The following suttas share conversations with the Supreme Buddha and King Pasenadi of Kosala as well as other incidents regarding the king. He ruled from the city of Sāvatthi, a place where the Buddha spent a lot of time. They are all quite short and make a good one-sutta-per-day reading.
- SN 3.1 Dahara Sutta: YoungThe Buddha explains the importance of not belittling things due to their age.
- SN 3.2 Purisa Sutta: A PersonWhat three things inside of us cause our suffering?
- SN 3.3 Rāja Sutta: KingWhat do we really have in this life?
- SN 3.4 Piya Sutta: LovedWho are those that love themselves and those that do not love themselves?
- SN 3.5 Attarakkhita Sutta: Self-ProtectedHow do we protect ourselves?
- SN 3.6 Appakā Sutta: FewBeing intoxicated by wealth, becoming greedy and harming others only leads to pain.
- SN 3.7 Atthakarana Sutta: JudgmentLying for wealth and pleasures only leads to suffering.
- SN 3.8 Mallikā Sutta: Queen MallikāThe person most dear to us is ourselves.
- SN 3.9 Yañña Sutta: SacrificeThe Buddha explains to King Pasenadi the proper types of sacrifice.
- SN 3.10 Bandhana sutta: ShacklesAttachment is a far stronger bond than chains and shackles.
- SN 3.11 Satta Jatila Sutta: Seven Matted-Hair AsceticsThe Buddha explains how to judge a person’s character.
- SN 3.12 Pañca Rāja Sutta: Five KingsThe Buddha teaches about sense pleasures to a group of kings.
- SN 3.13 Donapāka Sutta: A Big Plate of Rice and CurryThe Buddha explains the importance of not overeating to King Pasenadi.
- SN 3.14 Paṭhama Saṇgāma Sutta: Battle 1A battle between King Ajātasattu and Pasenadi takes place, leading the monks to discuss it with the Buddha.
- SN 3.15 Dutiya Saṇgāma Sutta: Battle 2A battle between King Ajātasattu and Pasenadi takes place. The Buddha explains the results of those who fight and when they fall.
- SN 3.16 Dītu Sutta: A DaughterWhen King Pasenadi’s queen gives birth to a daughter, he becomes disappointed, but the Buddha explains the virtue of a woman.
- SN 3.17 Appamāda Sutta: DiligenceWhat is the one thing that leads to the benefit of both the present life and the lives to come?
- SN 3.18 Kalyāṇa Sutta: Good FriendsThe Buddha explains how the entire path to Nibbāna depends on good friends, good companions and good associates.
- SN 3.19 Paṭhama Aputtaka Sutta: Childless 1The Buddha explains what a person should do if they acquire great wealth.
- SN 3.20 Dutiya Aputtaka Sutta: Childless 2The Buddha tells the story of a rich man and his demise through his previous actions.
- SN 3.21 Puggala Sutta: PersonsThe Buddha explains the four types of people and how their actions lead them in this cycle of rebirth.
- SN 3.22 Ayyakā Sutta: GrandmotherUsing a simile with clay pots, the Buddha explains that all beings are subject to death, death is their end and that they are not free from death.
- SN 3.23 Loka Sutta: The WorldWhat three things arise in the world for the harm, suffering and discomfort of beings?
- SN 3.24 Issatta Sutta: ArcheryKing Pasenadi asks the Buddha who one should give gifts to, so that one gains the most merit?
- SN 3.25 Pabbatūpama Sutta: The Simile of the MountainWhat should one do when old age and death are close by?
All Saṁyutta Nikāya
— Sāgātha Vagga —
| SN 1 | SN 2 | SN 3 | SN 4 | SN 5 | SN 6 | SN 7 | SN 8 | SN 9 | SN 10 | SN 11 |
— Nidāna Vagga —
| SN 12 | SN 13 | SN 14 | SN 15 | SN 16 | SN 17 | SN 18 | SN 19 | SN 20 | SN 21 |
— Khandha Vagga —
| SN 22 | SN 23 | SN 24 | SN 25 | SN 26 | SN 27 | SN 28 | SN 29 | SN 30 | SN 31 | SN 32 | SN 33 | SN 34 |
— Saḷāyatana Vagga —
| SN 35 | SN 36 | SN 37 | SN 38 | SN 39 | SN 40 | SN 41 | SN 42 | SN 43 | SN 44 |
— Mahā Vagga —
| SN 45 | SN 46 | SN 47 | SN 48 | SN 49 | SN 50 | SN 51 | SN 52 | SN 53 | SN 54 | SN 55 | SN 56 |
All Saṁyutta Nikāya