Majjhima Nikāya|
Middle Length Discourses of Buddha

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 121 121. Cūḷasuññata Sutta: The Shorter Discourse on Voidness I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in the Eastern Monastery, the palace of Migāra’s mother. Then Ven. Ananda, emerging from his seclusion in the late afternoon, went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat

Kāyagatāsati Sutta: Mindfulness of the Body. Majjhima Nikāya, Theravāda Sutta 119. Monk reflects on this very body from the soles of the feet on up, from the crown of the head on down, surrounded by skin and full of various kinds of unclean things: ‘In this body there are head hairs, body hairs, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, tendons, bones, bone

Ānāpānasati Sutta: Mindfulness of Breathing. Majjhima Nikāya, Theravāda Sutta 118. There is the case where a monk, having gone to the wilderness, to the shade of a tree, sits down folding his legs crosswise, holding his body erect, and establishing mindfulness to the fore. Always mindful, he breathes in; mindful he breathes out. Breathing in long, he discerns, ‘I am

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 117 117. Mahācattārīsaka Sutta: The Great Forty 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, I will teach you noble right concentration with its supports & requisite conditions.

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 113 113. Sappurisa Sutta: The True Man 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, I will teach you the quality of a person of integrity and the

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 135 135. Cūḷakamma vibhaṅga Sutta: The Shorter Exposition of Action I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then Subha the student, Todeyya’s son, went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings & courtesies, he

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 131 131. Bhaddekaratta Sutta: One Fortunate Attachment 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, I will teach you the summary & exposition of one who has had

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 130 130. Devadūta Sutta: The Divine Messengers 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, it’s as if there were two households with doors, and a man of

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 126 126. Bhūmija Sutta: Bhūmija I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Rajagaha in the Bamboo Forest, the Squirrels’ Sanctuary. Then, early in the morning, Ven. Bhūmija - having adjusted his under robe and carrying his bowl & outer robe - went to Prince Jayasena’s residence. On arrival, he sat down

Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 122 122. Mahāsuññata Sutta: The Greater Discourse on Voidness I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying among the Sakyans at Kapilavatthu in the Banyan Park. Then in the early morning, the Blessed One, having adjusted his under robe and carrying his bowl & outer robe, went into Kapilavatthu for alms. Having gone

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