菩提比丘講南傳《經集》

菩提比丘講南傳《經集》
南傳《經集》The Sutta-Nipāta, translated by Ven. Dr. H. Saddhatissa

(Curzon Press, 1994, ISBN 0-7007-0181-8, first published in 1985).

Available on Amazon.comThis is one of the oldest collections of Buddhist discourses in the Pali canon; by far one of the most popular as well as the most important. Written in a mixture of prose and verse, it presents a code of conduct and provides the basis for a system of moral philosophy. A prime source work.


The Sutta-Nipāta contains some of the oldest discourses in the Pali Canon. It is a rich source of texts offering guidance to lay Buddhists and also abounds in suttas that extol the contemplative ideals of early Buddhism. Though the Sutta-Nipāta as a collection exists only in the Theravada tradition, some of the individual suttas are found in other traditions. One whole chapter, the Aṭṭhakavagga, is also found in the Chinese Tripiṭaka.

In this series of lectures given at Bodhi Monastery beginning in October 2004, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi explains suttas from the first three chapters. The first three suttas studied, the Ratana, Mahāmaṅgala, and Mettā Suttas, are among the most popular texts in Theravada Buddhism. They provide the backbone of understanding, practice, and attitude in the Theravada Buddhist world and are often taught to lay people so that they will grow up imbibing the values and ideals of Buddhism. They also serve as paritta suttas (「Protective Discourses」), recited to provide blessings and protection in times of difficulty and danger. The first discourse on the Ratana also gives a good introduction to the Sutta-Nipāta in general and its place and history in the Sutta Pitaka.

Sutta-Nipāta
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

§ The Paritta (Protective) Suttas
1
Sn 2.1 Ratana Sutta — Jewels
2
Sn 2.1 Ratana Sutta — Jewels (part 2)
3
Sn 2.1 Ratana Sutta — Jewels (part 3)
4
Sn 2.1 Ratana Sutta — Jewels (part 4)
5
Sn 2.4 Mahāmaṅgala Sutta — The Auspicious Performance
6
Sn 2.4 Mahāmaṅgala Sutta — The Auspicious Performance (part 2)
7
Sn 2.4 Mahāmaṅgala Sutta — The Auspicious Performance (part 3)
8
Sn 2.4 Mahāmaṅgala Sutta — The Auspicious Performance (part 4)
9
Sn 2.4 Mahāmaṅgala Sutta — The Auspicious Performance (part 5)
10
Sn 2.4 Mahāmaṅgala Sutta — The Auspicious Performance (part 6)
11
Sn 1.8 Mettā Sutta — Loving-kindness
12
Sn 1.8 Mettā Sutta — Loving-kindness (part 2)
§ Uragavagga: the Chapter of the Snake
13
Sn 1.1 Uraga Sutta — The Snake’s Skin
14
Sn 1.1 Uraga Sutta — The Snake’s Skin (part 2)
15
Sn 1.1 Uraga Sutta — The Snake’s Skin (part 3)
16
Sn 1.1 Uraga Sutta — The Snake’s Skin (part 4)
17
Sn 1.4 Kasībhāradvāja Sutta — The farmer Bhāradvāja
18
Sn 1.6 Parābhava Sutta — Downfall
19
Sn 1.6 Parābhava Sutta — Downfall (part 2)
20
Sn 1.7 Vasala Sutta — The Outcast
21
Sn 1.9 Hemavata Suttra — Sātāgira and Hemavata
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Sn 1.9 Hemavata Suttra — Sātāgira and Hemavata (part 2)
23
Sn 1.9 Hemavata Suttra — Sātāgira and Hemavata (part 3)
24
Sn 1.10 Āḷavaka Sutta — Āḷavaka
25
Sn 1.10 Āḷavaka Sutta — Āḷavaka (part 2)
26
Sn 1.11 Vijaya Sutta — Victory over Delusion
27
Sn 1.12 Muni Sutta — The Sage
28
Sn 1.12 Muni Sutta — The Sage (part 2)
29
Sn 1.12 Muni Sutta — The Sage (part 3)
§ Cūḷavagga: the Minor Chapter
30
Sn 2.3 Hiri Sutta — Shame
31
Sn 2.5 Sūciloma Sutta — Sūciloma
32
Sn 2.9 Kiṃsīla Sutta — Right Conduct
33
Sn 2.11 Rāhula Sutta — Rāhula
34
Sn 2.11 Rāhula Sutta — Rāhula (part 2)
§ Mahāvagga: the Great Chapter
35
Sn 3.1 Pabbajjā Sutta — The Going Forth
36
Sn 3.2 Padhana Sutta— Striving
37
Sn 3.3 Subhāsita Sutta — Good Words
38
Sn 3.4 Pūraḷāsa Sutta — The Sacrificial Cake
39
Sn 3.8 Salla Sutta — The Dart
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Sn 3.8 Salla Sutta — The Dart (part 2)