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Udana

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Title: Udana: Exclamations

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Udana

Exclamations

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Vaggas:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

The Udana, the third book of the Khuddaka Nikaya, offers a rich collection of short suttas, each of which culminates in a short verse uttered by the Buddha. Altogether there are eighty suttas, arranged in eight vaggas, or chapters.

The translator appears in the square brackets []. The braces {} contain the starting page number in the PTS romanized Pali edition.

1. Bodhivagga — The Chapter About Awakening

  • Ud 1.3: Bodhi Sutta — The Bodhi Tree (3)/Awakening (3) There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 3} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    Shortly after his Awakening, the Buddha contemplates dependent origination.

  • Ud 1.10: Bahiya Sutta/Bāhiya Sutta — About Bahiya/Bāhiya There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 6} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    The ascetic Bahiya becomes an arahant upon receiving a brief teaching from the Buddha about dispassion towards the senses (“In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen…”).

2. Muccalindavagga — The Chapter About Muccalinda

  • Ud 2.1: Muccalinda Sutta — About Muccalinda There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 10} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    Muccalinda, king of the nagas, visits the Buddha.

  • Ud 2.10: Bhaddiya Kaligodha Sutta/Kāḷigodha Sutta — Bhaddiya/Bhaddiya Kāḷigodha There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 18} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    A meditating monk proclaims the blissfulness of life as a forest recluse.

3. Nandavagga — The Chapter About Nanda

  • Ud 3.1: Kamma Sutta — Former Action/Action There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 21} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    A meditating monk endures the aches and pains of illness.

  • Ud 3.2: Nanda Sutta — Nanda/About Nanda There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 21} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    The Buddha ingeniously dissuades Ven. Nanda, his half-brother, from disrobing.

4. Meghiyavagga — The Chapter About Meghiya

  • Ud 4.1: Meghiya Sutta — Meghiya/About Meghiya There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 34} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    An over-eager monk is assailed by unskillful states of mind, and the Buddha reminds him of the importance of associating with admirable friends.

  • Ud 4.5: Naga Sutta/Nāga Sutta — The Bull Elephant There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 41} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    The Buddha moves from a crowded, noisy part of the forest to a more secluded one.

5. Sonavagga — The Chapter About Sona

  • Ud 5.5: Uposatha Sutta — The Observance Day/Uposatha There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 51} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    The Buddha compares the qualities of the Dhamma to those of the ocean.

6. Jaccandhavagga — Blind from Birth

  • Ud 6.4: Tittha Sutta — Sectarians (1) There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 66} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    The Buddha's famous simile of the blind men and the elephant, illustrating the futility of arguing about one's views and opinions.

  • Ud 6.9: Adhipataka Sutta/Upāti Sutta — Like Moths to the Flame/Rushing There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 72} [ Olendzki | Thanissaro ].

    Like moths to a flame, we are drawn by sense desire.

7. Culavagga — The Minor Chapter

  • Ud 7.5: Apara Lakuntaka Bhaddiya Sutta/Lakuṇṭha Sutta — Another Discourse about Bhaddiya the Dwarf/The Dwarf There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 76} [ Nizamis | Thanissaro ].

    Inner wisdom and outward appearance are unrelated.

  • Ud 7.9: Udapāna Sutta — The Well There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 78} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    In a rare display of supernatural powers, the Buddha makes a point of Dhamma to Ven. Ānanda.

8. Pataligamiyavagga — The Chapter About Patali Village

  • Ud 8.4: Nibbāna Sutta — Parinibbana (4)/Unbinding (4) There is more than one translation! Click on the author-link below for the specific one of your choice. {Ud 81} [ Ireland | Thanissaro ].

    On the nature of Nibbāna.

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