- SN 56.1 Samādhi Sutta: ConcentrationWe can understand the Four Noble Truths if we have concentration.
- SN 56.2 Patisallāna Sutta: MeditationThose who meditate understand things as they really are.
- SN 56.3 Kulaputta Sutta: Sons 1What does someone who wants to leave the household life need to understand?
- SN 56.4 Dutiya Kulaputta Sutta: Sons 2What have people who have left the household life understood?
- SN 56.5 Samanabrāhmana Sutta: Monks 1The Four Noble Truths
- SN 56.6 Dutiya Samanabrāhmana Sutta: Monks 2What do ascetics and brahmins strive to understand?
- SN 56.7 Vitakka Sutta: ThinkingWholesome and unwholesome thoughts.
- SN 56.8 Cintā Sutta: IdeasWholesome and unwholesome reflections
- SN 56.9 Viggāhikakathā Sutta: ArgumentsDon’t engage in quarrelsome talk. Engage in wholesome talk.
- SN 56.10 Tiracchānakathā Sutta: Unbeneficial TalkWhat is pointless and useful talk.
- SN 56.11 Dhamma Cakkappavattana Sutta: Setting In Motion the Wheel of DhammaThe Supreme Buddha’s very first sermon.
- SN 56.12 Tathāgata Sutta: The BuddhaThe Tathāgatha had the utmost knowledge about the Four Noble Truths, which gave him knowledge, wisdom, and light.
- SN 56.13 Khandha Sutta: Groups of ClingingThe Buddha encourages us to understand the Four Noble Truths as they really are.
- SN 56.14 Āyatana Sutta: Sense FacultiesThe connection between internal sense bases and the Four Noble Truths.
- SN 56.15 Dhāraṇa Sutta: Remembering 1How to remember the Four Noble Truths.
- SN 56.16 Dhāraṇa Sutta: Remembering 2Remembering the Four Noble Truths as said by the Buddha and rejecting any other Four Noble Truths.
- SN 56.17 Avijjā Sutta: IgnoranceThe definition of ignorance
- SN 56.18 Vijjā Sutta: True knowledgeThe true knowledge of the Four Noble Truths is explained in detail.
- SN 56.19 Saṁkāsana Sutta: ExpressionsFor every Noble Truth, numerous expressions can be made.
- SN 56.20 Tatha Sutta: RealThe Buddha shows us what is real in this world.
- SN 56.21 Koṭigāma Sutta: At the Village of Koṭi 1What is the reason we are still roaming in this saṁsara?
- SN 56.22 Dutiya Koṭigāma Sutta: At the Village of Koṭi 2The Buddha does not consider ascetics and brahmins who do not understand the Four Noble Truths as they really are to be true ascetics or brahmins at all.
- SN 56.23 Abhisambuddha Sutta: Fully Enlightened BuddhaWhy is the Buddha called an arahant, the fully enlightened one?
- SN 56.24 Arahanta Sutta: The Liberated OneWhat do those working to attain arahantship have to understand?
- SN 56.25 Āsavakkhaya Sutta: Destruction of DefilementsThe destruction of the defilements is only for those who know and see.
- SN 56.26 Mitta Sutta: FriendsHow should we help our friends?
- SN 56.27 Tatha Sutta: RealThe Buddha shows us the most real thing in the whole world.
- SN 56.28 Loka Sutta: The WorldThe Buddha is the most noble being in all the worlds, therefore the Four Noble Truths taught by him are noble.
- SN 56.29 Pariññeyya Sutta: Should be ComprehendedWhat should be understood, what should be abandoned, what should be realized, and what should be developed?
- SN 56.30 Gavampati Sutta: Venerable Gavampati TheroWhen we see and understand one of the Noble Truths, do we understand the other three as well?
- SN 56.31 Siṁsapā Sutta: In the Indian Rosewood ForestThere are many things that the Buddha did not teach us because they are irrelevant, unbeneficial and do not lead to Nibbāna.
- SN 56.32 Khadira Sutta: CactusA simile for the people who think that they can become enlightened without understanding the Four Noble Truths.
- SN 56.33 Daṇda Sutta: A StickThe Buddha gives a simile about people blindly going from one world to another fettered with the defilements.
- SN 56.34 Cela Sutta: Clothes on FireWhat should we do if our clothes or head were to catch on fire?
- SN 56.35 Sattisata Sutta: A Hundred SpearsWould it be worth being struck by 100 spears if we could attain Nibbāna?
- SN 56.36 Pāṇa Sutta: BeingsThe vastness of the planes of misery.
- SN 56.37 Suriyupama Sutta: The Sun 1Right View comes first.
- SN 56.38 Dutiya Suriyupama Sutta: The Sun 2Until a Supreme Buddha appears in the world, there is darkness.
- SN 56.39 Indakhīla Sutta: Stone PillarNot understanding the Four Noble Truths, people look everywhere for a teacher.
- SN 56.40 Vāda Sutta: Undefeated by DebateOne who understands the Four Noble Truths cannot be shaken.
- SN 56.41 Loka Cintā Sutta: ThinkingWe should not reflect on unbeneficial things that will do us no good.
- SN 56.42 Papāta Sutta: A CliffMost dangerous is holding on to wrong views.
- SN 56.43 Parilāha Sutta: Parilāha HellMore dangerous than hell is the holding of wrong views.
- SN 56.44 Kutāgāra Sutta: House with a Peaked RoofIs it possible to realize Nibbāna without the Four Noble Truths?
- SN 56.45 Vāla Sutta: Splitting HairWhich is more difficult, the splitting of a hair into several strands from a distance, or realizing the Four Noble Truths?
- SN 56.46 Andhakāra Sutta: DarknessEven more dark than the most pitch black places is the one who holds on to wrong views.
- SN 56.47 Chiggala Sutta: A Hole 1The Buddha explains how rare the human birth is with a simile.
- SN 56.48 Dutiya Chiggala Sutta: A Hole 2The Buddha shows us how rare the arising of a Tathāgatha is with a simile.
- SN 56.49 Sineru Sutta: Sineru Mountain 1The amount of suffering for a person who has attained to enlightenment is insignificant.
- SN 56.50 Dutiya Sineru Sutta: Sineru Mountain 2How much suffering remains for a noble disciple who has understood the Four Noble Truths?
- SN 56.51 Nakhasikā Sutta: Dirt on the FingernailThe suffering abandoned by a person who has attained Stream-Entry is huge like the earth.
- SN 56.52 Pokkharaṇi Sutta: PondThe suffering remaining in a person who has attained Stream-Entry is like a few drops of water.
- SN 56.53 Sambhejja Sutta: Meet Together 1The water where the five great rivers come together is like the suffering abandoned by a Stream-Enterer.
- SN 56.54 Dutiya Sambhejja Sutta: Meet Together 2The dried up water where the five great rivers come together is like the suffering remaining for a Stream-Enterer.
- SN 56.55 Paṭhavi Sutta: Earth 1The suffering abandoned by a person who has attained Stream-Entry is huge like the earth.
- SN 56.56 Paṭhavi Sutta: Earth 2The suffering abandoned by a person who has attained Stream-Entry is huge like the earth.
- SN 56.57 Samudda Sutta: Ocean 1The suffering remaining in a person who has attained Stream-Entry is like a few drops of water.
- SN 56.58 Samudda Sutta: Ocean 2The suffering remaining in a person who has attained Stream-Entry is like a few drops of water.
- SN 56.59 Pabbatupama Sutta: Mountain 1Like pebbles the size of mustard seeds is the amount of suffering remaining for a Stream-Enterer.
- SN 56.60 Dutiya Pabbatūpama Sutta: Mountain 2Like pebbles the size of mustard seeds is the amount of suffering remaining for a stream-enterer.
- SN 56.61–70 Āmakadhañña Peyyālavagga: First Raw Grain Repetition SeriesBecause most of the people in the world have not seen the Four Noble Truths, they are not born among humans or deities.
- SN 56.71–80 Dutiya Āmakadhañña Peyyālavagga: Second Raw Grain Repetition SeriesMost people are not virtuous.
- SN 56.81–90 Tatiya Āmakadhañña Peyyālavagga: Third Raw Grain Repetition SeriesMost people do not keep the higher virtues.
- SN 56.91–101 Chatuttha Āmakadhañña Peyyālavagga: Fourth Raw Grain Repetition SeriesMost people do not keep the higher virtues.
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