4👑☸ Cattāri Ariya-saccaṃ 四聖諦

Dīgha Nikāya (long collection)

34 suttas, 3 vaggas (chapters)

4👑☸ DN‍ : Dīgha Nikāya   Vagga 1   V2   V3     (⤴)

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Sīla-k-khandha (ethics group) Vagga 1 of 3

DN 1 - 🔗🔊 70m, Brahmajāla: prime net
1. Talk on Wanderers
2. Ethics
2.1. The Shorter Section on Ethics
2.2. The Middle Section on Ethics
2.3. The Large Section on Ethics
3. Views
... and much more

DN 2 - 🔗🔊 75m, Sāmañña-phala: recluseship-fruits:
        The Buddha's most detailed gradual training description, with beautiful similes for each part. includes:
        DN 24.3 - The Finer Fruits of the Ascetic Life
        DN 24.3.2 - undistractible-lucidity and (similes for removing 5niv⛅)
            DN 24.3.2.5 - First jhāna ↔ bathman, ball of soap powder
            DN 24.3.2.6 - Second jhāna ↔ lake with spring jets
            DN 24.3.2.7 - Third jhāna ↔ pond with lotus submerged
            DN 24.3.2.8 - Fourth jhāna ↔ man covered with white cloth
        DN 24.3.3 - Eight Knowledges (instead of normal 6!)
            DN 24.3.3.1 - Knowledge and Vision (4 elements) ↔ string of colored beads
            DN 24.3.3.2 - Mind-Made Body ↔ reed and sheathe
            DN 24.3.3.3 - Psychic Powers
            DN 24.3.3.4 - Clairaudience
            DN 24.3.3.5 - Comprehending the Minds of Others
            DN 24.3.3.6 - Recollection of Past Lives
            DN 24.3.3.7 - Clairvoyance
            DN 24.3.3.8 - Ending of Defilements

DN 3 - 🔗🔊 38m, Ambaṭṭha: (with) Ambaṭṭha
1. The Section on Pokkharasāti
2. The Brahmin Student Ambaṭṭha
2.1. The First Use of the Word “Riffraff”
2.2. The Second Use of the Word “Riffraff”
2.3. The Third Use of the Word “Riffraff”
2.4. The Word “Son of Bondservants” is Used
2.5. The Discussion of Ambaṭṭha’s Heritage
3. The Supremacy of the Aristocrats
4. Knowledge and Conduct
5. Four Drains
6. Being Like the Sages of the Past
7. Seeing the Two Marks
8. Pokkharasāti Visits the Buddha
9. Pokkharasāti Declares Himself a Lay Follower

DN 4 - 🔗🔊 24m, Soṇadaṇḍa: (with) Soṇadaṇḍa
1. The Brahmins and Householders of Campā
2. The Qualities of Soṇadaṇḍa
3. The Qualities of the Buddha
4. Soṇadaṇḍa’s Second Thoughts
5. What Makes a Brahmin
6. The Discussion of Ethics and Wisdom
7. Soṇadaṇḍa Declares Himself a Lay Follower

DN 5 - 🔗🔊 32m, Kūṭadanta: with Kūṭadanta
1. The Brahmins and Householders of Khāṇumata
2. The Qualities of Kūṭadanta
3. The Qualities of the Buddha
4. The Story of King Mahāvijita’s Sacrifice
4.1. The Four Accessories
4.2. The Eight Accessories
4.3. Four More Accessories
4.4. The Three Modes
4.5. The Ten Respects
4.6. The Sixteen Respects
5. A Regular Gift as an Ongoing Family Sacrifice.
6. Kūṭadanta Declares Himself a Lay Follower
7. The Realization of the Fruit of Stream-Entry

DN 6 - 🔗🔊 11m, Mahāli: (with) Mahāli
1. On the Brahmin Emissaries
2. On Oṭṭhaddha the Licchavi
2.1. One-Sided undistractible-lucidity
2.2. The Four Noble Fruits
2.3. The Noble Eightfold Path
2.4. On the Two Renunciates

DN 7 - 🔗🔊 3m, Jāliya: (with) Jāliya
“kiṃ nu kho, āvuso gotama, taṃ jīvaṃ taṃ sarīraṃ, udāhu aññaṃ jīvaṃ aññaṃ sarīran”ti? “Reverend Gotama, are the soul and the body the same thing, or they are different things?”

DN 8 - 🔗🔊 21m, Mahā-sīha-nāda: (The) Longer (Discourse on the) Lion’s-Roar
1. Examination
2. The Noble Eightfold Path
3. Practicing Self-Mortification
4. The Uselessness of Self-Mortification
5. The Accomplishment of Ethics, undistractible-lucidity, and Wisdom
6. The Lion’s Roar
7. The Probation For One Previously Ordained

DN 9 - 🔗🔊 31m, Poṭṭhapāda: with Poṭṭhapāda
1. On the Wanderer Poṭṭhapāda
1.1. On the Cessation of Perception
1.2. Perception Arises With a Cause
1.3. Perception and the Self
2. On Citta Hatthisāriputta
2.1. Things That Are Definitive
2.2. Three Kinds of Reincarnation
2.3. The Ordination of Citta Hatthisāriputta

DN 10 - 🔗🔊 32m, Subha: with Subha
1. The Entire Spectrum of Ethics
2. The Spectrum of undistractible-lucidity
3. The Spectrum of Wisdom

DN 11 - 🔗🔊 12m, Kevaddha [Kevaṭṭa]: (name of brahman)
1. The Demonstration of Psychic Power
2. The Demonstration of Revealing
3. The Demonstration of Instruction
4. On the monk In Search of the Cessation of Being
4.1. The Simile of the Land-Spotting Bird

DN 12 - 🔗🔊 13m, Lohicca: (name of brahman)
1. Questioning Lohicca
2. Three Teachers Who Deserve to Be Reprimanded
3. A Teacher Who Does Not Deserve to Be Reprimanded

DN 13 - 🔗🔊 21m, Te-vijja: three-knowledges:
1. The Variety of Paths
2. Questioning Vāseṭṭha
2.1. The Simile of the Finest Lady in the Land
2.2. The Simile of the Ladder
2.3. The Simile of the River Aciravatī
3. Converging
4. Teaching the Path to Brahmā

Mahā (great/big) Vagga 2 of 3

DN 14 - 🔗🔊 0m, Mahā-padāna: The Great Discourse on the Harvest of Deeds:
1. On Past Lives
2. What’s Normal For One Intent on Awakening
3. The Thirty-Two Marks of a Great Man
4. How He Came to be Known as Vipassī
5. The Old Man
6. The Sick Man
7. The Dead Man
8. The Renunciate
... and more

DN 15 - 🔗🔊 0m, Mahā-nidāna: (The) Great (Discourse on) Causation:
1. Dependent Origination
2. Describing the Self
3. Not Describing the Self
4. Regarding a Self
5. Planes of Consciousness
6. The Eight Liberations

DN 16 - 🔗🔊 250m, Mahā-pari-nibbāna: (The) Great (Discourse on the Buddha’s) nirvana:
1. The Brahmin Vassakāra
2. Principles That Prevent Decline
3. Principles That Prevent Decline Among the Mendicants
4. Sāriputta’s Lion’s Roar
5. The Drawbacks of Unethical Conduct
...and more

DN 17 - 🔗🔊 0m, Mahā-sudassana:(king named) Mahā-sudassana
1. The Capital City of Kusāvatī
2. The Seven Treasures
2.1. The Wheel Treasure
2.2. The Elephant Treasure
2.3. The Horse-Treasure
... and more

DN 18 - 🔗🔊 0m, Janavasabha: with Janavasabha:
1. Declaring the Rebirths of People From Nādika and Elsewhere
2. Ānanda’s Suggestion
3. Janavasabha the Spirit
4. The Council of the Gods
5. On Sanaṅkumāra
6. Developing the Bases of Psychic Power
7. The Three Openings
8. remembering Meditation
9. Seven Prerequisites of undistractible-lucidity


DN 19 - 🔗🔊 0m, Mahā-govinda: (The) Great Steward:
1. The Council of the Gods
2. Eight Genuine Praises
3. On Sanaṅkumāra
4. Eight Genuine Praises
5. The Story of the Steward
6. The Story of the Great Steward
6.1. Dividing the Realm
... and more

DN 20 - 🔗🔊 0m, Mahā-samaya: great-gathering:
At one time the Buddha was staying in the land of the Sakyans, near Kapilavatthu in the Great Wood, together with a large Saṅgha of around five hundred mendicants, all of whom were perfected ones. And most of the deities from ten solar systems had gathered to see the Buddha and the Saṅgha of mendicants. Then four deities of the Pure Abodes, aware of what was happening, thought: “Why don’t we go to the Buddha and each recite a verse in his presence?”

DN 21 - 🔗🔊 0m, Sakka-pañha: sakka's questions:
        DN 210 - (Sakka doesn’t want to disturb Buddha’s jhāna)
        DN 211 – Pañcasikha-gīta-gāthā: Pañcasikha’s Song
        DN 212 – Sakk’-ūpasaṅkama: The Approach of Sakka
        DN 212.1 – Gopaka-vatthu: The Story of laywoman reborn to higher deva realm than monks
        DN 212.2 – Vedanā-kammaṭṭhāna: Meditation on sensations
        DN 212.3 – Pātimokkha-saṃvara: Restraint in the Monastic Code
        DN 212.4 – Indriya-saṃvara: Sense Restraint
        DN 212.5 – Somanassa-paṭilābha-kathā: On Feeling Happy

DN 22 - 🔗🔊 120m, Mahā-sati-'paṭṭhāna: longer [discourse on] remembrance establishings:
        also see 4sp📚: for all the parallel EBT suttas/sutras.
        DN 221 Kāy-ānu-passanā: Observing the Body
            DN 221.1 Kāy-ānu-passanā-ānāpāna-pabba: rememberfulness of Breathing
            DN 221.2 Kāy-ānu-passanā-iriyāpatha-pabba: The Postures
            DN 221.3 Kāy-ānu-passanā-sampajāna-pabba: lucid-discerning
            DN 221.4 Kāy-ānu-passanā-paṭikūlamanasikāra-pabba: Focusing on the Repulsive
            DN 221.5 Kāy-ānu-passanā-dhātumanasikāra-pabba: Focusing on the Elements
            DN 221.6 Kāy-ānu-passanā-navasivathika-pabba: The Charnel Ground Contemplations
        DN 222 Vedan-ānu-passanā: Observing the sensations
        DN 223 Citt-ānu-passanā: Observing the Mind
        DN 224 Dhamm-ānu-passanā: Observing dharmas
            DN 224.1 Dhamm-ānu-passanā-nīvaraṇa-pabba: The Hindrances
            DN 224.2 Dhamm-ānu-passanā-khandha-pabba: The Aggregates
            DN 224.3 Dhamm-ānu-passanā-āyatana-pabba: The Sense Fields
            DN 224.4 Dhamm-ānu-passanā-bojjhaṅga-pabba: The Awakening Factors
            DN 224.5 Dhammānupassanāsacca-pabba: The Truths
            DN 224.5.1 Dukkha-sacca-niddesa: The Truth of Suffering
            DN 224.5.2 Samudaya-sacca-niddesa: The Origin of Suffering
            DN 224.5.3 Nirodha-sacca-niddesa: The Cessation of Suffering
            DN 224.5.4 Magga-sacca-niddesa: The Path

DN 23 - 🔗🔊 0m, Pāyāsi: (With) Pāyāsi:
1. On Pāyāsi
2. Nihilism
2.1. The Simile of the Moon and Sun
2.2. The Simile of the Bandit
2.3. The Simile of the Sewer
2.4. The Simile of the Gods of the Thirty-Three
2.5. Blind From Birth
2.6. The Simile of the Pregnant Woman
2.7. The Simile of the Dream
... and more

Pāṭika (half moon stone at entrance of building) Vagga 3 of 3

DN 24 - 🔗🔊 0m, Pāṭika [Pāthika]: About Pāṭikaputta:
1. On Sunakkhatta
2. On Korakkhattiya
3. On the Naked Ascetic Kaḷāramaṭṭaka
4. On the Naked Ascetic Pāṭikaputta
5. On Demonstrations of Psychic Power
6. On Describing the Origin of the World

DN 25 - 🔗🔊 0m, Udumbarika­sīha-nāda [Udumbarika]: The Lion’s Roar at Udumbarikā’s Monastery:
1. On the Wanderer Nigrodha
2. Mortification in Disgust of Sin
2.1. Flaws
2.2. On Reaching the Shoots
2.3. On Reaching the Bark
2.4. On Reaching the Softwood
3. On Reaching the Heartwood
4. Nigrodha Feels Depressed
5. The Culmination of the Spiritual Path
6. The Wanderers Feel Depressed

DN 26 - 🔗🔊 0m, Cakka-vatti­sīha-nāda [Cakkavatti]: The Wheel-Turning [Monarch] lion's roar:
1. Taking Refuge in Oneself
2. King Daḷhanemi
2.1. The Noble Duties of a Wheel-Turning Monarch
2.2. The Wheel-Treasure Appears
3. On Subsequent Wheel-Turning Monarchs
4. On the Period of Decline
5. When People Live for Ten Years
6. The Period of Growth
7. The Time of King Saṅkha
8. The Arising of the Buddha Metteyya
9. On Long Life and Beauty for Mendicants

DN 27 - 🔗🔊 0m, Aggañña: The Origin of the World:
1. Purification in the Four Castes
2. Solid Nectar Appears
3. The Moon and Sun Appear
4. Ground-Sprouts
5. Bursting Pods
6. Ripe Untilled Rice
7. Gender Appears
8. Sexual Intercourse
9. Dividing the Fields
10. The Elected King
11. The Circle of Brahmins
12. The Circle of Merchants
13. The Circle of Workers
14. On Bad Conduct
15. The Qualities That Lead to Awakening

DN 28 - 🔗🔊 0m, Sam-pasādanīya: Inspiring Confidence
1. Sāriputta’s Lion’s Roar
1.1. Teaching Skillful Qualities
1.2. Describing the Sense Fields
1.3. The Conception of the Embryo
1.4. Ways of Revealing
1.5. Attainments of Vision
1.6. Descriptions of Individuals
1.7. Kinds of Striving
1.8. Ways of Practice
1.9. Behavior in Speech
1.10. Responsiveness to Instruction
1.11. The Knowledge and Freedom of Others
1.12. Eternalism
1.13. Recollecting Past Lives
1.14. Death and Rebirth
1.15. Psychic Powers
1.16. The Four jhānas
1.17. On Being Questioned
2. Incredible and Amazing

DN 29 - 🔗🔊 0m, Pāsādika: Impressive (Discourse):
1. The Teaching of the Unawakened
2. The Teaching of the Awakened
3. When Disciples Have Regrets
4. When Disciples Have No Regrets
5. On the Incomplete Spiritual Path, Etc.
6. Teachings Should be Recited in Concert
7. Reaching Agreement
8. The Reasons for Allowing Requisites
9. Indulgence in Pleasure
10. The Benefits of Indulgence in Pleasure
11. Things Impossible for the Perfected
12. Questions and Answers
13. The Undeclared Points
14. The Declared Points
15. Views of the Past
16. Views of the Future

DN 30 - 🔗🔊 0m, Lakkhaṇa: marks/characteristics
32 marks of great man.
probably not a real sutta

DN 31 - 🔗🔊 0m, Sīgālovāda [Siṅgāla] : advice for householders:
1. The Six Quarters
2. Four Corrupt Deeds
3. Four Grounds
4. Six Drains on Wealth
5. Six Drawbacks of Drinking
6. Six Drawbacks of Roaming the Streets at Night
7. Six Drawbacks of Festivals
8. Six Drawbacks of Gambling
9. Six Drawbacks of Bad Friends
10. Six Drawbacks of Laziness
11. Fake Friends
12. Good-Hearted Friends
13. Covering the Six Quarters

DN 32 - 🔗🔊 0m, Āṭānāṭiya: "protective verses" :
There dwell high spirits who have no confidence in the Buddha’s dispensation. To give them confidence, may the Buddha please learn the Āṭānāṭiya protection for the guarding, protection, safety, and comfort of the monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen.” The Buddha consented in silence. Then, knowing that the Buddha had consented, on that occasion Great King Vessavaṇa recited the Āṭānāṭiya protection.

DN 33 - 🔗🔊 0m, Saṅgīti: Reciting in Concert:
1. Ones
2. Twos
3. Threes
4. Fours
5. Fives
6. Sixes
7. Sevens
8. Eights
9. Nines
10. Tens

DN 34 - 🔗🔊 0m, Das-uttara : up to 10:
1. Groups of One
2. Groups of Two
3. Groups of Three
4. Groups of Four
5. Groups of Five
6. Groups of Six
7. Groups of Seven
8. Groups of Eight
9. Groups of Nine
10. Groups of Ten



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