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The Sutta Pitaka


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Khuddaka Nikaya
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Theragatha

Verses of the Elder Monks

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Selected suttas from the Theragatha

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

  • 5. Matangaputta. It's too hot, too cold -- what's your excuse?

  • 8. Yasoja. Solitude in the forest: two's company, three's a hullabaloo!

  • 12. Abhibhuta. Rouse yourself! Scatter the army of death!

  • 14. Gotama. After wandering relentlessly through hell, heaven, the animal world, finally: peace!

  • 15. Harita (2). Careful: the wise can tell when your actions don't align with your deeds.

Chapter IV

  • 8. Rahula. The Buddha's son celebrates his own victory in the Dhamma.

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter X

  • 5. Kappa. Are you enchanted by your physical appearance? This reflection may be just the cure.

Chapter XII

Chapter XIV

  • 1. Revata's Farewell. By steadfastly maintaining his right resolve, this monk finally gains perfect release.

  • 2. Godatta. Criticism from the wise is better than praise from fools; the pain of meditation is better than pleasure from the senses.

Chapter XVI

Chapter XVIII

  • Maha Kassapa. In this poem -- one of the first examples of "wilderness poetry" -- an arahant monk celebrates the joys of practicing jhana in the solitude of the forest.

Chapter XIX

  • Talaputa [Bhikkhu Khantipalo, trans.]. A frank and inspiring eavesdropping into this monk's conversations with himself before becoming a monk and after.

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  |Contents| I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII |  

| X | XII | XIV | XVI | XVIII | XIX |

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Khuddaka Nikaya contents:

Dhammapada | Therigatha Udana

Theragatha| Sutta Nipata | Itivuttaka

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| The Sutta Pitaka | The Vinaya Pitaka | the Abhidhamma Pitaka |

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