Majjhima Nikaya, Medium Collection

The Majjhima Nikaya, or the Middle Collection of Buddha’s speeches, is the second of the five nikayas of the Sutta Pitaka.

The Majjhima Nikaya consists of 152 speeches. The collection includes the most important and famous speeches of the Buddha, including the Satipatthana Sutta (The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, 10) Anapanasati Sutta (Mindful breathing in and out, 118) the Sabbasava Sutta (All buildup, 2), the Angulimala Sutta ( The story of the assassin Angulimāla, 86), and many more.

1. Mūlapariyāya Sutta: The root of all things

Buddha analyzes the perception of the four different individuals – the uneducated ordinary man, the disciplined yet learning people, the monk who has reached the goal, and the saint, fully awakened. It is one of the most profound and difficult Sutta of the Pali canon. It is recommended to study this Sutta very attentively and to return to this Sutta after reading the entire Majjhima Nikāya.

2. Sabbāsava Sutta: All attachments

Buddha teaches the monks seven ways to free themselves from the attachments. Of the attachments that bind us to the existence (birth, aging and dying).

3. Dhammadāyāda Sutta: heirs of the doctrine (Dhamma)

Buddha instructs the monks to be heirs to Dhamma, not heirs of material things. The monk Sāriputta concludes with an explanation how to train yourself to become a legacy of the Dhamma.

4. Bhayabherava Sutta: Fear and fear

Buddha explains to a Brahman what qualities are necessary to be able to dwell in solitude. Afterwards, Buddha tells of his own experiences and attempts to defeat the fear on the way to liberation

5. Anangana Sutta: Innocence

The venerable Sāriputta gives a speech to the monks about guilt and innocence. He defines guilt / innocence and explains how to make oneself guilty by perishable desires.

6. Akankheyya Sutta: Desires

Buddha desires desires that can rise to the monk on the way to liberation and how these desires can be fulfilled through morality and training (meditation).

7. Vatthupama Sutta: The parable of the garment

With a simple parable, Buddha shows the difference between a pure and corrupted consciousness.

8. Sallekha Sutta: Patterns

Buddha rejects the view that the attainment of the meditative states can already be described as exemplary and explains what is exemplary.

9. Sammaditthi Sutta: Right insight

A long and important Sutta of Sāriputta with sections on salvation and disaster, on nutrition, the Four Noble Truths, the twelve factors of conditional origin, and the attachments.

10. Satipatthana Sutta: The Foundations of Mindfulness

This is one of the most valuable and important speeches of Buddha. She treats the meditation with particular emphasis on the transience, the misery and the impersonality of all physical and mental phenomena of existence. Buddha shows how the four foundations of mindfulness (physicality, emotions, consciousness, mind objects) represent a direct path to the realization of the nibbāna. He gives detailed instructions on how to meditate on the four basic principles.

11. Culasihanada Sutta: The lion’s cry – Little Sutta

Buddha explains how his doctrine distinguishes itself from the other teachings by recognizing and abandoning all adherence.

12. Mahasihanada Sutta: The Lion Cry – Great Sutta

Buddha explains the ten magical abilities of a perfected man, his fourfold confidence, and yet other superhuman abilities that allow him to make the “lion cry” ring. It is a brief overview of how Buddha has fought the way to salvation.

13. Mahadukkhakkhandha Sutta: Accumulation of suffering I

Buddha explains the various forms of desire, adherence to material form and feelings. Buddha also points to the danger of any attachment.

14. Culadukkhakkhandha Sutta: accumulation of suffering II

A modification of the previous Sutta with a final discussion with the Jaina ascetics about their false views and the perfect well-being of a perfected one.

15. Anumana Sutta: The measure

The venerable Mahā Moggallāna counts up bad qualities of a monk and teaches how to remove these qualities.

16. Cetokhila Sutta: The mental inhibitions

The Buddha explains to the monks the five mind-inhibiting qualities in whose presence one can neither reach the collection nor the truth is clearly recognizable.

17. Vanapattha Sutta: Waldeinsamkeit

A speech of Buddha when a monk should live in solitude or in company.

18. Madhupindika Sutta: The honey cake

Buddha expresses the profound but also puzzling formula of the conditioned formation. The formula is confirmed by the venerable Mahā Kaccana. The confirmation is praised by Buddha.

19. Dvedhavitakka Sutta: Classification of Thoughts

With reference to his own quest for enlightenment, Buddha explains the way to eliminate unhealthy thoughts and replace them with salutary thoughts.

20. Vitakkasanthana Sutta: Elimination of Unhealthy Thoughts

Buddha teaches five methods to deal with unhealthy thoughts that can occur during meditation.

21. Kakacupama Sutta: The Parable of the Saw

A speech by Buddha on the need to preserve patience and peacefulness during any attacks.

22. Alagaddupama Sutta: The parable of the serpent

The monk Arittha is of the opinion that the acts designated by Buddha as perishable do not necessarily cause the perpetrator to perish. Buddha teaches him a series of parables (eg on the raft) and does not point out his teaching wrongly and misinterpret. This speech is one of the most impressive speeches from the canon on the non-existence of a personality, about the non-ego.

23. Vammika Sutta: The ant hill

A deity gives a monk a strange riddle to which Buddha resolves.

24. Rathavinita Sutta: The chariot

The venerable Punna Mantaniputta explains Sāriputta how to be reached through the sevenfold path of purity Nibbana

25. Nivapa Sutta: Wild feeding

Buddha uses a parable of trappers to show the monks what dangers await them on the way from Mara’s fetters.

26. Ariyapariyesana Sutta: Noble striving

Buddha holds the monks a long lecture on his own striving on the way to salvation, starting with leaving his parents’ house until the conversion of his first five disciples.

27. Culahatthipadopama Sutta: The Elephant Trail I

With a parable of an elephant hunter, Buddha explains how a monk can progressively reach the safe goal.

28. Mahahatthipadopama Sutta: The Elephant Trail II

A speech of the venerable Sāriputta, beginning with the four noble truths, passing to the four elements, and finally with the conditioned formation.

29. Mahasaropama Sutta: The Parable of the Core Wood I

30. Culasaropama Sutta: The Parable of the Core Wood II

In these two speeches, Buddha emphasizes that the goal, the purpose, the gain of monasticism is the unshakable liberated spirit. All other things are of lesser value.

31. Culagosinga Sutta: In Gosingawalde I

Buddha consults three monks who live in harmony in the forest, the levels of consciousness they have reached. Afterwards Buddha is visited by the spirit Digho who praises the Buddha and the three monks. The praise of Digho penetrates to the gods’ world.

32. Mahagosinga Sutta: In Gosingawalde II

In a clear moonlight night, some of the most famous disciples met in a Sala tree forest and discussed what characteristics a monk would give the Gosingawalde. After everyone had expressed his opinion, they went to Buddha to ask him about it.

33. Mahagopalaka Sutta: The cowherd I

The Buddha teaches eleven qualities that hinder the advancement of the doctrine (Dhamma) and eleven qualities that promote a continuation.

34. Culagopalaka Sutta: The cowherd II

Buddha counts how monks can cross Mara’s Storm and safely reach the other shore.

35. Culasaccaka Sutta: Saccaka I

The disputationalist Saccaka bragged that he could bring Buddha to a shake and sweat in a debate. When Saccaka finally meets Buddha, the discussion takes a completely different course.

36. Mahasaccaka Sutta: Saccaka II

Buddha meets again Saccaka and in the discussion about “development of the body and the spirit” he tells in detail his own struggle on the way to liberation.

37. Culatanhasankhaya Sutta: Destruction of thirst I

The venerable Mahā Moggallāna listens to how Buddha gives a brief explanation to the Sakka, the king of the gods, how a monk is redeemed by the constriction of thirst. To find out whether Sakka understood the speech of Buddha, Moggallāna paid a visit to the heaven of the thirty-three gods.

38. Mahatanhasankhaya Sutta: Destruction of thirst II

The monk Sati is of the wrong opinion that the same consciousness continues to exist unchanged in reincarnation. Buddha corrects it with a detailed explanation of the conditional origin. It shows how all forms of existence can only arise and pass away through conditions.

39. Maha-Assapura Sutta: Assapura I

Buddha explains “the characteristics of a monk” with a detailed explanation of the behavior of the monks.

40. Cula-Assapura Sutta: Assapura II

Buddha declares that “the right way of renunciation” involves not only the fulfillment of the external duties, but the liberation of spiritual impurities.

41. Saleyyaka Sutta: The Brahmanas of Sala

42. Veranjaka Sutta: The Brahmanas of Veranja

In these two sutts (apart from the names) identical Buddha explains to the Burmese houseowners which behavior leads to low rebirth, which leads to higher rebirth and which leads to liberation.

43. Mahavedalla Sutta: Explanations I

44. Culavedalla Sutta: Explanations II

These two sutts describe profound and important points of the doctrine (Dhamma). The former is a discussion between Mahā Kotthita and Sariputta, the latter a discussion between the Bhikkhuni Dhammadinna and the devotee Visakha.

45. Culadhammasamadana Sutta: Life management I

46. ​​Mahadhammasamadana Sutta: Life Management II

Buddha, different in both sutts, explains four kinds of life. Depending on whether the life-cycle has pleasurable or unpleasant consequences in the present and whether they will in the future reach gratifying or unpleasant consequences.

47. Vimamsaka Sutta: The Researcher

Buddha encourages the monks to thoroughly examine whether he can be considered the fully awakened.

48. Kosambiya Sutta: At Kosambi

During a time when the monks at Kosambi were in dispute, Buddha teaches them six qualities to promote charity, respect and peace. He also explains the extraordinary sevenfold knowledge that a monk has acquired the electricity entry.

49. Brahmanimantanika Sutta: Brahmas Visitation

Baka the Brahmana, the highest god (worshiped in Christianity as the dear God), has assumed the false opinion that the heavenly world over which he reigns is eternal, and there is nothing more beyond that. Buddha pays him a visit to dissuade him from the wrong view and implicates him in a conflict of unimaginable, inconceivable, enormous dimensions.

50. Maratajjaniya Sutta: Mara’s referral

Mara tries to bother the venerable Mahā Moggallana. Moggalana refers to an event in the past to warn Mara of his injurious actions to bother the disciples of Buddha.


51. Kandaraka Sutta: Kandaraka

Buddha describes the four types of people found in the world – who torment themselves, torment others who torment themselves and others that do not torment and lead a holy life.

52. Atthakanagara Sutta: At Atthakanagara

The venerable Ananda counts eleven “doors to death”, through which a striving person can free himself from the fetters and reach the suffering relief.

53. Sekha Sutta: The fighter

After tacit talk, Buddha says to Ananda that he should recite the preaching “as one follows the right path” (“steps of the fighter”) to the Sakyern.

54. Potaliya Sutta: To Potaliya

Buddha clarifies an arrogant conversation partner, which is understood in his teaching as “separation from all activities”. This sutte gives a poignant list of the dangers of Sinnes attachments.

55. Jivaka Sutta: To Jivaka

Buddha explains when meat can be eaten and defends his disciples against unjustified attacks.

56. Upali Sutta. To Upali

The rich and well-known house Upali, a famous supporter of the Jainas, brags to go to Buddha to pass him and his doctrine. Instead, he finds himself converted to Buddha’s doctrine.

57. Kukkuravatika Sutta: The dog ascetic

Buddha meets two ascetics, one imitating the behavior of a dog and imitating the behavior of a cow. He reveals to them the uselessness of their actions and keeps a speech about karma and its fruit.

58. Abhayarajakumara Sutta: Prince Abhaya

The Master of the Jainas, Nigantha Nataputta, teaches Prince Abhaya an ambiguous question with which he could disprove the teachings of Buddha. Buddha escaped the trouble and explained what kind of speech he would express and which not.

59. Bahuvedaniya Sutta: Many feelings

After elucidating the misunderstanding about the division of feelings, Buddha counts up various well-being and happiness that can be experienced.

60. Apannaka Sutta: Uncertainty

Buddha gives a group of householders a detailed lecture to help them free themselves from their attachment to views.

61. Ambalatthikarahulovada Sutta: Rahulas admonition I

Buddha exhorts his son, the novice Rahula, about the danger of lying and points to the importance of constantly controlling the thoughts.

62. Maharahulovada Sutta: Rahulas Exhortation II

Buddha teaches Rahula the consideration of the four elements, the careful inhalation and exhalation, and other things.

63. Culamalunkya Sutta: The son of the Malunkya I

The monk Malunkya threatens to step out of the Order who Buddha does not answer his abstract questions. With a parable, a man struck by a poisonous arrow, Buddha makes clear what he is teaching and what is not.

64. Mahamalunkya Sutta: The son of Malunkya II

The Buddha teaches how the five shattering fetters can be overcome.

65. Bhaddali Sutta: Bhaddali

Buddha exhorts the recalcitrant monk Baddhali and explains to him the disadvantageous consequences if he does not comply with the monks’ rules.

66. Latukikopama Sutta: The Parable of the Quail

Buddha emphasizes the importance of overcoming all fetters and all attachments, indifferent as slight and harmol they may appear.

67. Catuma Sutta: At Catuma

Buddha teaches a group of novices about four dangers to be overcome when one has moved into houselessness.

68. Nalakapana Sutta: At Nalakapana

Buddha explains why he reveals the place of rebirth when one of his disciples dies.

69. Gulissani Sutta: Gulissani

The venerable Sariputta gives a speech on the correct behavior of a solitary monk.

70. Kitagiri Sutta: At Kitagiri

Buddha teaches a group of unwilling monks. In speech, he reveals the important sevenfold division of the Noble disciples.

71. Tevijjavacchagotta Sutta: Vacchagotta I

Buddha denies uninterrupted knowledge of all things and possesses at all times and explains the threefold knowledge that he possesses.

72. Aggivacchagotta Sutta: Vacchagotta II – The fire

Buddha explains the migrating monk Vacchagotta why he does not represent speculative views. With a parable of an extinct fire Buddha tries to explain the fate of a saved one.

73. Mahavacchagotta Sutta: Vacchagotta III

Vacchagotta’s conversion to Dhamma, the teaching of Buddha, and his attainment of holiness.

74. Dighanakha Sutta: Dighanakha

The Buddha discusses with the doubting Dighanaka and teaches him the liberation by contemplating the feelings.

75. Magandiya Sutta: Magandiya

Buddha meets with the ignorant Magandiya and explains to him the dangers of sense-pleasure – adherence – enjoyment, and the advantages that can be achieved through renunciation.

76. Sandaka Sutta: Sandaka

The venerable Ananda teaches a group of wandering monks that four kinds of asceticism are wrong and four others are unpleasant. Then he explains how a rational man can lead the change of purity, so that he finds the right way and attains salvation.

77. Mahasakuludayi Sutta: Sakuludayin

Buddha tells a group of wanderings why his followers adore him and they visit him as their teacher.

78. Samanamandika Sutta: Samanamandikaputta

Buddha explains when someone can be described as the “ascetic battle”.

79. Culasakuludayi Sutta: Sakuludayi

Buddha examines the teachings of the Wanderasketen Sakuludayi, revealing the nonsense of his doctrine with some parables, such as “the most beautiful girl in the whole country.”

80. Vekhanassa Sutta: Vekhanassa

A speech similar to the preceding one with an addition to sensual pleasures.

81. Ghatikara Sutta: Ghatikara of the Hafner

Buddha narrates a story of the gospel of the Ghatsara, which particularly supported the Buddha Kassapa from the past.

82. Ratthapala Sutta: Ratthapala

The story of the young Ratthapala, which his parents did not want to allow in the monks’ orders. Later, as a saint, he visits his parents’ home and his parents again try to dissuade him from his holy way.

83. Makhadeva Sutta: King Makhadeva

Buddha tells a legend from ancient times about an ancient royal ancestral sequence whose moral tradition was interrupted by negligence.

84. Madhura Sutta: Madhura

The venerable Maha Kaccāna examines the assertion of the Brahmans that the Brahman caste is the highest.

85. Bodhirajakumara Sutta: Prince Bodhi

Buddha replies to the claim of Prince Bodhis that it is only possible to achieve pain, with a description of his own experience on the way to salvation.

86 . Angulimala Sutta: Angulimala

A story like Buddha converts the killer to Angulimāla and how Angulimāla achieves salvation.

87. Piyajatika Sutta: Consequences of love

Buddha explains why the love affliction brings sorrow, lamentation, and despair.

88. Bahitika Sutta: The cloak

Ananda answers King Pasenadi’s questions about Buddha’s behavior.

89. Dhammacetiya Sutta: Monument of the Dhamma

King Pasenadi has ten reasons why he so highly reveres Buddha.

90. Kannakatthala Sutta. At the Zwieselstein

King Pasenadi questions Buddha about omniscience, about the chest system, and about gods.

91. Brahmayu Sutta: Brahmayu

The ancient and learned Brahman Brahmayu heard of the Buddha, sought him up, and became his follower.

92. Sela Sutta: Sela

The Brahman Sela questions Buddha and gains confidence in him. He will be a devotee of Buddha along with all his disciples.

93. Assalayana Sutta: Assalayana

A young Brahman goes to Buddha to discuss with him the assertion that the Brahman caste is the highest.

94. Ghotamukha Sutta: Ghotamukha

A conversation between the monk Udeno and the Brahman Ghotamukha on the life of the real ascetic.

95. Canki Sutta: Canki

Buddha teaches the biased young Brahmanas Kapāthika how to nurture, develop and train truth.

96. Esukari Sutta: Esukari

Buddha discusses with the Brahman Esukāri the claim of the Brahmans to be the highest caste.

97. Dhananjani Sutta: Dhananjani

The Venerable Sāriputta exhorted a Brahman who tried to excuse his negligence with his many work. Later, when the Brahman lies on the deathbed, Sariputta directs him into the Brahman world, which he reaches after his death. Buddha blames Sariputta because he did not lead the Brahmans to higher, to salvation.

98. Vasettha Sutta: Vasettha

Buddha resolves a dispute between between two young Brahmins about the characteristics of a truly genuine Brahman.

99. Subha Sutta: Subha

Buddha answers a young Brahman questions and shows him the way to the Brahma world.

100. Sangarava Sutta: Sangarava

A Brahma student asks Buddha about the basis on which he teaches the sacred life.


101. Devadaha Sutta: Devadaha

Buddha rejects the theory of Jainas that liberation can only be achieved through self-castement. He points a different way as the pursuit brings fruits.

102. Pancattaya Sutta: Five and Three

A study of different views on past and future and the misunderstanding about Nibbana.

103. Kinti Sutta: Maybe

Buddha explains how a monk can enlighten misunderstandings about the Dhamma.

104. Samagama Sutta: At Samagama

Buddha establishes rules to ensure that the monks’ orders continue after his death.

105. Sunakkhatta Sutta: Sunakkhatta

Buddha talks about the problem of how someone can misjudge his progress in meditation.

106. Anenjasappaya Sutta: On Immobility

Buddha explains the different stages of higher meditation until the attainment of Nibbana.

107. Ganakamoggallana Sutta: Calculator Moggallana

Buddha describes the gradual practice of a monk and describes himself as “the signpost”.

108. Gopakamoggallana Sutta: Overseer of the Moggallana

Ananda explains how, after the Buddha’s death, the monk’s order will be given its unity and discipline.

109. Mahapunnama Sutta: Vollmond I

A monk interrogates Buddha about the five groups of beings, adherence, personality, and the realization of the non-ego.

110. Culapunnama Sutta: Full Moon II

Buddha explains the difference between a good and a bad person.

111.Anupada Sutta: The series

Buddha describes Sāriputta’s development on the way to salvation.

112. Chabbisodhana Sutta: Sixfold purity

Buddha explains how a monk is to be questioned if he claims to have achieved salvation.

113. Sappurisa Sutta: A Good Man

Buddha explains the character of a good and bad man.

114. Sevitabbasevitabba Sutta: To do and not to do

Buddha gives an outline what to do and what to omit and Sāriputta explains the details.

115. Bahudhatuka Sutta: Plenty of species

Buddha explains in detail the elements, the senses, the conditional emergence, and possible and impossible things in the world.

116. Isigili Sutta: In sight of the sight

A list of the names and names of Pacceka Buddhas who stayed at Isigili in earlier times.

117. Mahacattarisaka Sutta: Forty-four

Buddha defines the factors of the eightfold path and explains their relationship among themselves.

118 . Anapanasati Sutta: Mindful breathing

Buddha enumerates sixteen exercises of inhalation and exhalation, and their relation to the four foundations of mindfulness and the seven enlightenment members.

119. Kayagatasati Sutta: Physical Consideration

Buddha explains how mindfulness is to be practiced and unfolded on the body and counts the benefits to be gained thereby.

120. Sankharupapatti Sutta: Different return

Buddha explains how to be reborn according to your own desire and will power in certain places.

121. Culasuññata Sutta: Emptiness I

Buddha clarifies Ananda about staying in the emptiness.

122. Mahasuññata Sutta: Emptiness II

Knowing that the monks are like society, prompt Buddha to point out how important it is to remain in solitude and nurture the emptiness.

123. Acchariya-abbhuta Sutta: Wonderful properties

At a meeting of the monks Ananda tells the wonderful events before and during the birth of Buddha.

124. Bakkula Sutta: Bakkula

The elderly monk Bakkula tells amazing and wonderful things, which he did in his eighty-year religious period. His death is no less astonishing.

125. Dantabhumi Sutta: Tameness

With a parable of an elephant to be tamed, Buddha explains how to tame the mind.

126. Bhumija Sutta: Bhumija

Buddha shows with a series of parables the advantages of the eightfold path.

127. Anuruddha Sutta: Anuruddha

Anuruddha clarifies the difference between unrestrained solicitude and great solicitude.

128. Upakkilesa Sutta: Contamination

Buddha points to obstacles that can occur during meditation and where one can find pleasure. These obstructions ( vapassanūpakkilesa ) can even make you believe that you have already achieved holiness.

129. Balapandita Sutta: The Gate and the Wise

A detailed description of where to carry out bad deeds. With a hint how difficult it is to be born again as a human being.

130. Devaduta Sutta: God’s messengers

Buddha describes the sufferings in hell which await the gates after death.

131. Bhaddekaratta Sutta: Holy-Watchful

132. Anandabhaddekaratta Sutta: Ananda Holy-Watchful

133. Mahakaccanabhaddekaratta Sutta: Maha Kaccana Holy-Watchful

134. Lomasakangiyabhaddekaratta Sutta: Lomasakangiya Holy watchful

The four Sutten above act by a spell where Buddha on the importance – to see things as they really are – points.

135. Culakammavibhanga Sutta: Karma I

Buddha explains how his own deeds determine happiness and misfortune, and what is reborn, depending on the deeds done.

136. Mahakammavibhanga Sutta: Karma II

Another sutte about karma and the resulting effects which can not be exactly predicted. How complex and peculiar Karma affects describes Buddha by means of four different individuals.

137. Salayatanavibhanga Sutta: Distinguishing the senses

Buddha explains in detail the six inner and outer senses of the senses and the consciousness ascending to them.

138. Uddesavibhanga Sutta: The stamp of Badge

Buddha teaches how restraint of the mind with regard to the external basis of meaning and the non-adherence to the internal sense-foundation leads to the liberation of suffering. Maha Kaccana continues the explanation and rewards praise of Buddha.

139. Aranavibhanga Sutta: Distinctions according to harmlessness

Buddha gives a detailed explanation of the Middle Path. Both extremes, self-mortification, and pleasure are to be avoided.

140. Dhatuvibhanga Sutta: Differentiation of elements

Visiting a potter, Buddha gives a detailed speech on the elements of which a man consists.

141. Saccavibhanga Sutta: Explanation of Truths

The venerable Sāriputta gives a detailed speech on the four noble truths.

142. Dakkhinavibhanga Sutta: Explanation of the donation

Buddha counts fourteen types of personal donation and seven kinds of donations to the monks’ orders.

143. Anathapindikovada Sutta: Anāthapindikas submission

The venerable Sāriputta is called to the deathbed of Anāthapindika and gives him a disturbing explanation of the non-attachment.

144. Channovada Sutta: Channas’s submission

The venerable Channa is diekrank and takes his life although Mahacunda and Sāriputta try to keep him from it. Chan’s suicide is not blamed by Buddha because Channa has already reached holiness and is therefore not born again.

145. Punnovada Sutta: Punnas submission

The monk Punna receives guidance from Buddha and intends to go to a strange wild land. (Punna is the only missionary the Pali canon knows.) Buddha did not send him, not even encouraged but warned.)

146. Nandakovada Sutta: Nandakas submission

The venerable Nandaka makes a speech about the transience before the nuns.

147. Cularahulovada Sutta: Rāhulas small instruction

Buddha holds a speech to Rāhula which brings him holiness.

148. Chachakka Sutta: Sixfold Sixth

A very detailed speech on the consideration of all the factors of sense perception as non-ego.

149. Mahasalayatanika Sutta: The six senses

How false views about the six sense impressions lead to future adherence and how right view leads to liberation.

150. Nagaravindeyya Sutta: The Nagaravinder

Buddha tells a group of Brahmanese who are to be worshiped and not being Samans and Brahmanas. Only those who put the attachments are worth being revered.

151. Pindapataparisuddhi Sutta: Purity of alms

Buddha tells Sāriputta to behave like a monk in order to receive alms.

152. Indriyabhavana Sutta: mastery of the senses

Buddha explains the difference between the mastery of the senses in a saint and the one who is still practicing.