Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha - Selections

A Translation of the Majjhima Nikāya

A Summary of the 152 Suttas

1. Mūlapariyāya Sutta: The Root of All Things
2. Sabbāsava Sutta: All the Taints
4. Bhayabherava Sutta: Fear and Dread
6. Ākankheyya Sutta: If A Bhikkhu Should Wish
7. Vatthūpama Sutta: The Simile of the Cloth
8. Sallekha Sutta: Effacement
9. Sammādiṭṭhi Sutta: Right View
10. Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta: The Foundations of Mindfulness 
11. Cūḷasīhanāda Sutta: The Shorter Discourses on the Lion’s Roar
12. Mahāsīhanāda Sutta: The Greater Discourse on the Lion’s Roar
13. Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta: The Greater Discourse on the Mass of Suffering
19. Dvedhāvitakka Sutta: Two Kinds of Thought
20. Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta: The Removal of Distracting Thoughts
22. Alagaddūpama Sutta: The Simile of the Snake
26. Ariyapariyesanā Sutta: The Noble Search
27. Cūḷahatthipadopama Sutta: The Shorter Discourse on the Simile of the Elephant’s Footprint
28. Mahāhatthipadopama Sutta: The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Elephant’s Footprint​
29. Mahāsāropama Sutta: The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Heartwood
31. Cūḷagosinga Sutta: The Shorter Discourse in Gosinga
32. Mahāgosinga Sutta: The Greater Discourse in Gosinga
36. Mahāsaccaka Sutta: The Greater Discourse to Saccaka
38. Mahātaṇhāsankhaya Sutta: The Greater Discourse on the Destruction of Craving
41. Sāleyyaka Sutta: The Brahmins of Sālā
46. Mahādhammasamādāna Sutta: The Greater Discourse on Ways of Undertaking Things
47. Vīmaṁsaka Sutta: The Inquirer
52. Aṭṭhakanāgara Sutta: The Man from Aṭṭhakanāgara
54. Potaliya Sutta: To Potaliya
57. Kukkuravatika Sutta: The Dog-Duty Ascetic
60. Apaṇṇaka Sutta: The Incontrovertible Teaching
63. Cūḷamālunkya Sutta: The Shorter Discourse to Mālunkyāputta
64. Mahāmālunkya Sutta: The Greater Discourse to Mālunkyāputta
65. Bhaddāli Sutta: To Bhaddāli
70. Kīṭāgiri Sutta: To Kīṭāgiri
75. Māgandiya Sutta: To Māgandiya
77. Mahāsakuludāyi Sutta: The Greater Discourse to Sakuludāyin
82. Raṭṭhapāla Sutta: On Raṭṭhapāla
95. Cankī Sutta: With Cankī
103. Kinti Sutta: What Do You Think About Me?
104. Sāmagāma Sutta: At Sāmagāma
108. Gopakamoggallāna Sutta: With Gopaka Moggallāna
117. Mahācattārīsaka Sutta: The Great Forty
118. Ānāpānasati Sutta: Mindfulness of Breathing
135. Cūḷakammavibhanga Sutta: The Shorter Exposition of Action
140. Dhātuvibhanga Sutta: The Exposition of the Elements
146. Nandakovāda Sutta: Advice from Nandaka
147. Cūḷarāhulovāda Sutta: The Shorter Discourse of Advice to Rāhula
148. Chachakka Sutta: The Six Sets of Six
149. Mahāsaḷāyatanika Sutta: The Great Sixfold Base