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3. Duṭṭhaṭṭhaka Sutta Discourse on the Malice 786. Some accuse the Buddha (and his disciples) out of malice, others, in honest belief in their accusation. (However) all accusations do not affect the Buddha , because he is absolutely pure, without any dart of defilements. (1) 787. A belief of one's own preference, held dear and fully imbibed in, will certainly be endorsed by him who

4. Suddhaṭṭhaka Sutta Discourse on the Pureness 794. I see a pure appearance, noble and healthy; by merely seeing (a pure) appearance one attains purity, and such a view is the noble view. So he contemplates on that thought, believing it to be the Knowledge of the Way. (1) 795. If, (as they think) mere seeing a pure appearance could purify the seer, if mere

5. Paramaṭṭhaka Sutta Discourse on the Best 802. In this world, certain people hold fast to the views, that their doctrine is the best. Such people claim their teachers are the best, and that the rest are all deception. With such a view they can never avert controversy. (1) 803. He sees merit in what is seen or heard, or otherwise perceived by his senses,

6. Jarā Sutta Discourse on the Decline 810. This life is short indeed. One may (probably) die within a 100 years; even if one lives to be over 100, one declines, and must die. (1) 811. Man mourns for what he holds dear; but there's none that one could hold forever. Understanding the obvious law of deprivation in life, one should leave lay life. (2)

7. Tissametteyya Sutta Discourse on the Tissametteyya 820. (The Venerable Tissametteyya addressed the Buddha ): "O Buddha , the Venerable One, teach us, the hardship of one given himself up to sex; having learnt it, we will go into seclusion and work out for our purification." (1) 821. (O Metteyya , said the Buddha ,) For a Bhikkhu who has given himself up to sex,

8. Pasūra Sutta Discourse on the Ascetic Pasūra 830. The ordinary way of mankind, espousing with a peculiar belief, peculiar to one's own (such as Eternalism), naturally extols one's own creed, claiming that purity is found only in his faith, and never says that purity is possible with other practices. (1) 831. The contentious ones, entering an assembly, regard each other with mutual disdain. Upholding

9. Māgandhiya Sutta Discourse on the Brahmin Māgandhiya 841. On seeing ( M āra 's daughters) Taṇhā , Aratī and R āga , no sexual desire was aroused in me; how could the appearance of this girl, stuffed as she is with excrement and urine, ever entice me, I'd rather not touch her, your daughter Māgandhiya , with my foot. (1) 842. You disdain my

10. Purābheda Sutta Before Breaking Up 854. What kind of knowledge and what kind of conduct, make a person worthy to be called a Stilled one ? - (one freed from defilements). O Gotama Buddha , may I ask of you: Enlighten us on who is a Pacified One. (1) 855. (Said the Buddha ): He who has rooted out craving before his body breaks

11. Kalahavivāda Sutta Discourse on the Quarrels and Disputes 868. Where do quarrels and disputes originate? And why do envy, lamentation, anxiety, backbiting, conceit and arrogance arises? Pray , Gotama Buddha , kindly explain to us, the cause of those (disturbing) things. (1) 869. It is due to someone or something dear that quarrels, and disputes originate; and envy, lamentation, anxiety, backbiting, conceit and arrogance

12. Cūḷabyūha Sutta Discourse on the Small Combination 884-5. ( Question ): Dwelling in their respective homes of own beliefs, those claiming themselves as skilful in doctrine, hold fast to their doctrines and propagate them, saying that whoever understands it (i.e. a particular doctrine), knows the truth and whoever scorns it is a mere dullard. Strongly entrenched in their own views, they quarrel amongst themselves.