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Majjhima Nikaya

MN 89 Dhammacetiya Sutta:
Discourse about the Monuments to the Dhamma

King Pasenadi visits the Buddha and explains why he has such great faith in the Buddha.

“Bhante, I infer according to Dhamma about the Blessed One: ‘The Blessed One is fully enlightened, the Dhamma is well proclaimed by the Blessed One, the Blessed One’s community of monks is practising the pure way.’

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Majjhima Nikāya 89 Dhammacetiya Sutta: Discourse about the Monuments to the Dhamma

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Majjhima Nikaya

MN 141 Saccavibhaṅga Sutta:
Discourse on the Analysis of the Noble Truths

Arahant Sariputta explains in detail the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.

And what, friends, is the Noble Truth of Suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering; grief, lamentation, bodily pain, mental pain, and despair are suffering; not getting what one desires, that too, is suffering. In brief, the five aggregates of clinging are suffering.

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Majjhima Nikāya 141 Saccavibhaṅga Sutta: Discourse on the Analysis of the Noble Truths

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This is one of the best suttas to remember if we want to know the Noble Eightfold Path in detail.

Further Reading:

The Buddha's first sermon, Setting in Motion the Wheel of Dhamma, SN 56:11

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 46.14 Maha Kassapatthera Bojjhanga Sutta:
Discourse on Enlightenment Factors to Arahant Kassapa

The Supreme Buddha recites the Enlightenment Factors to Arahant Mahā Kassapa to help him overcome illness.

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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Saṁyutta Nikāya 46.14 Maha Kassapatthera Bojjhanga Sutta: Discourse on Enlightenment Factors to Arahant Kassapa

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 56.11 Dhamma Cakkappavattana Sutta:
Setting In Motion the Wheel of Dhamma

The Supreme Buddha's very first sermon.

Monks, this is the Middle Path realized by the Tathāgata which gives vision, gives knowledge; and leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment, and to Nibbāna.

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Saṁyutta Nikāya 56.11 Dhamma Cakkappavattana Sutta: Setting In Motion the Wheel of Dhamma

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Itivuttaka

Itv 112 Loka Sutta:
The World

The Buddha explains who the Tathāgata (The Buddha) is and the qualities of the Buddha.

“Monks, the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the Tathāgata is detached from the world. Monks, the origin of the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the origin of the world has been eradicated by the Tathāgata.

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Itivuttaka 112 Loka Sutta: The World

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Sutta Nipata

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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Sutta Nipata

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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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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