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The English translation of Majjima Nikaya (Middle length discourses) For the BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY KANDY by Ven Bhikku Bodhi based on the original translation by Ven Bhikku Gnanamoli.

Preface

Introduction to Majjamina Nikaya

1.PART ONE:
THE ROOT FIFTY DISCOURSES
(Mula Pannasa Pali)
1 THE DIVISION OF THE DISCOURSE ON THE ROOT
(Mulapariyaya vagga)

1 Mulapariyaya Sutta: The Root of All Things
2 Sabbasava Sutta: All the Taints
3 Dhammadayada Sutta: Heirs in Dhamma
4 Bhayabherava Sutta: Fear and Dread
5 Anangana Sutta: Without Blemishes
6 Akankheyya Sutta: If a Bhikkhu Should Wish
7 Vatthupama Sutta: The Simile of the Cloth
8 Sallekha Sutta: Effacement
9 Sammaditthi Sutta: Right View
10 Satipatthana Sutta: The Foundations of Mindfulness

2 THE DIVISION OF THE LION’S ROAR
(Sihanadavagga)

11 Cula sihanada Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse on the Lion’s Roar

12 Maha sihanada Sutta:
The Greater Discourse on the Lion’s Roar

13 Maha dukkhakkhandha Sutta:
The Greater Discourse on the Mass of Suffering

14 Cula dukkhakkhandha Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse on the Mass of Suffering

15 Anumana Sutta: Inference
16 Cetokhila Sutta:
The Wilderness in the Heart

17 Vanapattha Sutta: Jungle Thickets
18 Madhupindika Sutta: The Honey Ball
19 Dvedhavitakka Sutta:
Two Kinds of Thought

20 Vitakkasanthana Sutta:
The Removal of Distracting Thought
s

3 THE THIRD DIVISION
(Tatiya vagga)

21 Kakacupama Sutta:
The Simile of the Saw

22 AlagaddUpama Sutta:
The Simile of the Snake

23 Vammika Sutta: The Ant-hill
24 Rathavinita Sutta: The Relay Chariots
25 Nivapa Sutta: The Bait
26 Ariyapariyesana Sutta:
The Noble Search

27 Cula Hatthipadopama Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse on the Simile of the Elephant’s Footprint

28 Maha Hatthipadopama Sutta:
The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Elephant’s Footprint

29 Maha Saropama Sutta:
The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the  Heartwood

30 Cula Saropama Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse on the Simile of the Heartwood

4 THE GREAT DIVISION OF PAIRS
(Maha Yamaka Wagga)

31 Cula Gosinga Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse in Gosinga

32 Maha Gosinga Sutta:
The Greater Discourse in Gosinga

33 Maha Gopolaka Sutta:
The Greater Discourse on the Cowherd

34 Cula Gopalaka Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse on the Cowherd

35 Cula Saccaka Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse to Saccaka

36 Maha Saccaka Sutta:
The Greater Discourse to Saccaka

37 Cula Tanhasankhaya Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse on the Destruction of Craving

38 Maha Tanhasankhaya Sutta:
The Greater Discourse on the Destruction of Craving

39 Maha-Assapura Sutta-
The Greater Discourse at Assapura

40 Cula-Assapura Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse at Assapura

5 THE SHORTER DIVISION OF PAIRS
(Culayamaka vagga)

41 Saleyyaka Sutta:
The Brahmins of Sala

42 Veranjaka Sutta:
The Brahmins of Veranja

43 Maha Vedalla Sutta:
The Greater Series of Questions and Answers

44 Cula Vedalla Sutta:
The Shorter Series of Questions and Answers

45 Cula Dhamma Samadana Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse on Ways of Undertaking Things

46 Maha Dhamma Samadana Sutta:
The Greater Discourse on Ways of Undertaking
Things

47 Vimansaka Sutta: The Inquirer
48 Kosambiya Sutta: The Kosambians
49 Brahmanimantanika Sutta:
The Invitation of a Brahma

50 Maratajjamya Sutta:
The Rebuke to Mara

PART TWO:
THE MIDDLE FIFTY DISCOURSES
(Majjhima Pannasa Pali)
1 THE DIVISION ON HOUSEHOLDERS
(Gahapati vagga)

51 Kandaraka Sutta: To Kandaraka
52 Atthakanagara Sutta: The Man from Atthakanagara
53 Sekha Sutta: The Disciple in Higher Training
54 Potaliya Sutta: To Potaliya
55 Jivaka Sutta: To Jivaka
56 Upali Sutta: To Upali
57 Kukkuravatika Sutta: The Dog-duty Ascetic
58 Abhayarajakumara Sutta: To Prince Abhaya
59 Bahuvedaniya Sutta: The Many Kinds of Feeling
60 Apannaka Sutta: The Incontrovertible Teaching

2 THE DIVISION ON BHKKHUS
(Bhikkhu Vagga)

61 Ambalatthikarahulovada Sutta: Advice to Rahula
62 Maha Rahulovada Sutta: The Greater Discourse
63 Cula Malunkya Sutta: The Shorter Discourse
64 Maha Malunkya Sutta: The Greater Discourse
65 Bhaddali Sutta: To Bhaddali
66 Latukikopama Sutta-. The Simile of the Quail
67 Catuma Sutta: At Catuma
68 Nalakapana Sutta: At Nalakapana
69 Gulissani Sutta: Gulissani
70 Kitagiri Sutta: At Kitagiri

3 THE DIVISION ON WANDERERS
(Paribbajaka Vagga)

71 Tevijja Vacchagotta Sutta: To Vacchagotta on the Threefold True Knowledge
72 Aggi Vacchagotta Sutta: To Vacchagotta on Fire
73 Maha Vacchagotta Sutta:
The Greater Discourse to Vacchagotta

74 Dighanakha Sutta: To Dlghanakha
75 Magandiya Sutta: To Magandiya
76 Sandaka Sutta: To Sandaka
77 Maha Sakuludayi Sutta:
The Greater Discourse to Sakuludayin

78 Samanamandika Sutta: 
79 Cula Sakuludayi Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse to Sakuludayin

80 Vekhanassa Sutta: To Vekhanassa

4 THE DIVISION ON KINGS
(Raja vagga)

81 Ghatikara Sutta: Ghatlkara the Potter
82 Ratthapala Sutta: On Ratthapala
83 Makhadeva Sutta: King Makhadeva
84 Madhura Sutta: At Madhura
85 Bodhi Rajakumara Sutta: To Prince Bodhi
86 Angulimala Sutta: On Angulimala
87 Piyaptika Sutta: Born from Those Who Are Dear
88 Bahitika Sutta: The Cloak
89 Dhammacetiya Sutta: Monuments to the Dhamma
90 Kannakatthala Sutta: At Kannakatthala

5 THE DIVISION ON BRAHMINS
(Brahmana Vagga)

91 Brahmayu Sutta: Brahmayu
92 Sela Sutta: To Sela
93 Assalayana Sutta: To Assalayana
94 Ghotamukha Sutta: To Ghotamukha
95 Canki Sutta: With Canci
96 Esukari Sutta: To Esukari
97 Dhananjani Sutta: To Dhananjani
98 Vasettha Sutta: To Vasettha
99 Subha Sutta: To Subha
100 Sangarava Sutta: To Sangarava

PART THREE:
THE FINAL FIFTY DISCOURSES
(Upari Pannasa Pali)
1 THE DIVISION AT DEVADAHA
(Devadaha Vagga)

101 Devadaha Sutta: At Devadaha
102 Pancattaya Sutta: The Five and Three
103 Kinti Sutta: What Do You Think About Me?
104 Samagama Sutta: At Samagama
105 Sunakkhatta Sutta: To Sunakkhatta
106 Anenjasappaya Sutta: The Way to the Imperturbable
107 Ganaka MoggalUna Sutta: To Ganaka Moggallana
108 Gopakamoggallana Sutta: With Gopaka Moggallana
109 Maha Punnama Sutta:
The Greater Discourse on the Full-moon Night

110 Cula Punnama Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse on the Full-moon Night

2 THE DIVISION OF ONE BY ONE
(Anupada Vagga)

111 Anupada Sutta: One by One As They Occurred
112 Chabbisodhana Sutta: The Sixfold Purity
113 Sappurisa Sutta: The True Man
114 Sevitabbasevitabba Sutta:
To Be Cultivated and Not To Be Cultivated

115 Bahudhatuka Sutta: The Many Kinds of Elements
116 Isigili Sutta: Isigili: The Gullet of the Seers
117 Maha Cattarisaka Sutta: The Great Forty
118 Anapanasati Sutta: Mindfulness of Breathing
119 Kayagatasati Sutta: Mindfulness of the Body
120 Sankharupapatti Sutta: Reappearance by Aspiration

3 THE DIVISION ON VOIDNESS
(Sunnata Vagga)

121 Cula Sunnata Sutta: The Shorter Discourse on Voidness
122 Maha Sunnata Sutta: The Greater Discourse on Voidness
123 Acchariya-abbhuta Sutta: Wonderful and Marvellous
124 Bakkula Sutta: Bakkula
125 Dantabhumi Sutta: The Grade of the Tamed
126 Bhumija Sutta: Bhumija
127 Anuruddha Sutta: Anuruddha
128 Upakkilesa Sutta: Imperfections
129 Balapanditha Sutta: Fools and Wise Men
130 Devaduta Sutta: The Divine Messengers

4 THE DIVISION OF EXPOSITIONS
(Vibhanga Vagga)

131 Bhaddekaratta Sutta: One Fortunate Night
132 Ananda Bhaddekaratta Sutta:
Ananda and One Fortunate Night

133 Maha Kaccana Bhaddekaratta Sutta:
Maha Kaccana and One Fortunate Night

134 Lomasakangiya Bhaddekaratta Sutta:
Lomasakangiya and One Fortunate Night
,

135 Cula Kammavibhanga Sutta:
The Shorter Exposition of Action

136 Maha Kammavibhanga Sutta:
The Greater Exposition of Action

137 Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta:
The Exposition of the Sixfold Base

138 Uddesa Vibhanga Sutta:
The Exposition of a Summary

139 Arana Vibhanga Sutta:
The Exposition of Non-conflict

140 Dhatuvibhanga Sutta:
The Exposition of the Elements

141 Saccavibhanga Sutta:
The Exposition of the Truths

142 Dakkhinavibhanga Sutta:
The Exposition of Offerings

5 THE DIVISION OF THE SIXFOLD BASE
(Salayatana Vagga)

143 Anathapindikovada Sutta: Advice to Anathapindika
144 Channovada Sutta: Advice to Channa
145 Punnovada Sutta: Advice to Punna
146 Nandakovada Sutta: Advice from Nandaka
147 Cula Rahulovada Sutta:
The Shorter Discourse of Advice to Rahula

148 Chachakka Sutta: The Six Sets of Six
149 Maha Salayatanika Sutta: The Great Sixfold Base
150 Nagaravindeyya Sutta: To the Nagaravindans
151 Pindapata Parisuddhi Sutta: The Purification of Almsfood
152 Indriya Bhavana Sutta: The Development of the Faculties