The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha - Selections

The Book of the Fours: Table of Contents

The First Fifty

I. Bhaṇḍagāma
1 Understood  •  2 Fallen  •  3 Maimed  •  4 Maimed  •  5 Along with the Stream  •  6 One of Little Learning  •  7 They Adorn  •  8 Self-Confidence  •  9 Craving  •  10 Bonds

II. Walking
11 Walking  •  12 Virtuous Behavior  •  13 Striving  •  14 Restraint  •  15 Proclamations  •  16 Exquisiteness  •  17 Wrong Courses  •  18 Wrong Courses  •  19 Wrong Courses  •  20 An Assigner of Meals

III. Uruvelā
21 Uruvelā  •  22 Uruvelā  •  23 The World  •  24 Kāḷaka  •  25 The Spiritual Life  •  26 Deceivers  •  27 Contentment  •  28 Noble Lineages  •  29 Dhamma Factors  •  30 Wanderers

IV. The Wheel
31 The Wheel  •  32 Attracting and Sustaining  •  33 The Lion  •  34 Confidence  •  35 Vassakāra  •  36 Doṇa  •  37 Non-Decline  •  38 Drawn Back  •  39 Ujjaya  •  40 Udāyī

V. Rohitassa
41 Concentration  •  42 Questions  •  43 Anger  •  44 Anger  •  45 Rohitassa  •  46 Rohitassa  •  47 Far Apart  •  48 Visākha  •  49 Inversions  •  50 Defilements

The Second Fifty

I. Streams of Merit
51 Streams of Merit  •  52 Streams of Merit  •  53 Living Together  •  54 Living Together  •  55 The Same in Living  •  56 The Same in Living  •  57 Suppavāsā  •  58 Sudatta  •  59 Food  •  60 The Layperson’s Proper Practice

II. Worthy Deeds
61 Worthy Deeds  •  62 Freedom from Debt  •  63 With Brahmā  •  64 Hell  •  65 Form  •  66 Lustful  •  67 Snakes  •  68 Devadatta  •  69 Striving  •  70 Unrighteous

III. Unmistakable
71 Striving  •  72 View  •  73 The Bad Person: The Bride  •  74 Foremost  •  75 Foremost  •  76 Kusinārā  •  77 Inconceivable Matters  •  78 Offerings  •  79 Business  •  80 Kamboja

IV. Unshakable
81 The Destruction of Life  •  82 False Speech  •  83 Dispraise  •  84 Anger  •  85 Darkness  •  86 Bent Down  •  87 The Son  •  88 Fetters  •  89 View  •  90 Aggregates

V. Asuras
91 Asuras  •  92 Concentration  •  93 Concentration  •  94 Concentration  •  95 Cremation Brand  •  96 Lust  •  97 Quick-Witted  •  98 One’s Own Welfare  •  99 Training Rules  •  100 Potaliya\

The Third Fifty

I. Clouds
101 Clouds  •  102 Clouds  •  103 Pots  •  104 Pools of Water  •  105 Mangoes  •  106 [Mangoes]  •  107 Mice  •  108 bulls  •  109 Trees  •  110 Vipers

II. Kesi
111 Kesi  •  112 Speed  •  113 Goad  •  114 bull Elephant  •  115 Deeds  •  116 Heedfulness  •  117 Guarding  •  118 Inspiring  •  119 Perils  •  120 Perils

III. Perils
121 Self-Reproach  •  122 Waves  •  123 Difference  •  124 Difference  •  125 Loving-Kindness  •  126 Loving-Kindness  •  127 Astounding  •  128 Astounding  •  129 Astounding  •  130 Wonders

IV. Persons
131 Fetters  •  132 Eloquence  •  133 Of Quick Understanding  •  134 Effort  •  135 Blameworthy  •  136 Virtuous Behavior  •  137 Virtuous Behavior  •  138 Retreat  •  139 Dhamma Speakers  •  140 Speakers

V. Splendors
141 Splendors  •  142 Radiances  •  143 Lights  •  144 Lusters  •  145 Luminaries  •  146 Times  •  147 Times  •  148 Conduct  •  149 Conduct  •  150 Cores

The Fourth Fifty

I. Faculties
151 Faculties  •  152 Faith  •  153 Wisdom  •  154 Mindfulness  •  155 Reflection  •  156 Eon  •  157 Illness  •  158 Decline  •  159 The Bhikkhunī  •  160 A Fortunate One

II. Modes of Practice
161 In Brief  •  162 In Detail  •  163 Unattractiveness  •  164 Patient  •  165 Patient  •  166 Both  •  167 Moggallāna  •  168 Sāriputta  •  169 Through Exertion  •  170 In Conjunction

III. Volitional
171 Volition  •  172 Analysis  •  173 Koṭṭhita  •  174 Ānanda  •  175 Upavāṇa  •  176 Aspiring  •  177 Rāhula  •  178 The Reservoir  •  179 Nibbāna  •  180 The Great References

IV. Brahmins
181 Warrior  •  182 Guarantor  •  183 Heard  •  184 Fearless  •  185 Brahmin Truths  •  186 Acumen  •  187 Vassakāra  •  188 Upaka  •  189 Realization  •  190 Uposatha

V. The Great Chapter
191 Followed by Ear  •  192 Facts  •  193 Bhaddiya  •  194 Sāpūga  •  195 Vappa  •  196 Sāḷha  •  197 Mallikā  •  198 Self-Torment  •  199 Craving  •  200 Affection

The Fifth Fifty

I. The Good Person
201 Training Rules  •  202 Devoid of Faith  •  203 Seven Actions  •  204 Ten Actions  •  205 Eightfold  •  206 Tenfold Path  •  207 Bad Character  •  208 Bad Character  •  209 Bad Character  •  210 Evil Character

II. Adornments of the Assembly
211 Assembly  •  212 View  •  213 Ingratitude  •  214 Destruction of Life  •  215 Path  •  216 Path  •  217 Courses of Expression  •  218 Courses of Expression  •  219 Morally Shameless  •  220 Unwise

III. Good Conduct
221 Misconduct  •  222 View  •  223 Ingratitude  •  224 Destruction of Life  •  225 Path  •  226 Path  •  227 Courses of Expression  •  228 Courses of Expression  •  229 Morally Shameless  •  230 Unwise  •  231 Poets

IV. Kamma
232 In Brief  •  233 In Detail  •  234 Soṇakāyana  •  235 Training Rules  •  236 Training Rules  •  237 Noble Path  •  238 Enlightenment Factors  •  239 Blameworthy  •  240 Non-Afflictive  •  241 Ascetics  •  242 Benefits of a Good Person

V. Perils of Offenses
243 Schism  •  244 Offenses  •  245 Training  •  246 Lying Down  •  247 Worthy of a Stūpa  •  248 The Growth of Wisdom  •  249 Helpful  •  250 Declarations  •  251 Declarations  •  252 Declarations  •  253 Declarations

VI. Direct Knowledge
254 Direct Knowledge  •  255 Quests  •  256 Attracting and Sustaining  •  257 Māluṅkyāputta  •  258 Families  •  259 Thoroughbred  •  260 Thoroughbred  •  261 Powers  •  262 Forest  •  263 Action

VII. Courses of Kamma
264 The Destruction of Life  •  265‒273 Taking What Is Not Given, Etc.

VIII. Lust, Etc., Repetition Series
274 Four Establishments of Mindfulness  •  275 Four Right Strivings  •  276 Four Bases for Psychic Potency  •  277‒303  •  304‒783 Hatred, Etc.