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- Snp 2.1 Ratana Sutta: Jewels Discourse This sutta was taught by the Supreme Buddha as a protection for the city of Rājagaha when it was overcome with famine, disease, and evil spirits. It explains the qualities of the Triple Gem.
- SN 45.2 Upaḍḍha Sutta: Half the Spiritual Life
- SN 7.2 Akkosaka Sutta: Akkosaka Should you accept the gift of angry words?
- SN 56.31 Siṁsapā Sutta: In the Indian Rosewood Forest There are many things that the Buddha did not teach us because they are irrelevant, unbeneficial and do not lead to Nibbāna.
Read a Story
- Pv 4.7 Rājaputta Sutta: The Son of a King What happened to a prince that committed evil actions towards a Pacceka Buddha?
- Thig 14.1: The Verses of Arahant Nun Subhā, Who Dwelled in the Jīvaka Mango Garden (365-398) This Arahant Nun uses the power of Dhamma to defeat an attacker.
- MN 82 Raṭṭhapāla Sutta: With Arahant Raṭṭhapāla A young man becomes a monk and teaches a King about the true nature of life.
- Vv 7.7 Kanthaka Sutta: Kanthaka’s Mansion What happened to, Kanthaka, the horse, who carried Prince Siddhartha on the day he left his home?
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- AN 10.60 Girimānanda Sutta: Discourse to Girimānanda Thera The monk Girimānanda listens to a teaching that helps him overcome his illness.
- Snp 2.4 Mahā Maṅgala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings The Supreme Buddha teaches a humble devata about ways that we can collect blessings into our lives.
- Snp 1.4 Kasībhāradvāja Sutta: The Discourse to the Brahmin Kasībhāradvāja Beautiful similes the Buddha gives to a brahmin who challenges him.
- Snp 1.8 Metta Sutta: Discourse on Loving-Kindness How to practice loving-kindness meditation.
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