Aṅguttara Nikāya

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The Anguttara Nikaya (aṅguttaranikāya; lit.'Increased by One Collection', also translated "Gradual Collection" or "Numerical Discourses") is a Buddhist scripture, the fourth of the five nikayas, or collections, in the Sutta Pitaka, which is one of the "three baskets" that comprise the Pali Tipitaka of Theravada Buddhism. This nikaya consists of several thousand discourses ascribed to the Buddha and his chief disciples arranged in eleven "books", according to the number of dhamma items referenced in them.

The Anguttara Nikaya corresponds to the Ekottara Āgama ("Increased by One Discourses") found in the Sutra Pitikas of various Sanskritic early Buddhists schools, fragments of which survive in Sanskrit. A complete version survives in Chinese translation by the name Zēngyī Ahánjīng (增一阿含經); it is thought to be from either the Mahāsāṃghika or Sarvāstivādin recensions. According to Keown, "there is considerable disparity between the Pāli and the Sarvāstivādin versions, with more than two-thirds of the sūtras found in one but not the other compilation, which suggests that much of this portion of the Sūtra Piṭaka was not formed until a fairly late date."[1]

TranslationsEdit

Full translationEdit

SelectionsEdit

  • 1st 3 nipatas tr E. R. J. Gooneratne, Ceylon, c1913
  • 4th nipata tr A. D. Jayasundare, London, 1925
  • anthology ed & tr Nyanaponika, Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka; revised, with additions & deletions, by Bodhi, as Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, Altamira Press, Oxford/New York/Lanham, Maryland/Walnut Creek, California, 1999

DivisionsEdit

The nipatas in this nikaya are:

Ekakanipāto (The Book of Ones)Edit

  • 1. Rūpādivaggo
  • 2. Nīvaraṇappahānavaggo
  • 3. Akammaniyavaggo
  • 4. Adantavaggo
  • 5. Paṇihitaacchavaggo
  • 6. Accharāsaṅghātavaggo
  • 7. Vīriyārambhādivaggo
  • 8. Kalyāṇamittādivaggo
  • 9. Pamādādivaggo
  • 10. Dutiyapamādādivaggo
  • 11. Adhammavaggo
  • 12. Anāpattivaggo
  • 13. Ekapuggalavaggo
  • 14. Etadaggavaggo
  • 15. Aṭṭhānapāḷi
  • 16. Ekadhammapāḷi
  • 17. Pasādakaradhammavaggo
  • 18. Aparaaccharāsaṅghātavaggo
  • 19. Kāyagatāsativaggo
  • 20. Amatavaggo

Dukanipāto (The Book of Twos)Edit

  • 1. Kammakaraṇavaggo
  • 2. Adhikaraṇavaggo
  • 3. Bālavaggo
  • 4. Samacittavaggo
  • 5. Parisavaggo
  • (6) 1. Puggalavaggo
  • (7) 2. Sukhavaggo
  • (8) 3. Sanimittavaggo
  • (9) 4. Dhammavaggo
  • (10) 5. Bālavaggo
  • (11) 1. Āsāduppajahavaggo
  • (12) 2. Āyācanavaggo
  • (13) 3. Dānavaggo
  • (14) 4. Santhāravaggo
  • (15) 5. Samāpattivaggo
  • 1. Kodhapeyyālaṃ
  • 2. Akusalapeyyālaṃ
  • 3. Vinayapeyyālaṃ
  • 4. Rāgapeyyālaṃ

Tikanipāto (The Book of Threes)Edit

  • 1. Bālavaggo
  • 2. Rathakāravaggo
  • 3. Puggalavaggo
  • 4. Devadūtavaggo
  • 5. Cūḷavaggo
  • (6) 1. Brāhmaṇavaggo
  • (7) 2. Mahāvaggo
  • (8) 3. Ānandavaggo
  • (9) 4. Samaṇavaggo
  • (10) 5. Loṇakapallavaggo
  • (11) 1. Sambodhavaggo
  • (12) 2. Āpāyikavaggo
  • (13) 3. Kusināravaggo
  • (14) 4. Yodhājīvavaggo
  • (15) 5. Maṅgalavaggo
  • (16) 6. Acelakavaggo
  • (17) 7. Kammapathapeyyālaṃ
  • (18) 8. Rāgapeyyālaṃ

Catukkanipāto (The Book of Fours)Edit

  • 1. Bhaṇḍagāmavaggo
  • 2. Caravaggo
  • 3. Uruvelavaggo
  • 4. Cakkavaggo
  • 5. Rohitassavaggo
  • (6) 1. Puññābhisandavaggo
  • (7) 2. Pattakammavaggo
  • (8) 3. Apaṇṇakavaggo
  • (9) 4. Macalavaggo
  • (10) 5. Asuravaggo
  • (11) 1. Valāhakavaggo
  • (12) 2. Kesivaggo
  • (13) 3. Bhayavaggo
  • (14) 4. Puggalavaggo
  • (15) 5. Ābhāvaggo
  • (16) 1. Indriyavaggo
  • (17) 2. Paṭipadāvaggo
  • (18) 3. Sañcetaniyavaggo
  • (19) 4. Brāhmaṇavaggo
  • (20) 5. Mahāvaggo
  • (21) 1. Sappurisavaggo
  • (22) 2. Parisāvaggo
  • (23) 3. Duccaritavaggo
  • (24) 4. Kammavaggo
  • (25) 5. Āpattibhayavaggo
  • (26) 6. Abhiññāvaggo
  • (27) 7. Kammapathavaggo
  • (28) 8. Rāgapeyyālaṃ

Pañcakanipāto (The Book of Fives)Edit

  • 1. Sekhabalavaggo
  • 2. Balavaggo
  • 3. Pañcaṅgikavaggo
  • 4. Sumanavaggo
  • 5. Muṇḍarājavaggo
  • (6) 1. Nīvaraṇavaggo
  • (7) 2. Saññāvaggo
  • (8) 3. Yodhājīvavaggo
  • (9) 4. Theravaggo
  • (10) 5. Kakudhavaggo
  • (11) 1. Phāsuvihāravaggo
  • (12) 2. Andhakavindavaggo
  • (13) 3. Gilānavaggo
  • (14) 4. Rājavaggo
  • (15) 5. Tikaṇḍakīvaggo
  • (16) 1. Saddhammavaggo
  • (17) 2. Āghātavaggo
  • (18) 3. Upāsakavaggo
  • (19) 4. Araññavaggo
  • (20) 5. Brāhmaṇavaggo
  • (21) 1. Kimilavaggo
  • (22) 2. Akkosakavaggo
  • (23) 3. Dīghacārikavaggo
  • (24) 4. Āvāsikavaggo
  • (25) 5. Duccaritavaggo
  • (26) 6. Upasampadāvaggo
  • 1. Sammutipeyyālaṃ
  • 2. Sikkhāpadapeyyālaṃ
  • 3. Rāgapeyyālaṃ

Chakkanipāto (The Book of Sixes)Edit

  • 1. Āhuneyyavaggo
  • 2. Sāraṇīyavaggo
  • 3. Anuttariyavaggo
  • 4. Devatāvaggo
  • 5. Dhammikavaggo
  • 6. Mahāvaggo
  • 7. Devatāvaggo
  • 8. Arahattavaggo
  • 9. Sītivaggo
  • 10. Ānisaṃsavaggo
  • 11. Tikavaggo
  • 12. Sāmaññavaggo
  • 13. Rāgapeyyālaṃ

Sattakanipāto (The Book of Sevens)Edit

  • 1. Dhanavaggo
  • 2. Anusayavaggo
  • 3. Vajjisattakavaggo
  • 4. Devatāvaggo
  • 5. Mahāyaññavaggo
  • 6. Abyākatavaggo
  • 7. Mahāvaggo
  • 8. Vinayavaggo
  • 9. Samaṇavaggo
  • 10. Āhuneyyavaggo
  • 11. Rāgapeyyālaṃ

Aṭṭhakanipāto (The Book of Eights)Edit

  • 1. Mettāvaggo
  • 2. Mahāvaggo
  • 3. Gahapativaggo
  • 4. Dānavaggo
  • 5. Uposathavaggo
  • (6) 1. Gotamīvaggo
  • (7) 2. Bhūmicālavaggo
  • (8) 3. Yamakavaggo
  • (9) 4. Sativaggo
  • (10) 5. Sāmaññavaggo
  • (11). Rāgapeyyālaṃ

Navakanipāto (The Book of Nines)Edit

  • 1. Sambodhivaggo
  • 2. Sīhanādavaggo
  • 3. Sattāvāsavaggo
  • 4. Mahāvaggo
  • 5. Sāmaññavaggo
  • (6) 1. Khemavaggo
  • (7) 2. Satipaṭṭhānavaggo
  • (8) 3. Sammappadhānavaggo
  • (9) 4. Iddhipādavaggo
  • (10) 5. Rāgapeyyālaṃ

Dasakanipāto (The Book of Tens)Edit

  • 1. Ānisaṃsavaggo
  • 2. Nāthavaggo
  • 3. Mahāvaggo
  • 4. Upālivaggo
  • 5. Akkosavaggo
  • (6) 1. Sacittavaggo
  • (7) 2. Yamakavaggo
  • (8) 3. Ākaṅkhavaggo
  • (9) 4. Theravaggo
  • (10) 5. Upālivaggo
  • (11) 1. Samaṇasaññāvaggo
  • (12) 2. Paccorohaṇivaggo
  • (13) 3. Parisuddhavaggo
  • (14) 4. Sādhuvaggo
  • (15) 5. Ariyavaggo
  • (16) 1. Puggalavaggo
  • (17) 2. Jāṇussoṇivaggo
  • (18) 3. Sādhuvaggo
  • (19) 4. Ariyamaggavaggo
  • (20) 5. Aparapuggalavaggo
  • (21) 1. Karajakāyavaggo
  • (22) 2. Sāmaññavaggo
  • 23. Rāgapeyyālaṃ

Ekādasako nipāto (The Book of Elevens)Edit

  • 1. Nissayavaggo
  • 2. Anussativaggo
  • 3. Sāmaññavaggo
  • 4. Rāgapeyyālaṃ

AppreciationEdit

Translator Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote: "In Anguttara Nikaya, persons are as a rule not reduced to mere collections of aggregates, elements, and sense-bases, but are treated as real centers of living experience engaged in a heartfelt quest for happiness and freedom from suffering." (from Intro to Samyutta Nikaya)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A Dictionary of Buddhism, by Damien Keown, Oxford University Press: 2004

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