Theravāda Sūtras

Dīgha Nikāya or Long Discourses of Buddha - The direct words, Sutras or Suttas of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, as they were heard and later included in so called Tripitaka or Pali Canon. The Long Sutras. Buddha Shakyamuni used to tell - there are three kinds of students - with great, medium and small capacities - and so are Buddhas sutras - Long Suttas, Medium

The Majjhima Nikāya is the second collection of the Buddha's discourses found in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. Its title means literally the Middle Collection, or Collection of Middle-length Discourses and it is so called because the suttas it contains are generally of middle length. The Majjhima Nikāya consists of 152 suttas. These are divided into 3 parts called Sets of Fifty (paṇṇāsa),

The Dhammapada — The Path to Truth — is an excellent book to keep in one’s pocket and refer to at leisure. The Dhammapada' is a collection of the Buddha's words or basic and essential principles of the Buddha's Teaching. It consists of 423 verses arranged according to topics in twenty-six vaggas or chapters. The meaning of the verses is greatly clarified by the stories

Itivuttaka | Buddhas Discourses The Itivuttaka, a collection of 112 short discourses, takes its name from the statement at the beginning of each of its discourses: this (iti) was said (vuttaṁ) by the Blessed One. The collection as a whole is attributed to a laywoman named Khujjuttarā, who worked in the palace of King Udena of Kosambī as a servant to one of his queens,

Pārāyana Vagga deals with 16 questions asked by 16 brāhmin youths while the Buddha is staying at Pāsānaka Shrine in the country of Magadha. The Buddha gives his answers to each of the questions asked by the youths. Knowing the meaning of each question and of the answers given by the Buddha, if one practises the Dhamma as instructed in this sutta, one can surely

The Long Discourse Giving Advice to Rāhula (Mahārāhulovādasuttaṁ, MN 62) An important discourse by the Buddha to his son Rāhula on the development of meditation on the elements as a precursor to mindfulness while breathing; from Majjhima Nikāya (MN:62) or Middle Length Discourses of Buddha. Whatever form there is, Rāhula, past, future, or present,“This is not mine, I am not this, this is not my