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Contents of Pali Canon - Samannaphala Sutta

by Sangharakshita

SAMANNA-PHALA SUTTA
CONTENTS
1Digha-Nikaya
3Bimbisara and Ajatasattu
5Samana (Sramana)
7Ti Ratna Vandana; The six teachers
8Raja Suspiciously approaches Mango Grove
10Indian Etiquette
11What is the advantage of becoming a recluse?
13Criteria for success - religious, mundane
16People need religious figures outside the system - Staretz and Sadhu
18"A married man will do anything for money'"
19Take what you need, give what you can.
20Ethics and Manners
22/23 Purana Kassapa: "There is no after-effect or resultant of action or Karma"
26Makkhali Gosala: "No root or reason for the defilement or purity of beings"
26Cosmic Determinism
29Kala-Yuga
32Ajita-Kesa-Kambala: "materialism"
34Sophists; Socrates and Plato
35Druids - Stonehenge
36Pakuda-Kaccayana: Existence broken down into Seven Elements
36Nigantha-Mahavira: Doctrine of the Four-fold restraint
37Jains
38Sanjaya Belathi: No underlying principle in universe
39Madyamikas and Nagarjuna
40"The Fruits of a Recluse"
47"We need more Milarepas"
49"He preaches the truth, lovely in its origin,... development...consummation"
50Tathagata - defined
51"Loveliness" of Dharma
52Communication of Dharma in 3 Stages
53"A householder hears the teaching"
54One's ordinary life is cramped and narrow
55Right Livelihood
56Going Forth in the Modern World
59Faith as the basis of "Going Forth"
60"So he lives the homeless life..."
61"Keeping the rules of the Order"
62"He is complete in observances regarding food and behaviour"
63The principle of non-violence
65Power Mode in less obvious forms
66"Fierce Friendship" vs. Power Mode
67Power Mode negates the spiritual community
68"No private life in the Spiritual Community"
68Use of force outside spiritual community
69"Not taking the Not Given"
71Sharing
73Forms of "Adinnadana"
74Abstaining from sexual intercourse
80"Right Speech"
81Keeping promises.
82Telling lies
83Reliability
84Slander and Back-biting
85Harsh Speech and Trivial Speech
87Triviality as reassurance
89"Injury to plants" - ecology
92Moderation in eating
93Mindful eating
94Self-adornment
98Dressing-up for Pujas and classes
99"Abandoning" scruffiness
100The observance of morality as overcoming unskilful states
101The fruit of a recluse as "unmixed ease"
102Danger of dependency on a positive environment.
103The Sangha as a "cold shower-not a warm bath".
105The Bhikkhu is "guarded in the doors of his senses.
106Being aware of external impingement on the senses.
107"Introduction of Mindfulness into one's whole life".
109"Cultural Consumerism"
110Impingements on the Mind.
111Spontaneity is not reactivity or moodiness.
112Spontaneity as inspiration
113Doing without newspapers in Tuscany.
114Unskilful states produced by media.
116"How is the bhikkhu mindful and aware?"
118Divided awareness
119Continuity of awareness
120Awareness of purpose
121Awareness of purpose of actions
125Ordinary self-consciousness
127Alienated Self-consciousness
Self-consciousness as awareness
128"Hiri" (Shame) as positive self-consciousness.
129Transformation of activities through Mindfulness.
129Maintaining awareness in dream state.
130Methods of prolonging awareness into dreams.
131Awareness of patterns in one's life.
131"How is the Bhikkhu contented?"
132Needs required for spiritual development.
133'Needs' or 'Greeds'?
134"Genuine Contentment"
135Contentment at Tuscany Retreat.
138"The loss of the present is the essence of alienation".
139Kindness
142Preparation for Meditation
145"Suppression of the 5 Hindrances"
146Specific measures for overcoming Hindrances.
147Meditative State as a Natural State.
148Egyptian vs. Greek view of exercise.
149Spiritual life - a natural expression.
150Like a man discharging a debt.
151Like a man freed from prison.
151Like a slave freed from servitude.
151Like a wealthy man reaching safety.
151Destruction of Hindrances: Freedom.
154"Giving up worldly miseries-taking up spiritual happiness".
156"To the one who sees within himself the 5 Hindrances destroyed is born
gladness."
157The Positive Nidanas.
157The First Dhyana.
158The fruit of the spiritual life as a visible self-transformation.
159The Second Dhyana - absence of mental activity (Third Dhyana - footnote).
160"If your life was properly organised, you'd end up in the lst/2nd Dhyana".
161You need both pleasure and mindfulness - Equanimity
162The Fourth Dhyana.
162Equanimity as happiness become stable.
163"The point at which Insight arises".
164Insight begins with seeing the body as Impermanent.
166You can only control your Mind.
168The dissociation of body and mind in aging and rebirth.
169"The Mind-Made Body".
170The 'Mind-made' body has supernormal powers.
172The 'mind-made body' in the bardo.
173Description of 'psychic-powers'.
174Bhikkhu directs his mind to achieving psychic powers.
175'Celestial hearing'.
176Subtle senses and telepathy.
177"Having understood his own mind, he comes to know the minds of other beings."
178Picking up on others' feelings.
178"Recollection of former lives".
179Temperamental differences in developing psychic powers.
180Seeing the workings of the Law of Karma.
181The Four Noble Truths.
182"Destructiion of the Asavas".
183Ajatasattu Goes for Refuge.
184The right conditions.
Effective Going for Refuge.
185Purposes of Confession.
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