List of Majjhima Nikaya suttas

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This is a list of the suttas in the Majjhima Nikaya collection of middle-length discourses, part of the Tripitaka Buddhist canon.

General List[edit]

Sutta number Pali title English title
MN 1 Mulapariyaya Sutta The Root Sequence
MN 2 Sabbasava Sutta All the Fermentations
MN 3 Dhammadayada Sutta Heirs in Dhamma
MN 4 Bhaya-bherava Sutta Fear and Terror
MN 5 Anangana Sutta Without Blemishes
MN 6 Akankheyya Sutta If a Bhikkhu Should Wish
MN 7 Vatthupama Sutta The Simile of the Cloth
MN 8 Sallekha Sutta The Discourse on Effacement
MN 9 Sammaditthi Sutta Right View
MN 10 Satipatthana Sutta Frames of Reference/Foundations of Mindfulness
MN 11 Cula-sihanada Sutta The Shorter Discourse on the Lion's Roar
MN 12 Maha-sihanada Sutta The Great Discourse on the Lion's Roar
MN 13 Maha-dukkhakkhandha Sutta The Greater Discourse on the Mass of Suffering
MN 14 Cula-dukkhakkhandha Sutta The Shorter Discourse on the Mass of Suffering
MN 15 Anumana Sutta Inference
MN 16 Cetokhila Sutta The Wilderness in the Heart
MN 17 Vanapattha Sutta Jungle Thickets
MN 18 Madhupindika Sutta The Ball of Honey
MN 19 Dvedhavitakka Sutta Two Sorts of Thinking
MN 20 Vitakkasanthana Sutta The Removal of Distracting Thoughts
MN 21 Kakacupama Sutta The Simile of the Saw
MN 22 Alagaddupama Sutta The Water-Snake Simile
MN 23 Vammika Sutta The Ant
MN 24 Ratha-vinita Sutta Relay Chariots
MN 25 Nivapa Sutta The Bait
MN 26 Ariyapariyesana Sutta The Noble Search
MN 27 Cula-hatthipadopama Sutta The Shorter Elephant Footprint Simile
MN 28 Maha-hatthipadopama Sutta The Great Elephant Footprint Simile
MN 29 Maha-saropama Sutta The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Heartwood
MN 30 Cula-saropama Sutta The Shorter Discourse on the Simile of the Heartwood
MN 31 Cula-gosinga Sutta The Shorter Discourse in Gosinga
MN 32 Maha-gosinga Sutta The Greater Discourse in Gosinga
MN 33 Maha-gopalaka Sutta The Greater Cowherd Discourse
MN 34 Cula-gopalaka Sutta The Shorter Discourse on the Cowherd
MN 35 Cula-saccaka Sutta The Shorter Discourse on the Saccaka
MN 36 Maha-Saccaka Sutta The Greater Discourse on the Saccaka
MN 37 Cula-tanhasankhaya Sutta The Shorter Discourse on the Destruction of Craving
MN 38 Maha-tanhasankhaya Sutta The Greater Discourse on the Destruction of Craving
MN 39 Maha-Assapura Sutta The Greater Discourse at Assapura
MN 40 Cula-assapura Sutta The Shorter Discourse at Assapura
MN 41 Saleyyaka Sutta The Brahmans of Sala
MN 42 Veranjaka Sutta The Brahmins of Veranjaka
MN 43 Maha-vedalla Sutta The Greater Set of Questions-and-Answers
MN 44 Cula-vedalla Sutta The Shorter Set of Questions-and-Answers
MN 45 Cula-dhammasamadana Sutta The Shorter Discourse on Taking on Practices
MN 46 Maha-dhammasamadana Sutta The Greater Discourse on Taking on Practices
MN 47 Vimamsaka Sutta The Inquirer
MN 48 Kosambiya Sutta The Kosambians
MN 49 Brahmanimantanika Sutta The Invitation Of A Brahma
MN 50 Maratajjaniya Sutta The Rebuke to Mara
MN 51 Kandaka Sutta To Kandaka
MN 52 Atthakanagara Sutta To the Man from Atthakanagara
MN 53 Sekha-patipada Sutta The Practice for One in Training
MN 54 Potaliya Sutta To Potaliya
MN 55 Jivaka Sutta Discourse given to Jivaka the medicine man
MN 56 Upali Sutta Discourse given to Upali the householder
MN 57 Kukkuravatika Sutta The Dog-duty Ascetic
MN 58 Abhaya Sutta To Prince Abhaya (On Right Speech)
MN 59 Bahuvedaniya Sutta The Many Kinds of Feeling
MN 60 Apannaka Sutta The Incontrovertible Teaching
MN 61 Ambalatthikarahulovada Sutta Advice to Rahula at Mango Stone
MN 62 Maha-Rahulovada Sutta The Greater Discourse of Advice to Rahula
MN 63 Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta The Shorter Instructions to Malunkya
MN 64 Maha-Malunkyaputta Sutta The Greater Instructions to Malunkya
MN 65 Bhaddali Sutta To Bhaddali
MN 66 Latukikopama Sutta The Quail Simile
MN 67 Catuma Sutta At Catuma
MN 68 Nalakapana Sutta At Nalakapana
MN 69 Gulissani Sutta Gulissani
MN 70 Kitagiri Sutta At Kitagiri
MN 71 Tevijja Vacchagotta Sutta To Vacchagotta on the Threefold True Knowledge
MN 72 Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta To Vacchagotta on Fire
MN 73 Maha-Vacchagotta Sutta The Greater Discourse to Vacchagotta
MN 74 Dighanahka Sutta To Dighanakha
MN 75 Magandiya Sutta To Magandiya
MN 76 Sandaka Sutta To Sandaka
MN 77 Maha-sakuludayi Sutta The Greater Discourse to Sakuludayin
MN 78 Samana-Mundika Sutta Mundika the Contemplative
MN 79 Cula-sakuludayi Sutta The Shorter Discourse to Sakuludayin
MN 80 Vekhanassa Sutta To Vekhanassa
MN 81 Ghatikara Sutta Ghatikara the Potter
MN 82 Ratthapala Sutta About Ratthapala
MN 83 Makhadeva Sutta About King Makhadeva
MN 84 Madhura Sutta At Madhura
MN 85 Bodhirajakumara Sutta To Prince Bodhi
MN 86 Angulimala Sutta About Angulimala
MN 87 Piyajatika Sutta From One Who Is Dear
MN 88 Bahitika Sutta The Cloak
MN 89 Dhammacetiya Sutta Monuments to the Dhamma
MN 90 Kannakatthala Sutta At Kannakatthala
MN 91 Brahmayu Sutta Brahmayu
MN 92 Sela Sutta To Sela
MN 93 Assalayana Sutta To Assalayana
MN 94 Ghotamukha Sutta To Ghotamukha
MN 95 Canki Sutta With Canki
MN 96 Phasukari Sutta To Phasukari
MN 97 Dhananjani Sutta To Dhananjani
MN 98 Vasettha Sutta To Vasettha
MN 99 Subha Sutta To Subha
MN 100 Sangarava Sutta To Sangarava
MN 101 Devadaha Sutta To Devadaha
MN 102 Pancattaya Sutta The Five and Three
MN 103 Kinti Sutta What Do You Think About Me?
MN 104 Samagama Sutta At Samagama
MN 105 Sunakkhatta Sutta To Sunakkhatta
MN 106 Aneñja-sappaya Sutta Conducive to the Imperturbable
MN 107 Ganaka-Moggallana Sutta The Discourse to Ganaka-Moggallana
MN 108 Gopaka-Moggallana Sutta Moggallana the Guardsman
MN 109 Maha-punnama Sutta The Great Full-moon Night Discourse
MN 110 Cula-punnama Sutta The Shorter Discourse on the Full-moon Night
MN 111 Anupada Sutta One by One as they Occurred
MN 112 Chabbisodhana Sutta The Sixfold Purity
MN 113 Sappurisa Sutta The True Man
MN 114 Sevitabba Asevitabba Sutta To Be Cultivated and Not to Be Cultivated
MN 115 Bahudhatuka Sutta The Many Kinds of Elements
MN 116 Isigili Sutta The Discourse at Isigili
MN 117 Maha-cattarisaka Sutta The Great Forty
MN 118 Anapanasati Sutta Mindfulness of Breathing
MN 119 Kayagatasati Sutta Mindfulness Immersed in the Body
MN 120 Sankharuppatti Sutta Reappearance by Aspiration
MN 121 Cula-suññata Sutta The Lesser Discourse on Emptiness
MN 122 Maha-suññata Sutta The Greater Discourse on Emptiness
MN 123 Acchariyabbhutta Sutta Wonderful and Marvelous
MN 124 Bakkula Sutta About Venerable Bakkula
MN 125 Dantabhumi Sutta The Discourse on the "Tamed Stage"
MN 126 Bhumija Sutta To Bhumija
MN 127 Anuruddha Sutta To Anuruddha
MN 128 Upakkilesa Sutta Imperfections
MN 129 Balapandita Sutta Fools and Wise Men
MN 130 Devaduta Sutta The Divine Messengers
MN 131 Bhaddekaratta Sutta An Auspicious Day
MN 132 Ananda Bhaddekaratta Sutta Ananda and a Single Excellent Night
MN 133 Maha-kaccana Bhaddekaratta Sutta Maha-kaccana and a Single Excellent Night
MN 134 Lomasakangiya Bhaddekaratta Lomasakangiya and a Single Excellent Night
MN 135 Cula-kammavibhanga Sutta The Shorter Exposition of Kamma
MN 136 Maha-kammavibhanga Sutta The Greater Exposition of Kamma
MN 137 Salayatana-vibhanga Sutta An Analysis of the Six Sense-media
MN 138 Uddesa-vibhanga Sutta An Analysis of the Statement
MN 139 Aranavibhanga Sutta An Analysis of Non-Conflict
MN 140 Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta An Analysis of the Properties
MN 141 Saccavibhanga Sutta An Analysis of the Truths
MN 142 Dakkhinavibhanga Sutta The Exposition of Offerings
MN 143 Anathapindikovada Sutta Instructions to Anathapindika
MN 144 Channovada Sutta Instructions to Channa
MN 145 Punnovada Sutta Instructions to Punna
MN 146 Nandakovada Sutta Nandaka's Exhortation
MN 147 Cula-rahulovada Sutta The Shorter Discourse of Advice to Rāhula
MN 148 Chachakka Sutta The Six Sextets
MN 149 Maha-salayatanika Sutta The Great Six Sense-media Discourse
MN 150 Nagaravindeyya Sutta To the Nagaravindans
MN 151 Pindapataparisuddhi Sutta The Purification of Almsfood
MN 152 Indriya-bhavana Sutta The Development of the Faculties

Summary Of Selected Suttas[edit]

MN 2 All The Fermentations[edit]

Also called "All The Taints" (Bhikkhu Bodhi) This sutta explains the seven ways to remove the taints by seeing, restraining, using, enduing, avoiding, removing, and by developing.

MN 33 The Greater Cowheard Discourse[edit]

This sutta explains the eleven ways for a bhikkhu to make progress in the path.

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