The Anguttara Nikaya (, 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. +more 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. ".

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Translations

Full translation

The Book of the Gradual Sayings, tr +more_Woodward'>F. L. Woodward & E. M. Hare, 1932-6, 5 volumes, Pali Text Society[url=http://www. palitext. com],]Bristol *Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, tr [[Bhikkhu Bodhi[/url]], 2012, 1 volume, Wisdom Publications [url=http://www. wisdompubs. org/book/numerical-discourses-buddha],]Somerville, MA *[[Bhikkhu Sujato[/url]] (trans. ), The “Numbered” or “Numerical” Discourses, 2018, [url=https://web. archive. org/web/20171107013852/https://suttacentral. net/an]published online at SuttaCentral[/url] and released into the public domain.

Selections

1st 3 nipatas tr E. R. +more 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.

Divisions

The nipatas in this nikaya are:

Ekakanipāto (The Book of Ones)

1. Rūpādivaggo * 2. +more 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)

1. Kammakaraṇavaggo * 2. +more 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)

1. Bālavaggo * 2. +more 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)

1. Bhaṇḍagāmavaggo * 2. +more 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)

1. Sekhabalavaggo * 2. +more 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)

1. Āhuneyyavaggo * 2. +more 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)

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

Aṭṭhakanipāto (The Book of Eights)

1. Mettāvaggo * 2. +more 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)

1. Sambodhivaggo * 2. +more 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)

1. Ānisaṃsavaggo * 2. +more 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)

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

Appreciation

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)