Best sutta to memorize

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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by R1111 = rightviewftw » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:09 am

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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by zan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:13 am

R1111 wrote:Rougly cathegorized,

Meditation
Maha Satipatthana Sutta: Great Discourse on the Four Frames of Reference http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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

Mind
Vipallasa Sutta: Distortions of the Mind http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .olen.html
Dvedhavitakka Sutta: Two Sorts of Thinking http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Vitakkasanthana Sutta: The Removal of Distracting Thoughts http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .soma.html
Vitakkasanthana Sutta: The Relaxation of Thoughts http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

Four Noble Truths and the Path
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Nibbedhika Sutta: Penetrative explanation http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Magga-vibhanga Sutta: An Analysis of the Path http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Culavedalla Sutta: The Shorter Set of Questions-and-Answers http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
The Discourse on Right View (Sammaditthi Sutta) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... 7.html#pt1
Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Great Forty http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Kusala Sutta: Skillful http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Cunda Kammaraputta Sutta: To Cunda the Silversmith http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .html#mind
Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta: Instructions to Rahula at Mango Stone http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sallekha Sutta: The Discourse on Effacement http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nypo.html
Viggahika Sutta: Wordy Warfare http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .wlsh.html
Kathavatthu Sutta: Topics of Conversation 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

protectictive:
Ratana Sutta: The Jewel Discourse http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html
Atanatiya Sutta: Discourse on Atanatiya http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html

Also other protective chanting need to be learned first probably for practical reasons.
Wow! Thanks. How many do you have memorized? Did you say in a post above that you are ordaining? When do I start calling 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 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:26 am

Other than having studied them extensively and more or less memorizing the key parts i cant claim to have memorized anything.
I will relocate to a monastery in 5 weeks, i assume i wont get an Bhikkhu ordination before completing atleast the Anagarika training for a year and perhaps another year as Samanera. I hope we live to see it tho :)

Id like comments on the list if some stuff seems overly repetitive or something undefined or lacking id appreciate it. I intentionally left out Anapanasati Sutta because i havent practised the method myself enough and therefore dont feel adequately qualified to teach it. Id teach contemplation type of meditation for Samatha and Mahasi for Insight.

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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by zan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:56 am

R1111 wrote:Roughly cathegorized

Training instruction
Maha Satipatthana Sutta: Great Discourse on the Four Frames of Reference http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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
Kusala Sutta: Skillful http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Vipallasa Sutta: Distortions of the Mind http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .olen.html
Dvedhavitakka Sutta: Two Sorts of Thinking http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Vitakkasanthana Sutta: The Removal of Distracting Thoughts http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .soma.html
Vitakkasanthana Sutta: The Relaxation of Thoughts http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

Four Noble Truths
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Nibbedhika Sutta: Penetrative explanation http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Magga-vibhanga Sutta: An Analysis of the Path http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Culavedalla Sutta: The Shorter Set of Questions-and-Answers http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
The Discourse on Right View (Sammaditthi Sutta) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... 7.html#pt1
Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Great Forty http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Cunda Kammaraputta Sutta: To Cunda the Silversmith http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .html#mind
Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta: Instructions to Rahula at Mango Stone http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Sallekha Sutta: The Discourse on Effacement http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nypo.html
Viggahika Sutta: Wordy Warfare http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .wlsh.html
Kathavatthu Sutta: Topics of Conversation 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

protectictive:
Ratana Sutta: The Jewel Discourse http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html
Atanatiya Sutta: Discourse on Atanatiya http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html

Also other protective chanting need to be learned first probably for practical reasons.
R1111 wrote:I'd like comments on the list if some stuff seems overly repetitive or something undefined or lacking id appreciate it.
The Mahga Vibhanga sutta is already contained within the Maha Satipatthana so when you learn the former you can automatically check off the former :smile:.

I would add MN 27 Cula-hatthipadopama Sutta as I really find the summary of the entire training of a monk from precepts to liberation to be extremely clear and to the point. It displays how each training supports and leads to the next beautifully.

Also AN 5.177 Vanijja Sutta is good because it is super short but clears up what wrong livelihood is which is not mentioned anywhere else in such a concise list.

SN 47.20 Sedaka Sutta is an incredibly clear explanation of mindfulness.

As to which may be repetitive on your list I really can't say. Sorry, I am just not familiar enough with them.

I pulled my suggestions from my list of suttas that I find to be helpful in expanding upon the Eightfold Path, here is the list, in order of each path factor:

Right View:
SN 56.11
Right Intention:
Covered well enough in SN 45.8
Right Speech:
Covered well enough in SN 45.8
Right Action:
Covered well enough in SN 45.8
Right Livelihood:
AN 5.177
Right Mindfulness:
SN 47.20
SN 47.40
MN 10/DN 22
Right Concentration:
MN 10/DN 22
AN 9.40

Hope this is helpful in some way.
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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by SarathW » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:04 am

R1111 wrote:Other than having studied them extensively and more or less memorizing the key parts i cant claim to have memorized anything.
I will relocate to a monastery in 5 weeks, i assume i wont get an Bhikkhu ordination before completing atleast the Anagarika training for a year and perhaps another year as Samanera. I hope we live to see it tho :)

Id like comments on the list if some stuff seems overly repetitive or something undefined or lacking id appreciate it. I intentionally left out Anapanasati Sutta because i havent practised the method myself enough and therefore dont feel adequately qualified to teach it. Id teach contemplation type of meditation for Samatha and Mahasi for Insight.
Wonderful.
If it is not personal which monastery is that?
Who will be your teacher?
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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by R1111 = rightviewftw » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:15 am

zan wrote:
R1111 wrote:I'd like comments on the list if some stuff seems overly repetitive or something undefined or lacking id appreciate it.
The Mahga Vibhanga sutta is already contained within the Maha Satipatthana so when you learn the former you can automatically check off the former :smile:

I would add MN 27 Cula-hatthipadopama Sutta as I really find the summary of the entire training of a monk from precepts to liberation to be extremely clear and to the point. It displays how each training supports and leads to the next beautifully.

Also AN 5.177 Vanijja Sutta is good because it is super short but clears up what wrong livelihood is which is not mentioned anywhere else in such a concise list.

SN 47.20 Sedaka Sutta is an incredibly clear explanation of mindfulness.

As to which may be redundant on your list I really can't say. Sorry, I am just not familiar enough with them.
Thanks
SarathW wrote:
Wonderful.
If it is not personal which monastery is that?
Who will be your teacher?
Id rather not say but i will train and associate with some people from this forum tho:)
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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by R1111 = rightviewftw » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:31 am

zan wrote: Hope this is helpful in some way.
I am very happy to check out your suggestions but you should also get an overview of the list you will find that some on your list are either already there or are more or less included.

My initial intention was to make some list of Suttas i could teach with commentary if someone was to undertake a 3 week course like a friend or family member.

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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by cjmacie » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:10 am

zan wrote:What do you think is the best sutta to memorize and why?
This one -- Ratana (The Jewels) Sutta -- is impressive when recited. Apparently some monks recite it every morning (?)

Here's a recitation (in Pali), with very clear enunciation, demonstrates the musical cadencing nicely:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoCgZ9yBIoU

Edit: here's another recitation, with a slighty different but compelling rhythmic cadence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaLqQvXODGM
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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by chownah » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:25 am

I'm not into memorizing sutta but if I had to pick just one as the best one to memorize I think I would pick the Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta: An Analysis of the Properties.
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Re: Best sutta to memorize

Post by R1111 = rightviewftw » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:42 am

chownah wrote:I'm not into memorizing sutta but if I had to pick just one as the best one to memorize I think I would pick the Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta: An Analysis of the Properties.
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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
http://ia902700.us.archive.org/32/items ... rdrfrn.mp3

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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.
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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


'Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.' - Genesis 3:19

'Some fart freely, some try to hide and silence it. Which one is correct?' - Saegnapha

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