SD 40 – 49

Note: (a) A sutta whose title is preceded by an asterisk (*) means that it is only an excerpt. (b) All files are in pdf.

SD 40a (part 1 of 2): Levels of learning 1 [2013a, ISBN 978-981-07-5667-3]

We are body-mind processes shaped by feelings and liberated by wisdom

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
40a.0Contents & TMC activities  
40a.1The Notion of DitthiEssayThe nature of doubt, views and right view in early Buddhism.
40a.2Assalayana Sutta [Discourse to Assalayana]M 93Purity is not on account of birth or rebirth.
40a.3Yavakalapi Sutta [Discourse on the Sheaf of Barley]S 35.207 [S B: 35.248]How our senses affect our thinking.
40a.4Levels of learningEssayOn the nature and progress of spiritual maturation.
40a.5Cula Hatthipadopama Sutta [Discourse on the Elephant’s Hoofprint Parable]M 27The training for true discipleship
40a.6Pasadika Sutta [Discourse on the Delightful]D 29The conditions for failure and for success in a religion.

SD 40a (part 2 of 2): Levels of learning 2 [2013b, ISBN 978-981-07-6628-3]

We are body-mind processes shaped by feelings and liberated by wisdom

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
40a2.0Contents & TMC activities  
40a.7Nigantha Nataputta Sutta [Discourse to Nirgrantha Nataputta]S 41.8Citta Gahapati does not go by faith and confounds Nataputta.
40a.8Emotional independence: awakening begins with seeing the truth withinEssayA study of the 3 lower mental fetters.
40a.9Cula Vedalla Sutta [Discourse on the Shorter Catechism]M 44The nature of the awakened mind.
40a.10Unanswered questions: a study of the undetermined or indeterminable thesesEssayAsking the right questions, that’s the answer.
40a.11Avyakata Sutta [Discourse on the Undetermined]A 7.5The true seeker is unconcerned with the afterlife.
40a.12Pancattaya Sutta [Discourse on the Five and the Three] or Pancayatana Sutta [Discourse on the Five Bases]M 102Speculations about the past, the future and nirvana.
40a.13(Ananda) Subha Sutta [Discourse to Subha (by Ananda)]D 10The 3 trainings.
40a.14Nana Titthiya Sutta 1 [First Discourse on the Various Sectarians]U 6.4The blind men and the elephant.
40a.15 Vekhanassa Sutta [Discourse to Vekhanassa]M 80Recall of past lives not necessary for spiritual liberation.
40a.16(Pancaka) Thera Sutta or (Ahita) Thera Sutta [Discourse on the Elder (who is unbeneficial)]A 5.88Even famous teachers can have wrong views.

SD 40b: How Buddhism Became Chinese [2008, 3rd rev 2009, ISBN 978-981-08-3447-0]

We should not change Buddhism; we should change ourselves

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
40b.0Contents & TMC activities & Detailed contents  
40b.1Buddhist growth in ChinaEssayA reflection on the (Ahita) Thera Sutta (A 5.88).
40b.2Chinese challenges to BuddhismEssayBuddhist interactions with Confucianism and Daosim; and Chinese Mahayana.
40b.3Cosmic Buddhas and ParadisesEssayA psychological analysis of Chinese Buddhism.
40b.4The soul of Chinese BuddhismEssayBuddha nature and universal awakening: the rise of Chinese Buddhist humanism.
40b.5Transmission outside the scripturesEssayThe evolution of Chan Buddhism as a religion in its own right.
40b.6Modern insights into Chinese BuddhismEssaySome new directions in Chinese Buddhism.
40b.7Conclusion: Going back to the sourceEssayContemporary developments in Chinese Buddhism.
40b.9Glossary of Chinese TermsEssayA partial index to the book.

SD 41: Samatha & Vipassana [2013c, ISBN 978-981-07-7315-1]

Samatha and vipassana work together like the two wings of a flying bird

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
41.0SD 41 contents  
41.1Samatha and vipassanaEssayCalm and insight in mindfulness training and liberation
41.2Atthakanagara Sutta [Discourse to an Atthakanagara Man]= Dasama Sutta [Discourse to Dasama]M 52= A 11.1711 ways to awakening.
41.3(Catukka) Samadhi Sutta 3 [Third Discourse on Samadhi (in terms of calm and insight)]A 4.944 ways of meditating for awakening.
41.4(Duka) Patisallana Sutta [Discourse on Solitude]It 45The benefits of a balanced practice
41.5(Yuganaddha) Patipada Sutta [Discourse on the (Twin) Path]A 4.170The 4 modes of progress in terms of samatha and vipassana
41.6(Dasaka) Cetanakaraniya Sutta [(Ten) “Needless of  Intention” Discourse]A 10.2Spirituality arises naturally with moral virtue.
41.7Makkata Sutta [Discourse on the Monkey]S 47.7The meditative mind keeps Mara away.
41.8Cula Assapura Sutta [Lesser Discourse at Assapura]M 40True recluseship does not depend on external observances.
41.9Maha Salayatanika Sutta [Great Sixfold Sense-based Discourse]M 149Comprehending the senses brings awakening
41.10Avarana Nivarana Sutta [Discourse on Obstructions and Hindrances] or Nivaranavarana Sutta [Discourse on Hindrances and Obstructions]S 46.38What stalls and what expedites our spiritual cultivation.
41.11Anuggahita Sutta [The Discourse on the Supported]A 5.25Conditions for the arising of right view.
41.12Samadhi Samapatti Sutta [Discourse on Samadhi Attainment] or Samadhi Mulaka Samapatti Sutta [Discourse on the Root Attainment in Samadhi]S 34.14 types of meditators in terms of theory and practice
41.13(Satipatthana) Nivarana Sutta [Discourse on the Hindrances (Relating to Satipatthana)]A 9.64The 5 hindrances are abandoned by the 4 satipatthana.
41.14Himavanta Sutta [The Himalaya Discourse]A 6.24Meditative attainment is able to shatter mountains.
41.15Samadhi Bala Sutta [Discourse on Strength (in Samadhi)]A 6.72How to strengthen our meditation.
41.16Vasa Sutta [Discourses on Mastery or Discourse on the Obedient Wife] or Vasa Sutta 1( A 7.38a), or Vasa Sutta 2 (A 7.38b)A 7.38abThe sevenfold mastery in meditation.
41.17Samadhi Mulaka Thiti Sutta [Discourse on Remaining Rooted in Samadhi]S 34.2We need to learn to remain for a proper duration in mental stillness.
41.18Samadhi Mulaka Vutthana Sutta [Discourse on Samadhi-rooted Emerging]S 34.3Emerging from samadhi at the right time is a wholesome skill.
41.19Samadhi Mulaka Kallita Sutta [Discourse on Samadhi-rooted Fitness]S 34.4We need to keep ourselves fit for meditation.
41.20Samadhi Mulaka Arammana Sutta[Discourse on the Samadhi-rooted Concentration-subject]S 34.5The right concentration-subject brings about samadhi.
41.21Samadhi Mulaka Gocara Sutta [Discourse on the Samadhi-rotted Resort]S 34.6Knowing the resort for samadhi improves our meditation.
41.22Samadhi Mulaka Abhinihara Sutta [Discourse on the Samadhi-rooted Resolution]S 34.7Knowing samadhi and proper personal resolution for samadhi.
41.23Samadhi Mulaka Sakkaccakari Sutta [Discourse on the Samadhi Rooted Care]S 34.8Samadhi practised with care brings it to success.
41.24Samadhi Mulaka Sataccakari Sutta [Discourse on the Samadhi-rooted commitment]S 34.9Commitment to samadhi assures the success of our meditation.
41.25Samadhi Mulaka Sappayakari Sutta [Discourse on the Samadhi-rooted Suitability]S 34.10The suitability of samadhi guarantees the success of our meditation.
 Twenty reasons for translating suttas  

SD 42: Impermanence & Diligence  (2013d) [ISBN 978-981-07-8584-0]

Impermanence in our lives means that every moment of effort counts

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
42.0contents & courses  
42.1Alabbhaniya Thana Sutta [Discourse on the Unattainable States]A 5.485 kinds of realities we must all face.
42.2Lokadhamma Sutta 1 [First Discourse on the Worldly Conditions]A 8.54 pairs of uncertainties in life (in brief).
42.3Lokadhamma Sutta 2 [Second Discourse on the Worldly Conditions]A 8.64 pairs of uncertainties in life (in detailed).
42.4Upatissa Sutta [Upatissa Discourse]S 21.2Sariputta’s perception of the Buddha.
42.5(Ananda) Jara Sutta [(Ananda) Discourse on Decay]S 48.41Even the Buddha’s body decays physically
42.6Na Santi Sutta [“There are No” Discourse]S 1.34Suffering is rooted in lust.
42.7Thapati Sutta [Chamberlain Discourse]S 55.6The qualities of a streamwinners.
42.8Assaji Sutta [Assaji Discourse]S 22.88What if we cannot attain concentration.
42.9Arahata Sutta 2 [Second Discourse on the Arhats]S 22.773 characteristic and 5 aggregates.
42.10(Anicca) Siha Sutta [Lion Discourse on Impermanence]S 22.78How to meditate on the 5 aggregates.
42.11Dahara Sutta [Discourse on the Young]S 3.1Do not look down upon the young.
42.12(Raja) Jara Marana Sutta [(Rajah) Discourse on Decay and death]S 3.3Even the most powerful must die,
42.13Mada Sutta [Discourse on Intoxication]A 3.393 kinds of intoxication
42.14(Mallika Kalakata) Kosala Sutta [Kosala Sutta (on Mallika’s Death)]A 5.49Impermanence, death and success in life.
42.15(Catukka) Siha Sutta [Lion Discourse (the Fours)]A 4.33Even the gods fear impermanence.
42.16(Dve) Roga Sutta [Discourse on (the 2 kinds of) Diseases]A 4.157We should be both physically and mentally happy.
42.17(Anicca) Khandha Sutta [(Impermanence) Aggregates Discourse]S 25.10The impermanence of the 5 aggregates and streamwinning.
42.18Nadi Sutta [Discourse on the River]S 22.93Grasping at any notion of self only brings us suffering.
42.19Sara Sutta [Heartwood Discourse]S 48.55Faculty of wisdom is the state most conducive for awakening.
42.20(Khandha) Dukkha Sutta [(Aggregate) Discourse on Suffering]S 22.104“Basic set” of the 4 truths.
42.21 42.21(1.2)(Khandha) Sakkaya Sutta [Discourse on Self-identity] Sakkaya Panha Sutta [Discourse on Self-identity Question] S 22.105;    .S 38.15The 4-truths of self-identity.
42.22(Chakka) Appamada Sutta [Discourse on Diligence (the Sixes)]A 6.53Diligence is both beneficial here and hereafter.
42.23(Dasaka) Appamada Sutta [Discourse on Heedfulness (the Tens)]A 10.15Diligence is the foremost of wholesome states (in brief).
42.24Saragandha Sutta [Discourse of Heartwood Fragrance]S 45.143Diligence is the foremost of wholesome state (detailed).

SD 43: Healing (2014a) [ISBN 978-981-09-0804-1]

Healing starts with self-acceptance and grows with unconditional love.

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
43.0SD 43 contents & TMC activities  
43.1Buddhism as a method of self-healingEssayAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a tool for appreciating Buddhism.
43.2Kisa GotamiS 5.3; Thi 64/213-223; AA 1:377-380; DhA 8.13+20.11An early case of a psychological defence of denial.
43.3PatacaraThi 47-50The woman who lost all whom she loved by found true  happiness; and her followers.
43.4(Majjhima) Jivaka SuttaM 55On the demerit of killing and meat-eating.
43.5Parihana SuttaA 10.55Learning the Dharma for self-mastery.
43.6Salha SuttaA 3.66On the possibility of overcoming greed, hate and delusion.
43.7(Arahatta) Nanda SuttaU 22Nanda overcomes sexual lust.
43.8(Gahapati) Potaliya SuttaM 54The true meaning of renunciation.
43.9Kassaka SuttaS 4.19Mara as our senses.
43.10Patilina SuttaA 4.38The qualities of a true dhyana meditator.
43.11Gilana Sutta 1S 46.14Maha Kassapa’s illness is overcome through reflecting on the awakening-factors.
43.12Gilana Sutta 2S 46.15Moggallana’s illness is overcome through reflecting on the awakening-factors.
43.13Gilana Sutta 3S 46.16The Buddha’s illness is overcome through reflecting on the awakening-factors.
43.14Ariyavasa Sutta 1A 10.19The 10 qualities of an arhat.
43.15Ariyavasa Sutta 2A 10.20The 10 qualities of an arhat defined.

SD 44: Solitude & Silence (2014b) [ISBN 978-981-09-3637-2]

Solitude is an effective way of self-healing and liberation

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
44.0SD 44 contents & TMC activities  
44.1Silence and the BuddhaEssaySpiritual liberation, the limits of language, and the Buddha’s wisdom.
44.2Paviveka SuttaA 3.92The nature of true spiritual solitude.
44.3Bhaya Bherava SuttaM 4Overcoming fear during solitary practice.
44.4Dhammavihari Sutta 1A 5.73The Dharma is experienced with inner calm.
44.5Dhammavihari Sutta 2A 5.74The Dharma’s meaning can only be understood with wisdom.
44.6Migajala Sutta 1S 35.63True solitude.
44.7Migajala Sutta 2S 35.64True solitude leading to arhathood.
44.8Sona Kolivisa TheragathaTha 632-644Mental joy of solitude.
44.9Icchanangala SuttaS 54.11The Buddha’s noble dwelling.
44.10Kula Gharani SuttaS 9.8The arhat may be with the world, but is not of the world.
44.11Cula Gosinga SuttaM 31Silence and the joy of spiritual communion.
44.12Maha Gosinga SuttaM 32The saints’ views of the ideal monastic.
44.13(Atthaka) Panna SuttaA 8.2Eight ways conducive to the rising of wisdom.
44.14Jivakambavana Sutta 1S 35.160How to meditate effectively.
44.15Jivakambavana Sutta 2S 35.161The benefits of mental solitude.
44.16Dasaka Uttiya SuttaA 10.95How much of the world is liberated.
44.17Devahita SuttaS 7.13When giving brings great fruit (brief).
44.18Issattha SuttaS 3.24When giving brings great fruit (detailed).

SD 45: Faith & giving (2014c) [ISBN 978-981-09-4801-6]

True giving is rooted in joy and flowers in appreciating others.

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme & YouTube links
45.0SD 45 contents & TMC activities  
45.1(Saddha) Subhuti SuttaA 11.15The 11 qualities and harvests of faith.
45.2(Pancaka Danaphala) Siha SuttaA 5.34The fruits of giving visible in this life.
45.3Dananisamsa SuttaA 5.35The 5 benefits of giving.
45.4Cula Punnama SuttaM 110The false person and the true individual.
45.5Dhananjani SuttaS 7.1Killing what benefits us?
45.6(Sappurisasappurisa) Vassakara SuttaA 4.187The good person and the bad person on a worldly level.
45.7aSela SuttaM 92 = Sn 3.7The story of the matted-hair ascetic Keniya and the brahmin Sela.
45.7bKeniya Jatila VatthuMv 6.35Monastics are allowed certain beverages outside the proper time.
45.8(Licchavi) Bhaddiya SuttaA 4.193True conversion is personal transformation and spiritual awakening.
45.9(Pancaka) Saddha SuttaA 5.38The 5 benefits of being faithful.
45.10(Sotapattiyanga) Vassa SuttaS 55.38The true faith of the saints.
45.11Karanapali SuttaA 5.194The 5 marks of faith.
45.12Candala SuttaA 5.175The qualities of a true lay follower.
45.13(Catukka) Aggappasada SuttaA 4.344 aspect of true faith leading to awakening.
45.14(Arahatta) Acelaka Kassapa SuttaS 41.9Citta the householder as a non-returner & the naked ascetic Kassapa as an arhat.
45.15(Hatthigamaka) Ugga SuttaA 8.228 qualities of a layman non-returner.
45.16Pabbajja: A very short historyEssayPabbaja: A very short history.
45.17(Tika) Aggappasada SuttaIt 90 3 kinds of foremost faith.
45.18Paharada SuttaA 8.198 wonderful qualities of the Dharma-Vinaya.

SD 46 Teaching and learning. [ISBN 978-981-09-5973-9]

The Dharma liberates us from our self.

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
46.0SD 46 contents & TMC activities 2nd ed, 2018
46.1(Pancaka) Udayi SuttaA 5.159How to teach the Dharma.
46.2(Khandha) Devadaha SuttaS 22.2How to answer Dharma questions.
46.3Dantabhumi SuttaM 125How the Buddha transforms others.
46.4Dhammadinna SuttaS 55.53Spiritual training for busy lay followers.
46.5(Atthaka) Alam SuttaA 8.62The qualities of a Dharma worker.
46.6Sankhitta (Desita) Dhamma SuttaA 8.63The disciple’s training (in brief).
46.7Duta SuttaA 8.16The qualities of a good missioner or counsellor.
46.8(Catukka) Naga SuttaA 4.114The 4 qualities of a truly worthy monastic.
46.9(Pancaka) Sota SuttaA 5.140The 5 qualiries of a truly worthy monastic.
46.10(Catukka) Dhammakathika SuttaA 4.139The 4 kinds of Dharma speakers and their respective audiences.
46.11 Kathavatthu SuttaA 3.67Answering questions and the qualities of a true Dharma speaker.
46.12Panha Vyakarana SuttaA 4.42The 4 ways of answering questions.
46.13Bhandanakaraka SuttaA 5.212Social strife hinders spiritual development.
46.14Verahaccani SuttaS 35.133The proper way to teach the Dharma.
46.15(Dhammavinaya) Gotami SuttaA 8.53 = Cv 10.5Criteria for the Dhamma-Vinaya.
46.16Sariputta Moggallana Sutta 1A 4.167Moggallana’s spiritual progress and attainment.
46.17Sariputta Moggallana Sutta 2A 4.168Sariputta’s spiritual progress and attainment.
46.18(Nibbida) Dhammakathika SuttaS 12.16The one true purpose of teaching Dharma.
46.19(Ekaka) Sanghabheda SuttaIt 18Dangers of disunity in the sangha.
46.20(Ekaka) Sanghasamaggi SuttaIt 19Benefits of harmony in the sangha.
46.21Two discourses on losses: (Pancaka) Akkosaka Sutta & (Dasaka) Akkosaka SuttaA 5.211 & A 10.88The disadvantages of reviling one another in the sangha.
46.22(Ekadasaka) Vyasana SuttaA 11.6The disadvantages of monastics abusing fellow monastics.
46.23(Sahampati) Devadatta SuttaS 6.12Honour destroys a false person.
46.24Bhindi Sutta or Chindi SuttaS 17.31The dangers of gain, honour and praise for monastics.

SD 47 Precept & practice [ISBN 978-981-09-7047-5]

The true Dharma is preserved through our own practice and wisdom.

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
47.0 SD 47 contents & TMC activities  
47.1(Sotapanna) Nandiya Sutta |The Discourse to Nandiya (on the streamwinner) or Nandiya Sakka Sutta |The Discourse on Nandiya the SakyaS 55.40A streamwinner should build up his mindfulness practice.
47.2(Pañcaka) Ittha Sutta | The (Fives) Discourse on the Desirable or Panca Ittha Dhamma Sutta | The Discourse on the 5 Desirable StatesA 5.43Success comes not merely through prayer or wishing.
47.3aAsappurisa Sutta 2S 45.26False persons, true individuals, and spiritual progress.
47.3b(Sappurisa) Sikkhapada SuttaA 4.201Moral virtue is the basis of Buddhism training.
47.4(Khandha) Silavanta Sutta | The (Aggregates) Discourse on the Morally Virtuous S 22.122Reflecting on the aggregates leads to liberation.
47.5(Khandha) Sutavanta Sutta |The (Aggregates) Discourse on the LearnedS 22.123Reflecting with wisdom on the aggregates leads to liberation.
47.6Pamada Vihari Sutta | The Discourse on the Negligent DwellerS 35.97The dangers of habitual negligence; the benefits of constant diligence.
47.7Cora Raja Sutta | The Discourse on Thieves and KingsA 2.39Good monks and bad monks affect one another and the world.
47.8Satta Suriya SuttaA 7.62The end of the universe and its significance
47.9Umi Bhaya SuttaA 4.122How our renunciation can fail
47.10(Satipatthana) Bahiya SuttaS 47.15 The arhathood of Bahiya
47.11Uttiya and friendsTha 30, 51-54, 99; Ap 3.8, 15.10; S 47.16Teachings related to the monks named Uttiya
47.12Phasuvihara SuttaA 5.105Harmony in the sangha
47.13Accayika SuttaA 3.91The urgency of the 3 trainings
47.14(Chakka) Vivadamula SuttaA 6.366 conditions that promote discord
47.15(Pancaka) Nirodha Sutta or (Sariputta) Nirodha SuttaA 5.166How a quarrelsome monk should be dealt with.
47.16Gavesi SuttaA 5.180Keeping to the precepts leads to spiritual fulfillment.
47.17Sikkhattaya Sutta 2A 3.89 [A:B 3.90]The 3 trainings (with verses)
47.18Pankadha SuttaA 3.90 [A:B 3.91]All monastics should desire the 3 trainings
47.19(Bahira) Patipanna SuttaS 48.18Those not yet on the path are outsiders.
47.20Patipatti Sutta 1 & 2S 45.31, S 45.32Wrong practice and right practice of the path
47.21(Cheta) Kassapa,gotta SuttaS 9.3Even when no one heeds the Dharma, we should keep to our own practice

SD 48 Death & mindfulness. [3rd rev ed 2019, ISBN 978-981-14-2726-8]

For the unawakened wise, death is but a new beginning.

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
48.0SD 48 contents & imprint  
48.1Karma and the afterlifeEssayA contemporary and practical perspective on aging, death and the departed.
48.2Death: An early Buddhist perspective.EssayThe significance of death in Buddhist living, with special reference to “brain death.”
48.3Timsa Bhikkhu Sutta (2.1) Bhadda,vaggiya Sahavaka Vatthu; (2.2) Kathina Anujanana; (2.3) Timsa,matta Paveyyaka,bhikkhu VatthuS 15.13; Mv 1.4; M 7,1-3; DhA 5.6A good word for the wise is sufficient. (2.1) Better than seeking a woman is to seek the self. (2.2) How the kathina robe-giving was introduced. (2.3) Even the bad can benefit from the Dharma, if they accept it.
48.4Visakha (Natta) SuttaU 8.8Endearment brings sorrow.
48.5(Atthaka) Maranasati Sutta 1A 8.73The meditation  of death should be done with every breath.
48.6(Atthaka) Maranasati Sutta 2A 8.74Mindfulness of death day and night facilitates awakening.
48.7Kamabhu Sutta 2S 41.6The meditating mind and body during suspended animation.
48.8Kutagara Suttas: Arakkhita Sutta or Kutagara Sutta 1; Vyapanna Sutta or Kutagara Sutta 2A 3.105; A 3.106The mind affects all our actions.
48.9Pabbajita Abhinha SuttaA 10.48The 10 regular practices of a renunciant.
48.10(Yama) Devaduta SuttaA 3.35The 3 realities of sentient existence.
48.11(Chakka) Maranassati Sutta 1A 6.19The meditation on death should be done day and night.
48.12(Chakka) Maranassati Sutta 2A 6.20Mindfulness of death day and night facilitates awakening.
48.13(Khandha) Patisallana SuttaS 22.6Understanding the 5 aggregates with a free mind ends suffering.
48.14Marana Sati KathaVism 8.1-41The theory, practice and benefits of the mindfulness of death.
 Twenty reasons for translating suttas  
SD 49a Life of the Buddha 1 [ISBN 978-981-09-9883-7]


The buddha and the arhats awaken the same way; the buddha discover the way and the disciples follow after him.

SD No.Sutta or Chapter TitleSutta referenceTheme
49.0 SD 49 contents  Contents and TMC activities
49.1Maha Sihanada SuttaM 12An overview of the Buddha’s special qualities.
49.2Cula Sihanada SuttaM 11Witnessing the true teaching and Buddhist missiology.
49.3(Majjhima) Ghatikara SuttaM 81Gotama as  the brahmin youth Jotipala, the monk, under Kassapa Buddha.
49.4Maha Saccaka SuttaM 36Spiritual cultivation involves both body and mind
49.5aMaha Sakuludayi SuttaM 77 Why disciples respect and listen to the Buddha

SD 49b Life of the Buddha 1 [ISBN 978-981-11-0961-4]


49b.0SD 49b contents & TMC activities  
49.5bWays of attaining dhyana EssayThe 10 kasinas, the 8 bases of mastery and the 8 liberations.
49.6aPingiya Manava PucchaSn 5.17Pinyiga’s devotion to the Buddha.
49.6bParayana SuttaSn 5.18The teaching that is the way to nirvana.
49.7 Vepulla Pabbata SuttaS 15.20Human life is very short.
49.8aMahapadana SuttaD 14The lineage of the buddhas and the Buddha’s life.
49.8bMahapadana Sutta (sutta notes)D 14Sutta Notes.

SD 49c Life of the Buddha 1 [ISBN 978-981-11-2313-9]


49c.0SD 49c contents & activities  
49.01 20 reasons for translating suttas  
49.9Vipassi SuttaS 12.4All the Buddhas discover the same liberating truths.
49.10Sambuddha SuttaS 22.58The difference between the Buddha and the arhat
49.11Pavarana SuttaS 8.7The origin of the invitation ceremony.
49.12Bahitika SuttaM 88Determining the Buddha’s goodness.
49.13Ghatikara SuttasS 2.24; S 1.50Spiritual friendship last more than a life-time.
49.14 (Catukka) Samana SuttaA 4.239The lion-roar on the 4 kinds of noble saints.
49.15 Suriyupama Sutta 1S 56.37Right view is the basis for the 4 noble truths.
49.16 Suriyupama Sutta 2S 56.38The Buddha discovers and teaches the 4 noble truths.
49.17(Agga) Tathagata Sutta 1-4S 45.139The Buddha is the most evolved of beings. 
49.18Nalaka SuttaSn 3.11Asita’s visit to the child Bodhisattva and the nature of sagehood.
49.19(Sutta Nipata) Pabbajja Sutta; Jataka Nidanakatha (see preceding link)Sn 3.1; J 1:65,29-66,33The Buddha meets Bimbisara in Rajagaha.


(Jataka) Nidanakatha: the Bodhisattva’s visit to Rajagaha.

49.20Muni SuttaSn 1.12The nature of true sagehood.
49.21 (Tika) Moneyya SuttaA 3.120The nature of spiritual silence.
49.22 (Iti) Moneyya SuttaIt 3.2.8The nature of silent sagehood.
49.23Sundari SuttaU 4.8Forbearance and lovingkindness in the face of adversity.
49.24 Bibliography for SD 49abc