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Snp 1.4 Kasībhāradvāja Sutta:
The Discourse to the Brahmin Kasībhāradvāja

Beautiful similes the Buddha gives to a brahmin who challenges him.

Mindfulness, the factor of enlightenment, Kassapa, is well expounded, cultivated, and fully developed by me. It leads to special knowledge, to realization of the Noble Truths, and to Nibbāna.

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Sutta Nipāta 1.4 Kasībhāradvāja Sutta: The Discourse to the Brahmin Kasībhāradvāja

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Snp 1.6 Parābhava Sutta:
Discourse on Downfall

A collection of bad actions and bad results.

“About the declining man we question you, Gotama, the great teacher we have come to ask the Blessed One: What is the cause of his downfall?”

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Sutta Nipāta 1.6 Parābhava Sutta: Discourse on Downfall

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Snp 1.7 Vasala Sutta:
Discourse on the Outcast

A Bodhisattva has been born in the Sakyans’ city,
in lands along Lumbini. Precious gem beyond compare,
for the weal and welfare of those in the human realm.
That’s why we’re delighted and completely overjoyed.

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Sutta Nipāta 1.7 Vasala Sutta: Discourse on the Outcast

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Snp 1.8 Metta Sutta:
Discourse on Loving-Kindness

How to practice loving-kindness meditation.

As a mother would risk her own life to protect her only child, even so towards all living beings, one should cultivate boundless loving-kindness.

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Sutta Nipāta 1.8 Metta Sutta: Discourse on Loving-Kindness

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Snp 1.10 Ālavaka Sutta:
Discourse to Ālavaka the Demon

The Supreme Buddha defeats the Demon Ālavaka with the power of his wisdom.

“When Arahants teach the Dhamma leading to Nibbāna, if one listens to that Dhamma with close attention and confident mind, and investigates that Dhamma diligently, then, in this way, one wins wisdom.

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Sutta Nipāta 1.10 Ālavaka Sutta: Discourse to Ālavaka the Demon

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This sutta is also found at SN 10.12.

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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.

Those who are well trained, freed from all defilements, and with minds firm in Gotama Buddha’straining, upon attaining Nibbāna, they plunge into the Deathless, freely enjoying the liberation they have gained. In the Saṅgha is this precious jewel. By this truth may there be well-being!

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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.

Many deities and humans longing for happiness have pondered on the questions of blessings. Pray, tell me what are the highest blessings?

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