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Saṃyutta Nikāya

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The Saṃyutta Nikāya is the third book of the Sutta Piṭaka, the second division of the Tipiṭaka,the sacred scriptures of Buddhism. The word saṃyutta means ‘connected’ or ‘related.’ Traditionally there is said to be 7762 suttas or discourses in this book, but actually there are not quite 3,000. These discourses are arranged roughly according to features they share – subject matter, whether they have verses in them, where they were spoken or the people they were spoken to. A large proportion of the discourses in the Saṃyutta Nikāya open by saying: ‘At Sāvatthi’ which suggests that this book was arranged in that city.

The Connected Discourses of The Buddha, trans. by Bhikkhu Bodhi, 2000.

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