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Bhikkhu Sutta

1. Bhikkhu Sutta.– A monk who knows decay and death, birth, becoming, grasping, craving, etc., their arising, their cessation and the way thereto — such a monk stands knocking at the door of the Deathless. S.ii.43.

2. Bhikkhu Sutta.– Gains, favours and flattery are a danger even to an Arahant. Although they are no obstruction to his liberation of mind, they are a hindrance to the pleasant abiding in the present life. So dreadful, Ānanda, are gain, favours, and flatter. Therefore, Ānanda, you should train yourselves to abandon them. S.ii.238.

3. Pāpa Bhikkhu Sutta.– Once Mahā-Moggallāna and Lakkhaṇa saw a Bhikkhu, born as a hungry ghost (peta), going through the air, his body, robes, etc., on fire. He had been a sinful monk in the time of Kassapa Buddha. S.ii.260.

4. Aññatara Bhikkhu Sutta.– A monk asks for a teaching in brief and the Buddha tells him that that for which a monk has bias, by that is he reckoned (i.e., he has to give up all bias). The monk dwells in solitude, reflecting on this, and becomes an Arahant. S.iii.34 f.

5. Dutiya Aññatara Bhikkhu Sutta.– Almost the same. S.iii.36 f.

6. Sambahula Bhikkhu Sutta.– The Buddha agrees with a group of monks that if when questioned by other sectarians as to the object of their holiness, they answer that it is the full knowledge of suffering (dukkha), their answer is right; he proceeds to tell them what should be their answer if questioned as to what is suffering (dukkha). S.iv.50 f.

7. Bhikkhu Sutta.– The Buddha tells the monks that he has taught about two, three, five, eight, thirty-six, and 108 kinds of feelings. S.iv.228.

Similar to the Pañcakaṅga Sutta and the Bahuvedanīya Sutta (q.v.)

8. Bhikkhu Sutta.– A monk asks about the factors of enlightenment and the Buddha explains them, and how they lead to liberation. S.v.72.

9. Bhikkhu Sutta.– A monk asks for a teaching in brief, and the Buddha tells him that he must have truly pure virtue and straight view. Standing on sure virtue, he should cultivate the four foundations of mindfulness (satipaṭṭhāna); thus will he reach his goal. The monk follows this teaching and becomes an Arahant. S.v.142 f.

10. Bhikkhu Sutta.– Whatever monks have destroyed the corruptions (āsava) by personal knowledge and insight, have done so by cultivating and developing the four bases of success (iddhipāda). It is the same for the past, present and future. S.v.257.

11. Bhikkhu Sutta.– Developing and cultivating the four bases of success (iddhipāda) leads to the destruction of the corruptions and liberation through wisdom in this very life. S.v.275.

12. Bhikkhu Sutta.– Similar to the above. S.v.284.

13. Paṭhama, Dutiya Bhikkhu Sutta.– Similar to (11). S.v.286‒287.

14. Paṭhama, Dutiya Bhikkhu Sutta.– On developing mindfulness of respiration and the seven factors of enlightenment. S.v.334‒335.

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