(M) Majjhima Nikaya [ongoing]

The Middle-Length Collection:

Dialogues on doctrines and meditation (152 suttas).

Sutta No.
Traditional Listing
Sutta Discovery No.
            Sutta title | Theme
 M 1 Maha Pannasa, the great 50 (suttas 1-50): M 1.1 Mulapariyaya Vagga  
M 1M 1.1.1SD 11.8Mulapariyaya Sutta. The nature of primary causes or concepts.
M 2M 1.1.2SD 30.3Sabbâsava Sutta. Methods of overcoming all our defilements.
M 3M 1.1.3SD 2.18Dhamma,dayada Sutta. Sariputta on how to inherit the Dharma.
M 4M 1.1.4SD 44.3Bhaya Bherava Sutta. Overcoming fear during solitary practice.
M 5M 1.1.5SD 37.7Anangana Sutta. The monastic’s right livelihood.
M 6M 1.1.6 SD 59.1Akankheyya Sutta. The 1st priority of the 3 trainings in spiritual life
M 7M 1.1.7SD 28.12Vatthupama Sutta. We are purified internally by the mind.
M 8M 1.1.8SD  51.8Sallekha Sutta. Self-effacement and its true purpose.
M 9M 1.1.9SD 11.14Samma Ditthi Sutta. Sariputta on the nature of direct spiritual experience.
M 10M 1.1.10SD 13.3Satipa­­tthana Sutta. How to cultivate the clear presence of mind.
 M 1.2 Sihanada Vagga  
M 11M 1.2.1SD 49.2Cula Sihanada Sutta. An overview of the Buddha’s special qualities.
M 12M 1.2.2SD 49.1Maha Sihanada Sutta. Witnessing the true teaching and Buddhist missiology.
M 12.17-19M 1.2.2 (excerpt)SD 2.24Maha Sihanada Sutta. Buddha’s knowledge of the worlds.
M 12.32-43M 1.2.2 (excerpt)SD 2.24Maha Sihanada Sutta. Buddha’s knowledge of the worlds.
M 12.44-63M 1.2.2 (excerpt)SD 1.13Maha Sihanada Sutta The Bodhisattva’s self-mortification.
M 13M 1.2.3SD 6.9Maha Dukkhakkhandha Sutta. The pains of pleasure.
M 14M 1.2.4SD 4.7Cula Dukkhakkhandha Sutta. The nature of true happiness.
M 15M 1.2.5SD 59.3Anumana Sutta. Amenability and self-counselling
M 16M 1.2.6SD 32.14(Majjhima) Cetokhila Sutta. How to free the mind and liberate it.
M 17M 1.2.7SD 52.5Vanapattha Sutta. On the conduciveness of monastic dwellings
M 18M 1.2.8SD 6.14Madhupindika Sutta. Perception and mental proliferation.
M 19M 1.2.9SD 61.1Dvedha Vitakka Sutta. Dealing with the duality of thoughts.
M 20M 1.2.10SD 1.6Vitakka Santhana Sutta. How to overcome distractions during meditation.
 M 1.3 Tatiya Vagga  / Opamma Vagga  
M 21M 1.3.1SD 38.1Kakacupama Sutta. Monastics must practise complete patience and non-violence.
M 22M 1.3.2SD 3.13Alagaddûpama Sutta. The best way to master the Buddha’s Teaching.
M 23M 1.3.3SD 28.13Vammika Sutta. Similes for the spiritual training.
M 24M 1.3.4SD 28.3Rathavinita Sutta. The stages of spiritual purification and liberation.
M 25M 1.3.5SD 61.2Nivapa Sutta. ***
M 26M 1.3.6SD 1.11Ariya Pariyesana Sutta. The events leading up to the great awakening. Also called Pasarasi Sutta.
M 27M 1.3.7SD 40a.5Cula Hatthipadopama Sutta. The training for true discipleship.
M 28M 1.3.8SD 6.16Maha Hatthipadopama Sutta. The 4 elements & dependent arising of the 5 aggregates.
M 29M 1.3.9SD 53.8Maha Saropama Sutta. Worldly success is not spiritual progress.
M 30M 1.3.10SD 53.9Cula Saropama Sutta. Spiritual goal is not acquisition but awakening.
 M 1.4 Maha Yamaka Vagga  
M 31M 1.4.1SD 44.11Cula Gosinga Sutta. Silence and joy of spiritual communion.
M 32M 1.4.2SD 44.12Maha Gosinga Sutta. The saints’ comments on the ideal monastic.
M 33M 1.4.3SD 52.6Maha Gopalaka Sutta. Parable of the bad and good cowherd.
M 34M 1.4.4SD 61.3Cula Gopalaka Sutta. ***
M 35M 1.4.5SD 26.5Cula Saccaka Sutta. The conversion of a boastful debater.
M 36M 1.4.6SD 49.4Maha Saccaka Sutta. Spiritual cultivation involves both body and mind.
M 36.17-44M 1.4.6 (excerpt)SD 1.12Maha Saccaka Sutta. The Bodhisattva’s self-mortification.
M 37M 1.4.7SD 54.9Cula Tanhasankhaya Sutta. A brief definition of arhathood (the accanta,nittha pericope).
M 38M 1.4.8SD 7.10Maha Tanhasankhaya Sutta. Consciousness, rebirth and liberation.
M 39M 1.4.9SD 10.13Maha Assapura Sutta. A recluse should be worth his salt.
M 40M 1.4.10SD 41.8Cula Assapura Sutta. True recluseship does not depend on external observances.
 M 1.5  Cula Yamaka Vagga  
M 41M 1.5.1SD 5.7Saleyyaka Sutta. The 10 courses of action and choosing our rebirth.
M 42M 1.5.2***Veranjaka Sutta.
M 43M 1.5.3SD 35.1Maha Vedalla Sutta.
M 43.14M 1.5.3 (excerpt)SD 3.2Maha Vedalla Sutta. Conditions for right view. See under Essays.
M 44M 1.5.4SD 40a.9Cula Vedalla Sutta. The nature of the awakened mind.
M 45M 1.5.5SD 32.4Cula Dhamma Samadana Sutta. Four types of behaviour in terms of moral virtue.
M 46M 1.5.6SD 59.8Maha Dhamma Samadana Sutta. How to rightly practise the teaching for awakening.
M 47M 1.5.7SD 35.6Vimamsaka Sutta Even the Buddha should be investigated.
M 48M 1.5.8SD 64.1Kosambiya Sutta.
M 49M 1.5.9SD 11.7Brahma Nimantanika Sutta. The Buddha defeats a God-Devil league in high heaven.
M 50M 1.5.10SD 36.4Mara Tajjaniya Sutta. Moggallana’s past life as Mara Dusi.
 M 2 Majjhima Pannasa, the middle 50 (suttas 51-100)M 2.1 Gahapati Vagga  
M 51M 2.1.1SD 32.9Kandaraka Sutta. Four kinds of persons in terms of tormenting.
M 52M 2.1.2SD 41.2Atthakanagara Sutta.  = Dasama Gaha,pati Sutta (A 11.17). 11 ways to awakening.
M 53M 2.1.3SD 21.14Sekha Sutta. The one on the spiritual path to awakening.
M 54M 2.1.4SD 43.8(Gahapati) Potaliya Sutta. The true meaning of renouncing the world.
M 55M 2.1.5SD 43.4(Majjhima) Jivaka Sutta. On the demerit of killing and meat-eating.
M 56M 2.1.6SD 27.1Upali Sutta. A famous Jain becomes the Buddha’s disciple.
M 57M 2.1.7SD 23.11Kukkuravatika Sutta. As you act, by that you are reborn.
M 58M 2.1.8SD 7.12Abhaya Rajakumara Sutta. The Buddha is not caught by trick questions.
M 59M 2.1.9SD 30.4Bahuvedaniya Sutta. The different way of classifying feelings. = S 36.19.
M 60M 2.1.10SD 35.5Apannaka Sutta Why doing good is better than not.
 M 2.2 Bhikkhu Vagga  
M 61M 2.2.1SD 3.10Ambalatthika Rahulovada Sutta. Danger of lying; need for constant self-reflection.
M 62M 2.2.2SD 3.11Maha Rahulovada Sutta. Meditations to overcome attachment to the body.
M 63M 2.2.3SD 5.8Cula Malunkyaputta Sutta. Right priorities in life & how to end suffering.
M 64M 2.2.4SD 21.10Maha Malunkyaputta Sutta. The 5 mental fetters and the latent tendencies.
M 65M 2.2.5SD 56.2Bhaddali Sutta. The Buddha, the sangha and a monk’s training.
M 66M 2.2.6SD 28.11Latutikopama Sutta. Overcoming all the fetters.
M 67M 2.2.7SD 34.7Catuma Sutta Four dangers for renunciants to overcome.
M 68M 2.2.8SD 37.4Nalakapana Sutta. The destinies of disciples.
M 69M 2.2.9***Gulissani Sutta.
M 70M 2.2.10SD 11.1Kitagiri Sutta. Faith, learning and sainthood.
 M 2.3 Paribbajaka Vagga  
M 71M 2.3.1SD 53.3Tevijja Vacchagotta Sutta. On the Buddha’s knowledge and salvation.
M 72M 2.3.2SD 6.15Aggi Vacchagotta Sutta. Nirvana and the problem of language.
M 73M 2.3.3SD 27.4Maha Vacchagotta Sutta. The awakening of Vaccha,gotta as an arhat.
M 74M 2.2.4SD 16.1Dighanakha Sutta. Understanding feelings overcomes wrong view.
M 75M 2.3.5***Magandiya Sutta.
M 76M 2.3.6SD 35.7Sandaka Sutta. False religions.
M 77M 2.3.7SD 49.5Maha Sakuludayi Sutta. Why disciples respect and listen to the Buddha.
M 77.15-21M 2.3.7 (excerpt)SD 6.18*Maha Sakuludayi Sutta. The 37 limbs of awakening.
M 78M 2.3.8SD 18.9Samanamandika Sutta. The arhat is beyond good and evil.
M 79M 2.3.9***Cula Sakuludayi Sutta.
M 80M 2.3.10SD 40a.15Vekhanassa Sutta. Recall of past lives not necessary for spiritual liberation.
 M 2.4 Raja Vagga  
M 81M 2.4.1SD 49.3(Majjhima) Ghatikara Sutta. Gotama as the brahmin Jotipala, the monk, under Kassapa Buddha.
M 81.1-6M 2.4.1 (excerpt)SD 4.23Ghatikara Sutta. A family man who uses no money.
M 82M 2.4.2***Rattha,pala Sutta.
M 83M 2.4.3SD 60.8Makhadeva Sutta or Maghadeva Sutta. A good tradition that is worth perpetuating.
M 84M 2.4.4***Madhura Sutta.
M 84.10-11M 2.4.4 (excerpt)SD 3.1(Madhura Sutta). To whom do we go for refuge? See under Essay.
M 85M 2.4.5SD 55.2Bodhi Rajakumara Sutta. Happiness cannot really come from suffering.
M 86M 2.4.6SD 5.11Angulimala Sutta. The healing of a serial killer.
M 87M 2.4.7***Piyajatika Sutta.
M 88M 2.4.8SD 49.12Bahitika Sutta. Determining the Buddha’s goodness.
M 89M 2.4.9SD 64.10Dhammacetiya Sutta.
M 90M 2.4.10SD 10.8Kannakatthala Sutta. Omniscience; the 4 classes; do the gods return to earth?
 M 2.5 Brahmana Vagga  
M 91M 2.5.1***Brahmayu Sutta.
M 92M 2.5.2SD 45.7aSela Sutta. The story of the matted hair ascetic Keniya and the brahmin Sela.
M 93M 2.5.3SD 40a.2Assalayana Sutta. Purity is not on account birth or rebirth.
M 94M 2.5.4***Ghotamukha Sutta.
M 94.31M 2.5.4 (excerpt)SD 3.1(Ghotamukha Sutta). The Buddha is our refuge. See under Essay.
M 94.31-33M 2.5.4 (excerpt)SD 4.22Ghotamukha Sutta. The monk Udena rejects donation of money.
M 95M 2.5.5SD 21.15Canki Sutta. Belief, knowledge and liberation.
M 96M 2.5.6SD 37.9Esukari Sutta The nature of true service.
M 97M 2.5.7SD 4.9(Majjhima) Dhananjani Sutta. Sariputta guides a dying person to the Brahma world.
M 98M 2.5.8SD 37.1Vasettha Sutta You are what you do. = Sn 3.9/pp115-123.
M 99M 2.5.9SD 38.6(Brahmavihara) Subha Sutta. Godliness is within ourselves.
M 100M 2.5.10SD 10.9(Deva) Sangarava Sutta. Do gods exist?
 M 3 Upari Pannasa, the further (or last) (suttas 101-152) M 3.1 Devadaha Vagga  
M 101M 3.1.1SD 18.4Devadaha Sutta. Self-mortification, fatalism, karma & omniscience.
M 102M 3.1.2SD 40a.12Pañcattaya Sutta. Speculations about the past, the future, and nirvana.
M 103M 3.1.3SD 85.14Kinti Sutta. Resolving disagreements about the Dharma.
M 104M 3.1.4SD 62.4Samagama Sutta.
M 105M 3.1.5***Sunakkhatta Sutta.
M 106M 3.1.6SD 85.13Aneñjasappaya Sutta. The higher meditative states leading to nirvana.
M 107M 3.1.7SD 56.3Ganaka Moggallana Sutta.
M 108M 3.1.8SD 33.5Gopaka Moggallana Sutta. Not all dhyanas are praised by the Buddha.
M 109M 3.1.9SD 17.11Maha Punnama Sutta. The 5 aggregates, clinging, identity view, not-self = S 22.82.
M 110M 3.1.10SD 45.4Cula Punnama Sutta. The false person and the true individual.
 M 3.2 Anupada Vagga  
M 111M 3.2.1SD 56.4Anupada Sutta. Sariputta’s awakening process.
M 112M 3.2.2SD 59.7Chabbisodhana Sutta. The true qualities of an arhat.
M 113M 3.2.3SD 23.7Sappurisa Sutta. The true individual and the false individual.
M 114M 3.2.4SD 39.8Sevitabbâsevitabba Sutta. Things that are helpful and that are unhelpful in our life.
M 115M 3.2.5SD 29.1aBahu Dhatuka Sutta. The 18 elements, dependent arising, and possibilities.
M 116M 3.2.6***Isigili Sutta.
M 117M 3.2.7SD 6.10Maha Cattarisaka Sutta. Right view & how the noble eightfold path works.
M 118M 3.2.8SD 7.13Anapanasati Sutta. The breath meditation in practical detail.
M 119M 3.2.9SD 12.21Kayagatasati Sutta. Satipatthana through watching the body.
M 120M 3.2.10SD 3.4Sankharupapatti Sutta. How to choose a good rebirth. See also under Essays.
 M 3.3 Suññata Vagga  
M 121M 3.3.1SD 11.3Cula Suññata Sutta. The realization of impermanence in the highest meditation.
M 122M 3.3.2SD 11.4Maha Suññata Sutta. The joy of spiritual solitude
M 123M 3.3.3SD 52.2Acchariya-abbhuta Sutta.
M 124M 3.3.4SD 3.15Bakkula Sutta. The post-Buddha ideal monk.
M 125M 3.3.5SD 46.3Dantabhumi Sutta. How the Buddha transforms his disciples.
M 125.22-25M 3.3.5 (excerpt)SD 13.1Dantabhumi Sutta. The Satipatt­­hana Suttas. Introduction.
M 126M 3.3.6***Bhumija Sutta.
M 127M 3.3.7SD 54.10(Cetovimutti) Anuruddha Sutta. The boundless freedom of mind and the exalted freedom of mind.
M 127.16M 3.3.7 (excerpt)SD 13.1Anuruddha Sutta (M 127.16). The Satipa­­hŒna Suttas. Intro (3.7).
M 128M 3.3.8SD 5.18(Anuruddha) Upakkilesa Sutta. Spiritual friendship and mental development.
M 129M 3.3.9SD 2.22Bala Pandita Sutta. The hells and the universal monarch.
M 130M 3.3.10SD 2.23(Majjhima) Devaduta Sutta. The four sights and their meaning.
 M 3.4 Vibhanga Vagga  
M 131M 3.4.1SD 8.9Bhaddekaratta Sutta. Living here and now.
M 132M 3.4.2***Ananda Bhaddeka,ratta Sutta.
M 133M 3.4.3***Maha Kaccana Bhaddekaratta Sutta.
M 134M 3.4.4***Lomasakangiya Bhaddekaratta Sutta.
M 135M 3.4.5SD 4.15Cula Kamma Vibhanga Sutta. How karma works.
M 136M 3.4.6SD 4.16Maha Kamma Vibhanga Sutta. Why sometimes the good suffer, the evil prosper.
M 137M 3.4.7SD 29.5Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta. The analysis of the six sense-bases.
M 138M 3.4.8***Uddesa Vibhanga Sutta.
M 139M 3.4.9SD 7.8Arana Vibhanga Sutta. There are no problem people, only people with problems.
M 140M 3.4.10SD 4.17Dhatu Vibhanga Sutta. How a pupil recognizes the Teacher through the Teaching.
M 140.14-19M 3.4.10 (excerpt)SD 17.2a(4) Dhatu Vibhanga Sutta. The 6 elements (M 140.14-19).
M 141M 3.4.11SD 11.11Sacca Vibhanga Sutta. The four noble truths and spiritual friendship.
M 142M 3.4.12SD 1.9Dakkhina Vibhanga Sutta. The early nuns and the nature of giving.  
 M 3.5  Salayatana Vagga  
M 143M 3.5.1SD 23.9Anathapindikovada Sutta. Sariputta counsels a dying layman .
M 144M 3.5.2SD 11.12Channovada Sutta. Suicide and Buddhism. = S 35.87.
M 145M 3.5.3SD 20.15Punnovada Sutta. When are we ready to teach the Dharma?
M 146M 3.5.4***Nandakovada Sutta.
M 147M 3.5.5SD 70.7Cula Rahulovada Sutta.
M 148M 3.5.6SD 26.6Chachakka Sutta. Understanding the six senses leads to liberation.
M 149M 3.5.7SD 41.9Maha Salayatanika Sutta. Comprehending the senses brings awakening
M 150M 3.5.8SD 59.11(Udana) Nagara,vindeyya Sutta. Teachers and practitioners who are worthy of respect.
M 151M 3.5.9SD 69.1Pindapataparisuddhi Sutta. On truly living the spiritual life.
M 152M 3.5.10SD 17.13Indriya,bhavana Sutta. How to master the senses and awaken.