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Index of the Suttas of the
Saṃyutta Nikāya
Sagāthā Vagga
Brahmā Saṃyutta


Index of Sutta Indexes


I. Sagāthā Vagga

PTS: Saṃyutta Nikāya Volume 1, Sagāthā-Vagga ed. by M. Léon Feer, London: Pāḷi Text Society 1884. The html formatted Pāḷi Text Society edition of the Pāḷi text.
BJT: Saṃyutta Nikāya Volume 1, Sagāthā-Vagga The Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series Pāḷi text.

The Pāḷi 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 its Pāḷi 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 Pāḷi Text Society edition, and many have been reformatted to include the original Pāḷi (and/or organizational) phrase and sentence breaks.

PTS: Kindred Sayings with Verses, translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids,
WP: The Book with Verses, translated by Bhkkhu Bodhi
ATI: The translations of Bhkkhu Thanissaro and others originally located on Access to Insight
MNL: The translations of Sister Upalavanna.
BD: The translations of M. Olds.

VI. Brahmā Saṃyutta, I.136

PTS: The Brahmā Suttas, I.171
WP: Connected Discourses with Brahmās, 231

I. I.136

1. Āyācanam Suttaṃ, I.136

The story of the Buddha's indecision as to whether or not to teach and the request that he do so made by Brahmā.

PTS: The Entreaty
WP: Brahmā's Request, 231
ATI: The Request
BD: The Asking: Nidana [Excerpt], Olds, trans.

2. Gāravo Suttaṃ, I.138

The Story of the Buddha's decision to take the Dhamma as his Master, and the approval of that decision by Brahmā.

PTS: Holding in Reverence, 174
WP: Reverence, 233
ATI: Reverence

3. Brahmā-devo Suttaṃ, I.140

Brahmā teaches a lay disciple the futility of giving solid food offerings to Brahmā and the benefit of such offerings to the bhikkhus.

PTS: Brahmā-deva, 176
WP: Brahmā-deva, 235

4. Bako Brahmā Suttaṃ, I.142

The Buddha visits Baka Brahmā, who thinks he will live forever, and teaches him differently.

PTS: Baka the Brahmā god, 179
WP: Brahmā Baka, 237

5. Aparā Diṭṭhi Suttaṃ, I.144

A Brahmā believes no bhikkhu could possibly visit the Brahmā Realm, several of the elder bhikkhus appear in his world to show him differently.

PTS: Another False Opinion, 182
WP: A Certain Brahmā (Another View), 239

6. Brahmā-loka or Paṃādam Suttaṃ, I.146

Two pacceka Brahmās visit a Brahmā who thinks himself more powerful than the Buddha. They show him that they themselves are more powerful than he is and recommend that he visit the Buddha which he later does.

PTS: Infatuation, 184
WP: A Brahmā World (Negligence), 242

7. Kokālika or Kokāliya Suttaṃ, I.148

On the folly of attempting to put a measure the limitless.

PTS: The Kokalikan, 186
WP: Kokalika 1, 243

8. Tissako Suttaṃ, aka Katamodaka-Tissa I.148

On the folly of attempting to put a measure the limitless.

PTS: Tissaka, 187
WP: Tissaka, 243

9. Tudu Brahmā Suttaṃ, I.149

The Kokalikan bhikkhu reprimands a Brahmā for visiting him after being declared by the Buddha to have been a non-returner. The error of believing that a Non-Returner may not return to visit this world. The Brahmā utters a verse in disgust.

PTS: Tudu Brahmā, 187
WP: Brahmā Tudu, 244

10. Dutiya Kokāliko Suttaṃ, I.149

The Kokalikan bhikkhu visits the Buddha and accuses Sariputta and Moggallāna of being corrupt. He is urged by the Buddha to give up such a notion, but stubbornly hangs on to it and ends up suffering a horrible death and rebirth in Hell.

BD: Outline/Discussion
PTS: The Kokalikan, 188
WP: Kokalika 2, 245

II. I.153

11. Sanaṃkumāro Suttaṃ, I.153

Brahmā Sanakumara praises the man of knowledge and virtue and the Buddha approves.

PTS: The Eternal Youth, 191
WP: Sanankumara, 247

12. Devadatta Suttaṃ, I.153

Brahmā Sahampati, in speaking of Devadatta to the Buddha, points out the danger of fame to the sinful person.

PTS: Devadatta, 192
WP: Devadatta, 247

13. Andhakavinda Suttaṃ, I.154

Brahmā Sahampati praises the life of solitude and the holy life.

PTS: Andhakavinda, 193
WP: Andhakavinda, 248
ATI: Let the Wilderness Serve! (excerpt), Andrew Olendzki, trans.

14. Aruṇavatī Suttaṃ, I.155

The Buddha relates a story of the past Buddha Sikhin and his chief disciple Abhibhu who visit Brahmā and give him and his followers a lesson in Dhamma.

PTS: Arunavati, 194
WP: Arunavati, 249

15. Parinibbāna Suttaṃ, I.157

One version of the final passing away of the Buddha.

PTS: The Utter Passing away
WP: Final Nibbāna, 251
ATI: Total Unbinding

 [I. Sagathavagga]  [II. Nidanavagga]  [III. Khandhavagga]  [IV. Salayatanavagga]  [V. Mahavagga]

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