The forth volume of the mulapannasapali of the Majjima Nikaya

  • MN31 Cūḷagosiṅgasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The minor discourse in the Gosinga forest - The discussion between three monks Anuruddha, Nandiya and Kimbila and the Buddha provides an insight on how loving kindness used to foster friendship affords these monks the ability to know instinctively each other’s accomplishments.

  • MN32 Mahāgosiṅgasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The longer discourse in the Gosinga forest - The opportunity to hear Sariputta give a talk leads to an interesting discussion amongst  several of the chief disciples in the presence of the Buddha on each of their views of on what qualities an accomplished Bhikkhu would have.

  • MN33 Mahāgopālakasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The greater cowherd discourse - The Buddha uses the analogy of the knowledge of the cowherd to explain the eleven factors that are conducive to spiritual growth, and eleven that are obstructive it.

  • MN34 Cūḷagopālakasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The shorter discourse on the cowherd - By using the analogy of a strategy from an intelligent cowherd, the Buddha urges his monks to earnestly work towards the lasting safety of Nibbana.

  • MN35 Cūḷasaccakasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The shorter discourse to saccaka - Even though the Buddha did not usually seek debates, he knew how to reply effectively when attacked. In this discourse, he gets Saccaka — who uses a variety of cheap debater's tricks — to trip over those tricks. However, the Buddha goes beyond simply defeating Saccaka in debate. He then takes the opportunity to teach him the Dhamma.

  • MN36 Mahāsaccakasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The longer discourse to saccaka - In response to an insinuating remark that his ability not to be overcome by pleasure and pain is due simply to the fact that he never experienced any intense pleasures or pains; the Buddha recounts the pains he endured in his austerities, and the pleasures that attended the path to and his attainment of Awakening.

  • MN37 Cūḷataṇhāsaṅkhayasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The Shorter Discourse On the Destruction of Craving - After Sakka, the King of the Gods receives a short discourse on the destruction of craving from the Buddha, Mahamoggallana the chief disciple decides to test Sakka on the information he received.

  • MN38 Mahātaṇhāsaṅkhayasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The Greater Craving-Destruction Discourse - A long discourse in which the Buddha discusses how to understand the role of consciousness as a process in the process of birth in a way that actually can lead to the end of birth.

  • MN39 Mahāassapurasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The Greater Discourse at Assapura - The Buddha outlines the full course of training by which a meditator may earn the right to call him- or herself a true contemplative. As presented here, the training begins with conscience and concern for the results of one's actions, and leads progressively through the cultivation of virtue, sense-restraint, moderation, wakefulness, mindfulness, alertness, the four jhanas, finally culminating in the realization of the insight knowledges.

  • MN40 Cūḷaassapurasuttaṃ ( 2 )

    The Shorter Discourse in Assapura - The Buddha explains that it is not the clothing and appearances that makes a monk or recluse but it is his or her practice of loving kindness, compassion, altruistic joy, and equanimity that leads to the destruction of desires that defines recluseship.