The Connected Discourses of the Buddha - Selections

Part IV: The Book of the Six Sense Bases (Saḷāyatanavagga)
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Introduction

Chapter 35. Saḷāyatanasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases

   Division I. The Root Fifty
I. The Impermanent
1 (1) The Internal as Impermanent  •  2 (2) The Internal as Suffering  •  3 (3) The Internal as Nonself  •  4 (4) The External as Impermanent  •  5 (5) The External as Suffering  •  6 (6) The External as Nonself  •  7 (7) The Internal as Impermanent in the Three Times  •  8 (8) The Internal as Suffering in the Three Times  •  9 (9) The Internal as Nonself in the Three Times  •  10 (10)–12 (12) The External as Impermanent in the Three Times, Etc.

II. The Pairs
13 (1) Before My Enlightenment (1)  •  14 (2) Before My Enlightenment (2)  •  15 (3) Seeking Gratification (1)  •  16 (4) Seeking Gratification (2)  •  17 (5) If There Were No (1)  •  18 (6) If There Were No (2)  •  19 (7) Delight (1)  •  20 (8) Delight (2)  •  21 (9) Arising of Suffering (1)  •  22 (10) Arising of Suffering (2)

III. The All
23 (1) The All  •  24 (2) Abandonment (1)  •  25 (3) Abandonment (2)  •  26 (4) Full Understanding (1)  •  27 (5) Full Understanding (2)  •  28 (6) Burning  •  29 (7) Weighed Down  •  30 (8) Appropriate for Uprooting  •  31 (9) Suitable for Uprooting (1)  •  32 (10) Suitable for Uprooting (2)

IV. Subject to Birth
33 (1) Subject to Birth  •  34 (2)–42 (10) Subject to Aging, Etc.

V. Impermanent
43 (1)–52 (10) Impermanent, Etc.

   Division II. The Second Fifty
I. Ignorance
53 (1) Abandoning Ignorance  •  54 (2) Abandoning the Fetters  •  55 (3) Uprooting the Fetters  •  56 (4)–59 (7) Abandoning the Taints, Etc.  •  60 (8) The Full Understanding of All Clinging  •  61 (9) The Exhaustion of All Clinging (1)  •  62 (10) The Exhaustion of All Clinging (2)

II. Migajāla
63 (1) Migajāla (1)  •  64 (2) Migajāla (2)  •  65 (3) Samiddhi (1)  •  66 (4) Samiddhi (2)  •  67 (5) Samiddhi (3)  •  68 (6) Samiddhi (4)  •  69 (7) Upasena  •  70 (8) Upavāṇa  •  71 (9) The Six Bases for Contact (1)  •  72 (10) The Six Bases for Contact (2)  •  73 (11) The Six Bases for Contact (3)

III. Sick
74 (1) Sick (1)  •  75 (2) Sick (2)  •  76 (3) Rādha (1)  •  77 (4) Rādha (2)  •  78 (5) Rādha (3)  •  79 (6) Abandoning Ignorance (1)  •  80 (7) Abandoning Ignorance (2)  •  81 (8) A Number of Bhikkhus  •  82 (9) The World  •  83 (10) Phagguna

IV. Channa
84 (1) Subject to Disintegration  •  85 (2) Empty Is the World  •  86 (3) The Dhamma in Brief  •  87 (4) Channa  •  88 (5) Puṇṇa  •  89 (6) Bāhiya  •  90 (7) Being Stirred (1)  •  91 (8) Being Stirred (2)  •  92 (9) The Dyad (1)  •  93 (10) The Dyad (2)

V. The Sixes
94 (1) Untamed, Unguarded  •  95 (2) Māluṅkyaputta  •  96 (3) Decline  •  97 (4) Dwelling Negligently  •  98 (5) Restraint  •  99 (6) Concentration  •  100 (7) Seclusion  •  101 (8) Not Yours (1)  •  102 (9) Not Yours (2)  •  103 (10) Uddaka

   Division III. The Third Fifty
I. Secure from Bondage
104 (1) Secure from Bondage  •  105 (2) By Clinging  •  106 (3) The Origin of Suffering  •  107 (4) The Origin of the World  •  108 (5) I Am Superior  •  109 (6) Things That Fetter  •  110 (7) Things That Can Be Clung To  •  111 (8) Fully Understanding (1)  •  112 (9) Fully Understanding (2)  •  113 (10) Listening In

II. The World and Cords of Sensual Pleasure
114 (1) Māra’s Snare (1)  •  115 (2) Māra’s Snare (2)  •  116 (3) Going to the End of the World  •  117 (4) Cords of Sensual Pleasure  •  118 (5) Sakka’s Question  •  119 (6) Pañcasikha  •  120 (7) Sāriputta  •  121 (8) Exhortation to Rāhula  •  122 (9) Things That Fetter  •  123 (10) Things That Can Be Clung To

III. The Householder
124 (1) At Vesālī  •  125 (2) Among the Vajjians  •  126 (3) At Nālandā  •  127 (4) Bhāradvāja  •  128 (5) Soṇa  •  129 (6) Ghosita  •  130 (7) Hāliddakāni  •  131 (8) Nakulapitā  •  132 (9) Lohicca  •  133 (10) Verahaccāni

IV. Devadaha
134 (1) At Devadaha  •  135 (2) The Opportunity  •  136 (3) Delight in Forms (1)  •  137 (4) Delight in Forms (2)  •  138 (5) Not Yours (1)  •  139 (6) Not Yours (2)  •  140 (7) Impermanent with Cause (Internal)  •  141 (8) Suffering with Cause (Internal)  •  142 (9) Nonself with Cause (Internal)  •  143 (10)–145 (12) Impermanent with Cause, Etc.
(External)

V. New and Old
146 (1) Kamma  •  147 (2) Suitable for Attaining Nibbāna (1)  •  148 (3)–149 (4) Suitable for Attaining Nibbāna (2–3)  •  150 (5) Suitable for Attaining Nibbāna (4)  •  151 (6) A Student  •  152 (7) For What Purpose the Holy Life?  •  153 (8) Is There a Method?  •  154 (9) Equipped with Faculties  •  155 (10) A Speaker on the Dhamma

   Division IV. The Fourth Fifty
I. The Destruction of Delight
156 (1) The Destruction of Delight (1)  •  157 (2) The Destruction of Delight (2)  •  158 (3) The Destruction of Delight (3)  •  159 (4) The Destruction of Delight (4)  •  160 (5) Jīvaka’s Mango Grove (1)  •  161 (6) Jīvaka’s Mango Grove (2)  •  162 (7) Koṭṭhita (1)  •  163 (8) Koṭṭhita (2)  •  164 (9) Koṭṭhita (3)  •  165 (10) Abandoning Wrong View  •  166 (11) Abandoning Identity View  •  167 (12) Abandoning the View of Self

II. The Sixtyfold Repetition Series
168 (1) Desire for the Impermanent (Internal)  •  169 (2) Lust for the Impermanent (Internal)  •  170 (3) Desire and Lust for the Impermanent (Internal)  •  171 (4)–173 (6) Desire for Suffering (Internal), Etc.  •  174 (7)–176 (9) Desire for Nonself (Internal), Etc.  •  177 (10)–179 (12) Desire for the Impermanent (External), Etc.  •  180 (13)–182 (15) Desire for Suffering (External), Etc.  •  183 (16)–185 (18) Desire for Nonself (External), Etc.  •  186 (19) The Past as Impermanent (Internal)  •  187 (20) The Future as Impermanent (Internal)  •  188 (21) The Present as Impermanent (Internal)  •  189 (22)–191 (24) The Past, Etc., as Suffering (Internal)  •  192 (25)–194 (27) The Past, Etc., as Nonself (Internal)  •  195 (28)–197 (30) The Past, Etc., as Impermanent (External)  •  198 (31)–200 (33) The Past, Etc., as Suffering (External)  •  201 (34)–203 (36) The Past, Etc., as Nonself (External)  •  204 (37) What Is Impermanent of the Past (Internal)  •  205 (38) What Is Impermanent of the Future (Internal)  •  206 (39) What Is Impermanent of the Present (Internal)  •  207 (40)–209 (42) What Is Suffering of the Past, Etc. (Internal)  •  210 (43)–212 (45) What Is Nonself of the Past, Etc. (Internal)  •  213 (46)–215 (48) What Is Impermanent of the Past, Etc. (External)  •  216 (49)–218 (51) What Is Suffering of the Past, Etc. (External)  •  219 (52)–221 (54) What Is Nonself of the Past, Etc. (External)  •  222 (55) The Bases as Impermanent (Internal)  •  223 (56) The Bases as Suffering (Internal)  •  224 (57) The Bases as Nonself (Internal)  •  225 (58) The Bases as Impermanent (External)  •  226 (59) The Bases as Suffering (External)  •  227 (60) The Bases as Nonself (External)

III. The Ocean
228 (1) The Ocean (1)  •  229 (2) The Ocean (2)  •  230 (3) The Fisherman Simile  •  231 (4) The Milk-Sap Tree  •  232 (5) Koṭṭhita  •  233 (6) Kāmabhū  •  234 (7) Udāyī  •  235 (8) The Exposition on Burning  •  236 (9) The Simile of Hands and Feet (1)  •  237 (10) The Simile of Hands and Feet (2)

IV. The Vipers
238 (1) The Simile of the Vipers  •  239 (2) The Simile of the Chariot  •  240 (3) The Simile of the Tortoise  •  241 (4) The Simile of the Great Log (1)  •  242 (5) The Simile of the Great Log (2)  •  243 (6) Exposition on the Corrupted  •  244 (7) States That Entail Suffering  •  245 (8) The Kiṃsuka Tree  •  246 (9) The Simile of the Lute  •  247 (10) The Simile of the Six Animals  •  248 (11) The Sheaf of Barley

Chapter 36. Vedanāsaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Feeling

I. With Verses
1 (1) Concentration  •  2 (2) Pleasure  •  3 (3) Abandonment  •  4 (4) The Bottomless Abyss  •  5 (5) Should Be Seen  •  6 (6) The Dart  •  7 (7) The Sick Ward (1)  •  8 (8) The Sick Ward (2)  •  9 (9) Impermanent  •  10 (10) Rooted in Contact

II. Alone
11 (1) Alone  •  12 (2) The Sky (1)  •  13 (3) The Sky (2)  •  14 (4) The Guest House  •  15 (5) Ānanda (1)  •  16 (6) Ānanda (2)  •  17 (7)–18 (8) A Number of Bhikkhus  •  19 (9) Pañcakaṅga  •  20 (10) Bhikkhus

III. The Theme of the Hundred and Eight
21 (1) Sīvaka  •  22 (2) The Theme of the Hundred and Eight  •  23 (3) A Certain Bhikkhu  •  24 (4) Before  •  25 (5) Knowledge  •  26 (6) A Number of Bhikkhus  •  27 (7) Ascetics and Brahmins (1)  •  28 (8) Ascetics and Brahmins (2)  •  29 (9) Ascetics and Brahmins (3)  •  30 (10) Simple Version  •  31 (11) Spiritual

Chapter 37. Mātugāmasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on Women

I. First Repetition Series (Women)
1 (1) Agreeable and Disagreeable (1)  •  2 (2) Agreeable and Disagreeable (2)  •  3 (3) Peculiar  •  4 (4) Three Qualities  •  5 (5) Angry  •  6 (6)–13 (13) Malicious, Etc.  •  14 (14) The Five

II. Second Repetition Series (Anuruddha)
15 (1) Without Anger  •  16 (2)–23 (9) Without Malice, Etc.  •  24 (10) The Five Precepts

III. Powers
25 (1) Confident  •  26 (2) Having Won Over  •  27 (3) Under Her Control  •  28 (4) One  •  29 (5) In That Respect  •  30 (6) They Expel  •  31 (7) The Cause  •  32 (8) Situations  •  33 (9) Confident  •  34 (10) Growth

Chapter 38. Jambukhādakasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Jambukhādaka

1 A Question on Nibbāna  •  2 Arahantship  •  3 Proponents of Dhamma  •  4 For What Purpose?  •  5 Consolation  •  6 Supreme Consolation  •  7 Feeling  •  8 Taints  •  9 Ignorance  •  10 Craving  •  11 Floods  •  12 Clinging  •  13 Existence  •  14 Suffering  •  15 Identity  •  16 Difficult to Do

Chapter 39. Sāmaṇḍakasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Sāmaṇḍaka

1–16 A Question on Nibbāna, Etc.

Chapter 40. Moggallānasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Moggallāna

1 The First Jhāna  •  2 The Second Jhāna  •  3 The Third Jhāna  •  4 The Fourth Jhāna  •  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 Signless  •  10 Sakka  •  11 Candana

Chapter 41. Cittasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses with Citta

1 The Fetter  •  2 Isidatta (1)  •  3 Isidatta (2)  •  4 Mahaka’s Miracle  •  5 Kāmabhū (1)  •  6 Kāmabhū (2)  •  7 Godatta  •  8 Nigaṇṭha Nātaputta  •  9 The Naked Ascetic Kassapa  •  10 Seeing the Sick

Chapter 42. Gāmaṇisaṃyutta: Connected Discourses to Headmen

1 Caṇḍa  •  2 Talapuṭa  •  3 Yodhājīva  •  4 Hatthāroha  •  5 Assāroha  •  6 Asibandhakaputta  •  7 The Simile of the Field  •  8 The Conch Blower  •  9 Families  •  10 Maṇicūḷaka  •  11 Bhadraka  •  12 Rāsiya  •  13 Pāṭaliya

Chapter 43. Asaṅkhatasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Unconditioned

I. The First Subchapter
1 (1) Mindfulness Directed to the Body  •  2 (2) Serenity and Insight  •  3 (3) With Thought and Examination  •  4 (4) Emptiness Concentration  •  5 (5) Establishments of Mindfulness  •  6 (6) Right Strivings  •  7 (7) Bases for Spiritual Power  •  8 (8) Spiritual Faculties  •  9 (9) Powers  •  10 (10) Factors of Enlightenment  •  11 (11) The Eightfold Path

II. The Second Subchapter
12 (1) The Unconditioned  •  13 (2) The Uninclined  •  14 (3)–43 (32) The Taintless, Etc.  •  44 (33) The Destination

Chapter 44. Abyākatasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Undeclared

1 Khemā  •  2 Anurādha  •  3 Sāriputta and Koṭṭhita (1)  •  4 Sāriputta and Koṭṭhita (2)  •  5 Sāriputta and Koṭṭhita (3)  •  6 Sāriputta and Koṭṭhita (4)  •  7 Moggallāna  •  8 Vacchagotta  •  9 The Debating Hall  •  10 Ānanda (Is There a Self?)  •  11 Sabhiya Kaccāna

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