Is a Pali Canon (Tipitaka) sutta Summary available

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Rahula
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Is a Pali Canon (Tipitaka) sutta Summary available

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Hello,
I'm looking for a summary of the Pali Canon where every sutta summary is mentioned.
I want to learn a summary about all suttas.

Please help me find such a source.
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Sutta Central https://suttacentral.net/pitaka/sutta has summaries for most of the early suttas, i.e. DN, MN, SN, AN, and the older KN. Very short ones, such as the ones and twos in the AN, the Dhammapada verses, etc, do not have summaries, since those summaries would be almost as long as the suttas themselves...

So you could read those summaries online... Note that there is a "Spacings" control that turns the summaries on and off.

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Hi Rahula,
Rahula wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 3:40 am I'm looking for a summary of the Pali Canon where every sutta summary is mentioned.
I want to learn a summary about all suttas.
You might enjoy the "Guide To Tipitaka" by Sayagyi U Ko Lay:

http://www.buddhanet.net/tipitaka.htm
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/tipitaka.pdf
https://archive.org/details/guidetotipitaka029042mbp/

and the "New Guide to the Tipitaka" by Matthew Meghaprasara:

https://www.amazon.com/New-Guide-Tipita ... 1926892682

See also "A SUMMARY OF THE 152 SUTTAS OF THE MAJJHIMA NIKAYA" by Bhikkhu Bodhi:

http://enlight.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/ ... 140982.pdf
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mikenz66 wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 5:59 am Sutta Central https://suttacentral.net/pitaka/sutta has summaries for most of the early suttas, i.e. DN, MN, SN, AN, and the older KN. Very short ones, such as the ones and twos in the AN, the Dhammapada verses, etc, do not have summaries, since those summaries would be almost as long as the suttas themselves...

So you could read those summaries online... Note that there is a "Spacings" control that turns the summaries on and off.

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Mike
Thanks for your input.
But I'm trying to find a summary with the complete meaning. Sometimes suttas have repetitive text making sutta reading difficult. I want to learn the full meaning of the sutta in a more simplified way.
I don't know if it is even possible :shrug:
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Assaji wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 10:06 am Hi Rahula,
Rahula wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 3:40 am I'm looking for a summary of the Pali Canon where every sutta summary is mentioned.
I want to learn a summary about all suttas.
You might enjoy the "Guide To Tipitaka" by Sayagyi U Ko Lay:

http://www.buddhanet.net/tipitaka.htm
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/tipitaka.pdf
https://archive.org/details/guidetotipitaka029042mbp/

and the "New Guide to the Tipitaka" by Matthew Meghaprasara:

https://www.amazon.com/New-Guide-Tipita ... 1926892682

See also "A SUMMARY OF THE 152 SUTTAS OF THE MAJJHIMA NIKAYA" by Bhikkhu Bodhi:

http://enlight.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/ ... 140982.pdf
Thank you!
Those are the kind of reference I was looking for. It's a great help.
May you be happy, healthy & successful in everything you do! :anjali:
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Re: Is a Pali Canon (Tipitaka) sutta Summary available

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Rahula wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 7:28 am Thank you!
Those are the kind of reference I was looking for. It's a great help.
You are welcome!

Some parts of the "New Guide to the Tipitaka" by Matthew Meghaprasara are available at:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140105164 ... guide.org/
https://web.archive.org/web/20150713054 ... 10000.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20180409041 ... 22222.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20180903152 ... itaka.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20161106162 ... index.html
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