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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 6.15 Parinibbāna Sutta: The Discourse about the Final Extinguishing of the Buddha

What did monks, deities and brahmas say at the extinguishing of the Buddha?

Monks, deities, and brahmas recite verses at the final extinguishing of the Buddha.

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Khuddakapatha

Khp 9 Karaniyametta 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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Itivuttaka

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

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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Itivuttaka

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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Itivuttaka

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

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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Itivuttaka

Itv 51 Dhātu Sutta: Elements

The Buddha explains the three types of elements: form element, the formless element, and the element of cessation.

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 types of elements. What three? The form element, the formless element, and the element of cessation. Monks, these are the three types of element.” This is the meaning of […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 52 Paṭhama Vedanā Sutta: Feelings (1)

The Buddha explains the three types of feelings: Pleasant feeling, unpleasant feeling, and neither-pleasant-nor-unpleasant feeling.

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 types of feeling. What three? Pleasant feeling, unpleasant feeling, and neither-pleasant-nor-unpleasant feeling. Monks, these are the three types of feeling.” This is the meaning of what the Blessed One […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 63 Addhā Sutta: Time

The Buddha explains the three times and how people mistakenly think things are non-decaying.

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 times: What three? Past time, future time, and present time. Monks, these are the three times.” This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 72 Nissaraniya Sutta: Escape

The Buddha explains the three elements of escape.

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 elements of escape. What three? Renunciation, which is the escape from sense pleasures; the escape from forms and from the formless; and escape from whatever is born, conditioned, and […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 73 Santatara Sutta: More Peaceful

The Buddha explains how Nibbāna is more peaceful than the formless jhana.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, the formless jhana is more peaceful than the form jhana and Nibbāna is still more peaceful than the formless jhana.” This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 78 Dhātu Saṁsandana Sutta: Coming Together

The Buddha explains how those with similar mind states come together.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, it is according to their mind states that beings come together and associate with one another. Beings with low mind states come together and associate with beings having low mind states. Beings […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 82 Devasadda Sutta: Divine Sounds

The Buddha explains when and why three divine sounds are sound from time to time.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, three divine sounds sound forth among the gods from time to time. What three? Monks, at the time when a noble disciple shaves off his hair and beard, wearing robes and, leaving […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 87 Andhakaraṇa Sutta: Producing Blindness

What are three kinds of unwholesome thoughts that leads towards 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 are three kinds of unwholesome thoughts that produce blindness, lack of insightful vision, and foolishness; they destroy wisdom, push beings towards suffering, and are not conducive to ultimate freedom, Nibbāna. What […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 90 Aggappasāda Sutta: Supreme Confidence

The Buddha explains the three supreme object of confidence.

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 supreme objects of confidence. What are the three? Monks, whatever beings exist, whether footless, two-footed or four-footed, with form or without form, percipient or non-percipient, or neither-percipient-nor-non-percipient, of these […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 95 Kāmupapatti Sutta: Sense Pleasures

The Buddha explains three sense pleasures that can be obtained and how one must abandon them by understanding reality.

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 sense pleasures that may be obtained. What three? Sense pleasures that are always present, sense pleasures of those who delight in creating pleasures (sense pleasures of Nimmānarati gods), and […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 99 Tevijja Sutta: The Triple Knowledge

What does it mean to be a brāhmin?

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, I describe a person as a Brāhmin with Triple Knowledge based on the fact he has achieved the goal of Dhamma. However, I do not describe a person as a Brāhmin just […]

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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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Itivuttaka

Itv 110 Cara Sutta: While Walking

The Buddha explains how energy must be roused to get rid of evil thoughts and overcome them.

“Monks, if while walking, a thought of sense desire or ill will or harmfulness arises in a monk, and if he allows it to stay and does not reject it, does not quickly abandon it, does not get rid of it, and does not bring it to an end, that monk— lacking in energy and unafraid of wrongdoing—is often and continually called lazy and weak in his effort.

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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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Sutta Nipata

Snp 1.8 Karaniyametta 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.