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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.2 Gārava Sutta: The Discourse on Honoring the Teacher

What did the Supreme Buddha respect?

This is how I heard. One time the Blessed One was staying at the province of Uruvelā on the Nerañjarā river bank at the foot of the Goatherd’s Banyan Tree, just after he had become fully enlightened. Then, while the Blessed One was alone in meditation, a thought occurred in his mind thus: “One lives […]

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.13 Andhakavinda Sutta: The Discourse of Approving the Verses Recited by Brahma Sahampati in the City of Andhakavinda

Brahma Sahampati recites verses describing the path monks should take to become liberated.

Within a single word of Dhamma there lives a thousand Liberated Ones defeating Māra.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.14 Arunavati Sutta: The Discourse of the Arunavati Capital

The Buddha tells a past story of Buddha Sikhī and Arahant Abhibhū visiting the brahma world.

Buddha Sikhī and Arahant Abhibhū goes to the brahma world to teach the Dhamma.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.1 Suvīra Sutta: The Discourse about the Deity Suvīra

What does God Sakka, the one with with power over Tāvatiṁsa gods, praise?

Even Sakka, lord of the gods, experiencing the happy results of his own merit, exercising supreme power and rulership over the Tāvatiṁsa gods praises courage and effort.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.2 Susīma Sutta: The Discourse about the Deity Susīma

The Buddha praises courage and effort so that one can attain enlightenment.

Then monks, how much more would it be fitting here for you, who have become monks in such a well taught Dhamma and discipline, to arouse energy, struggle, and strive for the attainment of unattained Arahantship.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.3 Dhajagga Sutta: The Discourse about the Top of the Flag

The Tathāgata, the Arahant, the Supremely Enlightened One is free from lust, is free from hatred and is free from delusion; he is not subject to fear, terror and fright. He will never flee.

Monks, Sakka, lord of the gods, is not free from lust, is not free from hatred, and is not free from delusion. He is subject to fear, terror, and fright, and is quick to flee.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.4 Vepacitti: The Discourse about Vepacitti

If one gets angry at another angry person, he makes things worse for himself. The one who doesn’t repay an angry person with anger, he wins the hard battle.

Even though the strength of a fool is called power, in reality there is no power there. No one can challenge the patience of the one who is guarded by Dhamma.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.5 Subhāsita Jaya Sutta: Victory by Well-Spoken Words

God Sakka and Vepacitti engage in a debate to see who uses well-spoken words.

There is great benefit in cultivating good qualities within oneself. There is nothing better than patience.

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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.14 Dallidda Suttaṁ: The Discourse about a Poor Man

The wise person, remembering the Buddha’s teachings, should be devoted to faith, virtue, confidence and realization of the Dhamma.

Monks, a long time ago, in this same province, there was a very poor and helpless beggar. He practiced faith, virtue, Dhamma learning, generosity, and wisdom in the path proclaimed by the Buddha.

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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.

Thus have I heard: On one occasion the Blessed One was living in the Deer Park at Isipatana near Bārānasi. Then the Blessed One addressed the group of five monks: Monks, these two extremes ought not to be practised by one who has gone forth from the household life. There is addiction to indulgence in […]

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Khuddakapatha

Khp 6 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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Itivuttaka

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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Itivuttaka

Itv 86 Dhammānudhammapaṭipanna Sutta: Practice According to Dhamma

The Buddha explains what it means to "practice according to the Dhamma."

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, when referring to a monk who practices the Dhamma in accordance with the Dhamma, this is the proper way of defining, ‘practice according to the Dhamma.’ When speaking, he speaks only the […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 92 Sanghāṭikaṇṇa Sutta: Grabbing Hold of the Robe

The Buddha explains what it really means to be "close 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, even if a monk, grabbing hold of my robe, following right behind me and placing his feet in my footsteps, were greedy for sense pleasures, strongly passionate, angry, corrupt in thought, unmindful, […]

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Itv 98 Dāna Sutta: Giving

The Buddha explains two types of giving and which is the most important.

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 kinds of giving: giving material things and giving the Dhamma. Monks, of these two kinds of giving, giving the Dhamma is supreme. Monks, there are two kinds of sharing: […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 100 Brāhmana Sutta: The True Brāhmin

In this beautiful sutta, the Buddha explains his compassion and the two types of giving.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, I am a Brāhmin (one who has abandoned all evil) and am always responsive to requests for the Dhamma and open-handed in giving the Dhamma. I bear my last body and am […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 101 Caturanavajja Sutta: Four Blameless Things

The Buddha explains four trifling things, easily obtained and blameless.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, four things are trifling things, easily obtained and blameless. What four? Monks, the robe made of cast-off rags is a trifling thing, easily obtained and blameless. Monks, the food gathered on alms […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 104 Sīlasampanna Sutta: Possessing Virtue

The Buddha explains the importance of associating with monks.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, those monks who possess virtue, concentration and wisdom, who possess liberation, and the knowledge and vision of liberation; who exhort Dhamma, instruct Dhamma and who demonstrate, urge, rouse, and encourage, and who […]

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Itv 108 Kuha Sutta: Deceitful

Monks who are deceitful, stubborn, desirous of talking, frauds, arrogant, and of a scattered mind are not followers of the Dhamma.

But monks, whatever monks are not deceitful, not desirous of talking, wise, humble, and well concentrated; these monks are indeed my followers. Monks, they have not turned away and they will achieve growth, progress, and development in the Dhamma and discipline.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 109 Purusapiyarupa Sutta: Delightful Nature

The Buddha gives a beautiful simile to describe to abandon lust and to head towards Nibbāna.

If you wish to attain ultimate freedom, Nibbāna, the security from bondage, you should abandon sense desire, even if it is painful. Rightly comprehending with wisdom, with a mind that is well-liberated from defilements, one touches liberation now here, now there.

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Sutta Nipata

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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Therigatha

Thig 5.1 The Verses of a certain Arahant Nun (67-71)

A certain nun details her path to enlightenment.

I took to heart the Dhamma that was taught to me by that skillful nun.