Nettipakarana is a guide to help those who already understand the teaching present it to others. The Netti methods were taught by the Buddha's disciple Kaccana (also Katyayana or Kaccayana).
The Nettipakarana is divided into:
1.Sangahavāra: collection of the contents
2.Vibhāgavāra: the section which gives a systematic treatment in classified tables. This section contains three sub-sections:
The Uddesavāra gives three separate categories (Pali terms with Nanamoli's translations): The sixteen hāras (conveyings, or modes of conveying) are : Desanā (teaching), vicaya (investigation), yutti (construing), Padatthāna (footings), Lakkhana (characteristics), Catuvyūha (fourfold array), Āvatta (conversion), Vibhatti (analysis), Parivattana (reversal), Vevacana (synonyms), Paññatti (descriptions), otarana (ways of entry), sodhana (clearing up), adhitthāna (terms of expression), parikkhāra (requisites), and samāropana (co-ordination).
The five naya (guidelines) are : Nandiyāvatta (conversion of relishing); tipukkhala (trefoil); sīhavikkīlita (play of lions) ; disālocana (plotting of directions); ankusa (the hook).
The eighteen mūlapadas consist of nine kusala and nine akusala.
Nine akusala are:
Tanhā (craving), avijja (Ignorance),
Lobha (greed), Dosa (Hate), Moha (Delusion),
Subha saññā (perception of beauty), Nicca saññā (perception of permanence), Sukha saññā (perception of pleasure). Attasaññā (perception of self);
Nine kusala are:
samatha (quiet), vipassanā (insight),
alobha (non-greed), adosa (non-hate), amoha (non-delusion),
asubhasaññā (perception of ugliness), Dukkhasaññā (perception of pain), Aniccasaññā
(perception of impermanence), and Anattasaññā (perception of not-self) etc.
Nettipakarana Text(PTS) Edit
B. Specification Section (Para 2) Edit
Part III.3. Counter-demonstrative Subsection (Para 31) Edit
Download/View English TranslationEdit
Nettipakarana PTS translation is available in a .pdf file here, click to open then save the file :
Original Pali VersionEdit
The following freely available .PDF files were taken from www.tipitaka.org. These are from Vipassana Research Institute. These contain the original words in Pali language.
The translation of original Pali words can never convey exact meaning, hence these are being provided for research & comparison. The www.tipitaka.org website also contains files in many other languages.
It is also to be mentioned that in original Pali language Buddha is referred as Bhagava(God), Bhagvanta(God), Sattha/Satthu(Teacher).
Pali-English Version Edit
Mula(Main) Version: File:Nettippakaranapali Mula.pdf
Atthakatha (Explanations): File:Nettippakarana-atthakatha.pdf
Pali-Devnagri Version(Sanskrit/Hindi Script) Edit
Mula(Main) Version: File:16.Nettippakaranapali-dev.pdf
Atthakatha (Explanations): File:Nettippakarana-atthakatha-dev.pdf