Majjhima Nikāya
| Middle Length Discourses of Buddha

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 1 1. Mūlapariyāya Sutta: The Root of All Things I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Ukkattha, in the shade of a royal Sal tree in the Very Blessed Forest. There he addressed the monks, “Monks!” “Yes, lord,” the monks responded to him. The Blessed One said, “Monks, I will teach

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 9 9. Sammādiṭṭhi Sutta: Right View I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then Ven. Sāriputta addressed the monks, “Friend monks!” “Yes, friend,” the monks responded to him. Ven. Sāriputta said, “’Right view, right view’ it is said. 1 To what extent is a disciple

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 6 6. Ākaṅkheyya Sutta: If a Bhikkhu Should Wish I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. There he addressed the monks, “Monks!” “Yes, lord,” the monks responded to him. The Blessed One said: “Monks, dwell consummate in virtue, consummate in terms of the Pāṭimokkha. Dwell

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 5 5. Anaṅgaṇa Sutta: Without Blemishes I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthi in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. There Ven. Sāriputta addressed the monks: “Friend monks!” “Yes, friend,” the monks responded to him. Ven. Sāriputta said, “There are these four individuals to be found existing in the world. Which four?

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 4 4. Bhayabherava Sutta: Fear and Dread I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then Janussonin the Brahman went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings & courtesies, he sat to one side. As

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 2 2. Sabbāsava Sutta: All the Taints I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. There he addressed the monks: “Monks!” “Yes, lord,” the monks responded to him. The Blessed One said, “Monks, the ending of the effluents is for one who knows & sees, I

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 13 13. Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta: The Greater Discourse on the Mass of Suffering I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then, early in the morning, several monks adjusted their under robes and, carrying their bowls & outer robes, went into Sāvatthī for alms. The thought occurred

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 14 14. Cūḷadukkhakkhandha Sutta: The Shorter Discourse on the Mass of Suffering I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying among the Sakyans at Kapilavatthu in the Banyan Park. Then Mahānāma the Sakyan went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 19 19. Dvedāvitakka Sutta: Two Kinds of Thought I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. There he addressed the monks: “Monks!” “Yes, lord,” the monks responded to him. The Blessed One said, “Monks, before my self-awakening, when I was still just an unawakened Bodhisatta, the

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 18 18. Madhupiṇḍika Sutta: The Honey Ball I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying among the Sakyans near Kapilavatthu in the Banyan Park. Then in the early morning, having adjusted his under robe and carrying his bowl & outer robe, he went into Kapilavatthu for alms. Having gone for alms in Kapilavatthu,