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Theragatha

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Title: Theragatha: Verses of the Elder Monks

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Theragatha

Verses of the Elder Monks

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The Theragatha, the eighth book of the Khuddaka Nikaya, consists of 264 poems — 1,291 stanzas in all — in which the early monks (bhikkhus) recount their struggles and accomplishments along the road to arahantship. Their stories are told with often heart-breaking honesty and beauty, revealing the deeply human side of these extraordinary men, and thus serve as inspiring reminders of our own potential to follow in their footsteps.

An excellent print translation of the complete Therigatha is Elders' Verses I translated by K.R. Norman (Oxford: Pali Text Society, 1995).

The translator appears in the square brackets []. Pali verse numbers appear in the braces {}.

<a id="thag-01" name="thag-01"></a>Chapter 1 — Single Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 1-120</a>}</span>

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Thag 1.1: Subhuti

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 1</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Go ahead and rain!</p>
Thag 1.2: Mahakotthika

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.2” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 2</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Evil mind-states vanish with the breeze.</p>
Thag 1.3: Kankharevata

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.3” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 3</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Discernment, like a fire in the night.</p>
Thag 1.7: Bhalliya

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.7” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 7</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Steadfast in oneself.</p>
Thag 1.13: Vanavaccha

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.13” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 13</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Refreshment in the wilderness.</p>
Thag 1.14: Vanavaccha's pupil

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.14” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 14</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>There's no tying down one who knows.</p>
Thag 1.16: Belatthasisa

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.16” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 16</a>}

[Hecker/Khema | Thanissaro].

	<p>A happiness not of the flesh.</p>
Thag 1.18: Singalapita

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.18” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 18</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Contemplation of the body.</p>
Thag 1.21: Nigrodha

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.21” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 21</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Fearless.</p>
Thag 1.22: Cittaka

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.22” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 22</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Peacocks.</p>
Thag 1.23: Gosala

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.23” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 23</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Seclusion.</p>
Thag 1.25: Nandiya (to Mara)

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.25” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 25</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Be careful, Mara!</p>
Thag 1.26: Abhaya

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.26” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 26</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Splitting a horse's hair with an arrow.</p>
Thag 1.29: Harita

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.29” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 29</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Shatter ignorance to bits!</p>
Thag 1.32: Suppiya

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.32” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 32</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>A fair trade.</p>
Thag 1.39: Tissa

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.39” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 39</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Practice mindfully, as if your head were on fire.</p>
Thag 1.41: Sirivaddha

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.41” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 41</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Lightning can't shake one in //jhana.//</p>
Thag 1.43: Sumangala

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.43” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 43</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Free at last from three crooked things!</p>
Thag 1.49: Ramaneyyaka

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.49” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 49</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>The delight of a well-focused mind.</p>
Thag 1.50: Vimala

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.50” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 50</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Where neither rain nor wind can reach.</p>
Thag 1.56: Kutiviharin (1)

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.56” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 56</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Are you wasting your hut?</p>
Thag 1.57: Kutiviharin (2)

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.57” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 57</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Why hope for a new hut (i.e., rebirth)?</p>
Thag 1.61: Vappa

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.61” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 61</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>How far can //you// see?</p>
Thag 1.68: Ekuddaniya

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.68” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 68</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Free of sorrows.</p>
Thag 1.73: Manava

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.73” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 73</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Three sights prompted this monk to leave home.</p>
Thag 1.75: Susarada

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.75” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 75</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Who can make a fool wise?</p>
Thag 1.84: Nita

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.84” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 84</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>When will the fool awaken?</p>
Thag 1.85: Sunaga

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.85” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 85</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>A pleasure not of the flesh.</p>
Thag 1.86: Nagita

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.86” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 86</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>All paths do //not// lead to the same goal.</p>
Thag 1.93: Eraka

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.93” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 93</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Sensual pleasures are stressful.</p>
Thag 1.95: Cakkhupala

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.95” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 95</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Shun the evil companion!</p>
Thag 1.104: Khitaka

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.104” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 104</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>How light my body!</p>
Thag 1.111: Jenta

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.111” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 111</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Ponder inconstancy, constantly.</p>
Thag 1.113: Vanavaccha

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.113” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 113</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Refreshment in the wilderness.</p>
Thag 1.118: Kimbila

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.118” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 118</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Aging drops on us like a curse.</p>
Thag 1.120: Isidatta

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.120” title=“Read the Pali source” target='pali'>Thag 120</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Cutting through the roots of suffering.

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<a id="thag.02.13-37x.than" name="thag.02.13-37x.than"></a>Chapter 2 — Pairs of Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.121" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 121-218</a>}</span>

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<li><a id=“thag.02.13.than” name='thag.02.13.than'></a><a id=“thag.02.13x.olen” name='thag.02.13x.olen'></a><a title=“There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.”>Thag 2.13: Heraññakani — /(excerpt)</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.145" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 145</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.02.13.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a> | <a href="./thag.02.13x.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki (excerpt)">Olendzki (excerpt)</a>].</span>

The results of evil deeds will catch up with you.

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<li><a id=“thag.02.16.than” name='thag.02.16.than'></a><a href=“./thag.02.16.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 2.16: Mahakala — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.151" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 151-152</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.02.16.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

May I never lie with my head cracked open again!

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<li><a id=“thag.02.24.than” name='thag.02.24.than'></a><a href=“./thag.02.24.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 2.24: Valliya — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.167" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 167-168</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.02.24.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Through persistence I shall reach the goal!

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<li><a id=“thag.02.26.than” name='thag.02.26.than'></a><a href=“./thag.02.26.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 2.26: Punnamasa — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.171" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 171-172</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.02.26.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Shed the five hindrances, and what's left?

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<li><a id=“thag.02.27.than” name='thag.02.27.than'></a><a href=“./thag.02.27.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 2.27: Nandaka — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.173" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 173-174</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.02.27.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Like a fine thoroughbred steed.

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<li><a id=“thag.02.30.than” name='thag.02.30.than'></a><a href=“./thag.02.30.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 2.30: Kanhadinna — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.179" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 179-180</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.02.30.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

No more passion for becoming.

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<li><a id=“thag.02.37.than” name='thag.02.37.than'></a><a href=“./thag.02.37.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 2.37: Sona Potiriyaputta — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.193" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 193-194</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.02.37.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Better to die in battle than to survive, defeated.

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<li><a id=“thag.02.46.olen” name='thag.02.46.olen'></a><a href=“./thag.02.46.olen_en.html” title=“Translated by Andrew Olendzki”>Thag 2: Culaka — The Call of the Peacocks</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.211" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 211-212</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.02.46.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki">Olendzki</a>].</span>

The beauty of the wilderness; the beauty of a heart that's free.

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Chapter 3 — Groups of Three Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.219" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 219-266</a>}</span>

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<li><a id=“thag.03.05.than” name='thag.03.05.than'></a><a href=“./thag.03.05.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 3.5: Matangaputta — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.231" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 231-233</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.03.05.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

It's too hot, it's too cold — what's your excuse?

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<li><a id=“thag.03.08.than” name='thag.03.08.than'></a><a href=“./thag.03.08.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 3.8: Yasoja — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.243" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 243-245</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.03.08.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Solitude in the forest: two's company, three's a hullabaloo!

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<li><a id=“thag.03.13.than” name='thag.03.13.than'></a><a href=“./thag.03.13.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 3.13: Abhibhuta — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.255" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 255-257</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.03.13.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Rouse yourself! Scatter the army of death!

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<li><a id=“thag.03.14.than” name='thag.03.14.than'></a><a href=“./thag.03.14.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 3.14: Gotama — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.258" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 258-260</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.03.14.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

After wandering relentlessly through hell, heaven, and the animal world, finally: peace!

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<li><a id=“thag.03.15.than” name='thag.03.15.than'></a><a href=“./thag.03.15.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 3.15: Harita (2) — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.261" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 261-263</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.03.15.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Careful: the wise can tell when your actions don't align with your deeds.

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Chapter 4 — Groups of Four Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.267" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 267-314</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.295" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 295-298</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.04.08.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

The Buddha's son celebrates his own victory in the Dhamma.

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<li><a id=“thag.04.10.than” name='thag.04.10.than'></a><a href=“./thag.04.10.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 4.10: Dhammika — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.303" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 303-306</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.04.10.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Protected by the Dhamma.

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Chapter 5 — Groups of Five Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.315" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 315-374</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.315" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 315-319</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.05.01.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Lusting after a corpse? That's the last straw for this monk.

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<li><a id=“thag.05.08.than” name='thag.05.08.than'></a><a href=“./thag.05.08.than_en.html” title=“Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu”>Thag 5.8: Vakkali — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.350" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 350-354</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.05.08.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

I'd rather stay in the forest.

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<li><a id=“thag.05.09.norm” name='thag.05.09.norm'></a><a href=“./thag.05.09.norm_en.html” title=“Translated by K.R. Norman”>Thag 5.9: Vijitasena — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.355" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 355-359</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.05.09.norm_en.html" title="Translated by K.R. Norman">Norman</a>].</span>

I shall tame you, my mind!

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.360" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 360-364</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.05.10.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

There's no time for quibbling!

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Chapter 6 — Groups of Six Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.375" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 375-458</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.381" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 381-386</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.06.02.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

How a monk with no food in his bowl can still find comfort and joy.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.405" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 405-410</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.06.06.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

On the brink of suicide, Sappadasa breaks through to the Dhamma.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.423" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 423-428</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.06.09.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Even arrogant fools can find liberation.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.429" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 429-434</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.06.10.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

A seven year-old discovers arahantship.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.441" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 441-446</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.06.12.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

How to deal with anger.

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<li><a id=“thag.06.13.olen” name='thag.06.13.olen'></a><a id=“thag.06.13.than” name='thag.06.13.than'></a><a title=“There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.”>Thag 6.13: Sirimanda Thera/Sirimanda — Beaten Like a Thief/</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.447" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 447-452</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.06.13.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki">Olendzki</a> | <a href="./thag.06.13.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Your last day approaches. Now is no time to be heedless!

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Chapter 7 — Groups of Seven Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.459" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 459-493</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.459" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 459-465</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.07.01.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

While grappling with lust, this monk finally comes to his senses.

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Chapter 8 — Groups of Eight Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.494" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 494-517</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.494" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 494-501</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.08.01.bodh_en.html" title="Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi">Bodhi</a>].</span>

Sound advice for meditating householders and monks.

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Chapter 9 — The Group of Nine Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.518" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 518-526</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.522" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 522-526</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.09.00x.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki (excerpt)">Olendzki (excerpt)</a>].</span>

A mind well-trained is a mind content under all circumstances.

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Chapter 10 — Groups of Ten Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.527" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 527-596</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.527" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 527-529</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.10.01.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki">Olendzki</a>].</span>

A messenger from the Buddha's father urges the Buddha to return home.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.537" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 537-546</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.10.02.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki">Olendzki</a> | <a href="./thag.10.02.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

King Asoka's younger brother recalls his journey to arahantship in the wilderness.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.567" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 567-576</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.10.05.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Are you enchanted by your physical appearance? This reflection may be just the cure.

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Chapter 11 — The Group of Eleven Verses <span class='altID'>{597-607}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.597" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 597-607</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.11.01.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

A young arahant reflects on his life in the wilderness.

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Chapter 12 — Groups of Twelve Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.608" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 608-631</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.620" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 620-631</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.12.02.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

An outcaste tells his inspiring tale of victory.

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Chapter 13 — The Group of Thirteen Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.632" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 632-644</a>}</span>

Chapter 14 — Groups of Fourteen Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.645" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 645-672</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.645" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 645-658</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.14.01.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

By steadfastly maintaining his right resolve, this monk finally gains perfect release.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.659" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 659-672</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.14.02.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Criticism from the wise is better than praise from fools; the pain of meditation is better than any pleasure from the senses.

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Chapter 15 — Groups of Sixteen Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.673" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 673-704</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.675" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 675</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.15.01.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki">Olendzki</a>].</span>

Wisdom settles the mind, as rain the dust.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.700" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 700-701</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.15.02.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki (excerpt)">Olendzki (excerpt)</a>].</span>

Ven. Udayin uses the timeless image of the lotus blossom to illustrate non-clinging.

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Chapter 16 — Groups of (about) Twenty Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.705" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 705-948</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.705" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 705-725</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.16.01.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

A monk uses Dhamma to disarm a band of thugs.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.769" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 769-793</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.16.04.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

Ven. Ratthapala explains why he's not in the least bit tempted to return to the lay life.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.842" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 842-865</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.16.07.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

These verses contain the Canon's only reference to the full set of thirteen ascetic practices. (For Bhaddiya's story, see Ud 2.10.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.866" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 866-891</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.16.08.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki (excerpt)">Olendzki (excerpt)</a> | <a href="./thag.16.08.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a>].</span>

This collection of verses associated with Angulimala, the reformed bandit who became an arahant, contains all of the verses contained in MN 86 (the sutta that tells Angulimala's story) plus five concluding verses.

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Chapter 17 — Groups of Thirty Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.949" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 949-1050</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.991" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 991...1014</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.17.02.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki">Olendzki</a>].</span>

The arahant Sariputta keeps the wheel of Dhamma rolling as he meditates alone in the wilderness.

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1034" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 1034-36</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.17.03.hekh_en.html" title="Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema (excerpt)">Hecker/Khema (excerpt)</a> | <a href="./thag.17.03.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki (excerpt)">Olendzki (excerpt)</a>].</span>

Tender words from Ananda, as he looks back on his past grief over the Buddha's death.

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Chapter 18 — The Group of Forty Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1051" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 1051-1090</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1062" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 1062-6, 1068-71</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.18.00.than_en.html" title="Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu">Thanissaro</a> | <a href="./thag.18.00x.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki (excerpt)">Olendzki (excerpt)</a>].</span>

An arahant monk celebrates the joys of practicing jhana in the solitude of the forest. One of the first examples of “wilderness poetry.”

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Chapter 19 — The Group of Fifty Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1091" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 1091-1145</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1137" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 1137</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.19.00.khan_en.html" title="Translated by Bhikkhu Khantipalo">Khantipalo</a> | <a href="./thag.19.00x.olen_en.html" title="Translated by Andrew Olendzki (excerpt)">Olendzki (excerpt)</a>].</span>

A monk admonishes himself.

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Chapter 20 — The Group of Sixty Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1146" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 1146-1208</a>}</span>

Chapter 21 — The Great Group of Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1209" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 1209-1279</a>}</span>

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<li><a id=“thag.21.00.irel” name='thag.21.00.irel'></a><a id=“thag.21.00x.hekh” name='thag.21.00x.hekh'></a><a title=“There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.”>Thag 21: Vangisa — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Th_utf8.html#v.1224" title="Read the Pali source" target='pali'>Thag 1224-25</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thag.21.00.irel_en.html" title="Translated by John D. Ireland">Ireland</a> | <a href="./thag.21.00x.hekh_en.html" title="Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema (excerpt)">Hecker/Khema (excerpt)</a>].</span>

Fifteen poems by Ven. Vangisa, the bhikkhu whom the Buddha designated as his foremost disciple in the composition of spontaneous verse.

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