Suttas that repeat in different Nikayas - is there a list online?

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Suttas that repeat in different Nikayas - is there a list online?

Post by davidbrainerd » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:10 am

I've noticed that some suttas repeat in different nikayas. For example, Selasutta which is #7 of Sutta Nipata's Mahavaga book, is also in Majjhima Nikaya as sutta 92.

Does anyone know of a list anywhere online that lists which suttas repeat and where?

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Re: Suttas that repeat in different Nikayas - is there a list online?

Post by DooDoot » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:22 am

Learning how to use Sutta Central, take a distinctive phrase in Pali & place it into the search function. For example:

1. Find MN 92 https://suttacentral.net/mn

2. Open the 'Sujato' translation https://suttacentral.net/mn92/en/sujato

3. Click on the 'wheel cog' at the top right, choose 'Side By Side' and activate the Pali-English lookup

4. Find a distinctive phrase such as: kiṃ nu bhoto keṇiyassa āvāho vā bhavissati vivāho vā bhavissati mahāyañño vā paccupaṭṭhito,
rājā vā māgadho seniyo bimbisāro nimantito (Keṇiya, is your son or daughter being married? Or are you setting up a big sacrifice? Or has King Seniya Bimbisāra of Magadha)

5. Place the phrase in the search function at the top top right of the screen & search, which bring this result.

6. This finds two suttas with this phrase:
Selasutta
snp3.7

etadavoca: “kiṃ nu kho bhoto keṇiyassa āvāho vā bhavissati, vivāho vā bhavissati, mahāyañño vā paccupaṭṭhito ... āvāho vā bhavissati vivāho vā, nāpi rājā māgadho seniyo bimbisāro nimantito svātanāya saddhiṃ balakāyena; ... paccupaṭṭhito, rājā vā māgadho seniyo bimbisāro nimantito svātanāya saddhiṃ balakāyenā”ti? “Na me, bho sela,

Selasutta
mn92

etadavoca: “kiṃ nu bhoto keṇiyassa āvāho vā bhavissati vivāho vā bhavissati mahāyañño vā paccupaṭṭhito, rājā ... bhavissati napi vivāho bhavissati napi rājā māgadho seniyo bimbisāro nimantito svātanāya saddhiṃ balakāyena; ... rājā vā māgadho seniyo bimbisāro nimantito svātanāya saddhiṃ balakāyenā”ti? “Na me, bho sela, āvāho bhavissati
7. Otherwise, search in English, which brings this result:
With Sela
mn92

son or daughter being married? Or are you setting up a big sacrifice? Or has King Seniya Bimbisāra of Magadha ... tamed in your teaching. You are the Buddha, you are the Teacher, you are the sage who has overcome ... “There is no marriage, Sela, and the king is not coming. Rather, I am setting up a big sacrifice. The

To Sela and his Praise of the Buddha
snp3.7

said to Keṇiya, “Master Keṇiya, are your son or daughter being married, or are you preparing a great sacrifice ... sacrifice, or have you invited Seniya Bimbisāra, king of Magadha, tomorrow together with his army?” “No ... home he will be a king, a just emperor, a just king, conqueror of the four directions, who has stabilized

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