Sutta Nipāta | Theravāda Canon

13. Mahābyūha Sutta Discourse on the Great Combination 901. ( Question ): Some monks and Brahmins, dwelling in their own view, claim that their view is the truth . Are all of them liable to blame? Or do some of them deserve praise? (1) 902. ( Answer ): An occasional (a little) praise may be forthcoming, but their views cannot pacify the passions . I

14. Tuvaṭaka Sutta Discourse on the Practice of Liberation 921. ( Question ): O Buddha , Kinsman of the Sun, may I ask of you this question: O the Noblest of the Noble Ones, what sort of understanding must one aim at, so that a Bhikkhu realize the detachment (from physical involvements, etc.) through seclusion leading to cessation of all passion, with no clinging to

15. Attadaṇḍa Sutta Discourse on the Own fault 941. It is through one's own fault that the penalty (of existence, both present and future), has to be paid. (Yet) look at people who quarrel. Having been deeply moved (by what I saw) I will now discourse, on the need for a sense of urgency and purposefulness. (1) 942. On seeing people palpitating with passion, like

16. Sāriputta Sutta Discourse on the Thera Sāriputta 961. (The Venerable Sāriputta addressed the Buddha thus): O Great Teacher, who has descended from the pleasurable realm, of Tuṣita devas, Head of a company of devotees, possessor of mellifluous voice and benign speech, never had I seen You before nor heard of You. (1) 962. O Buddha , endowed with superb vision, unrivalled in all the

The Way to the Beyond | Pārāyanavagga

Pārāyana Vagga forms a part of the Sutta Nipāta, a sub-division of the Khuddaka Nikāya of Pāḷi Canon. It is among the earliest existing Buddhist literature. Pārāyana Vagga deals with 16 questions asked by 16 brāhmin youths while the Buddha is staying at Pāsānaka Shrine in the country of Māgadha. The Buddha gives his answers to each of the questions asked by the youths.