Khuddaka Nikaya [Ongoing]

“Collection of Little Texts”, 15 separate miscellaneous texts, many in verse form, which contain both some of the earliest and latest material in the Canon.

Khuddaka,pat­ha (Kh or Khp)

“Minor Readings”, a short collection of text for recitation.

Sutta SD No.Sutta [Topic]
Kh 72.7Tirokudda Suta. The departed and merit.
Kh 8***Nidhikanda Sutta. The power of merit.
Kh 938.3Karaniya Metta Sutta. Unconditional acceptance and positive emotion. = Sn 1.8.

Sutta Nipata (Sn)

“Grroup of Discourses”, a collection of 71 verse Suttas, including what some see as very early material, such as the Atthaka Vagga.

Sutta SD No.Sutta [Topic]
Sn 1.2***Dhaniya Sutta. ***
Sn 1.4***Kasi Bhara,dvaja Sutta. *** = S 7.11.
Sn 1.5: 5513.1The Satipa­­tthana Suttas. Introduction.
Sn 1.7***Vasala Sutta. ***
Sn 1.838.3Karaniya Metta Sutta. Unconditional acceptance and positive emotion. = Kh no 9.
Sn 1.113.8(6) Vijaya Sutta. Disillusionment regarding the body.
Sn 1.1249.20Muni Sutta. The nature of true sagehood
Sn 1.13: 21112.1Why the Buddha hesitated to teach. Muni Sutta.
Sn 2.24.24Amagandha Sutta. You are not always what you eat.
Sn 2.1051.24Utthana Sutta. The most urgent task of spiritual cultivation.
Sn 2.14: 394ab4.24(3.1) Amagandha Sutta. You are not always what you eat.
Sn 2.14: 39427.3(3) Adhipateyya Sutta. On the true priorities that bring liberation.
Sn 3.2***Padhana Sutta. The Bodhisattva’s struggle for awakening.
Sn 3.422.2Sundarika Bhara,dvaja Sutta. Who is truly worthy of offerings?
Sn 3.8110.7Salla Sutta. Rejoice in life by seeing true reality
Sn 3.937.1Vasettha Sutta. You are what you do. = M 98.
Sn 3.12: p14013.1(3.5) The Satipa­­tthana Suttas. Introduction. Dvayatânupassana Sutta

Dhammapada & Commentary (Dh or Dhp & DhA)

“Stanzas on Dhamma”, a popular collection of 432 pithy verses of a largely ethical nature.

Verse No.SD No.Sutta [Topic]
Dh 1-217.8aConsciousness and the fruit salad simile.
Dh 7-813.1(3.5) The Satipa­­tthana Suttas. Introduction.
Dh 64-6524.6a; 48.3(2.3)(Anubaddha) Bhikkhu Sutta. The mind can only truly focus in mental solitude. Timsa,matta Paveyyaka,bhikkhu Vatthu (ad Dh 65). Even the bad can benefit form the Dharma, if they accept it.
Dh 9710.6Two levels of religious language. Words, meaning and truth.
Dh 12927.3(3) Adhipateyya Sutta. On the true priorities that bring liberation.
Dh 129-1301.5(1) Velu,dvareyya Sutta. The golden rule.
Dh 15224.6(2.8) Anubaddha Bhikkhu Sutta. The mind can only truly focus in mental solitude.
Dh 15250.2(2) Laludayi Thera Vatthu 2. The story of the elder Laludayi (DhA 11.7). Cf J 211.
Dh 15824.6(2.8) Anubaddha Bhikkhu Sutta. The mind can only truly focus in mental solitude.
Dh 16027.3(3) Adhipateyya Sutta. On the true priorities that bring liberation.
Dh 16624.6(2.8) Anubaddha Bhikkhu Sutta. The mind can only truly focus in mental solitude.
Dh 206-20824.6(2.8) Anubaddha Bhikkhu Sutta. The mind can only truly focus in mental solitude.
Dh 24150.3Laludayi Thera Vatthu 3. Pride comes before a fall. (DhA 18.4). Cf J 153.
Dh 25313.1(3.5) The Satipa­­tthana Suttas. Introduction. Anupassana.
Dh 273 f13.1(3.2d) The Satipa­­tthana Suttas. Introduction. Ekâyana,magga.
Dh 277-27926.8(1.1) Dhamma,niyama Sutta. Impermanence, suffering and not-self.
Dh 277a, 279a26.4(4) Cula Saccaka Sutta. The conversion of a boastful debater.
Dh 29410.6(6) The nature of religious language. Ultimate meaning.
Dh 30224.6(2.8) Anubaddha Bhikkhu Sutta. The mind can only truly focus in mental solitude.
Dh 35422.10b(3.8) Greater than the incomparable giving
DhA 8.1343.2Kisa Gotami. An early case of a psychological defence of denial.
DhA 20.1143.2Kisa Gotami. An early case of a psychological defence of denial.
DhA 25.878.8(1)Vakkali Thera Vatthu. Vakkali’s sainthood.

Udana (U or Ud)

“Verses of Uplift”, 80 short Suttas based on inspired stanzas.

Sutta No.SD No.Sutta [Topic]
U 1.1033.7(Arahatta) Bahiya Sutta. The time to learn is now (Bahiya Daruciriya).
U 3.139.3Sabba Kamma Jaha Sutta or Kammavipakaja Sutta. How to be untroubled by kara.
U 3.243.7(Arahatta) Nanda Sutta. Nanda overcomes sexual lust.
U 3.328.9cYasoja Sutta. Spiritual resilience in the face of rejection
U 3.660.3Pilinda Sutta. Dealing with habitual tendencies.
U 3.771.3(Sakka) Kassapa Sutta. Even the gods need merit.
U 3.8Pinda,patika Sutta. ***
U 4.1 ~ A 9.334.2Meghiya Sutta. Spiritual friendship conduces to mental development.
U 4.424.9Junha Sutta or Yakkhapahara Sutta. S?riputta in samadhi is unharmed by a yaksha.
U 4.627.6a(2.3) Pindola Sutta. Pindola as an exemplary monk and meditator.
U 5.138.7(Piya) Mallika Sutta. As we love ourself, so do others love themselves.
U 5.370.4Kutthi Sutta. ***
U 5.559.2(Udana) Uposatha Sutta. The parable of the great ocean
U 8.848.4Visakha (Natta) Sutta. Endearment brings sorrow.

Iti,vuttaka (It or Itv)

“As It Was Said”, 112 short Suttas.


Sutta SD No.Sutta [Topic]
It Sutta. When greed is totally abandoned, non-returning arises
It 1.1.957.27Lobha Parinna Sutta. Fully understanding greed destroys suffering
It 1.3.457.19bAtthipunja Sutta. Truly seeing the noble truths awakens us
It 1.3.730.7Metta Bhavana Sutta. The benefits of lovingkindness.
It Na Kuhana Sutta 1. The spiritual life is not for deceiving others.
It 2.1.1016.14Somanassa Sutta. Samvega and its benefit.
It 2.2.1257.16Ditthigata Sutta. The unawakened are hindered by views of being and non-being
It 2.2.841.4(Duka) Patisallana Sutta. The benefits of a balanced practice
It Puñña,kiriya,vatthu Sutta. The three grounds for merit-making.
It 3.2.4<***Addha Sutta. The nature of the aggregates.
It 3.2.414.9(2) Addha Sutta. (The verses.)
It 3.3.424.20Santatara Sutta. Cessation of feeling and perception is more peaceful than the formless states.
It 3.4.423.8a(1.2) Pañca Pubba,nimitta Sutta. How the gods know they are about to die.
It Sutta. The true purpose of the spiritual life.
It 3.5.324.10aSanghatikanna Sutta. How to be close to the Buddha.
It Sutta. True renunciants live very simple lives.
It 4.1.559.13Sila Sampanna Sutta. An arhat as embodiment of moral virtue; the 6-stage discipleship; the arhat’s powers.
It 4.1.857.35(Iti) Cara Sutta. Being spiritually diligent in every posture

Theragatha (Tha, Th or Thag)

“Elders’ Verses I”, 107 poems in 1279 stanzas, telling how a number of monks attained enlightenment.

Verse No.SD No.Sutta [Topic]
Tha 8820.9(1104 comy) Ajjuna Theragatha. Pulling oneself out of the waters of suffering.
Tha 8920.9(1104 comy) Deva,sabha Theragatha. Crossing the floods.
Tha 212 f43.2Kisa Gotam1. An early case of denial.
Tha 217 f15.7Sandhita Theragath. Benefit of recollecting the Buddha.
Tha 28015.7Nandaka Thera,gatha. Meaning of tathagata.
Tha 325-32919.16Girimananda Theragatha.
Tha 423-42820.10Migajala Theragatha. True solitude.
Tha 469-4723.14See under Essays
Tha 1091-114520.9Tala,puta Thera,gatha. A spiritual soliloquy and the joy of spiritual solitude.

Therigatha (Thi or Thig)

“Verses of the Elder Nuns”, 73 poems in 522 stanzas, telling how a number of early nuns awakened.

Verse No.SD No.Sutta [Topic]
( )1.9See under Essays.
Thi 213-22343.2Kisa Gotami. An early case of a psychological defence of denial.
ThiA 260-2713.8Why Some Marriages Fail
Thi 366-39920.7Subha Therigatha. The true meaning of seeing.

Apadana (Ap)

“Stories” on past lives of monks and nuns whose verses are given in the Theragatha and Therigatha.

Sutta SD No.Sutta [Topic]
Ap 53110.6Maha Paj­pati Gotami Theri Apadana. Gotami’s praise of the Buddha.

Jataka (J)

A collections of 547 “Birth Stories” dealing with previous lives of the Buddha, with the aim of illustrating points of morality. The full stories are told in the commentary (JA), based on the verses and small sections of prose (J), which are canonical.

Sutta SD No.Sutta [Topic]
J 15350.3Sukara Jataka. ***. Cf DhA 18.4 (on Dh 241).
J 15737.14How Robes are Recycled. = V 2:290 f; DhA 2.1/1:218-220.
J 21150.2Soma,datta Jataka. A father’s foolishness, a son’s wisdom. Cf DhA 11.7 on Dh 152.
J 24511.9Mula,pariyaya Jataka. How conceit prevents awakening.
J 42422.10aAditta Jataka. What is given is well saved.
J 53123.8Kusa Jataka intro. The 5 omens of a deva’s death, the 5 signs of a monk’s failure.

Vimana Vatthu (Vv): “Stories of the Mansions”, on heavenly rebirths.

Peta Vatthu (Pv): “Stories of the Departed”, on ghostly rebirths.

Niddesa: Maha Niddesa (Nm, Niddl, N1 or Nd1) and Culla-Niddesa (Nc, NiddlI, N2 or Nd2): “Expositions”, in the form of a (canonical) commentary on part of Sutta Nipata.

Patisambhidamagga (Pm, Patis or Ps): “The Path of Discrimination”, an Abhidhamma-style analysis of certain points of doctrines and practice.

Buddhavamsa (B or Bv): “Chronicle of the Buddhas”, on 24 previous Buddhas.

Cariya Pitaka (C or Cp): “The Basket of Conduct”, on the conduct of Gotama in previous lives, building up the ‘perfections’ of a Bodhisatta.