Sutta Nipāta | Theravāda Canon

11. Vijaya Sutta of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. Under the Buddha's Teaching, the wise Bhikkhu, having cast away passionate desire, attains the deathless, blissful, craving-free and stable Nibbāna. The true nature of the body is not seen (to the untrained mind) since it is (properly) held together by bones and sinews dressed up by flesh and covered by skin.

12. Muni Sutta, Discourse on the Muni, of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. Buddha, the Muni who cherishes lofty virtue, has seen the bliss that is Nibbāna. Having completely rid of the defilements that had arisen, the Buddha had no more defilement. Buddha has earned the attribute of the Muni who fares alone, without the company of any defilement.

1. Ratana Sutta, Discourse on the 3 Gems, of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. Buddha, the greatest of bhikkhus, coming from the Śākya clan with the steadfastness of mind that comes of the Noble Path, realized Nibbāna. Nibbāna is extinction of all moral defilements, the end of all craving, deathless, the most sublime of Dhammas. Nibbāna excels all precious things.

2. Āmagandha Sutta, Discourse on the Foul-smelling corruptions, of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. Kassapa, how many kinds of rank things are there according to you? O Recluse Tissa, killing, torturing, imputing, holding another in bondage, stealing, lying, practicing deceit and hypocrisy, learning vain texts, adultery, - these (I call) a rank things. A dish of meat is not.

3. Hiri Sutta, Discourse on the Sense of Shame, of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. Shame he knows not; nay, he loathes the very concept. He shirks any obligation that he could easily have taken. - Such a one is not a friend, one should see. Thus said the Buddha in the Third Hiri Sutta

4. Maṅgala Sutta, Discourse on the Auspiciousness, of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. (O Buddha), many Devas and men, yearning for happiness, in life and hereafter, have speculated on auspiciousness, Maṅgala; pray, Sir, kindly explain us the real, sublime auspiciousness. O Deva, to dwell in suitable locations; to be endowed with merits - these 3 things are the sublime auspiciousness.

5. Sūciloma Sutta, Discourse on the Demon Sūciloma, of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. At that time Kharaloma the demon and Sūciloma went past the Buddha at a distance. The former remarked, This man is a monk. The latter replied, He might be a true monk or he might be a bogus one. (Anyway) I will find it out!

6. Kapila Sutta (Dhammacariya Sutta), Discourse on the Thera Kapila, of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. Cultivating the mind for Insight-knowledge or for attainments in concentration is called supreme wealth. A Bhikkhu fond of quarrelling has his mind covered with folly and so cannot understand (comprehend) the good advice of the wise, nor what the Buddha preaches.

7. Brāhmaṇadhammika Sutta, Discourse On The Practice Of Brahmins, of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. Buddha replied, O, Brahmins, I do not see present-day Brahmins in traditional practice of the Brahmāṇas of yore. Then the old Brahmins said, Venerable Gotama, please tell us about the traditional Brahman practices of yore. Well then, Brahmins, said the Buddha, Listen and ponder well.

8. Nāvā Sutta, The Boat of Dhamma, of Sutta Nipāta, Khuddaka Nikāya, Theravāda Pāḷi Canon of Buddha Sūtras. As a wise man, skilful in the handling of river raft, takes a strongly-built boat can navigate the swift river safely. How could a man who has entered a brimming river with a rapid current, and been carried downstream, be able to save another from drowning?

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