The Connected Discourses of the Buddha - Selections

Part III: The Book of the Aggregates (Khandhavagga)
Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 22. Khandhasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Aggregates

   Division I. The Root Fifty
I. Nakulapitā
1 (1) Nakulapitā  •  2 (2) At Devadaha  •  3 (3) Hāliddakāni(1)  •  4 (4) Hāliddakāni (2)  •  5 (5) Concentration  •  6 (6) Seclusion  •  7 (7) Agitation through Clinging (1)  •  8 (8) Agitation through Clinging (2)  •  9 (9) Impermanent in the Three Times  •  10 (10) Suffering in the Three Times  •  11 (11) Nonself in the Three Times

II. Impermanent
12 (1) Impermanent  •  13 (2) Suffering  •  14 (3) Nonself  •  15 (4) What is Impermanent  •  16 (5) What is Suffering  •  17 (6) What is Nonself  •  18 (7) Impermanent with Cause  •  19 (8) Suffering with Cause  •  20 (9) Nonself with Cause  •  21 (10) Ānanda

III. The Burden
22 (1) The Burden  •  23 (2) Full Understanding  •  24 (3) Directly Knowing  •  25 (4) Desire and Lust  •  26 (5) Gratification (1)  •  27 (6) Gratification (2)  •  28 (7) Gratification (3)  •  29 (8) Delight  •  30 (9) Arising  •  31 (10) The Root of Misery  •  32 (11) The Fragile

IV. Not Yours
33 (1) Not Yours (1)  •  34 (2) Not Yours (2)  •  35 (3) A Certain Bhikkhu (1)  •  36 (4) A Certain Bhikkhu (2)  •  37 (5) Ānanda (1)  •  38 (6) Ānanda (2)  •  39 (7) In Accordance with the Dhamma (1)  •  40 (8) In Accordance with the Dhamma (2)  •  41 (9) In Accordance with the Dhamma (3)  •  42 (10) In Accordance with the Dhamma (4)

V. With Yourselves as an Island
43 (1) With Yourselves as an Island  •  44 (2) The Way  •  45 (3) Impermanent (1)  •  46 (4) Impermanent (2)  •  47 (5) Ways of Regarding Things  •  48 (6) Aggregates  •  49 (7) Soṇa (1)  •  50 (8) Soṇa (2)  •  51 (9) Destruction of Delight (1)  •  52 (10) Destruction of Delight (2)

   Division II. The Middle Fifty
I. Engagement
53 (1) Engagement  •  54 (2) Seeds  •  55 (3) Inspired Utterance  •  56 (4) Phases of the Clinging Aggregates  •  57 (5) The Seven Cases  •  58 (6) The Perfectly Enlightened One  •  59 (7) The Characteristic of Nonself  •  60 (8) Mahāli  •  61 (9) Burning  •  62 (10) Pathways of Language

II. Arahants
63 (1) In Clinging  •  64 (2) In Conceiving  •  65 (3) In Seeking Delight  •  66 (4) Impermanent  •  67 (5) Suffering  •  68 (6) Nonself  •  69 (7) What Does Not Belong to Self  •  70 (8) Whatever Appears Tantalizing  •  71 (9) Rādha  •  72 (10) Surādha

III. Being Devoured
73 (1) Gratification  •  74 (2) Origin (1)  •  75 (3) Origin (2)  •  76 (4) Arahants (1)  •  77 (5) Arahants (2)  •  78 (6) The Lion  •  79 (7) Being Devoured  •  80 (8) Alms-Gatherer  •  81 (9) Pārileyya  •  82 (10) The Full-Moon Night

IV. The Elders
83 (1) Ānanda  •  84 (2) Tissa  •  85 (3) Yamaka  •  86 (4) Anurādha  •  87 (5) Vakkali  •  88 (6) Assaji  •  89 (7) Khemaka  •  90 (8) Channa  •  91 (9) Rāhula (1)  •  92 (10) Rāhula (2)

V. Flowers
93 (1) The River  •  94 (2) Flowers  •  95 (3) A Lump of Foam  •  96 (4) A Lump of Cowdung  •  97 (5) The Fingernail  •  98 (6) Simple Version  •  99 (7) The Leash (1)  •  100 (8) The Leash (2)  •  101 (9) The Adze Handle (or The Ship)  •  102 (10) Perception of Impermanence

   Division III. The Final Fifty
I. Portions
103 (1) Portions  •  104 (2) Suffering  •  105 (3) Identity  •  106 (4) To Be Fully Understood  •  107 (5) Ascetics (1)  •  108 (6) Ascetics (2)  •  109 (7) Stream-Enterer  •  110 (8) Arahant  •  111 (9) Abandoning Desire (1)  •  112 (10) Abandoning Desire (2)

II. A Speaker on the Dhamma
113 (1) Ignorance  •  114 (2) True Knowledge  •  115 (3) A Speaker on the Dhamma (1)  •  116 (4) A Speaker on the Dhamma (2)  •  117 (5) Bondage  •  118 (6) Interrogation (1)  •  119 (7) Interrogation (2)  •  120 (8) Things That Fetter  •  121 (9) Things That Can Be Clung To  •  122 (10) Virtuous  •  123 (11) Instructed  •  124 (12) Kappa (1)  •  125 (13) Kappa (2)

III. Ignorance
126 (1) Subject to Arising (1)  •  127 (2) Subject to Arising (2)  •  128 (3) Subject to Arising (3)  •  129 (4) Gratification (1)  •  130 (5) Gratification (2)  •  131 (6) Origin (1)  •  132 (7) Origin (2)  •  133 (8) Koṭṭhita (1)  •  134 (9) Koṭṭhita (2)  •  135 (10) Koṭṭhita (3)

IV. Hot Embers
136 (1) Hot Embers  •  137 (2) Impermanent (1)  •  138 (3) Impermanent (2)  •  139 (4) Impermanent (3)  •  140 (5) Suffering (1)  •  141 (6) Suffering (2)  •  142 (7) Suffering (3)  •  143 (8) Nonself (1)  •  144 (9) Nonself (2)  •  145 (10) Nonself (3)  •  146 (11) Engrossed in Revulsion  •  147 (12) Contemplating Impermanence  •  148 (13) Contemplating Suffering  •  149 (14) Contemplating Nonself

V. Views
150 (1) Internally  •  151 (2) This Is Mine  •  152 (3) The Self  •  153 (4) It Might Not Be For Me  •  154 (5) Wrong View  •  155 (6) Identity View  •  156 (7) View of Self  •  157 (8) Adherence (1)  •  158 (9) Adherence (2)  •  159 (10) Ānanda

Chapter 23. Rādhasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Rādha

I. The First Māra Subchapter
1 (1) Māra  •  2 (2) A Being  •  3 (3) The Conduit to Existence  •  4 (4)–10 (10) To Be Fully Understood, Etc.

II. The Second Māra Subchapter
11 (1) Māra  •  12 (2) Subject to Māra  •  13 (3) Impermanent  •  14 (4) Of Impermanent Nature  •  15 (5) Suffering  •  16 (6) Of Painful Nature  •  17 (7) Nonself  •  18 (8) Of Selfless Nature  •  19 (9) Subject to Destruction  •  20 (10) Subject to Vanishing  •  21 (11) Subject to Arising  •  22 (12) Subject to Cessation

III. Request
23 (1) Māra  •  24 (2)–34 (12) Subject to Māra, Etc.

IV. Sitting Nearby
35 (1) Māra  •  36 (2)–46 (12) Subject to Māra, Etc.

Chapter 24. Diṭṭhisaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Views

I. Stream-Entry
1 (1) Winds  •  2 (2) This Is Mine  •  3 (3) The Self  •  4 (4) It Might Not Be For Me  •  5 (5) There Is Not  •  6 (6) Acting  •  7 (7) Cause  •  8 (8) The Great View  •  9 (9) The World Is Eternal  •  10 (10) The World Is Not Eternal  •  11 (11) The World is Finite  •  12 (12) The World Is Infinite  •  13 (13) Soul and Body Are the Same  •  14 (14) Soul and Body Are Different  •  15 (15) The Tathāgata Exists  •  16 (16) The Tathāgata Does Not Exist  •  17 (17) The Tathāgata Both Exists and Does Not Exist  •  18 (18) The Tathāgata Neither Exists Nor Does Not Exist

II. The Second Trip
19 (1) Winds  •  20 (2)–36 (18) This Is Mine, Etc.  •  37 (19) A Self Consisting of Form  •  38 (20) A Formless Self  •  39 (21) A Self Both Consisting of Form and Formless  •  40 (22) A Self Neither Consisting of Form nor Formless  •  41 (23) Exclusively Happy  •  42 (24) Exclusively Miserable  •  43 (25) Both Happy and Miserable  •  44 (26) Neither Happy nor Miserable

III. The Third Trip
45 (1) Winds  •  46 (2)–70 (26) This Is Mine, Etc.

IV. The Fourth Trip
71 (1) Winds  •  72 (2)–96 (26) This Is Mine, Etc.

Chapter 25. Okkantisaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Entering

1 The Eye  •  2 Forms  •  3 Consciousness  •  4 Contact  •  5 Feeling  •  6 Perception  •  7 Volition  •  8 Craving  •  9 Elements  •  10 Aggregates

Chapter 26. Uppādasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Arising

1 The Eye  •  2 Forms  •  3 Consciousness  •  4 Contact  •  5 Feeling  •  6 Perception  •  7 Volition  •  8 Craving  •  9 Elements  •  10 Aggregates

Chapter 27. Kilesasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Defilements

1 The Eye  •  2 Forms  •  3 Consciousness  •  4 Contact  •  5 Feeling  •  6 Perception  •  7 Volition  •  8 Craving  •  9 Elements  •  10 Aggregates

Chapter 28. Sāriputtasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Sāriputta

1 Born of Seclusion  •  2 Without Thought  •  3 Rapture  •  4 Equanimity  •  5 The Base of the Infinity of Space  •  6 The Base of the Infinity of Consciousness  •  7 The Base of Nothingness  •  8 The Base of Neither-Perception-Nor-Nonperception  •  9 The Attainment of Cessation  •  10 Sucimukhī

Chapter 29. Nāgasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Nāgas

1 Simple Version  •  2 Superior  •  3 The Uposatha (1)  •  4–6 The Uposatha (2–4)  •  7 He Has Heard (1)  •  8–10 He Has Heard (2–4)  •  11–20 With the Support of Giving (1)  •  21–50 With the Support of Giving (2–4)

Chapter 30. Supaṇṇasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Supaṇṇas

1 Simple Version  •  2 They Carry Off  •  3 Ambivalent (1)  •  4–6 Ambivalent (2–4)  •  7–16 With the Support of Giving (1)  •  17–46 With the Support of Giving (2–4)

Chapter 31. Gandhabbasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Gandhabbas

1 Simple Version  •  2 Good Conduct  •  3 Giver (1)  •  4–12 Giver (2–10)  •  13–22 With the Support of Giving (1)  •  23–112 With the Support of Giving (2)

Chapter 32. Valāhakasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Cloud Devas

1 Simple Version  •  2 Good Conduct  •  3–12 With the Support of Giving (1)  •  13–52 With the Support of Giving (2)  •  53 Cool-Cloud Devas  •  54 Warm-Cloud Devas  •  55 Storm-Cloud Devas  •  56 Wind-Cloud Devas  •  57 Rain-Cloud Devas

Chapter 33. Vacchagottasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Vacchagotta

1 Because of Not Knowing (1)  •  2 Because of Not Knowing (2)  •  3 Because of Not Knowing (3)  •  4 Because of Not Knowing (4)  •  5 Because of Not Knowing (5)  •  6–10 Because of Not Seeing  •  11–15 Because of Not Breaking Through  •  16–20 Because of Not Comprehending  •  21–25 Because of Not Penetrating  •  26–30 Because of Not Discerning  •  31–35 Because of Not Discriminating  •  36–40 Because of Not Differentiating  •  41–45 Because of Not Examining  •  46–50 Because of Not Closely Examining  •  51–55 Because of Not Directly Cognizing

Chapter 34. Jhānasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Meditation

1 Attainment in relation to Concentration  •  2 Maintenance in relation to Concentration  •  3 Emergence in relation to Concentration  •  4 Pliancy in relation to Concentration  •  5 The Object in relation to Concentration  •  6 The Range in relation to Concentration  •  7 Resolution in relation to Concentration  •  8 Thoroughness in relation to Concentration  •  9 Persistence in relation to Concentration  •  10 Suitability in relation to Concentration  •  11 Maintenance in relation to Attainment  •  12 Emergence in relation to Attainment  •  13 Pliancy in relation to Attainment  •  14 The Object in relation to Attainment  •  15 The Range in relation to Attainment  •  16 Resolution in relation to Attainment  •  17 Thoroughness in relation to Attainment  •  18 Persistence in relation to Attainment  •  19 Suitability in relation to Attainment  •  20 Emergence in relation to Maintenance  •  21–27 Pliancy in relation to Maintenance, Etc.  •  28 Pliancy in relation to Emergence  •  29–34 The Object in relation to Emergence, Etc.  •  35 The Object in relation to Pliancy  •  36–40 The Range in relation to Pliancy, Etc.  •  41 The Range in relation to the Object  •  42–45 Resolution in relation to the Object, Etc.  •  46 Resolution in relation to the Range  •  47–49 Thoroughness in relation to the Range, Etc.  •  50 Thoroughness in relation to Resolution  •  51–52 Thoroughness in relation to the Range, Etc.  •  53 Persistence in relation to Thoroughness  •  54 Suitability in relation to Thoroughness  •  55 Suitability in relation to Persistence

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