List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

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List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by Prajna78 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Does this exist?

I'm thinking of using it as a checklist of sorts. There are so many suttas!

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Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:53 pm

Well, there's this:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32178&p=478916&hil ... ya#p478916

for the Anguttara Nikaya, and the other complete Nikayas have a list of contents and an index, of course. Could you say how you want to use it?

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Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by BKh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:00 pm

ReadingFaithfully.org Daily Practice with the Suttas | becomeabuddhist.org
audtip. org Audio Sutta Recordings | BuddhaRupa Images of the Buddha across time and space

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Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by budo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:18 pm

There's at least 3500 suttas, probably more than 5000 on average. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suttas

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Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by Prajna78 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:35 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Well, there's this:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32178&p=478916&hil ... ya#p478916

for the Anguttara Nikaya, and the other complete Nikayas have a list of contents and an index, of course. Could you say how you want to use it?
I'm trying to figure out the best way for me to learn the dhamma. I don't want to miss anything.

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Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by Prajna78 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:37 pm

budo wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:18 pm
There's at least 3500 suttas, probably more than 5000 on average. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suttas
I know! And my time is finite, so where do I start? :shrug: :reading:

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Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by Sam Vara » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:46 pm

Prajna78 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Well, there's this:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32178&p=478916&hil ... ya#p478916

for the Anguttara Nikaya, and the other complete Nikayas have a list of contents and an index, of course. Could you say how you want to use it?
I'm trying to figure out the best way for me to learn the dhamma. I don't want to miss anything.
If I were you, I would start with some recommended anthologies which deal with the most well-known suttas. They are well-known for a reason! Then there are several guides to reading your way through, if that's what you want to do. Overall, I think quality (of the suttas, and of the attention which we bring to them) is more important than quantity, or just ploughing through. Good luck - it's a noble endeavour!

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Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by BKh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:40 pm

Prajna78 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:37 pm
I know! And my time is finite, so where do I start? :shrug: :reading:
This might be helpful... https://readingfaithfully.org/about/

Here is a review of an anthology that is especially good... https://readingfaithfully.org/book-revi ... khu-bodhi/
ReadingFaithfully.org Daily Practice with the Suttas | becomeabuddhist.org
audtip. org Audio Sutta Recordings | BuddhaRupa Images of the Buddha across time and space

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Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by JohnK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:00 pm

Prajna78 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:35 pm
I'm trying to figure out the best way for me to learn the dhamma. I don't want to miss anything.
I agree that this one is a fine place to start the suttas.
https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/buddha%E2%80%99s-words
Also anthologies here, check under "Suttas"
https://www.dhammatalks.org/ebook_index.html
Personally, after a careful reading of In The Buddha's Words, I too didn't "want to miss anything," so I ordered Wisdom's Nanamoli/Bodhi translation of the Majjhima Nikaya and read it cover to cover. While I was exposed to more detail than in the anthology and very much enjoyed the full MN, I don't recall feeling that I had discovered some crucial, central teaching that had been left out of the anthology. I have developed a taste for sutta reading and study.
BTW, many of Thanissaro's Study Guides are collections of suttas interspersed with his guidance.
"...the practice is essentially a practice, and not a theory to be idly discussed...right view leaves unanswered many questions about the cosmos and the self, and directs your attention to what needs to be done to escape from the ravages of suffering." Thanissaro Bhikkhu, On The Path.

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Re: List of all Suttas in the Pali Canon?

Post by perkele » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:58 pm

I think this here is also very informative:

"Essence of Tipiṭaka", from Burma, by U Ko Lay, student of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
http://tipitaka.org/eot

Not a simple checklist of names. But a short synopsis on every major section in the canon and of dozens if not hundreds of single suttas within them. Might be useful to make checkmarks in one's mind: "Ah, I think I remember this. Check."


I don't know exactly how many single suttas there are, and they are grouped together slightly differently according to different common classifications.
But pretty sure they are in the thousands.

So you checklist would be quite long.


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