sutta - mind state
associated with lack of ill-will; identification with elements (AN 9.11)

(p) Lekha sutta - 3 types of individuals (AN 3.132)

(3) Subjugation of hatred

(a) Aghata(pati)vinaya sutta 1,2 - attention to positive qualities in people and cultivation of opposites (AN 5.161, AN 5.162)

(b) Sakkara sutta (KN : Ud 2.4)

(c) Vepacitti sutta (SN 11.4)

(d) Subhasitajaya sutta (SN 11.5)

(t) Aghata sutta (AN 10.80)

(f) Ahi(na) sutta (AN 4.67)

(g) Kalahavivada sutta (KN : Snp 4.11)

(h) Brahmadattatheragatha (Brahmadatta) (Thag 6.12)

(i) Dubbaniya sutta (SN 11.22)

(j) Akkodha sutta (SN 11.25)

(k) Dhammika sutta (AN 6.54)

(4) Violence

(a) Dandavagga (KN: Dhp X)

(b) Dhammathavagga (KN: Dhp XIX : 261, 270)

(c) Pakinnakavagga (KN: Dhp XXI : 300)

(d) Brahmanavagga (KN: Dhp XXVI : 405)

(e) Mallika sutta (SN 3.8)

(5) Adhikarana sutta - how conflicts are to be resolved (AN 2.15)

(6) Saraniya sutta - 6 conditions for amiability (AN 6.12)

(7) Mettanisamsa sutta - 11 benefits of awareness-release through good will (AN 11.16)

(8) It 1.27 [19] - good will surpasses merit

(9) Karaniyametta sutta (Snp 1.8)

Buddha’s character

(1) Punna sutta - dislike for pestering with questions (SN 35.88)

(2) Dhatuvibhanga sutta - haughtiness (MN 140)

(3) Mahakammavibhanga sutta - petulance (MN 136)

(4) Vesali sutta - carelessness; discordant with claim of care about disciples welfare at the end of Sallekha sutta MN 8 - (SN 54.9)

(5) Ghatikara sutta - rare smiling (MN 81)

(6) Yasoja sutta - dislike for noisy environment (Ud 3.3) see (12)

(7) Potthapada sutta - dislike for noisy environment (DN 9)

(8) Ambattha sutta - grumpiness at an impudent youth (DN 3)

(9) Mahatanhasankhaya sutta - Buddha's meanness (MN 38)

(10) Yasa sutta - Buddha's love of seclusion and dislike of accolades; how monks neglect the practice (AN 8.86)

(11) Vassakara sutta - 4 qualities of the Buddha (AN 4.35)

(12) Naga sutta - dislike of crowds, love of solitude (Ud 4.5) see (6)

Welfare/benefit of one’s own and others’

(1) Abhisanda sutta (AN 8.39)

(2) Dhammapada XII - 166

(3) Sedaka sutta (SN 47.19)

(4) Mahanama sutta (AN 8.25)

(5) Chavalata sutta (AN 4.95)

(6) Hita sutta (AN 5.20)

(7) Ragavinaya sutta (AN 4.96)

(8) Sikkha sutta (AN 4.99)

(9) Vassakara sutta (AN 4.35)

(10) Bahujanahita sutta (KN : It84)

(11) Sangarava sutta (SN 46.55, AN 5.193)
(12) Nivarana/Avarana sutta (AN 5.51)

 

Sariputta

(1) Dighanaka sutta - awakening (MN 74)

(2) Anupada sutta - jhanas mastery (MN 111)
(3)
 Sariputta samyuta (SN 28)

(4) Pancapuccha sutta - Sariputta’s motive for asking questions (AN 5.165)

(5) Catuma sutta (MN 67)

Mahakassapa

(1) Kassapa samyutta (SN 16)

Moggallana

(1) Moggallana samyutta (SN 40)

(5) Catuma sutta (MN 67)

Malunkyaputta

MN 63, MN 64, SN 35.95, AN 4.257, Thag 6.5, Thag 16.5

Vacchagotta

MN 71, MN 72, MN 73, SN 44.7, SN 44.8, SN 44.9 (Buddha implies an interim state before rebirth), SN 33.1 - SN 3.55, SN 44.10, AN 3.57, AN 3.63, Thag 1.112

Ananda

1. Ananda sutta - Ananda’s declaration of sotapatti (SN 22.83), MN 52, AN 11.16

Suicide

(1) Vakkali sutta (SN 22.87)
(2) Channa sutta (SN 35.87)
(3) Vesali sutta (SN 54.9)

Wholesome type of desire

 

(1) Salayatanavibhanga sutta - renunciation distress (MN 137)

(2) Padhana sutta (AN 4.13)

(3) Gadrabha sutta (AN 3.82)

(4) Accayika sutta (AN 3.92)

(5) Sila sutta (SN 45.71)

(6) Yoga sutta (SN 12.84)

(7) Sacitta sutta - (AN 10.51)

(8) Caturiddhipada  raga abhinnaya / Iddhipada sutta (AN 4.276)

(9) Cela sutta (SN 56.34)

(10) Maranasati sutta (AN 6.20)
(11) Parihana sutta (AN 10.55)

(12) Sila sutta - accomplishment in desire (SN 45.51, 45.58, 45.65, 45.79, 45.86)

(13) Tithana sutta (AN 3.42)

(14) (Unnabha)brahmana sutta - abandonment of desire by means of desire (SN 51.15)

(15) Mahamalunkyaputta sutta - desire for the Dhamma (MN 64)

Fears

(1) Bhayabherava sutta (MN 4)
(2) Catuma sutta (MN 67)

(3) Balasamgahavatthu (Bala) sutta (AN 9.5)

(4) Vera sutta (AN 5.174)

(5) Bhaya sutta 1 (AN 4.119)

(6) Bhaya sutta 2 (AN 4.120)

(7) Bhaya sutta 3 (Attanuvada sutta) - fear of adverse consequences as a motivator in practice (AN 4.121)

(8) Udakorohobhaya (Umibhaya) sutta - fear of adverse consequences as a motivator in practice (AN 4.122)

Vedas in The Sutta Pitaka

MN 56, MN 71, MN 73,MN 91, MN 92, MN 93, MN 95, MN 98, MN 100
DN 3, DN 4, DN 5, DN 13

AN 3.58, AN 3.59, AN 5.192

SN 1.38, SN 6.5, SN 7.8, SN 8.7, SN 8.9, SN 8.12, SN 11.18, SN 35.132

Snp 5.1

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In the Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=14640

 

Piya Tan’s Samyutta Nikaya guide

 

SN 1.20 Samiddhi Sutta The Dharma is right here and now.

SN 1.33 Sadhu Sutta The benefits of giving

SN 3.9 (Pasenadi) Yanna Sutta The better sacrifice.

SN 3.19 Aputtaka Sutta 1 Wealth is meant to be enjoyed.

SN 3.20 Aputtaka Sutta 2 Wealth is no assurance of happiness.

SN 4.159 Bhikkhuni Sutta Fighting poison with poison.

SN 4.199 Tanha Jalini Sutta How craving manifests itself in 108 ways.

SN 6.1 Ayacana Sutta  Brahma requests the Buddha to teach the Dharma

SN 6.2 Garava Sutta Even the Teacher Respects the Teaching

SN 6.3 Brahmadeva Sutta The high god does not need offering

SN 7.8 Aggika Bharadvaja Sutta The true fire burns brightly within

SN 7.9 Sundarika Sutta Who is truly worthy of offerings?

SN 11.3 Dhajagga Sutta The recollections of the three jewels

SN 11.15 Yajamana Sutta Even material giving is fruitful

SN 11.16 Yajamana Sutta Even material giving is fruitful

SN 12.10 Maha Sakyamuni Gotama Sutta How the Buddha awakened.

SN 12.12 Moliya Phagguna Sutta There is no self behind our mental processes.

SN 12.19 Balena Pandita Sutta Proof for the three-life dependent arising.

SN 12.48 Lokayatika Sutta The middle way between extremes.

SN 12.53 Puttamamsa Sutta The true nature of food.

SN 12.61 Assutava Sutta 1 Impermanence of mind, dependent arising, nibbida.

SN 12. 62 Assutava Sutta 2 Understanding feelings leads to nibbida.

SN 12.64 Atthiraga Sutta The nature of the arhat’s consciousness.

SN 12.65 Nagara Sutta How the Buddha awakened: the parable of the city.

SN 12.17 Acela Kassapa Sutta 1 True nature of action and the middle way.

SN 14.7 Sanna Nanatta Sutta How we interpret our experiences.

SN 17.35 Pakkanta Sutta  Even in gain, the evil decline.

SN 17.36 PancarathasataSutta Even in gain, the evil decline.

SN 21.1 Kolita Sutta The Noble Silence

SN 22.3 Haliddakani Sutta True renunciation.

SN 22.22 Bhara Sutta. The is no "person" in the aggregates.

SN 22.24 Abhijana Sutta The aggregates have to be directly known

SN 22.47 Samanupassana Sutta Looking into the true nature of things.

SN 22.48 Dve Khandha Sutta What really is one's "identity"?

SN 22.51 Khandha Nandikkhaya Sutta 1 Mental Liberation through reflecting on the
aggregates as impermanent.

SN 22.52 Khandha Nandikkhaya Sutta 2 Mental Liberation through wisely considering on
the aggregates.

SN 22.55 Udana Sutta Consciousness works with the aggregates

SN 22.61 Khandha Aditta Sutta The aggregates burn with pain

SN 22. 79 Khajjaniya Sutta Understanding the aggregates leads to liberation

SN 22.82 = M 109 Maha Punnama Sutta The 5 aggregates, clinging, identity view and
not-self.

SN 22.85 Yamaka Sutta The aggregates & the arhat's indefinable states.

SN 22.86 Anuradha Sutta The nature of the Tathagata.

SN 22. 95 Phenapinda Sutta The true nature of the aggregates.

SN 22.101 Vasijata Sutta How to meditate

SN 22.102 Aniccasanna Sutta (or Aniccata Sutta) The primacy of reflecting on impermanence

SN 22.103 Anta Sutta "Identity" in the light of the four noble truths

SN 22.126 Samudayadhamma Sutta Reflection on impermanence of the 5 aggregates

SN 24.6 Karota Sutta How the doctrine of non-action arises

SN 24.7 Hetu Sutta How the wrong view of non-causality arises

SN 25.1 Anicca Cakkhu Sutta How to be awaken in this life itself

SN 35.68 Samiddhi Sutta 4 Our senses are the world.

SN 35.79 Avijja Sutta How true knowledge arises

SN 35.155 Ajjatta Nandikkhaya Sutta Mental liberation through reflecting the senses as
impermanent.

SN 35.156 Bahiddha Nandikkhaya Sutta Mental liberation through reflecting the
sense-objects as impermanent.

SN 35.234 (Anatta) Udayi Sutta Neither the body nor the mind has a self.

SN 35.240 Kummopama Sutta The benefits of restraining the senses.

SN 35.247 Chapana Sutta Taming the animal-like sense-faculties.

SN 40.1 Pathama Jhana Panha Sutta How to progress in the first dhyana.

SN 40.2 Dutiya Jhana Panha Sutta How to progress in the second dhyana.

S 40.3 Tatiya Jhana Panha Sutta How to progress in the third dhyana.

SN 40.4 Catuttha Jhana Panha Sutta How to progress in the third dhyana.

SN 40.5 Akasanancayatana Panha Suttaf How to progress in the sphere of infinite space.

SN 40.6 Vinnanancayatana Panha Sutta How to progress in the sphere of infinite
consciousness.

SN 40.7 Akincannayatana Panha Sutta How to progress in the sphere of nothingness.

SN 40.8 Neva,sanna,nasannayatana Panha Sutta How to progress in the sphere of in
neither-perception-nor-non-perception.

SN 40.9 Animitta Cetosamadhi Panha Sutta How to progress in the signless concentration.

S 42.2 Talaputa Sutta How an actor-dancer became a monk.

SN 42.3 Yodhajiva Sutta The mercenary killer's karma.

SN 44.9 Kutuhalasala Sutta Rebirth is driven by karmic fuel.

SN 45.8 (Magga) Vibhanga Sutta A definition of the path factors.

SN 46.3 Bojjhanga Sila Sutta Spiritual Friendship and sainthood.

SN 46.54 Mettasahagata Sutta How Loving kindness Leads to Awakening.

SN 47.3 Anubaddha  Bhikkhu Sutta The mind can only truly focus in mental solitude

SN 47.10 Bhikkhuni Vasaka Sutta Directed and undirected cultivations.

SN 47.11 Mahapurisa Sutta
Who is truly great?

SN 47.12 Nalanda Sutta Sariputta's lion roar; his last meeting with the Buddha

SN 47.40 Satipatthana Vibhanga Sutta Insight cultivation through watching impermanence

SN 47.48 Satipatthana Mitta Sutta Exhort others to practise satipatthana

SN 48.44 Pubbakotthaka Sutta The nature of Faith in Buddhism

SN 51 Iddhipada Samyutta The fourfold path to success.

SN 51.15 Unnabha Sutta Not all desires are bad: the path to success.

SN 51.158 Nava Sutta The noble eightfold path leads to awakening.

SN 52.1 Rahogata Sutta 1  Advance Satipatthana Practice.

SN 52.2 Rahogata Sutta 2 Vipassana through satipatthana.

SN 54.7 Satipatthana Mahakappina Sutta  Cultivating the breath meditation to reach samadhi.

SN 54.10 (Anapanasamadhi) Kimbila Sutta Satipatthana through breath meditation.

SN 55.3 Dighavu Sutta Streamwinning and the 6 constituents of true knowledge.

SN 55.26 Anathapindika Sutta 1 Bedside Ministry: 10 limbs of stream-winning.

SN 55.27 Anathapindika Sutta 2 Bedside Ministry: 4 limbs of stream-winning.

SN 55.21 Gati Mahanama Sutta 1 A true follower will not die in vain

SN 55.22 Gati Mahanama Sutta 2 A true follower will not die in vain

SN 56.31 Simsapa Sutta All you need to know to be free

SN 56.32 Khadira Sutta To be liberated is to know the four noble truths

 

http://suttanta.tripod.com/khuddhaka/itivuttaka/index_it.html

http://suttacentral.net/en/sn43.12

http://suttacentral.net/en/thag16.2

http://www.nondualitymagazine.org/nonduality_magazine.celibacyquestion.ajahnbrahmali.htm

http://secularbuddhism.org/2013/05/17/two-issues-with-nibbana/

 

Brahma̅ Viharas practice as a path to Enlightenment

 

 

There are other suttas, however, where an opposing argument can be made - see for example:

 

 

http://www.leighb.com/dn13.htm

 

http://fruitofthecontemplativelife.org/forum/index.php/topic,15.0.html

http://www.greatwesternvehicle.org/ecstaticbuddhism.htm

http://www.greatwesternvehicle.org/jhana&hindrances.htm

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u65qUjhlRjQNacpYHfbwuLUdlZK-JqWI8g176T_1TMQ/pub