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Itv 1 Lobha Sutta:
Greed

The Buddha taught us specific qualities in the mind to abandon.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Abandon one quality, monks, and I guarantee you non-returning. What is that one quality? Greed is that one quality, monks. Abandon that, and I guarantee you non-returning.” This is the meaning of what […]

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Itivuttaka 1 Lobha Sutta: Greed

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Itv 2 Dosa Sutta:
Hatred

The Buddha explains how abandoning hatred will guarantee you non-returning.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Abandon one quality, monks, and I guarantee you non-returning. What is that one quality? Hatred is that one quality, monks. Abandon that, and I guarantee you non-returning.” This is the meaning of what […]

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Itivuttaka 2 Dosa Sutta: Hatred

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Itv 3 Moha Sutta:
Delusion

The Buddha explains how beings whose minds are clouded by delusion will be reborn in the plane of misery.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Abandon one quality, monks, and I guarantee you non-returning. What is that one quality? Delusion is that one quality, monks. Abandon that, and I guarantee you non-returning.” This is the meaning of what […]

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Itv 4 Kodha Sutta:
Anger

The Buddha explains how abandoning anger can lead to non-returning.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Abandon one quality, monks, and I guarantee you non-returning. What is that one quality? Anger is that one quality, monks. Abandon that, and I guarantee you non-returning.” This is the meaning of what […]

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Itivuttaka 4 Kodha Sutta: Anger

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Itv 5 Makkha Sutta:
Contempt

Abandoning contempt can bring much happiness and lead to non-returning.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Abandon one quality, monks, and I guarantee you non-returning. What is that one quality? Contempt is that one quality, monks. Abandon that, and I guarantee you non-returning.” This is the meaning of what […]

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Itivuttaka 5 Makkha Sutta: Contempt

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Itv 6 Māna Sutta:
Conceit

Abandoning conceit will lead to non-returning along with much happiness.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Abandon one quality, monks, and I guarantee you non-returning. What is that one quality? Conceit is that one quality, monks. Abandon that, and I guarantee you non-returning.” This is the meaning of what […]

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Itivuttaka 6 Māna Sutta: Conceit

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Itv 7 Sabbapariññā Sutta:
Fully Understanding the All

One who has understood the "all" and are cleansed of passion for the "all" will put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known and fully understood with insight “the all”, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for “the all” and has not abandoned it, is incapable of […]

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Itivuttaka 7 Sabbapariññā Sutta: Fully Understanding the All

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Itv 8 Mānapariññā Sutta:
Fully Understanding Conceit

One who fully knows and fully understands conceit is capable of putting an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known conceit and not fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for conceit and has not abandoned it, is incapable of […]

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Itivuttaka 8 Mānapariññā Sutta: Fully Understanding Conceit

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Itv 9 Lobhapariññā Sutta:
Fully Understanding Greed

One who fully knows and fully understands greed can put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known greed and not fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for greed and has not abandoned it, is incapable of […]

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Itv 10 Dosapariññā Sutta:
Fully Understanding Hatred

One who fully knows and fully understands hatred can put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known hatred and not fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for hatred and has not abandoned it, is incapable of […]

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Itv 11 Mohapariñña Sutta:
Fully Understanding Delusion

One who has fully knows and fully understands delusion can put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known delusion and fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for delusion and has not abandoned it, is incapable of putting […]

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Itivuttaka 11 Mohapariñña Sutta: Fully Understanding Delusion

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Itv 12 Kodhapariñña Sutta:
Fully Understanding Anger

One who has fully knows and fully understands anger can put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known anger and fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for anger and has not abandoned it, is incapable of putting […]

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Itivuttaka 12 Kodhapariñña Sutta: Fully Understanding Anger

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Itv 13 Makkhapariñña Sutta:
Fully Understanding Contempt

One who fully knows and understands contempt is capable of putting an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known contempt and fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for contempt and has not abandoned it, is incapable of putting […]

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Itivuttaka 13 Makkhapariñña Sutta: Fully Understanding Contempt

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Itv 14 Avijjāhīvarana Sutta:
Ignorance

The Buddha explains how ignorance leads one to wonder in the journey of rebirth.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, I do not see any single hindrance other than the hindrance of ignorance by which all beings are so obstructed and run on and wander in the journey of rebirths for a […]

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Itivuttaka 14 Avijjāhīvarana Sutta: Ignorance

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Itv 15 Taṇha Saṁyojuna Sutta:
Craving

The Buddha explains the fetter of craving, which leads one to wander in the journey of rebirth.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, I do not see any single fetter other than the fetter of craving, by which beings are so tied and run on and wander in journey of rebirths for a long, long […]

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Itivuttaka 15 Taṇha Saṁyojuna Sutta: Craving

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Itv 16 Paṭhama Sekha Sutta:
The Trainee

Wise consideration is the most helpful factor for a trainee who has not yet attained liberation.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, with regard to internal factors, I do not see another single factor so helpful as wise consideration for a monk who is a trainee, who has not yet attained liberation, but lives […]

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Itivuttaka 16 Paṭhama Sekha Sutta: The Trainee

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Itv 17 Dutiya Sekha Sutta:
The Noble Friend

The Buddha explains the importance of noble friendship for one who has not yet attained liberation.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, with regard to external factors, I do not see another single factor so helpful as noble friendship for a monk who is a trainee, who has not yet attained liberation but lives […]

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Itivuttaka 17 Dutiya Sekha Sutta: The Noble Friend

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  • SN 45.2 The Buddha explains to Ven. Ānanda that noble friendship is the whole of the holy life
  • AN 9.1 Noble friendship as a factor of awakening

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Itv 18 Saṅghabheda Sutta:
Disunity in the Community of Monks

When the community of monks are divided, it gives way to the downfall of gods and humans.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “One thing, monks, when arising in the world, arises for the downfall of many people, for the unhappiness of many people, for the downfall and unhappiness of many people, for the loss, downfall, […]

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Itv 19 Saṅghasāmaggi Sutta:
Unity in the Community of Monks

Unity in the community of monks leads to the benefit of many humans and gods.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “One thing, monks, when arising in the world, arises for the welfare of many people, for the happiness of many people, for the welfare and happiness of many people, for the benefit, welfare, […]

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Itivuttaka 19 Saṅghasāmaggi Sutta: Unity in the Community of Monks

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Itv 20 Paduṭṭhapuggala Sutta:
A Corrupt Person

Having a corrupt mind can lead one to the plane of misery after death.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “In this world, monks, I would read with my mind a certain person’s corrupt mind and conclude thus: If this person were to die at this time, he would definitely be born in […]

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Itivuttaka 20 Paduṭṭhapuggala Sutta: A Corrupt Person

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Itv 21 Pasannacitta Sutta:
The Confident Mind

Having a pleasant mind at the time of death will lead one to be born in a heavenly world.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “In this world, monks, I would read with my mind a certain person’s pleased mind and conclude thus: If this person were to die at this time, he would definitely be born in […]

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Itivuttaka 21 Pasannacitta Sutta: The Confident Mind

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Itv 22 Māpuññabhāyi Sutta:
Do Not Fear Merit

The Buddha explains the results of developing a mind of loving kindness for seven years.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, don’t be afraid to do deeds of merit. This is a synonym for happiness that is desirable, pleasing, charming, dear, and agreeable, that is ‘meritorious deeds.’ Monks, for I know well that […]

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Itivuttaka 22 Māpuññabhāyi Sutta: Do Not Fear Merit

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  • SN 3.20 A miser isn't able to enjoy his merit
  • Itv 60 The ways to make merit

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Itv 23 Ubho-attha Sutta:
Both Kinds of Welfare

One who is diligence in developing wholesome deeds will enjoy much happiness in this life and others.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “There is one quality, monks, which, when developed and pursued, ensures both kinds of welfare—welfare in this life and welfare in lives to come. What is that one quality? It is diligence in […]

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Itivuttaka 23 Ubho-attha Sutta: Both Kinds of Welfare

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  • AN 10.15 All good qualites are because of diligence
  • Dhp 2 Verses all about diligence

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Itv 24 Aṭṭhipuñja Sutta:
The Heap of Bones

The Buddha explains how the bones of a single person, when accumulated in a single eon, would make a huge mountain.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, the bones of a single person, running on and wandering in this journey of rebirths for an eon, would make a heap of bones, a pile of bones as large as this […]

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Itivuttaka 24 Aṭṭhipuñja Sutta: The Heap of Bones

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Itv 25 Sampajāna Musāvāda Sutta:
Lying

The Buddha explains how a person who isn't truthful has no evil deed they cannot do.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, for the person who transgresses in one thing, I tell you, there is no evil deed whatsoever he would not do. What is that one thing? It is, monks, telling a deliberate […]

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Itivuttaka 25 Sampajāna Musāvāda Sutta: Lying

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Itv 26 Dānasaṁvibhāga Sutta:
Giving and Sharing

The Buddha explains the benefits of giving and the results that one gains after death.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, if people knew as I know the results of giving and sharing, they would not eat without having given nor would the stain of stinginess overcome their minds. Even if it were […]

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Itivuttaka 26 Dānasaṁvibhāga Sutta: Giving and Sharing

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  • AN 5.34 Giving as an action that has good results in this life
  • AN 5:36 Special times for giving
  • AN 7.52 How we think when we give changes the results

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Itv 27 Mettācetovimutti Sutta:
The Development of Loving-kindness

The Buddha explains how developing loving kindness even towards just one being will bring a huge amount of merit.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, all the grounds for making merit leading to future happiness do not equal a sixteenth part of the mind-liberation of loving-kindness. The mind-liberation of loving-kindness surpasses them and shines, blazes, and dazzles.” […]

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Itivuttaka 27 Mettācetovimutti Sutta: The Development of Loving-kindness

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  • AN 11.15 The benefits of loving-kindness
  • Snp 1.8 Karaniyametta sutta. Verses on how to practice loving-kindness

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Itv 28 Pathama Bhikku Sutta:
The Monk 1

When a monk is not careful guarding their sense faculties and are immoderate in eating, it leads to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, when endowed with two things, a monk suffers in this life, experiencing trouble, distress, and despair. At the breakup of the body, after death, the plane of misery is to be expected. […]

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Itivuttaka 28 Pathama Bhikku Sutta: The Monk 1

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Itv 29 Dutiya Bhikkhu Sutta:
The Monk 2

A monk who guards their sense faculties and are moderate in eating will live happily.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Endowed with two things, a monk lives happily and does not experience trouble, distress, and despair. At the breakup of the body, after death, a good destination is to be expected. What are […]

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Itivuttaka 29 Dutiya Bhikkhu Sutta: The Monk 2

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Itv 30 Tapanīya Sutta:
Remorse

The Buddha explains the remorse felt when one hasn't done what is good and wholesome.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, there are two things which cause remorse. What are the two? Here, monks, there is a person who has not done what is good, has not done what is wholesome, has not […]

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Itivuttaka 30 Tapanīya Sutta: Remorse

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AN 4.184 We don't have to be affraid to die.

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Itv 31 Atapanīya Sutta:
Non-Remorse

The Buddha explains the two things that cause no remorse.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, there are two things that cause no remorse. What are the two? Here, there is a person who has done what is good, has done what is wholesome, has made merit that […]

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Itivuttaka 31 Atapanīya Sutta: Non-Remorse

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Itv 32 Pāpakasīla Sutta:
Evil Behaviour

When a being is endowed with evil behavior and evil view, they are born in hell after death.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: Monks, endowed with two things, a person is reborn in hell as if a heavy load on one’s head was to be dropped down instantly. What are the two things? Evil behaviour and […]

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Itivuttaka 32 Pāpakasīla Sutta: Evil Behaviour

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Itv 33 Bhaddakasīla Sutta:
Good Behavior

A person with good behaviour and good views will be reborn in heaven.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, endowed with two things, a person is reborn in heaven. What are the two things? Good behaviour and good view. Monks, endowed with these two things, a person is reborn in heaven.” […]

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Itivuttaka 33 Bhaddakasīla Sutta: Good Behavior

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Itv 34 Anātāpī Sutta:
Ardency

A monk who is not ardent and who has no fear of wrongdoing is incapable of attaining enlightenment.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, the monk who is not ardent and who has no fear of wrongdoing is incapable of attaining enlightenment, incapable of attaining ultimate freedom, and incapable of attaining the supreme security from bondage, Nibbāna. […]

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Itv 35 Pathama Janakuhana Sutta:
Deceiving People 1

The holy life is lived for the sake of restraint and eradication of all defilements.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, this holy life is not lived for the sake of deceiving people, or for the sake of flattering people, or for the sake of profiting in gain, honour, and fame, or with […]

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Itivuttaka 35 Pathama Janakuhana Sutta: Deceiving People 1

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Itv 36 Dutiya Janakuhana Sutta:
Deceiving People 2

The holy life is lived for the sake of realizing special knowledge and attaining full understanding.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, this holy life is not lived for the sake of deceiving people, or for the sake of flattering people, or for the sake of profiting in gain, honour, and fame, or with […]

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Itv 37 Somanassa Sutta:
Living Joyfully

Insightful and ardent monks investigate the true nature of life.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, a monk endowed with two things, lives with happiness and joy and has aroused energy for the destruction of taints. What are the two? Being moved by a sense of urgency at […]

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Itivuttaka 37 Somanassa Sutta: Living Joyfully

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Itv 38 Vitakka Sutta:
Thinking

What are the two thoughts that often occur to the Buddha?

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, two thoughts often occur to the Tathāgata, the Arahant, the Fully Enlightened Buddha. The thought of fearlessness and the thought of seclusion. Monks, the Tathāgata delights in harmlessness and enjoys harmlessness. Monks, […]

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Itivuttaka 38 Vitakka Sutta: Thinking

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Itv 39 Desanā Sutta:
Teaching

See evil as evil; and having seen evil as evil, become disenchanted with it!

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, there are two types of Dhamma-teachings of the Tathāgata, the Arahant, and the Fully Enlightened Buddha. What are the two? ‘See evil as evil’—this is the first type of Dhamma-teaching; and ‘Having […]

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Itv 40 Vijjā Sutta:
True Knowledge

The monk who gives rise to true knowledge that discards desire, greed, and ignorance abandons all bad destinations

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, ignorance leads to the accumulation of unwholesome qualities. Lack of shame of wrongdoing and lack fear of wrongdoing follow after. Monks, true knowledge (realization of the Four Noble Truths) precedes to the […]

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Itivuttaka 40 Vijjā Sutta: True Knowledge

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Itv 41 Paññāparihāni Sutta:
Decline of Wisdom

Beings who develop noble wisdom grows in worldly and spiritual prosperity.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, those beings who lack noble wisdom are completely failing from worldly and spiritual prosperity. They have to suffer in this life—troubled, distressed, and despaired—and rebirth in the plane of misery is to […]

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Itv 42 Sukkadhamma Sutta:
The Bright Protectors

The Buddha explains two wholesome qualities that control the world.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, there are two bright wholesome qualities that control the world. What are the two? Shame of wrongdoing and fear of wrongdoing. If, monks, those two bright wholesome qualities did not control the […]

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Itivuttaka 42 Sukkadhamma Sutta: The Bright Protectors

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Itv 43 Ajāta Sutta:
The Unborn

The Buddha explains Nibbāna; how it is the ultimate freedom and the cessation of all suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, there is an unborn (by causes), unformed, unmade (by anyone), unconditioned thing (Nibbāna, the ultimate freedom). If, monks, there were not that unborn (by causes), unformed, unmade (by anyone), unconditioned thing (Nibbāna), […]

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Itivuttaka 43 Ajāta Sutta: The Unborn

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Itv 44 Nibbānadhātu Sutta:
The Nibbāna Element

The Buddha explains the two Nibbāna elements.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, there are these two Nibbāna-elements. What are the two? The Nibbāna-element with residue remaining (Sōpādisesa Nibbāna) and the Nibbāna-element with no residue remaining (Anupādisesa Nibbāna). What, monks, is the Nibbāna-element with residue […]

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Itv 45 Patisallāna Sutta:
Living in Seclusion

The Buddha explains the benefits of devoting to seclusion, delighting in seclusion and more.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, live devoting to seclusion and delighting in seclusion, practise inward mental stillness, and do not neglect meditation and practise insight meditation. Maintain diligence in empty dwelling places. Monks, if you live devoting […]

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Itv 46 Sikkhānisaṁsa Sutta:
Benefits of Training

The Buddha explains how a monk should live experiencing the Triple Training called virtue, concentration, and wisdom.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, live experiencing the benefits of the Triple Training called virtue, concentration, and wisdom. Live with wisdom as the foremost leader in your life. Live with liberation as the end goal. Live with […]

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Itv 47 Jāgariya Sutta:
Wakefulness

The Buddha explains if the benefits gained if a monk meditates reducing sleep, lives mindfully and with wise awareness.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, a monk should meditate reducing sleep, live mindfully, with wise awareness, with a still mind, and with a rapturous mind. At proper occasions, he should contemplate with insight the wholesome qualities called […]

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Itv 48 Āpāyika Sutta:
Plane of Misery

The Buddha explains the consequences of lying and accusing falsely those who are virtuous.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, by not giving up evil conduct, these two persons will be reborn in the plain of misery, in hell. What two persons? One who, not living a celibate life, pretends to be […]

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  • Dhp v306-308

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Itv 49 Diṭṭhigata Sutta:
Overcome by Views

The Buddha explains how some humans and gods adhere and overreach but only the wise see the true nature of life.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, overcome by two views, some gods and humans adhere and some overreach; only those who are wise see the true nature with wisdom. And how, monks, do some adhere? Monks, gods, and […]

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Itv 50 Mūla Sutta:
Roots of Unwholesome

The Buddha explains the three unwholesome roots.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, there are three unwholesome roots. What three? Greed is an unwholesome root, hatred is an unwholesome root, and delusion is an unwholesome root. Monks, these are the three unwholesome roots. This is […]

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Itivuttaka 50 Mūla Sutta: Roots of Unwholesome

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