Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha - Selections

The Book of the Eights: Table of Contents

The First Fifty

I. Loving-Kindness
1 Loving-Kindness  •  2 Wisdom  •  3 Pleasing  •  4 Pleasing  •  5 World  •  6 World  •  7 Devadatta’s Failing  •  8 Uttara on Failing  •  9 Nanda  •  10 Trash

II. The Great Chapter
11 Verañjā  •  12 Sīha  •  13 Thoroughbred  •  14 Wild Colts  •  15 Stains  •  16 Mission  •  17 Bondage  •  18 Bondage  •  19 Pahārāda  •  20 Uposatha

III. Householders
21 Ugga  •  22 Ugga  •  23 Hatthaka  •  24 Hatthaka  •  25 Mahānāma  •  26 Jīvaka  •  27 Powers  •  28 Powers  •  29 Inopportune Moments  •  30 Anuruddha

IV. Giving
31 Giving  •  32 Giving  •  33 Grounds  •  34 The Field  •  35 Rebirth on account of Giving  •  36 Activity  •  37 The Good Person’s Gifts  •  38 The Good Person  •  39 Streams  •  40 Conducive

V. Uposatha
41 In Brief  •  42 In Detail  •  43 Visākhā  •  44 Vāseṭṭha  •  45 Bojjhā  •  46 Anuruddha  •  47 Visākhā  •  48 Nakula  •  49 The Present World  •  50 The Present World

The Second Fifty

I. Gotamī
51 Gotamī  •  52 Exhortation  •  53 Brief  •  54 Dīghajāṇu  •  55 Ujjaya  •  56 Peril  •  57 Worthy of Offerings  •  58 Worthy of Offerings  •  59 Eight Persons  •  60 Eight Persons

II. Cāpāla
61 Desire  •  62 Able  •  63 In Brief  •  64 Gayā  •  65 Overcoming  •  66 Emancipations  •  67 Declarations  •  68 Declarations  •  69 Assemblies  •  70 Earthquakes

III. Pairs
71 Faith  •  72 Faith  •  73 Mindfulness of Death  •  74 Mindfulness of Death  •  75 Accomplishments  •  76 Accomplishments  •  77 Desire  •  78 Able  •  79 Decline  •  80 Grounds for Laziness and Arousing Energy

IV. Mindfulness
81 Mindfulness  •  82 Puṇṇiya  •  83 Rooted  •  84 A Thief  •  85 Designations  •  86 Nāgita  •  87 Almsbowl  •  88 Lack of Confidence  •  89 Reconciliation  •  90 Behavior

V. Similarity
91‒117

VI. Lust, Etc., Repetition Series
118‒627