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Nidana Samyutta (Group of Related Discourses on Causal Factors From Nidanavagga Samyutta Division Containing Groups of Discourses on Causal Factors)
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Introduction

The Pitaka is generally classified into Vinaya, Suttanta and Abhidhamma. The Suttanta Pitaka is divided into five Nikayas or Collections of Discourses. The Samyutta Nikaya (Collections of Groups of Related Discourses) is the third of the collections. The Nidana Samyutta which deals with Causal Factors is a substantial part of Nidana Vagga Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikaya. This book contain translations of the Suttas in the Nidana Samyutta (Group of Related Discourses on Causal Factors) consisting of twenty sections.

The discourses presented in this book range around a single theme called Paticcasamuppada, the Theory of Cause and Effect. The purpose in proclaiming the doctrine is to liberate sentient beings from belief in atta, Self, Soul, Ego.

The Paticcasamuppada doctrine is closely associated with the attainment of Enlightenment of all the Buddhas. No Buddha has ever attained Enlightenment without reflecting on the Paticcasamuppada doctrine. This is described in the Buddha Vagga of the present boom. The Nagara Sutta in this book also describes how the Bodhisatta Siddattha reflected on the Theory of Cause and Effect before attaining Enlightenment. On the night, which culminated in the attainment of Enlightenment at dawn, he spent the first watch abiding in the fourth Rupa Jhana and attained the first supernormal Insight into the past existences (pubbenivasa name). In the middle watch o the night, he acquired the Divine Power of Sight (dibbacakkhu nana), the Insight that enabled him to see the arising and passing away of all beings, how they pass away from one existence and are reborn into another existence, in accordance with their previous meritorious or demeritorious deeds. In the last watch he reflected on the Chain of Cause and Effect. Having arisen from the Fourth Jhana, he engaged in vipassana meditation to its culminating stage, attaining arahattamagga. Simultaneously with the attainment of arahattamagga, he attained Full Enlightenment (Sabbannuta Nana). Immediately after attaining Enlightenment he uttered exulting verses in which the Paticcasamuppada doctrine was set forth. Throughout his life also, he repeatedly reflected on and expounded the doctrine.

CONTENTS
(i) BUDDHA VAGGA
v
1Paticcasamuppada Sutta
Discourse on the Theory of Cause and Effects
3
2Vibhanga Sutta
Analytical Exposition of the Theory of cause and Effects
6
3Patipada Sutta
Discourse on the Practice
12
4Vipassi Sutta
Discourse Concerning Buddha Vipassi
13
5Sikhi Sutta
Discourse Concerning Sikhi Buddha
19
6Vessabhu Sutta
Discourse Concerning Vessabhu Buddha
19
7Kakusandha Sutta
Discourse Concerning Kakusandha Buddha
19
8Konagamana Sutta
Discourse Concerning Konagamana Buddha
20
9Kassapa Sutta
Discourse Concerning Kassapa Buddha
20
10Gotama Sutta
Discourse Concerning Gotama Buddha
21
(ii) AHARA VAGGA
1Ahara Sutta
Discourse on Nutriment
25
2Moliya Phagguna Sutta
Discourse on Moliya Phagguna
28
3Dutiya Samana Brahmana Sutta
The Second Discourse on Samanas and Brahmanas
31
4Dutiya Samana Brahmana Sutta
The Second Discourse on Samanas and Brahmanas
33
5Kaccanagotta Sutta
Discourse to the Venerable Kaccanagotta
35
6Dhammakathika Sutta
Discourse on the Exponent o the Dhamma
38
7Acela Kassapa Sutta
Discourse to the Naked Ascetic Kassapa
40
8Timbaruka Sutta
Discourse to the Wandering Ascetic Timbaruka
44
9Bala Pandita Sutta
Discourse on the Fools and the Wise
47
10Paccaya Sutta
Discourse on Causal Relations
49
(iii) DASABALA VAGGA
1Dasabala Sutta
Dasabala Discourse
55
2Dutiya Dasabala Sutta
The Second Dasabala Discourse
56
3Upanisa Sutta
Discourse on Causality
58
4Annatithiya Sutta
Discourse Concerning Wandering Ascetics of other Faiths
63
5Bhumija Sutta
Discourse Concerning the Venerable Bhumija……
69
6Upavana Sutta
Discourse to the Venerable Upavana
74
7Paccaya Sutta
Discourse on Causal Relations
76
8Bhikkhu Sutta
Discourse Concerning Bhikkhus
78
9Samana Brahamana Sutta
Discourse on Samanas and Brahmanas
80
10Dutiya Samana Brahmana Sutta
The Second Discourse on Samanas and Brahmanas
81
(iv) KALARAKHATTIYA VAGGA
1Bhuta Sutta
Discourse on the Five Aggregates
85
2Kalara Sutta
Discourse Concerning the Venerable Kalara
90
3Nanavatthu Sutta
Discourse on Knowledge
97
4Dutiya Nanavatthu Sutta
The Second Discourse on Knowledge
101
5Avijjapaccaya Sutta
Discourse on Ignorance as a Conditioning Factor
103
6Dutiya Avijjapaccaya Sutta
The Second Discourse on Ignorance as a Condition Factor
106
7Natumha Sutta
Discourse on 'Not Yours'
108
8Cetana Sutta
Discourse on Volition
109
9Dutiya Cetana Sutta The Second Discourse on Volition111
10Tatiya Cetana Sutta
The Third Discourse on Volition
112
(v) GAHAPATI VOGGA
1Panca Verabhaya Sutta
Discourse on the Five Enmities and Dangers
117
2Dutiya Panca Verabhaya Sutta
The Second Discourse on the Five Enmities and Dangers
121
3Dukkha Sutta
Discourse on Dukkha
123
4Loka Sutta
Discourse on Loka
125
5Natika Sutta
Discourse Delivered at the Village of Natika
127
6Annatara Brahmana Sutta Discourse to a Certain Brahmin129
7Janussoni Sutta
Discourse to the Brahmin Janussoni
130
8Lokayatika Sutta
Discourse to Brahmin Lokayatika
131
9Ariyasavaka Sutta
Discourse on the Ariya Disciple
133
10Dutiya Ariyasavaka Sutta
The Second Discourse on the Ariya Disciple
135
(vi) DUKKHA VAGGA
1Parivi Mamsana Sutta
Discourse on Thorough Search
139
2Upadana Sutta
Discourse on Clinging
145
3Samyojana Sutta
Discourse on the Attachment
147
4Dutiya Samyojana Sutta
The Second Discourse on the Attachment
149
5Maharukkha Sutta
Discourse Giving the Simile of Big Tree
150
6Dutiya Maharukkha Sutta
The Second Discourse Giving the Simile of a Big Tree
152
7Tarunarukkha Sutta
The Discourse Giving the Simile of a Young Tree
153
8Namarupa Sutta
Discourse on Mind-and-body
154
9Vinnana Sutta
Discourse on Consciousness
155
10Nidana Sutta
Discourse on Causal Factors
156
(vii) MAHA VAGGA
1Assutava Sutta
Discourse on the Uninstructed
161
2Dutiya Assutava Sutta
The Second Discourse on the Uninstructed
164
3Puttamamsupama Sutta
Discourse with the Parable of Eating the Flesh of One's Own Son
167
4Atthiraga Sutta
Discourse Entitled 'There is Attachment'
171
5Nagara Sutta
Discourse with the Simile of An Old City
175
6Sammasa Sutta
Discourse on Thorough Examination
179
7Nalakalapi Sutta
Discourse With the Simile of Bundles of Reeds
185
8Kosambi Sutta
Discourse Given at Kosambi
189
9Upayanti Sutta
Discourse With the Simile of Flood Tide in the Ocean
194
10Susima Sutta
Discourse Concerning the Wandering Ascetic Susima
196
(viii) SAMANA BRAHMANA VAGGA
1Jaramarana Sutta
Discourse on Ageing-and-Death
209
2-11Jatisuttadi Dasaka
Ten Discourses on Rebirth, etc.
210
(ix) ANTARA PEYYALA
(Vaggas with repetitions in between) (i) Satthu Vagga
1Satthu Sutta
Discourse on the Need for Teachers
213
2-11Dutiya Satthu Suttadi Dasaka
Ten Discourses Beginning with the Second Discourse on the Need for Teachers
214
(ii)-(xii) Sikkha Vaggadi Peyyala Ekadasaka Eleven Vaggas with Repetitions Beginning with the Vagga on Training216
Index221

Nidana Samyutta (Group of Related Discourses on Causal Factors From Nidanavagga Samyutta Division Containing Groups of Discourses on Causal Factors)

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Introduction

The Pitaka is generally classified into Vinaya, Suttanta and Abhidhamma. The Suttanta Pitaka is divided into five Nikayas or Collections of Discourses. The Samyutta Nikaya (Collections of Groups of Related Discourses) is the third of the collections. The Nidana Samyutta which deals with Causal Factors is a substantial part of Nidana Vagga Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikaya. This book contain translations of the Suttas in the Nidana Samyutta (Group of Related Discourses on Causal Factors) consisting of twenty sections.

The discourses presented in this book range around a single theme called Paticcasamuppada, the Theory of Cause and Effect. The purpose in proclaiming the doctrine is to liberate sentient beings from belief in atta, Self, Soul, Ego.

The Paticcasamuppada doctrine is closely associated with the attainment of Enlightenment of all the Buddhas. No Buddha has ever attained Enlightenment without reflecting on the Paticcasamuppada doctrine. This is described in the Buddha Vagga of the present boom. The Nagara Sutta in this book also describes how the Bodhisatta Siddattha reflected on the Theory of Cause and Effect before attaining Enlightenment. On the night, which culminated in the attainment of Enlightenment at dawn, he spent the first watch abiding in the fourth Rupa Jhana and attained the first supernormal Insight into the past existences (pubbenivasa name). In the middle watch o the night, he acquired the Divine Power of Sight (dibbacakkhu nana), the Insight that enabled him to see the arising and passing away of all beings, how they pass away from one existence and are reborn into another existence, in accordance with their previous meritorious or demeritorious deeds. In the last watch he reflected on the Chain of Cause and Effect. Having arisen from the Fourth Jhana, he engaged in vipassana meditation to its culminating stage, attaining arahattamagga. Simultaneously with the attainment of arahattamagga, he attained Full Enlightenment (Sabbannuta Nana). Immediately after attaining Enlightenment he uttered exulting verses in which the Paticcasamuppada doctrine was set forth. Throughout his life also, he repeatedly reflected on and expounded the doctrine.

CONTENTS
(i) BUDDHA VAGGA
v
1Paticcasamuppada Sutta
Discourse on the Theory of Cause and Effects
3
2Vibhanga Sutta
Analytical Exposition of the Theory of cause and Effects
6
3Patipada Sutta
Discourse on the Practice
12
4Vipassi Sutta
Discourse Concerning Buddha Vipassi
13
5Sikhi Sutta
Discourse Concerning Sikhi Buddha
19
6Vessabhu Sutta
Discourse Concerning Vessabhu Buddha
19
7Kakusandha Sutta
Discourse Concerning Kakusandha Buddha
19
8Konagamana Sutta
Discourse Concerning Konagamana Buddha
20
9Kassapa Sutta
Discourse Concerning Kassapa Buddha
20
10Gotama Sutta
Discourse Concerning Gotama Buddha
21
(ii) AHARA VAGGA
1Ahara Sutta
Discourse on Nutriment
25
2Moliya Phagguna Sutta
Discourse on Moliya Phagguna
28
3Dutiya Samana Brahmana Sutta
The Second Discourse on Samanas and Brahmanas
31
4Dutiya Samana Brahmana Sutta
The Second Discourse on Samanas and Brahmanas
33
5Kaccanagotta Sutta
Discourse to the Venerable Kaccanagotta
35
6Dhammakathika Sutta
Discourse on the Exponent o the Dhamma
38
7Acela Kassapa Sutta
Discourse to the Naked Ascetic Kassapa
40
8Timbaruka Sutta
Discourse to the Wandering Ascetic Timbaruka
44
9Bala Pandita Sutta
Discourse on the Fools and the Wise
47
10Paccaya Sutta
Discourse on Causal Relations
49
(iii) DASABALA VAGGA
1Dasabala Sutta
Dasabala Discourse
55
2Dutiya Dasabala Sutta
The Second Dasabala Discourse
56
3Upanisa Sutta
Discourse on Causality
58
4Annatithiya Sutta
Discourse Concerning Wandering Ascetics of other Faiths
63
5Bhumija Sutta
Discourse Concerning the Venerable Bhumija……
69
6Upavana Sutta
Discourse to the Venerable Upavana
74
7Paccaya Sutta
Discourse on Causal Relations
76
8Bhikkhu Sutta
Discourse Concerning Bhikkhus
78
9Samana Brahamana Sutta
Discourse on Samanas and Brahmanas
80
10Dutiya Samana Brahmana Sutta
The Second Discourse on Samanas and Brahmanas
81
(iv) KALARAKHATTIYA VAGGA
1Bhuta Sutta
Discourse on the Five Aggregates
85
2Kalara Sutta
Discourse Concerning the Venerable Kalara
90
3Nanavatthu Sutta
Discourse on Knowledge
97
4Dutiya Nanavatthu Sutta
The Second Discourse on Knowledge
101
5Avijjapaccaya Sutta
Discourse on Ignorance as a Conditioning Factor
103
6Dutiya Avijjapaccaya Sutta
The Second Discourse on Ignorance as a Condition Factor
106
7Natumha Sutta
Discourse on 'Not Yours'
108
8Cetana Sutta
Discourse on Volition
109
9Dutiya Cetana Sutta The Second Discourse on Volition111
10Tatiya Cetana Sutta
The Third Discourse on Volition
112
(v) GAHAPATI VOGGA
1Panca Verabhaya Sutta
Discourse on the Five Enmities and Dangers
117
2Dutiya Panca Verabhaya Sutta
The Second Discourse on the Five Enmities and Dangers
121
3Dukkha Sutta
Discourse on Dukkha
123
4Loka Sutta
Discourse on Loka
125
5Natika Sutta
Discourse Delivered at the Village of Natika
127
6Annatara Brahmana Sutta Discourse to a Certain Brahmin129
7Janussoni Sutta
Discourse to the Brahmin Janussoni
130
8Lokayatika Sutta
Discourse to Brahmin Lokayatika
131
9Ariyasavaka Sutta
Discourse on the Ariya Disciple
133
10Dutiya Ariyasavaka Sutta
The Second Discourse on the Ariya Disciple
135
(vi) DUKKHA VAGGA
1Parivi Mamsana Sutta
Discourse on Thorough Search
139
2Upadana Sutta
Discourse on Clinging
145
3Samyojana Sutta
Discourse on the Attachment
147
4Dutiya Samyojana Sutta
The Second Discourse on the Attachment
149
5Maharukkha Sutta
Discourse Giving the Simile of Big Tree
150
6Dutiya Maharukkha Sutta
The Second Discourse Giving the Simile of a Big Tree
152
7Tarunarukkha Sutta
The Discourse Giving the Simile of a Young Tree
153
8Namarupa Sutta
Discourse on Mind-and-body
154
9Vinnana Sutta
Discourse on Consciousness
155
10Nidana Sutta
Discourse on Causal Factors
156
(vii) MAHA VAGGA
1Assutava Sutta
Discourse on the Uninstructed
161
2Dutiya Assutava Sutta
The Second Discourse on the Uninstructed
164
3Puttamamsupama Sutta
Discourse with the Parable of Eating the Flesh of One's Own Son
167
4Atthiraga Sutta
Discourse Entitled 'There is Attachment'
171
5Nagara Sutta
Discourse with the Simile of An Old City
175
6Sammasa Sutta
Discourse on Thorough Examination
179
7Nalakalapi Sutta
Discourse With the Simile of Bundles of Reeds
185
8Kosambi Sutta
Discourse Given at Kosambi
189
9Upayanti Sutta
Discourse With the Simile of Flood Tide in the Ocean
194
10Susima Sutta
Discourse Concerning the Wandering Ascetic Susima
196
(viii) SAMANA BRAHMANA VAGGA
1Jaramarana Sutta
Discourse on Ageing-and-Death
209
2-11Jatisuttadi Dasaka
Ten Discourses on Rebirth, etc.
210
(ix) ANTARA PEYYALA
(Vaggas with repetitions in between) (i) Satthu Vagga
1Satthu Sutta
Discourse on the Need for Teachers
213
2-11Dutiya Satthu Suttadi Dasaka
Ten Discourses Beginning with the Second Discourse on the Need for Teachers
214
(ii)-(xii) Sikkha Vaggadi Peyyala Ekadasaka Eleven Vaggas with Repetitions Beginning with the Vagga on Training216
Index221
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