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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:35 am

zan wrote:I did find a conversation within an unrelated post that mentioned roughly this information though: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f ... 96#p418171. It was that post that lead to my idea for this one.
That's the post that I remembered.
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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:19 am

SarathW wrote:Thank you Mike.
How can I get the print out?
Pali texts are available on Sutta Central and other sites. I have not looked carefully at which texts they use for the English versions, but MN 1, for example, is Thanissaro Bhikkhu's translation, which is available on Access to Insight.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by zan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:23 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
zan wrote:I did find a conversation within an unrelated post that mentioned roughly this information though: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f ... 96#p418171. It was that post that lead to my idea for this one.
That's the post that I remembered.
Oh okay, thank you Venerable.
I don't have much knowledge of the Dhamma, I'm just a beginner. Keep that in mind before you take anything I say too seriously :tongue:

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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by R1111 = rightviewftw » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:46 am

Updated with Cliffs, incl some commentary, study editions for some and included several versions of translations for most difficult Suttas as well as Pali text for some. There could be mistakes.
There are "only" ~60 Suttas here.

Training instruction:
Maha Satipatthana Sutta: Great Discourse on the Four Frames of Reference (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Maha Satipatthana Sutta: Great Discourse on the Four Frames of Reference (Burma Pitaka) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .bpit.html
Satipatthana Sutta:The Discourse on Mindfulness Meditation https://suttacentral.net/en/mn10#table-of-contents
The Commentary to the Satipatthana Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ml#comment
Kayagata-sati Sutta - Mindfulness immersed in the body http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Aggi Sutta: Fire (Right and Wrong Times) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .wlsh.html
Ahara Sutta: Food (For the Factors for Awakening) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Dvedhavitakka Sutta: Two Sorts of Thinking http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Vitakkasanthana Sutta: The Removal of Distracting (Thanissaro Translation) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .soma.html
Vitakkasanthana Sutta: The Relaxation of Thoughts (Soma Translation) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Maranassati Sutta: Mindfulness of Death (1) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Maranassati Sutta: Mindfulness of Death (2) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Upajjhatthana Sutta: Subjects for Contemplation http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Asubha Sutta: Unattractiveness http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Mahanama Sutta: To Mahanama (Subjects for Recollection) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Maha-sihanada Sutta: The Great Discourse on the Lion's Roar (The Buddha's Special Qualities) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .ntbb.html
Anapanasati Sutta: Mindfulness of Breathing http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Ānāpānasatisuttaṁ 01 (MN 118) Pali+ Commentary + Study)) http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/T ... ttam-1.htm

Four Noble Truths, Misc, Elements, Senses & Aggregates:
Gilana Sutta Ill (3) (Factors of Enlightenement for Curing Sickness) https://suttacentral.net/en/sn46.16
Gilana Sutta: Ill (Ariyan Deathbed Reassurances) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Udayi Sutta: About Udayin (On teaching the Dhamma) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Ajivaka Sutta: To the Fatalists' Student (On Choosing Teacher) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Three Cardinal Discourses:
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Anatta-lakkhana Sutta: The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nymo.html
Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nymo.html

Nibbana Sutta: Unbinding http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sakka-pañha Sutta: Sakka's Questions (excerpt) (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sakka-pañha Sutta: Sister Vajira Comments http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh010_Vajira_ ... Quest.html
The Great Recital (Comperhensive Religious Discourse by Sariputta) https://suttacentral.net/en/dn33
Indriya-bhavana Sutta: The Development of the Faculties(Thanissaro Translation) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Indriyabhāvanāsuttaṃ(152) Development of the Mental Faculties(Alternative Translation) http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/2S ... ana-e.html
Mahatanhasankhaya Sutta: The Greater Craving-Destruction Discourse (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
MahatanhasankhayasuttamThe Longer Discourse on the Destruction of Craving(B Bodhi) https://suttacentral.net/en/mn38
MahatanhasankhayasuttamThe Longer Discourse on the Destruction of Craving(B Bodhi & Bhikkhu Ñanimoli) http://www.dhammatalks.net/Books9/Bhikk ... _Sutta.htm
Chachakka Sutta: The Six Sextets(Thanissaro) Dhamma admirable in the beginning, admirable in the middle, admirable in the end) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Chachakkasuttaṃ(148) The Discourse of Six Sixes http://www.awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitak ... kka-e.html
Aññatra Sutta: A Certain Brahman (explains Cessation) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Anupada Sutta: One After Another (Ven. Thanissaro)(Jhanas)) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Maha-suññata Sutta: The Greater Discourse on Emptiness (Seclusion&Emptiness) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Cula-suññata Sutta: The Lesser Discourse on Emptiness http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Girimananda Sutta: To Girimananda (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Girimananda Sutta: Discourse to Girimananda Thera (Piyadassi Thera) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html
Girimananda Sutta: https://suttacentral.net/en/an10.60
Girimananda Sutta: (English+Pali Study) http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/T ... suttam.htm
Sattatthana Sutta: Seven Bases (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sattatthana Sutta:The Seven Cases (triple investigator) https://suttacentral.net/en/sn22.57
Sañña Sutta: Perception (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Nibbedhika Sutta: Penetrative explanation (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Nibbedhika Sutta: 6.63. A Penetrative Discourse https://suttacentral.net/en/an6.63
Agganna Sutta: A Book of Genesis https://suttacentral.net/en/dn27
Sabbasava Sutta: All the Fermentations (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sabbasava Sutta: Discourse on All Āsavas (PTA) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .bpit.html
Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta: An Analysis of the Properties (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Dhātuvibhaṅgasuttaṃ(140) Classification of Elements http://www.awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitak ... nga-e.html
Brahmajāla Sutta: The All-embracing Net of Views http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .bodh.html
Parileyya (Views and Practice) https://suttacentral.net/en/sn22.81
Canki Sutta: With Canki (Thanissaro) Awakening to the truth & Conditions One by One)) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Canki Sutta: With Canki (excerpt) Ñanamoli Thera)) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nymo.html
Mahavedalla Sutta: The Greater Set of Questions-and-Answers (Thanissaro) (Sariputta on Delineation+) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Mahāvedallasuttaṃ(43) The Longer Discourse - Questions and Answers https://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/2 ... ta-e1.html
Culavedalla Sutta: The Shorter Set of Questions-and-Answers (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Cūlavedallasuttaṃ(44) The Shorter Discourse on Questions and Answers http://www.awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitak ... ta-e1.html
Madhupindika Sutta: The Ball of Honey (Thanissaro)delineation of contact)) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .html#fn-1
Madhupiṇḍikasuttaṃ(18) The Honey Ball http://www.awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitak ... ta-e1.html
Ahara Avijja Sutta: Ignorance https://suttacentral.net/en/an10.61
Dvayatanupassana Sutta: The Contemplation of Dualities (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Dvayatanupassana Sutta: A Teaching Hard to Know http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .olen.html
Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Great Forty (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Mahācattārīsakasuttaṃ(117) The Longer Discourse on the Forty http://www.awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitak ... aka-e.html
Devadaha Sutta: At Devadaha (On Kamma) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Devadahasuttaṃ(101) At Devadaha http://www.awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitak ... ha-e1.html
Sivaka Sutta: To Sivaka (Thanissaro) Kamma)) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sivaka Sutta: To Sivaka Nyanaponika Thera http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nypo.html
Kamma Sutta: Action (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Kamma.m Sutta: Kamma http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .wlsh.html
Tittha Sutta: Sectarians(One Kamma) Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Tittha Sutta: http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/T ... suttam.htm
Nalakalapiyo Sutta: Sheaves of Reeds (Thanissaro) Conditional Relations)) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sallekha Sutta: Purity http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh061_Nyanapo ... ClothSutta
Sallekha Sutta: The Discourse on Effacement (Nyanaponika Thera) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nypo.html
The Discourse on Right View (Sammaditthi Sutta) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... 7.html#pt1
Cunda Kammaraputta Sutta: To Cunda the Silversmith (Right Action) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .html#mind
Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta: Instructions to Rahula at Mango Stone (Right speech & Reflections) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Viggahika Sutta: Wordy Warfare http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .wlsh.html
Kathavatthu Sutta: Topics for Discussion http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... tml#speech
Abhaya Sutta: To Prince Abhaya (On Right Speech) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Dwelling Negligently https://suttacentral.net/en/sn35.97
Five Fearful Animosities https://suttacentral.net/en/sn12.41
Saraniya Sutta: Conducive to Amiability http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sigalovada Sutta: The Discourse to Sigala http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nara.html
Kalama Sutta: To the Kalamas (on choosing a teacher) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sabba Sutta: The All (definition of all in the doctrine) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
In Tandem (Four Paths to Arahantship) https://suttacentral.net/en/an4.170
Analysis (Of the Path Factors) https://suttacentral.net/en/sn45.8
Vitthara Sutta: (Strengths) in Detail http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Iddhipada-vibhanga Sutta: Analysis of the Bases of Power http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Nava Sutta: The Ship http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Atthasata Sutta: The One-hundred-and-eight Exposition(On Feelings) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .html#fn-1
Vedana Sutta: Feeling http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Bahuvedaniya Sutta: The Many Kinds of Feeling http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nypo.html
The Tenfold Series (Sariputta ) https://suttacentral.net/en/dn34
Lokavipatti Sutta: The Failings of the World (Eight worldly conditions) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Susima Sutta: About Susima (Pannavimutti/dry insight) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
The Roots of the Uposatha (On being truthful in one's religious practise+Reflections) https://suttacentral.net/en/an3.70
Alagaddupama Sutta: The Water-Snake Simile(Thanissaro (Abandoning Views and Sensuality)) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .html#fn-1
Alagaddupama Sutta: The Water-Snake Simile (Nyanaponika Thera (Abandoning Views and Sensuality)) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nypo.html
Potaliya Sutta: To Potaliya (sensuality similies) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Alavika Sutta: Sister Alavika (sensuality similies) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Vammikasuttaṃ(23) The Simile of the Ant Hill (sensuality similies) http://www.awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitak ... ta-e1.html
Kama Sutta: Sensual Pleasure (sensuality similies) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

Protective:
Ratana Sutta: The Jewel Discourse http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html
Pali http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... html#v.222
Pali https://suttacentral.net/pi/snp2.1

Atanatiya Sutta: Discourse on Atanatiya http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html
Pali http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... ml#pts.194
Pali https://suttacentral.net/pi/dn32

Ahi Sutta: A Snake http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html
Ahi Sutta: (Pali ) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... ml#pts.072

The Discourse on Friendliness Meditation https://suttacentral.net/en/kp9
Mettasutta (Pali) https://suttacentral.net/pi/snp1.8


Karaniya Metta Sutta — Good Will (Thanissaro) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... html#khp-9
Karaniya Pali http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... html#v.143

Dasadhamma Sutta: Discourse on The Ten Dhammas http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html
Pali http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... ml#pts.087
Ten Things https://suttacentral.net/en/an10.48
Pabba­ji­ta­a­bhiṇ­ha­sutta (Dasadhamma) Pali v2) https://suttacentral.net/pi/an10.48

The Discourse on the Blessings https://suttacentral.net/en/kp5
Mangala Sutta: Blessings http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nara.html
Mangala Sutta: Blessings http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .soni.html
5. Maṅgalasutta (Pali) https://suttacentral.net/pi/kp5
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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by Pseudobabble » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:21 pm

I like MN 72, the Aggi-Vachagotta Sutta

It's a very good example of how to 'do' Right View.
"Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"

"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is perception...such are fabrications...such is consciousness, such its origination, such its disappearance.'" - Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta


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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:52 pm

"Just as the ocean has a single taste — that of salt — in the same way, this Dhamma-Vinaya has a single taste: that of release."
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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by rightviewftw » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:06 pm

:thanks: :goodpost: i will chant it:)
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