The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha - Selections

The Book of the Threes: Table of Contents

The First Fifty

I. The Fool
1 Peril   •   2 Characteristic   •   3 Thinking   •   4 Transgression   •   5 Carelessly   •   6 Unwholesome   •   7 Blameworthy   •   8 Afflictive   •   9 Maimed   •   10 Stains

II. The Cart Maker
11 Well Known   •   12 To Be Remembered   •   13 A Bhikkhu   •   14 Wheel-Turning   •   15 Pacetana   •   16 The Unmistaken   •   17 Oneself   •   18 Deva   •   19 Shopkeeper   •   20 Shopkeeper

III. Persons
21 Saviṭṭha   •   22 Patients   •   23 Volitional Activities   •   24 Helpful   •   25 Diamond   •   26 To Be Associated With   •   27 Disgust   •   28 Speech Like Dung   •   29 Blind   •   30 Inverted

IV. Divine Messengers
31 Brahmā   •   32 Ānanda   •   33 Sāriputta   •   34 Causes   •   35 Hatthaka   •   36 Messengers   •   37 Kings   •   38 Kings   •   39 Delicate   •   40 Authorities

V. The Minor Chapter
41 Present   •   42 Cases   •   43 Advantages   •   44 Smooth Flow   •   45 The Wise   •   46 Virtuous   •   47 Conditioned   •   48 Mountains   •   49 Ardor   •   50 A Master Thief

The Second Fifty

I. Brahmins
51 Two Brahmins   •   52 Two Brahmins   •   53 A Certain Brahmin   •   54 A Wanderer   •   55 Nibbāna   •   56 Depopulation   •   57 Vaccha   •   58 Tikaṇṇa   •   59 Jāṇussoṇī   •   60 Saṅgārava

II. The Great Chapter
61 Sectarian   •   62 Perils   •   63 Venāga   •   64 Sarabha   •   65 Kesaputtiya   •   66 Sāḷha   •   67 Bases of Talk   •   68 Other Sects   •   69 Roots   •   70 Uposatha 

III. Ānanda
71 Channa   •   72 Ājīvaka   •   73 The Sakyan   •   74 The Nigaṇṭha   •   75 Should be Encouraged   •   76 Existence   •   77 Volition and Aspiration   •   78 Setting Up   •   79 Fragrance   •   80 Abhibhū

IV. Ascetics
81 Ascetics   •   82 The Donkey   •   83 The Field   •   84 The Young Vajjian   •   85 A Trainee   •   86 The Process of Training   •   87 The Process of Training   •   88 The Process of Training   •   89 The Trainings   •   90 The Trainings   •   91 Paṅkadhā

V. A Lump of Salt
92 Urgent   •   93 Solitude   •   94 Autumn   •   95 Assemblies   •   96 Thoroughbred   •   97 Thoroughbred   •   98 Thoroughbred   •   99 Bark Fabric   •   100 A Lump of Salt   •   101 The Soil Remover   •   102 A Goldsmith

The Third Fifty

I. Enlightenment
103 Before   •   104 Gratification   •   105 Gratification   •   106 Ascetics   •   107 Wailing   •   108 No Satiation   •   109 Peaked Roof   •   110 Peaked Roof   •   111 Causes   •   112 Causes

II. Bound for the Plane of Misery
113 Bound for the Plane of Misery   •   114 Rare   •   115 Immeasurable   •   116 Imperturbable   •   117 Failures and Accomplishments   •   118 Dice   •   119 Activity   •   120 Purity   •   121 Purity   •   122 Sagacity

III. Bharaṇḍu
123 Kusinārā   •   124 Arguments   •   125 Gotamaka   •   126 Bharaṇḍu   •   127 Hatthaka   •   128 Pollution   •   129 Anuruddha   •   130 Anuruddha   •   131 Concealed   •   132 Line Etched in Stone

IV. A Warrior
133 A Warrior   •   134 Assemblies   •   135 A Friend   •   136 Arising   •   137 A Hair Mantle   •   138 Accomplishment   •   139 Growth   •   140 Horses   •   141 Horses   •   142 Horses   •   143 The Peacock Sanctuary   •   144 The Peacock Sanctuary   •   145 The Peacock Sanctuary

V. Auspicious
146 Unwholesome   •   147 Blameworthy   •   148 Unrighteous   •   149 Impure   •   150 Maimed   •   151 Maimed   •   152 Maimed   •   153 Maimed   •   154 Homage   •   155 A Good Morning

VI. Ways of Practice
156 [Establishments of Mindfulness]   •   157‒162 [Right Strivings, Etc.]

VII. Courses of Kamma Repetition Series
163‒182

VIII. Lust and So Forth Repetition Series
183‒352