Aṅguttara Nikāya | The Numerical Collection

The Aṅguttara Nikāya, a collection of short to medium-length discourses, takes its name from the way the discourses are grouped by the number of their parts (aṅga), with the number growing progressively higher (uttara) with each group. No single English term can convey the full meaning of this name, although the translation Numerical Collection gives a workable idea of the principle behind it. The complete collection, counting all its formulaic expansions, contains more than 9,500 discourses. When these expansions are not counted, the total comes to approximately 2,300 discourses, of which 333 are translated here.

Ones

  • AN   1:21     Ekadhamma Suttas (AN 1:21–30, 39–40) // A Single Thing
  • AN   1:45     Udakarahada Suttas (AN 1:45–46) // A Pool of Water
  • AN   1:48     Mudu Sutta // Soft
  • AN   1:49     Lahu-parivaṭṭa Sutta // Quick to Reverse Itself
  • AN   1:50     Pabhassara Suttas (AN 1:50–53) // Luminous
  • AN   1:140   Bahujanahitāya Sutta (AN 1:140–141) // For the Benefit of Many People
  • AN   1:329   Duggandha Sutta // Foul-smelling

Twos

  • AN   2:5       Appaṭivāṇa Sutta // Relentlessly
  • AN   2:9       Lokapāla Sutta // Guardians of the World
  • AN   2:18     Ekaṁsena Sutta // Categorically
  • AN   2:19     Kusal’akusala Sutta // Skillful & Unskillful
  • AN   2:21     Bāla-paṇḍita Sutta // Fools & Wise People
  • AN   2:23     Abhāsita Sutta // What Was Not Said
  • AN   2:24     Neyyattha Sutta // A Meaning to be Inferred
  • AN   2:29     Vijjā-bhāgiya Sutta // A Share in Clear Knowing
  • AN   2:30     Vimutti Sutta // Release
  • AN   2:31     Kataññu Suttas (AN 2:31–32) // Gratitude
  • AN   2:36     Ārāmadaṇḍa Sutta // To Ārāmadaṇḍa
  • AN   2:37     Kaṇḍarāyana Sutta // To Kaṇḍarāyana
  • AN   2:46     Ukkācita Sutta // Bombast
  • AN   2:99     Bāla Sutta // Fools
  • AN   2:118   Dullabhā Sutta // Hard to Find
  • AN   2:123   Ghosa Suttas (AN 2:123–124) // Voice

Threes

Fours

Fives

  • AN   5:2       Vitthata Sutta (Strengths) // In Detail
  • AN   5:20     Hita Sutta // Benefit
  • AN   5:25     Anugghita Sutta // Supported
  • AN   5:27     Samādhi Sutta // (Immeasurable) Concentration
  • AN   5:28     Samādhaṅga Sutta // The Factors of Concentration
  • AN   5:29     Caṅkama Sutta // Walking
  • AN   5:30     Nāgita Sutta // To Nāgita
  • AN   5:31     Sumanā Sutta // To Princess Sumanā
  • AN   5:34     Sīha Sutta // To General Sīha (On Giving)
  • AN   5:36     Kāladāna Sutta // Seasonable Gifts*
  • AN   5:37     Bhojana Sutta // A Meal*
  • AN   5:38     Saddha Sutta // Conviction
  • AN   5:41     Ādiya Sutta // Benefits to be Obtained (from Wealth)*
  • AN   5:43     Iṭṭha Sutta // What is Welcome
  • AN   5:49     Kosala Sutta // The Kosalan
  • AN   5:51     Āvaraṇa Sutta // Obstacles
  • AN   5:53     Aṅga Sutta // Factors (for Exertion)
  • AN   5:57     Upajjhaṭṭhana Sutta // Subjects for Contemplation
  • AN   5:59     Dullabha Sutta // Hard to Find (1)
  • AN   5:60     Dullabha Sutta // Hard to Find (2)
  • AN   5:73     Dhamma-vihārin Sutta // One Who Dwells in the Dhamma
  • AN   5:75     Yodhājīva Sutta // The Professional Warrior (1)
  • AN   5:76     Yodhājīva Sutta // The Professional Warrior (2)
  • AN   5:77     Anāgata-bhayāni Sutta // Future Dangers (1)
  • AN   5:78     Anāgata-bhayāni Sutta // Future Dangers (2)
  • AN   5:79     Anāgata-bhayāni Sutta // Future Dangers (3)
  • AN   5:80     Anāgata-bhayāni Sutta // Future Dangers (4)
  • AN   5:96     Sutadhara Sutta // One Who Retains What He Has Heard
  • AN   5:97     Kathā Sutta // Talk
  • AN   5:98     Ārañña Sutta // Wilderness
  • AN   5:114   Andhakavinda Sutta // At Andhakavinda
  • AN   5:121   Gilāna Sutta // To a Sick Man
  • AN   5:129   Parikuppa Sutta // In Agony
  • AN   5:130   Sampadā Sutta // Being Consummate
  • AN   5:139   Akkhama Sutta // Not Resilient
  • AN   5:140   Sotar Sutta // The Listener
  • AN   5:148   Sappurisadāna Sutta // A Person of Integrity’s Gifts
  • AN   5:151   Saddhamma-niyāma Sutta // The Orderliness of the True Dhamma
  • AN   5:159   Udāyin Sutta // About Udāyin (On Teaching the Dhamma)
  • AN   5:161   Āghatāvinaya Sutta // The Subduing of Hatred (1)
  • AN   5:162   Āghātavinaya Sutta // The Subduing of Hatred (2)
  • AN   5:165   Pañhapucchā Sutta // On Asking Questions
  • AN   5:170   Bhaddaji Sutta // To Bhaddaji
  • AN   5:175   Caṇḍāla Sutta // The Outcaste
  • AN   5:176   Pīti Sutta // Rapture
  • AN   5:177   Vaṇijjā Sutta // Business (Wrong Livelihood)
  • AN   5:179   Gihi Sutta // The Householder
  • AN   5:180   Gavesin Sutta // About Gavesin
  • AN   5:191   Soṇa Sutta // The Dog Discourse
  • AN   5:196   Supina Sutta // Dreams
  • AN   5:198   Vācā Sutta // A Statement
  • AN   5:199   Kula Sutta // A Family
  • AN   5:200   Nissāraṇīya Sutta // Leading to Escape
  • AN   5:202   Dhammassavana Sutta // Listening to the Dhamma
  • AN   5:254   Macchariya Suttas (AN 5:254–259) // Stinginess

Sixes

Sevens

Eights

  • AN   8:2       Paññā Sutta // Discernment
  • AN   8:6       Lokavipatti Sutta // The Failings of the World
  • AN   8:7       Devadatta Sutta // About Devadatta
  • AN   8:8       Uttara Sutta // About Uttara
  • AN   8:9       Nanda Sutta // About Nanda
  • AN   8:13     Ājāññā Sutta // The Thoroughbred
  • AN   8:14     Khaḷuṅka Sutta // Unruly
  • AN   8:23     Hatthaka Sutta // About Hatthaka (1)
  • AN   8:24     Hatthaka Sutta // About Hatthaka (2)
  • AN   8:26     Jīvaka Sutta // To Jīvaka (On Being a Lay Follower)
  • AN   8:28     Bala Sutta // Strengths
  • AN   8:30     Anuruddha Sutta // To Anuruddha
  • AN   8:39     Abhisanda Sutta // Bonanzas
  • AN   8:40     Vipāka Sutta // Results
  • AN   8:51     Gotamī Sutta // To Gotamī
  • AN   8:53     Saṅkhitta Sutta // In Brief
  • AN   8:54     Dīghajāṇu Sutta // To Dīghajāṇu
  • AN   8:70     Saṅkhitta Sutta // In Brief (Sublime Attitudes, Mindfulness, & Concentration)
  • AN   8:71     Gayā Sutta // At Gayā
  • AN   8:95     Kusīta-Ārabbhavatthu Sutta // The Grounds for Laziness & the Arousal of Energy
  • AN   8:103   Yasa Sutta // Honor

Nines

  • AN   9:1       Sambodhi Sutta // Self-awakening
  • AN   9:7       Sutavā Sutta // To Sutavant
  • AN   9:13     Koṭṭhita Sutta // With Koṭṭhita
  • AN   9:14     Samiddhi Sutta // About Samiddhi
  • AN   9:15     Gaṇḍa Sutta // A Boil
  • AN   9:16     Saññā Sutta // Perceptions
  • AN   9:20     Velāma Sutta // About Velāma
  • AN   9:31     Anupubbanirodha Sutta // Step-by-step Cessation
  • AN   9:32     Vihāra Sutta // Dwellings (1)
  • AN   9:33     Vihāra Sutta // Dwellings (2)
  • AN   9:34     Nibbāna Sutta // Unbinding
  • AN   9:35     Gāvī Sutta // The Cow
  • AN   9:36     Jhāna Sutta // Mental Absorption
  • AN   9:37     Ānanda Sutta // With Ānanda
  • AN   9:38     Brāhmaṇa Sutta // To Two Brahmans
  • AN   9:39     Deva Sutta // The Devas (About Jhāna)
  • AN   9:40     Nāga Sutta // The Tusker
  • AN   9:41     Tapussa Sutta // To Tapussa (On Renunciation)
  • AN   9:42     Pañcāla Sutta // Pañcāla’s Verse
  • AN   9:43     Kāyasakkhī Sutta // Bodily Witness*
  • AN   9:44     Paññāvimutti Sutta // Released through Discernment*
  • AN   9:45     Ubhatobhāga Sutta // (Released) Both Ways*
  • AN   9:62     Bhabba Sutta // Capable
  • AN   9:63     Sikkhā-dubbalya Sutta // Things That Weaken the Training
  • AN   9:64     Nīvaraṇa Sutta // Hindrances

Tens

  • AN 10:6       Samādhi Sutta // Concentration
  • AN 10:7       Sāriputta Sutta // With Sāriputta
  • AN 10:13     Saṁyojana Sutta // Fetters
  • AN 10:15     Appamāda Sutta // Heedfulness
  • AN 10:17     Nātha Sutta // Protectors
  • AN 10:20     Ariyāvāsa Sutta // Dwellings of the Noble Ones
  • AN 10:24     Cunda Sutta // Cunda
  • AN 10:29     Kosala Sutta // The Kosalan
  • AN 10:46     Sakka Sutta // To the Sakyans (on the Uposatha)
  • AN 10:48     Dhamma Sutta // Ten Things Dasa
  • AN 10:51     Sacitta Sutta // One’s Own Mind
  • AN 10:54     Samatha Sutta // Tranquility
  • AN 10:58     Mūla Sutta // Rooted
  • AN 10:60     Girimānanda Sutta // To Girimānanda
  • AN 10:61     Avijjā Sutta // Ignorance
  • AN 10:69     Kathāvatthu Sutta // Topics of Conversation
  • AN 10:70     Kathāvatthu Sutta // Topics of Conversation (2)
  • AN 10:71     Ākaṅkha Sutta // Wishes
  • AN 10:72     Kaṇṭhaka Sutta // Thorns
  • AN 10:75     Migāsālāya Sutta // About Migāsālā
  • AN 10:80     Āghāta Sutta // Hatred
  • AN 10:81     Vāhuna Sutta // To Vāhuna
  • AN 10:92     Vera Sutta // Animosity
  • AN 10:93     Diṭṭhi Sutta // Views
  • AN 10:94     Vajjiya Sutta // About Vajjiya
  • AN 10:95     Uttiya Sutta // To Uttiya
  • AN 10:96     Kokanuda Sutta // To Kokanuda (On Viewpoints)
  • AN 10:99     Upāli Sutta // To Upāli
  • AN 10:103   Micchatta Sutta // Wrongness
  • AN 10:104   Bīja Sutta // The Seed
  • AN 10:108   Tikicchā Sutta // A Purgative
  • AN 10:118   Orima Sutta // The Near Shore
  • AN 10:165   Kammāraputta Sutta // To Cunda the Silversmith Cunda
  • AN 10:166   Jāṇussoṇin Sutta // To Jāṇussoṇin (On Offerings to the Dead)
  • AN 10:196   Brahmavihāra Sutta // The Sublime Attitudes

Elevens

  • AN 11:1       Kimattha Sutta // What is the Purpose?
  • AN 11:2       Cetanā Sutta // An Act of Will
  • AN 11:10     Sandha Sutta // To Sandha
  • AN 11:12     Mahānāma Sutta // To Mahānāma (1)
  • AN 11:13     Mahānāma Sutta // To Mahānāma (2)
  • AN 11:16     Mettā Sutta // Goodwill