The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha - Selections

The Book of the Fives: Table of Contents

The First Fifty

I. The Trainee’s Powers
1 In Brief  •  2 In Detail  •  3 Suffering  •  4 As If Brought There  •  5 Training  •  6 Entering  •  7 Sensual Pleasures  •  8 Falling Away  •  9 Falling Away  •  10 Irreverent

II. Powers
11 Not Heard Before  •  12 Peak  •  13 In Brief  •  14 In Detail  •  15 To Be Seen  •  16 Peak  •  17 Welfare  •  18 Welfare  •  19 Welfare  •  20 Welfare

III. Five Factored
21 Irreverent  •  22 Irreverent  •  23 Defilements  •  24 Immoral  •  25 Assisted  •  26 Liberation  •  27 Concentration  •  28 Five-Factored  •  29 Walking Meditation  •  30 Nāgita

IV. Sumanā
31 Sumanā  •  32 Cundī  •  33 Uggaha  •  34 Sīha  •  35 The Benefits of Giving  •  36 Timely  •  37 Food  •  38 Faith  •  39 Son  •  40 Sal Trees

V. Muṇḍa the King
41 Utilization  •  42 The Good Person  •  43 Wished For  •  44 The Giver of the Agreeable  •  45 Streams  •  46 Accomplishments  •  47 Wealth  •  48 Situations  •  49 Kosala  •  50 Nārada

The Second Fifty

I. Hindrances
51 Obstructions  •  52 A Heap  •  53 Factors  •  54 Occasions  •  55 Mother and Son  •  56 Preceptor  •  57 Themes  •  58 Licchavi Youths  •  59 Gone Forth in Old Age  •  60 Gone Forth in Old Age

II. Perceptions
61 Perceptions  •  62 Perception  •  63 Growth  •  64 Growth  •  65 Discussion  •  66 Way of Life  •  67 Bases for Psychic Potency  •  68 Bases for Psychic Potency  •  69 Disenchantment  •  70 Destruction of the Taints

III. Future Perils
71 Liberation of Mind  •  72 Liberation of Mind  •  73 One Who Dwells in the Dhamma  •  74 One Who Dwells in the Dhamma  •  75 Warriors  •  76 Warriors  •  77 Future Perils  •  78 Future Perils  •  79 Future Perils  •  80 Future Perils

IV. Elders
81 Provoking Lust  •  82 Devoid of Lust  •  83 A Schemer  •  84 Devoid of Faith  •  85 Cannot Patiently Endure  •  86 Analytical Knowledges  •  87 Virtuous  •  88 An Elder  •  89 A Trainee  •  90 A Trainee

V. Kakudha
91 Accomplishments  •  92 Accomplishments  •  93 Declarations  •  94 Dwelling at Ease  •  95 The Unshakable  •  96 What One Has Learnt  •  97 Talk  •  98 A Forest Dweller  •  99 The Lion  •  100 Kakudha

The Third Fifty

I. Dwelling at Ease
101 Timidity  •  102 Suspected  •  103 A Thief  •  104 Delicate  •  105 At Ease  •  106 Ānanda  •  107 Virtuous Behavior  •  108 One Beyond Training  •  109 At Home in the Four Quarters  •  110 Forest

II. Andhakavinda
111 A Visitor of Families  •  112 An Attendant Monk  •  113 Concentration  •  114 Andhakavinda  •  115 Miserly  •  116 Praise  •  117 Envious  •  118 View  •  119 Speech  •  120 Effort

III. Sick
121 Sick  •  122 Establishment of Mindfulness  •  123 An Attendant  •  124 An Attendant  •  125 Vitality  •  126 Vitality  •  127 Living Apart  •  128 An Ascetic’s Happiness  •  129 Lesions  •  130 Accomplishments

IV. Kings
131 Continuing to Turn the Wheel  •  132 Continuing to Turn the Wheel  •  133 The King  •  134 In Whatever Quarter  •  135 Yearning  •  136 Yearning  •  137 Little Sleep  •  138 A Consumer of Food  •  139 Cannot Patiently Endure  •  140 One Who Listens

V. Tikaṇḍakī
141 Having Given, One Despises  •  142 One Violates  •  143 Sārandada  •  144 Tikaṇḍakī  •  145 Hell  •  146 Friend  •  147 A Bad Person  •  148 A Good Person  •  149 Temporarily Liberated  •  150 Temporarily Liberated

The Fourth Fifty

I. The Good Dhamma
151 The Fixed Course of Rightness  •  152 The Fixed Course of Rightness  •  153 The Fixed Course of Rightness  •  154 Decline of the Good Dhamma  •  155 Decline of the Good Dhamma  •  156 Decline of the Good Dhamma  •  157 Wrongly Addressed Talk  •  158 Timidity  •  159 Udāyī  •  160 Hard to Dispel

II. Resentment
161 Removing Resentment  •  162 Removing Resentment  •  163 Discussions  •  164 Way of Life  •  165 Asking Questions  •  166 Cessation  •  167 Reproving  •  168 Virtuous Behavior  •  169 Of Quick Apprehension  •  170 Bhaddaji

III. The Lay Follower
171 Timidity  •  172 Self-Confidence  •  173 Hell  •  174 Enemies  •  175 Caṇḍāla  •  176 Rapture  •  177 Trades  •  178 Kings  •  179 A Layman  •  180 Gavesī

IV. Forest Dwellers
181 Forest Dwellers  •  182 ‒190 Wearers of Rag-Robes, Etc.

V. Dogs
191 Dogs  •  192 Doṇa  •  193 Saṅgārava  •  194 Kāraṇapālī  •  195 Piṅgiyānī  •  196 Dreams  •  197 Rain  •  198 Speech  •  199 Families  •  200 Escape

The Fifth Fifty

I. Kimbila
201 Kimbila  •  202 Listening to the Dhamma  •  203 Thoroughbred  •  204 Powers  •  205 Barrenness  •  206 Bondages  •  207 Rice Porridge  •  208 Brushing  •  209 Intonation  •  210 With a Muddled Mind

II. One Who Insults
211 One Who Insults  •  212 Arguments  •  213 Virtuous Behavior  •  214 Speaking Much  •  215 Impatience  •  216 Impatience  •  217 Not Inspiring Confidence  •  218 Not Inspiring Confidence  •  219 Fire  •  220 Madhurā

III. Lengthy Wandering
221 Lengthy Wandering  •  222 Lengthy Wandering  •  223 Residing Too Long  •  224 Miserly  •  225 One Who Visits Families  •  226 One Who Visits Families  •  227 Wealth  •  228 A Meal  •  229 Snake  •  230 Snake

IV. Resident
231 Not to be Esteemed  •  232 Pleasing  •  233 Beautifying  •  234 Very Helpful  •  235 Compassionate  •  236 One Who Deserves Dispraise  •  237 One Who Deserves Dispraise  •  238 One Who Deserves Dispraise  •  239 Miserliness  •  240 Miserliness

V. Misconduct
241 Misconduct  •  242 Bodily Misconduct  •  243 Verbal Misconduct  •  244 Mental Misconduct  •  245 Another on Misconduct  •  246 Another on Bodily Misconduct  •  247 Another on Verbal Misconduct  •  248 Another on Mental Misconduct  •  249 A Charnel Ground  •  250 Confidence in a Person

The Sixth Fifty

I. Full Ordination
251 Who May Give Full Ordination  •  252 Dependence  •  253 Novice  •  254 Miserliness  •  255 Abandoning Miserliness  •  256 First Jhāna  •  257‒263 Second Jhāna, Etc.  •  264 Another on the First Jhāna  •  265‒271 Another on the Second Jhāna, Etc.

Discourses Extra to the Chapter

I. Agreed Upon Repetition Series
272 An Assigner of Meals  •  273‒284 An Appointer of Lodgings, Etc.  •  285 A Supervisor of Novices

II. Training Rules Repetition Series
286 A Bhikkhu  •  287‒290 A Bhikkhunī, Etc.  •  291–292 A Male and Female Lay Follower  •  293 An Ājīvaka  •  294–302 A Nigaṇṭha, Etc.

III. Lust, Etc., Repetition Series
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