Khuddakapāṭha | Short Passages

This, the first book in the Khuddaka Nikāya (Collection of Short Discourses), appears to have been designed as a primer for novice monks and nuns. In nine short passages it covers the basic topics that one would need to know when beginning Buddhist monastic life; many of the passages also serve as useful introductions to Buddhist practice in general.

  • Intro     Introduction
  • Khp 1   Saraṇagamana // Going for Refuge
  • Khp 2   Dasa Sikkhāpada // The Ten Training Rules
  • Khp 3   Dvattiṁsākāra // The 32 Parts
  • Khp 4   Sāmaṇera Pañhā // The Novice’s Questions
  • Khp 5   Maṅgala Sutta // Protection
  • Khp 6   Ratana Sutta // Treasures
  • Khp 7   Tirokuḍḍa Kaṇḍa // (Hungry Ghosts) Outside the Walls
  • Khp 8   Nidhi Kaṇḍa // The Reserve Fund
  • Khp 9   Karaṇīya Mettā Sutta // Goodwill