Khandha Samyutta Group of Related Discourses on Aggregates

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Item Code: NAC036
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Edition: 1996
ISBN: 8170305063
Pages: 396
Cover: Hardcover
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Weight 580 gm
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The Khandha Samyutta is the first and the longest of the thirteen Samyuttas of the Khandhavagga Samyutta. The discourses in the Khandha Samyutta are built around the aggregates of Corporeality, Sensation, Perception, Volitional Activities and Consciousness. They are shown in all aspects, their enjoyableness, their faults and the freedom from attachment to them. There are 150 suttas arranged in fifteen section, each containing ten to fifteen suttas. In these discourses the Buddha used various methods of approach to suit the occasion, the stage of mental development and the intelligence of his audience. Very often, he made use of metaphors and similes which are easily understood by any ordinarily person, citing thing like foam bubble, mirage, dirty cloth, river, fire, ashes, etc. again and again The Buddha warned his disciples against the dangers of craving for and enjoyment of pleasures of the senses. He made them see the faults of the aggregates which are the objects of Clinging, The Buddha repeatedly urged his disciples not to be attached to the aggregates and to view them with right perception, as they really are, and finally to practise the dhamma according to this Teaching and thus gain liberation from the round of rebirths.


The Samyutta Nikaya has five major divisions or groups of discourses related in subject matter or in persons involved. The five major divisions are: Sagathavagga Samyutta, Nidanavagga Samyutta, Khandhavagga Samyutta, Salayatanavagga Samyutta and Mahavagga Samyutta. Each division, Vagga Samyutta, contains groups called Samyuttas.

The Sagathavagga Samyutta contains eleven Samyuttas grouped according to characters appearing in them, such as the devas, the brahmas and King of Kosala. Many of the dialogues between the Buddha and these various characters are in verse and hence the name Sagatha, meaning ‘with verse’

The Nidanavagga Samyutta contains ten Samyuttas dealing mainly with Causal Factors, i.e., the principles of conditionality and interdependence.

The Khandhavagga Samyutta contains thirteen Sarhyuttas. As the name implies, it deals mainly with the five aggregates of phenomena or the khandhas, viz., Corporeality, Sensation, Perception, Volitional Activities and Consciousness.

The Salayatanavagga Samyutta contains ten Samyuttas dealing mainly with internal and external sense-bases.

The Mahavagga Samyutta contains twelve Samyuttas. The names of the various samyuttas, such as Magga Samyutta, Bojjhanga Samyutta, Satipatthana Samyutta, Indriya Samyutta, indicate the subjects covered. The Editorial Committee has decided as a preliminary step to edit a portion from each of the five major divisions, Vagga Samyuttas, and to publish each one of the portions as a separate book.

The translation of the present book, Khandha Samyutta, was done by U Tin U, a senior editor of the Myanmar Pitaka Association, and was initially edited by U Hla Maung, another senior editor. The final editing was done by the Editorial Committee of the Association.


1. Nakulapitu Sutta Discourse to Nakulapitu3
2. Devadaha Sutta Discourse at Devadaha11
3. Haliddikani Sutta Discourse to Haliddikani16
4. Dutiya Haliddikani Sutta The Second Discourse to Haliddikani23
5. Samadhi Sutta Discourse on Concentration25
6. Patisallana Sutta Discourse on Meditation in Solitude29
7. Upadaparitassana Sutta Discourse on Craving Resulting from Clinging30
8. Dutiya Upadaparitassana Sutta Second Discourse on Craving Resulting from Clinging35
9. Kalattaya Anicca Sutta Discourse on Impermanence in the Past, in the Future and in the Present37
10. Kalattaya Dukkha Sutta Discourse on Dukkha in the Past, in the Future and in the Present38
11. Kalattaya Anatta Sutta Discourse on Non-Self in the Past, in the Future and in the Present39
1. Anicca Sutta Discourse on Impermanence43
2. Dukkha Sutta Discourse on Dukkha44
3. Anatta Sutta Discourse on Non-Self45
4. Yadanicca Sutta Discourse on that which is Impermanent 46
5. Yam Dukha Sutta Discourse on that which is Dukkha47
6. Yadanatta Sutta Discourse on that which is Non-Self48
7. Sahetu Anicca Sutta Discourse on the Impermanence of the Aggregates and of their Conditioning Factors49
8 Sahetu Dukkha Sutta Discourse on the Dukkha of the Aggregates and of their Conditioning Factors 50
9 Sahetu Anatta Sutta Discourse on the Non-Self of the Aggregates and of their Conditioning Factors51
10 Ananda Sutta Discourse to Venerable Ananda52
1 Bhara Sutta Discourse on the Burden57
2. Parinna Sutta Discourse on True and Complete Understanding59
3. Abhijana Sutta Discourse on Knowing Truly and Well60
4. Chandaraga Sutta Discourse on Craving62
5. Assada Sutta Discourse on Enjoyableness64
6. Dutiya Assada Sutta The Second Discourse on Enjoyableness67
7. Tatiya Assada Sutta The Third Discourse on Enjoyableness69
8. Abhinandana Sutta Discourse on Taking Delight71
9. Uppada Sutta Discourse on Arising72
10. Agha Mula Sutta Discourse on Origin of Dukkha73
11. Pabhangu. Sutta Discourse on what is Destructible74
1. Natumhaka Sutta Discourse on What is not Yours77
2. Dutiya Natumhaka Sutta Second Discourse on What is not Yours79
3. Annatara Bhikkhu Sutta Discourse to a Certain Bhikkhu80
4. Dutiya Annatara Bhikkhu Sutta Second Discourse to a Certain Bhikkhu83
5. Ananda Sutta Discourse to Ananda86
6. Dutiya Ananda Sutta Second Discourse to Ananda88
7. Anudhamma Sutta Discourse on Practice of Insight Meditation92
8. Dutiya Anudhamma Sutta Second Discourse on Practice of Insight Meditation94
9. Tatiya Anudhamma Sutta Third Discourse on Practice of Insight Meditation95
10. Catutta Anudhamma Sutta Fourth Discourse on Practice of Insight Meditation96
1. Attadipa Sutta Discourse on Self-Reliance99
2. Patipada Sutta Discourse on the Course of Practice 102
3. Anicca Sutta Discourse on Impermanence104
4. Dutiya Anicca Sutta Second Discourse on Impermanence106
5. Samanupassana Sutta Discourse of Viewing Five Aggregates as Atta108
6. Khandha Sutta Discourse on Aggregates110
7. Sona Sutta Discourse to Sona112
8. Dutiya Sona Sutta Second Discourse to Sona115
9. Nandikkhaya Sutta Discourse on Extinction of Delight117
10. Dutiya Nandikkhaya Sutta Second Discourse on Extinction of Delight119
1. Upaya Sutta Discourse on Attachment123
2. Bija Sutta Discourse on Means of Plant Generation125
3. Udana Sutta Discourse on Exultant Utterance128
4. Upadana Paripavatta Sutta Discourse on Manifold Aspects of Aggregates which are the Objects of Clinging136
5. Sattatthana Sutta Discourse on Skilfulness in Seven Aspects142
6. Sammasambuddha Sutta Discourse on the Perfectly Self-Elightened One148
7. Anattalakkhana Sutta Discourse on Characteristics of Non-Atta151
8. Mahali Sutta Discourse to Mahali154
9. Aditta Sutta Discourse on Burning158
10. Niruttipatha Sutta Discourse on the Ways of Expressing the Naming-bases159
1. Upadiyamana Sutta Discourse on Clinging165
2. Mannamana Sutta Discourse on Wrong View167
3. Abhinandamana Sutta Discourse on being Enamoured169
4. Anicca Sutta Discourse on Impermanence171
5. Dukkha Sutta173
6. Anatta Sutta Discourse on Non-self174
7. Anattaniya Sutta Discourse on what is not the Property of One’s Self176
8. Rajaniyasanthita Sutta Discourse on Things Arousing Attachment178
9. Radha Sutta Discourse to Radha180
10. Suradha Sutta Discourse to Suradha181
1. Assada Sutta Discourse on Enjoyableness185
2. Samudaya Sutta Discourse on the Cause186
3. Dutiya Samudaya Sutta Second Discourse on the Cause187
4. Arahanta Sutta Discourse on the Arahat188
5. Dutiya Arahanta Sutta Second Discourse on the Arahat 191
6. Siha Sutta Discourse on the Simile of the Lion192
7. Khajjaniya Sutta Discourse on being Chewed Up195
8. Pindolya Sutta Discourse on Seeking Alms-food201
9. Palileyya Sutta Discourse at the Palileyya Forest206
10. Punnama Sutta Discourse Given on a Fullmoon Night213
1. Ananda Sutta Discourse Given by the Venerable Ananda223
2. Tissa Sutta Discourse Given to the Venerable Tissa225
3. Phenapindupama Sutta Foam Simile Discourse276
4. Gomayapinda Sutta Discourse with Reference to a Piece of Cowdung280
5. Nakhasikha Sutta Discourse with Reference to a Pinch of Dust on the Tip of the Nail284
6. Suddhika Sutta Discourse Purely on the Khandha Aggregates287
7. Gaddulabaddha Sutta Discourse on Being Fastened with a Thong288
8. Dutiya Gaddulabaddha Sutta Second Discourse on Being Fastened with a Thong
9.Vasijata Sutta The Adze-Handle Simile Discourse393
10.Anticcasanna Sutta Discourse on Perception of Impermanence296
1.Anta Sutta Discourse on Distinct Groups301
2.Dukkha Sutta Discourse on Dukkha303
3.SakkayaSutta Discourse on Sakkaya304
4.Parinneyya Sutta Discourse on what should be Truly and Completely Understood305
5.Samana Sutta Discourse on Recluses306
6.Dutiya Samana Sutta Second Discourse on Recluses307
7.Sotapanna Sutta Discourse on Winner of First Magga308
8.Arahanta Sutta Discourse on Arahat309
9.Chandappahana Sutta Discourse on Getting Rid of Desire310
10.Dutiya Chandappahana Sutta Second Discourse on Getting Rid of Desire311
1.Avijja Sutta Discourse on Ignorance315
2.Vijja Sutta Discourse on Knowledge316
3.Dhammakatthika Sutta Discourse on Expounder of the Dhamma317
4.Dutiya Dhammakathika Sutta Second Discourse on Expounder of the Dhamma319
5.Bandhana Sutta Discourse on Bonds321
6.Paripucchita Sutta Discourse by means of Questions323
7.Dutiya Paripucchita Sutta Second Discourse by means of Questions324
8.Samyojaniya Sutta Discourse on Objects Giving Rise to Feathers325
9.Upadaniya Sutta Discourse on Objects of clinging326
10.Silavanta Sutta Discourse on One who is Virtuous327
11.Sutavanta Sutta Discourse on One who is Well-Instructed330
12.Kappa Sutta Discourse to the Venerable Kappa332
13.Dutiya Kappa Sutta Second Discourse to the Venerable Kappa333
1.Samudaya Dhamma Sutta Discourse on the Nature of Arising (of Phenomena)337
2.Dutiya Samudaya Dhamma Sutta Second Discourse on the Nature of Arising (of Phenomena)339
3.Tatiya Samudaya Dhamma Sutta Third Discourse on the Nature of Arising (of Phenomena)340
4.Assada Sutta Discourse on Enjoyableness341
5.Dutiya Assada Sutta Second Discourse on Enjoyableness 342
6.Samudaya Sutta Discourse on the Arising (of Phenomena)343
7.Dutiya Samudaya Sutta Second Discourse on the Arising (of Phenomena)344
8.Kotthika Sutta Kotthika Discourse345
9.Dutiya Kotthika Sutta Second Kotthika Discourse346
10Tatiya Kotthika Sutta Third Kotthika Discourse347
1.Kukkula Sutta Discourse with Burning Ashes Simile351
2.Anicca Sutta Discourse on Impermanence352
3.Dutiya anicca Sutta Second Discourse on Impermanence353
4.Tatiya Anicca Sutta Third Discourse on Impermanence354
5.Dukkha Sutta Discourse on Dukkha355
6.Dutiya Dukkha Sutta Second Discourse on Dukkha356
7.Tatiya Dukkha Sutta Third Discourse on Dukkha357
8.Anatta Sutta Discourse on Non-Self358
9.Dutiya Anatta Sutta Second Discourse on Non-Self359
10.Tatiya Anatta Sutta Third Discourse on Non-Self360
11.Nibbida Bahula Sutta Discourse on Being Much Disgusted361
12.Aniccanupassi Sutta Discourse on Contemplation of Impermanence362
13.Dukkhanupassi Sutta Discourse on Contemplation of Dukkha363
14.Anattanupassi Sutta Discourse on Contemplation of Non-Self364
1.Ajjhatta Sutta Discourse on (Arising of Pleasure and Pain in) Oneself367
2.Etammamma Sutta Discourse on “This is mine” 369
3.So atta Sutta Discourse on Eternity View371
4.Nocamesiya Sutta373
5.Miccha Ditthi Sutta Discourse on Wrong View375
6.Sakkayaditthi Sutta Discourse on the View that the Five Khandhas are a Distinct Entity377
7.Attanuditthi Sutta Discourse on the View that there is Atta379
8.Abhinivesa Sutta Discourse on Adherence381
9.Dutiya Abhinivesa Sutta Second Discourse on Adherence382
10.Ananda Sutta Discourse to Ananda383
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