The Connected Discourses of the Buddha - Selections

Part I Table of Contents

Part I: The Book with Verses (Sagāthāvagga)

Introduction  

Chapter 1. Devatāsaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Devatās

I. A Reed
1 (1) Crossing the Flood  •  2 (2) Emancipation  •  3 (3) Reaching  •  4 (4) Time Flies By  •  5 (5) How Many Must One Cut?  •  6 (6) Awake  •  7 (7) Not Penetrated  •  8 (8) Utterly Muddled  •  9 (9) One Prone to Conceit  •  10 (10) Forest  

II. Nandana
11 (1) Nandana  •  12 (2) Delight  •  13 (3) None Equal to That for a Son  •  14 (4) The Khattiya  •  15 (5) Murmuring  •  16 (6) Drowsiness and Lethargy  •  17 (7) Difficult to Practise  •  18 (8) A Sense of Shame  •  19 (9) A Little Hut  •  20 (0) Samiddhi

III. A Sword
21 (1) A Sword  •  22 (2) It Touches  •  23 (3) Tangle  •  24 (4) Reining in the Mind  •  25 (5) The Arahant  •  26 (6) Sources of Light  •  27 (7) Streams  •  28 (8) Those of Great Wealth  •  29 (9) Four Wheels  •  30 (10) Antelope Calves  

IV. The Satullapa Host
31 (1) With the Good  •  32 (2) Stinginess  •  33 (3) Good  •  34 (4) There Are No  •  35 (5) Faultfinders  •  36 (6) Faith  •  37 (7) Concourse  •  38 (8) The Stone Splinter  •  39 (9) Pajjunna’s Daughter (1)  •  40 (10) Pajjunna’s Daughter (2)  

V. Ablaze
41 (1) Ablaze  •  42 (2) Giving What?  •  43 (3) Food  •  44 (4) One Root  •  45 (5) Perfect  •  46 (6) Nymphs  •  47 (7) Planters of Groves  •  48 (8) Jeta’s Grove  •  49 (9) Stingy  •  50 (10) Ghaṭīkāra  

VI. Old Age
51 (1) Old Age  •  52 (2) Undecaying  •  53 (3) The Friend  •  54 (4) Support  •  55 (5) Produces (1)  •  56 (6) Produces (2)  •  57 (7) Produces (3)  •  58 (8) The Deviant Path  •  59 (9) Partner  •  60 (10) Poetry  

VII. Weighed Down
61 (1) Name  •  62 (2) Mind  •  63 (3) Craving  •  64 (4) Fetter  •  65 (5) Bondage  •  66 (6) Afflicted  •  67 (7) Ensnared  •  68 (8) Shut In  •  69 (9) Desire  •  70 (10) World  

VIII. Having Slain
71 (1) Having Slain  •  72 (2) Chariot  •  73 (3) Treasure  •  74 (4) Rain  •  75 (5) Afraid  •  76 (6) Does Not Decay  •  77 (7) Sovereignty  •  78 (8) Love  •  79 (9) Provisions for a Journey  •  80 (10) Source of Light  •  81 (11) Without Conflict  

Chapter 2. Devaputtasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Young Devas

I. The First Subchapter (Suriya)  
1 (1) Kassapa (1)  •  2 (2) Kassapa (2)  •  3 (3) Māgha  •  4 (4) Māgadha  •  5 (5) Dāmali  •  6 (6) Kāmada  •  7 (7) Pañcālacaṇḍa  •  8 (8) Tāyana  •  9 (9) Candimā  •  10 (10) Suriya

II. Anāthapiṇḍika
11 (1) Candimasa  •  12 (2) Veṇhu  •  13 (3) Dīghalaṭṭhi  •  14 (4) Nandana  •  15 (5) Candana  •  16 (6) Vasudatta  •  17 (7) Subrahmā  •  18 (8) Kakudha  •  19 (9) Uttara  •  20 (10) Anāthapiṇḍika

III. Various Sectarians
21 (1) Siva  •  22 (2) Khema  •  23 (3) Serī  •  24 (4) Ghaṭikāra  •  25 (5) Jantu  •  26 (6) Rohitassa  •  27 (7) Nanda  •  28 (8) Nandivisāla  •  29 (9) Susīma  •  30 (10) Various Sectarians  

Chapter 3. Kosalasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with the Kosalan

I. The First Subchapter (Bondage)
1 (1) Young  •  2 (2) A Person  •  3 (3) Aging and Death  •  4 (4) Dear  •  5 (5) Self-Protected  •  6 (6) Few  •  7 (7) The Judgement Hall  •  8 (8) Mallikā  •  9 (9) Sacrifice  •  10 (10) Bondage

II. The Second Subchapter (Childless)
11 (1) Seven Jaṭilas  •  12 (2) Five Kings  •  13 (3) A Bucket Measure of Food  •  14 (4) Battle (1) •  15 (5) Battle (2) •  16 (6) Daughter •  17 (7) Diligence (1) •  18 (8) Diligence (2) •  19 (9) Childless (1) •  20 (10) Childless (2)

III. The Third Subchapter (The Kosalan Pentad)
21 (1) Persons •  22 (2) Grandmother  •  23 (3) World  •  24 (4) Archery  •  25 (5) The Simile of the Mountain

Chapter 4. Mārasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Māra

I. The First Subchapter (Life Span)
1 (1) Austere Practice  •  2 (2) The King Elephant •  3 (3) Beautiful •  4 (4) Māra’s Snare (1) •  5 (5) Māra’s Snare (2) •  6 (6) Serpent •  7 (7) Sleep •  8 (8) He Delights •  9 (9) Life Span (1) •  10 (10) Life Span (2) 

II. The Second Subchapter (Rulership)
11 (1) The Boulder  •  12 (2) Lion  •  13 (3) The Splinter •  14 (4) Suitable •  15 (5) Mental  •  16 (6) Almsbowls  •  17 (7) Six Bases for Contact  •  18 (8) Alms  •  19 (9) The Farmer  •  20 (10) Rulership

III. The Third Subchapter (The Māra Pentad)
21 (1) A Number  •  22 (2) Samiddhi  •  23 (3) Godhika  •  24 (4) Seven Years of Pursuit  •  25 (5) Māra’s Daughters

Chapter 5. Bhikkhunīsaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Bhikkhunīs

1 Āḷavikā  •  2 Somā  •  3 Gotamī  •  4 Vijayā  •  5 Uppalavaṇṇā  •  6 Cālā  •  7 Upacālā  •  8 Sīsupacālā  •  9 Selā  •  10 Vajirā

Chapter 6. Brahmasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Brahmās

I. The First Subchapter (The Request)  
1 (1) Brahmā’s Request  •  2 (2) Reverence  •  3 (3) Brahmadeva  •  4 (4) Brahmā Baka  •  5 (5) A Certain Brahmā (Another View)  •  6 (6) A Brahmā World (Negligence)  •  7 (7) Kokālika (1)  •  8 (8) Tissaka  •  9 (9) Brahmā Tudu  •  10 (10) Kokālika (2)

II. The Second Subchapter (Brahmā Pentad)
11 (1) Sanaṅkumāra  •  12 (2) Devadatta  •  13 (3) Andhakavinda  •  14 (4) Aruṇavatī  •  15 (5) Final Nibbāna

Chapter 7. Brāhmaṇasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Brahmins

I. The Arahants
1 (1) Dhanañjanī •  2 (2) Abuse •  3 (3) Asurindaka •  4 (4) Bilaṅgika  •  5 (5) Ahiṃsaka  •  6 (6) Tangle  •  7 (7) Suddhika  •  8 (8) Aggika  •  9 (9) Sundarika  •  10 (10) Many Daughters

II. The Lay Followers
11 (1) Kasi Bhāradvāja  •  12 (2) Udaya  •  13 (3) Devahita  •  14 (4) The Affluent One  •  15 (5) Mānatthaddha  •  16 (6) Paccanīka  •  17 (7) Navakammika  •  18 (8) The Wood Gatherers  •  19 (9) The Mother Supporter  •  20 (10) The Mendicant  •  21 (11) Saṅgārava  •  22 (12) Khomadussa

Chapter 8. Vaṅgīsasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Vaṅgīsa

1 Renounced  •  2 Discontent  •  3 Well Behaved  •  4 Ānanda  •  5 Well Spoken  •  6 Sāriputta  •  7 Pavāraṇā  •  8 Over a Thousand  •  9 Koṇḍañña  •  10 Moggallāna  •  11 Gaggarā  •  12 Vaṅgīsa

Chapter 9. Vanasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses in the Woods

1 Seclusion  •  2 Rousing  •  3 Kassapagotta  •  4 A Number  •  5 Ānanda  •  6 Anuruddha  •  7 Nāgadatta  •  8 Family Mistress  •  9 Vajjian Prince (or Vesālī)  •  10 Reciting  •  11 Unwholesome Thoughts  •  12 Noon  •  13 Loose in Sense Faculties  •  14 The Thief of Scent

Chapter 10. Yakkhasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Yakkhas

1 Indaka  •  2 Sakkanāmaka  •  3 Sūciloma  •  4 Maṇibhadda  •  5 Sānu  •  6 Piyaṅkara  •  7 Punabbasu  •  8 Sudatta  •  9 Sukkā (1)  •  10 Sukkā (2)  •  11 Cīrā  •  12 Āḷavaka

Chapter 11. Sakkasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Sakka

I. The First Subchapter (Suvīra)
1 (1) Suvīra  •  2 (2) Susīma  •  3 (3) The Crest of the Standard  •  4 (4) Vepacitti (or Patience)  •  5 (5) Victory by Well-Spoken Counsel  •  6 (6) The Bird Nests  •  7 (7) One Should Not Transgress  •  8 (8) Verocana, Lord of the Asuras  •  9 (9) Seers in a Forest  •  10 (10) Seers by the Ocean

II. The Second Subchapter (The Seven Vows)
11 (1) Vows  •  12 (2) Sakka’s Names  •  13 (3) Mahāli  •  14 (4) Poor  •  15 (5) A Delightful Place  •  16 (6) Bestowing Alms  •  17 (7) Veneration of the Buddha  •  18 (8) The Worship of Householders (or Sakka’s Worship (1)) •  19 (9) The Worship of the Teacher (or Sakka’s Worship (2)) •  20 (10) The Worship of the Saṅgha (or Sakka’s Worship (3))

III. The Third Subchapter (Sakka Pentad)
21 (1) Having Slain  •  22 (2) Ugly  •  23 (3) Magic  •  24 (4) Transgression  •  25 (5) Nonanger  

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