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Part II Table of Contents

Part II: The Book of Causation (Nidānavagga)

Introduction

Chapter 12. Nidānasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Causation

I. The Buddhas
1 (1) Dependent Origination  •  2 (2) Analysis of Dependent Origination  •  3 (3) The Two Ways  •  4 (4) Vipassī  •  5 (5) Sikhī  •  6 (6) Vessabhū  •  7 (7) Kakusandha  •  8 (8) Koṇāgamana  •  9 (9) Kassapa  •  10 (10) Gotama the Great Sakyan Sage

II. Nutriment
11 (1) Nutriment  •  12 (2) Moḷiyaphagguna  •  13 (3) Ascetics and Brahmins (1)  •  14 (4) Ascetics and Brahmins (2)  •  15 (5) Kaccānagotta  •  16 (6) A Speaker on the Dhamma  •  17 (7) The Naked Ascetic Kassapa  •  18 (8) Timbaruka  •  19 (9) The Wise Man and the Fool  •  20 (10) Conditions

III. The Ten Powers
21 (1) The Ten Powers (1)  •  22 (2) The Ten Powers (2)  •  23 (3) Proximate Cause  •  24 (4) Wanderers of Other Sects  •  25 (5) Bhūmija  •  26 (6) Upavāṇa  •  27 (7) Conditions  •  28 (8) Bhikkhu  •  29 (9) Ascetics and Brahmins (1)  •  30 (10) Ascetics and Brahmins (2)

IV. The Kaḷāra Khattiya
31 (1) What Has Come to Be  •  32 (2) The Kaḷāra  •  33 (3) Cases of Knowledge (1)  •  34 (4) Cases of Knowledge (2)  •  35 (5) With Ignorance as Condition (1)  •  36 (6) With Ignorance as Condition (2)  •  37 (7) Not Yours  •  38 (8) Volition (1)  •  39 (9) Volition (2)  •  40 (10) Volition (3)

V. The Householder
41 (1) Five Fearful Animosities (1)  •  42 (2) Five Fearful Animosities (2)  •  43 (3) Suffering  •  44 (4) The World  •  45 (5) At Ñātika  •  46 (6) A Certain Brahmin  •  47 (7) Jāṇussoṇi  •  48 (8) A Cosmologist  •  49 (9) The Noble Disciple (1)  •  50 (10) The Noble Disciple (2)

VI. Suffering (or The Tree)
51 (1) Thorough Investigation  •  52 (2) Clinging  •  53 (3) Fetters (1)  •  54 (4) Fetters (2)  •  55 (5) The Great Tree (1)  •  56 (6) The Great Tree (2)  •  57 (7) The Sapling  •  58 (8) Name-and-Form  •  59 (9) Consciousness  •  60 (10) Causation

VII. The Great Subchapter
61 (1) Uninstructed (1)  •  62 (2) Uninstructed (2)  •  63 (3) Son’s Flesh  •  64 (4) If There Is Lust  •  65 (5) The City  •  66 (6) Exploration  •  67 (7) The Sheaves of Reeds  •  68 (8) Kosambī  •  69 (9) The Surge  •  70 (10) Susīma

VIII. Ascetics and Brahmins
71 (1) Aging-and-Death  •  72 (2)–81 (11) Birth, Etc.  

IX. With Incorporated Repetition Series
82 (1) A Teacher  •  83 (2) Training  •  84 (3)–93 (12) Exertion, Etc.  

Chapter 13. Abhisamayasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Breakthrough

1 The Fingernail  •  2 The Pond  •  3 Water at the Confluence (1)  •  4 Water at the Confluence (2)  •  5 The Earth (1)  •  6 The Earth (2)  •  7 The Ocean (1)  •  8 The Ocean (2)  •  9 The Mountain (1)  •  10 The Mountain (2)  •  11 The Mountain (3)  

Chapter 14. Dhātusaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Elements

I. Diversity
1 (1) Diversity of Elements  •  2 (2) Diversity of Contacts  •  3 (3) Not Diversity of Contacts  •  4 (4) Diversity of Feelings (1)  •  5 (5) Diversity of Feelings (2)  •  6 (6) Diversity of External Elements    •  7 (7) Diversity of Perceptions  •  8 (8) Not Diversity of Quests  •  9 (9) Diversity of External Contacts (1)  •  10 (10) Diversity of External Contacts (2)  

II. The Second Subchapter (Seven Elements)
11 (1) Seven Elements  •  12 (2) With a Source  •  13 (3) The Brick Hall  •  14 (4) Inferior Disposition  •  15 (5) Walking Back and Forth  •  16 (6) With Verses  •  17 (7) Lacking Faith  •  18 (8) Rooted in those Lacking Faith  •  19 (9) Rooted in the Shameless  •  20 (10) Rooted in those Unafraid of Wrongdoing  •  21 (11) Rooted in the Unlearned  •  22 (12) Rooted in the Lazy  

III. Courses of Kamma
23 (1) Unconcentrated  •  24 (2) Immoral  •  25 (3) The Five Training Rules  •  26 (4) Seven Courses of Kamma  •  27 (5) Ten Courses of Kamma  •  28 (6) The Eightfold Path  •  29 (7) Ten Factors  

IV. The Fourth Subchapter (The Four Elements)
30 (1) Four Elements  •  31 (2) Before My Enlightenment  •  32 (3) I Set Out  •  33 (4) If There Were No  •  34 (5) Exclusively Suffering  •  35 (6) Delight  •  36 (7) Arising  •  37 (8) Ascetics and Brahmins (1)  •  38 (9) Ascetics and Brahmins (2)  •  39 (10) Ascetics and Brahmins (3)  

Chapter 15. Anamataggasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Without Discoverable Beginning

I. The First Subchapter (Grass and Wood)
1 (1) Grass and Wood  •  2 (2) The Earth  •  3 (3) Tears     •  4 (4) Mother’s Milk  •  5 (5) The Mountain  •  6 (6) The Mustard Seed  •  7 (7) Disciples  •  8 (8) The River Ganges  •  9 (9) The Stick  •  10 (10) Person  

II. The Second Subchapter (Unfortunate)
11 (1) Unfortunate  •  12 (2) Happy  •  13 (3) Thirty Bhikkhus  •  14 (4)–19 (9) Mother, Etc.  •  20 (10) Mount Vepulla  

Chapter 16. Kassapasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Kassapa

1 Content  •  2 Unafraid of Wrongdoing  •  3 Like the Moon  •  4 A Visitor of Families  •  5 Old  •  6 Exhortation (1)  •  7 Exhortation (2)  •  8 Exhortation (3)  •  9 Jhānas and Direct Knowledges  •  10 The Bhikkhunīs’ Quarters  •  11 The Robe  •  12 After Death  •  13 The Counterfeit of the True Dhamma  

Chapter 17. Lābhasakkārasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Gains and Honour

I. The First Subchapter (Dreadful)
1 (1) Dreadful  •  2 (2) The Hook  •  3 (3) The Turtle  •  4 (4) The Long-Haired Goat  •  5 (5) The Dung Beetle  •  6 (6) The Thunderbolt  •  7 (7) The Poisoned Dart  •  8 (8) The Jackal  •  9 (9) The Gale Winds  •  10 (10) With Verses  

II. The Second Subchapter (The Bowl)
11 (1) Golden Bowl  •  12 (2) Silver Bowl  •  13 (3)–20 (10) Suvaṇṇanikkha, Etc.  

III. The Third Subchapter (A Woman)
21 (1) A Woman  •  22 (2) The Most Beautiful Girl of the Land  •  23 (3) Only Son  •  24 (4) Only Daughter  •  25 (5) Ascetics and Brahmins (1)  •  26 (6) Ascetics and Brahmins (2)  •  27 (7) Ascetics and Brahmins (3)  •  28 (8) Skin  •  29 (9) The Rope  •  30 (10) The Bhikkhu  

IV. The Fourth Subchapter (Schism in the Saṅgha)
31 (1) Schism  •  32 (2) Wholesome Root  •  33 (3) Wholesome Nature  •  34 (4) Bright Nature  •  35 (5) Not Long After He Left  •  36 (6) Five Hundred Carts  •  37 (7)–43 (13) Mother Sutta, Etc.  

Chapter 18. Rāhulasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Rāhula

I. The First Subchapter
1 (1) The Eye, Etc.  •  2 (2) Forms, Etc.  •  3 (3) Consciousness  •  4 (4) Contact  •  5 (5) Feeling  •  6 (6) Perception  •  7 (7) Volition  •  8 (8) Craving  •  9 (9) Elements  •  10 (10) Aggregates  

II. The Second Subchapter
11 (1)–20 (10) The Eye, Etc.  •  21 (11) Underlying Tendency  •  22 (12) Rid Of  

Chapter 19. Lakkhaṇasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Lakkhaṇa

I. The First Subchapter
1 (1) The Skeleton  •  2 (2) The Piece of Meat  •  3 (3) The Lump of Meat  •  4 (4) The Flayed Man  •  5 (5) Sword Hairs  •  6 (6) Spear Hairs  •  7 (7) Arrow Hairs  •  8 (8) Needle Hairs (1)  •  9 (9) Needle Hairs (2)  •  10 (10) Pot Testicles  

II. The Second Subchapter
11 (1) With Head Submerged  •  12 (2) The Dung Eater  •  13 (3) The Flayed Woman  •  14 (4) The Ugly Woman  •  15 (5) The Sweltering Woman  •  16 (6) The Headless Trunk  •  17 (7) The Evil Bhikkhu  •  18 (8) The Evil Bhikkhunī  •  19 (9)–21 (11) The Evil Probationary Nun, Etc.

Chapter 20. Opammasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Similes

1 The Roof Peak  •  2 The Fingernail  •  3 Families  •  4 Pots of Food  •  5 The Spear  •  6 The Archers  •  7 The Drum Peg  •  8 Blocks of Wood  •  9 The Bull Elephant  •  10 The Cat  •  11 The Jackal (1)  •  12 The Jackal (2)  

Chapter 21. Bhikkhusaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Bhikkhus

1 Kolita  •  2 Upatissa  •  3 The Barrel  •  4 The Newly Ordained Bhikkhu  •  5 Sujāta  •  6 Lakuṇṭaka Bhaddiya  •  7 Visākha  •  8 Nanda  •  9 Tissa  •  10 A Bhikkhu Named Elder  •  11 Mahākappina  •  12 Companions

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