Index of the Suttas of the Saɱyutta Nikāya
PTS: Saɱyutta Nikāya Volume 2, Nidāna-Vagga ed. by M. Léon Feer, London: Pali Text Society 1888. The html formatted Pali Text Society edition of the Pali text.
BJT: Saɱyutta Nikāya Volume 2, Nidāna-Vagga The Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series Pali text.
The Pali text for individual suttas listed below is adapted from the Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series [BJT], not from the PTS version.
Each translation is linked to it's Pali version and to the PTS, Sister Upalavanna, Olds and where available to the ATI Bhk. Thanissaro translation, and each of these is in turn linked back to each of the others. Many, but not all have been checked against the Pali Text Society edition, and many have been reformatted to include the original Pali (and/or organizational) phrase and sentence breaks.
PTS: The Kindred Sayings on Cause, translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids assisted by F.L. Woodward,
WP: The Book of Causation, translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
ATI: The translations of Bhikkhu Thanissaro and others originally located on Access to Insight.
BD: The translations of M. Olds
MNL: The trnslations of Sister Upalavanna.
IX. Opamma Saɱyutta, I.46
PTS: Kindred Sayings on Parables, III.75
WP: Connected Discourses with Similes, I.706
'The Roof Peak', of the Buddhist Canon: a parable showing that all bad states depend on ignorance so one should live earnestly.
'Tip of the Nail', of the Buddhist Canon: The parable of the pointy-end of the nail. Illustrating the rarety of birth as a human. This sutta is like a well-cut diamond: it can reflect light in different ways according to the angle at which it is held. This is a short sutta which pays off well to compare to the Pali.
A parable illustrating the benefits of liberating the heart through friendliness. The method for warding off demonic harassment.
PTS: The clans, II.176
WP: Families, I.707
Comparison of the gifts of food versus the practice of the heart's release through friendliness.
'The Blade', of the Buddhist Canon: a parable illustrating the protection from mental harassment achieved through a heart of friendly vibrations.
A simile illustrating the speed at which the mind changes.
'The Drum-Peg', of the Buddhist Canon: a parable illustrating how in the future the original Dhamma will become lost through lack of retention of the old suttas and attention to new suttas, mere poetry invented by disciples who are not fully awakened.
'Straw', of the Buddhist Canon: a parable illustrating the danger of living the soft life.
PTS: Straw, II.179
WP: Blocks of Wood, I.709
'The Elephant', of the Buddhist Canon: A parable illustrating the danger of enjoying the benefits of living as a bhikkhu without being careful to avoid letting them go to one's head.
PTS: The elephant, II.180
WP: The Bull Elephant, I.710
'The Cat', of the Buddhist Canon: A parable illustrating the danger of enjoying the benefits of living as a bhikkhu without being careful to guard one's senses.
PTS: The cat, II.181
WP: The Cat, I.711
'The Jackal', of the Buddhist Canon: A hair-raising utterance forecasting the doom of 'a certain bhikkhu' of hypocritical behavior.
PTS: The Jackal, II.182
WP: The Jackal, I.712
'The Jackal 2', of the Buddhist Canon: A second thought about the contrasing of a 'certain' ungrateful bhikkhu with an old jackal with mange — perhaps the jackal has more gratitude than this fellow!
PTS: The Jackal 2, II.183
WP: The Jakal 2, I.712