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Pali Versions : Pali-English and Pali-Devanagri versions are provided in every vagga(section) & in every Samyutta of new version 2 texts.

The Samyutta Nikaya ("Collection of Clustered Discourses") is the third of the five nikayas (collections) in the Sutta Pitaka. This collection is arranged in a special order by subject matter. Each group deals with a specific doctrine or personality.

In this Nikaya Lord Buddha has also dealt deeply into the details of dhamma(path) w.r.t. the meditation as well as with final achievements of Jhana/Trance states. Few notable suttas are : SN 47.6 Sakunagghi Sutta , SN 36.19 Pancakanga Sutta & 4.25Maradhitu_Sutta.
In 15.14-15.19 (Mata Sutta, Pita Sutta, Bhata Sutta, Bhagini Sutta, Putto Sutta, Dhita Sutta) Buddha confirms rebirth and that every creature has been reborn so many times that all are related to each other, every creature was either mother, father, brother, sister , son or daughter in past (hence it also implies that one must have compassion towards each other i.e. non-violence).
SN 22:58 What is a Buddha ? What is a Tathagta?
SN 22.43 Attadipa : Be you own island (self-dependent)
Satti - How to stop demon possession?
SN 35.115 Marapasa - What are Powers of Mara(devil, satan, shaitan, the Lord of Death, wealth, disease, sorrow, evil etc. )
SN 36.4 Patala Sutta : What is Bottomless Chasm(pit)?
SN 36.1 What is Samadhi?
SN 47.41 Amata Sutta : Immortal Bliss; immortality
SN 56.11 Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta : Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion
SN 56.46 Andhakara Sutta : What is Darkness
SN 51.20 Iddhipada-vibhanga Sutta : Analysis of the Iddhi(Siddhi; Spiritual Powers)
22.76 What are Arahants(fully enlightened equal to Buddha)

How to read Samyutta Nikaya?It is better to read one Vagga at a time entirely because its subject matter & enumeration is in continuation.


Samyutta Nikaya consists of 2,889 discourses, classified into 5 Vaggas(sections) and 56 samyuttas (groups):

Samyutta Nikaya Ver.2-New & Complete[]

Adapted from Bhikkhu Bodhi version & modified to the closest meaning comparing with the original Pali & meant for all, especially useful for meditation.

SN1.Sagatha-Vagga - The Section of Verses-ver2[]

Chapter1 : Connected Discourses with gods/angels (Devatasamyutta) {Samyutta1}
Chapter2 : Connected Discourses with Young Devas (Devaputtasamyutta) {Samyutta2}
Chapter3 : Connected Discourses with the Kosalan (Kosalasamyutta) {Samyutta3}
Chapter4 : Connected Discourses with Mara the Deathlord (Marasamyutta) {Samyutta4}
Chapter5 : Connected Discourses with Bhikkhunis/Nuns (Bhikkhunisamyutta) {Samyutta5}
Chapter6 : Connected Discourses with Brahmas/Archangels (Brahmasamyutta) {Samyutta6}
Chapter7 : Connected Discourses with Brahmins/Priests (Brahmanasamyutta) {Samyutta7}
Chapter8 : Connected Discourses with Vangisa (Vangisasamyutta) {Samyutta8}
Chapter9 : Connected Discourses in the Woods (Vanasamyutta) {Samyutta9}
Chapter10 : Connected Discourses with Yakkhas/Spirits (Yakkhasamyutta) {Samyutta10}
Chapter11 : Connected Discourses with Sakka[Indra],King of gods/angels (Sakkasamyutta) {Samyutta11}

SN2.Nidana-Vagga - The Section on Causation-ver2[]

Chapter1 : Connected Discourses on Causation (Nidanasamyutta) {Samyutta-12}
Chapter2 : Connected Discourses on the Breakthrough (Abhisamayasamyutta) {Samyutta-13}
Chapter3 : Connected Discourses on Elements (Dhatusamyutta) {Samyutta-14}
Chapter4 : Without Discoverable Beginning (Anamataggasamyutta) {Samyutta-15}
Chapter5 : Connected Discourses with Kassapa (Kassapasamyutta) {Samyutta-16}
Chapter6 : Connected Discourses on Gains and Honour (Labhasakkarasamyutta sans. Labh-satkar-samyutta) {Samyutta-17}
Chapter7 : Connected Discourses with Rahula (Rahulasamyutta) {Samyutta-18}
Chapter8 Connected Discourses with Lakkhana (Lakkhanasamyutta) {Samyutta-19}
Chapter9 : Connected Discourses with Similes (Opammasamyutta sans. Upama-samyukta) {Samyutta-20}
Chapter 10 : Connected Discourses with Bhikkhus (Bhikkhusamyutta) {Samyutta-21}

SN3.Khandha-Vagga - The Section on the Aggregates-ver2[]

Chapter1 : Connected Discourses on Aggregates (Khandhasamyutta) {Samyutta-22}
Chapter2 : Connected Discourses with Radha (Radhasamyutta) {Samyutta-23}
Chapter3 : Connected Discourses on Views (Ditthisamyutta sans. Drishti-samyukta) {Samyutta-24}
Chapter4 : Connected Discourses on Entering (Okkantasamyutta) {Samyutta-25}
Chapter5 : Connected Discourses on Arising (Uppadasamyutta sans. Utpada-samyutta) {Samyutta-26}
Chapter6 : Connected Discourses on Defilements (Kilesasamyutta) {Samyutta-27}
Chapter7: Connected Discourses with Sariputta (Sariputtasamyutta) {Samyutta-28}
Chapter8 : Connected Discourses on Nagas (Nagasamyutta) {Samyutta-29}
Chapter9 : Connected Discourses on Supannas (Supannasamyutta) {Samyutta-30}
Chapter10 : Connected Discourses on Gandhabbas (Gandhabbasamyutta sans. Gandharva-sanyukt) {Samyutta-31}
Chapter11 : Connected Discourses on Cloud Devas (Valahakasamyutta) {Samyutta-32}
Chapter12 : Connected Discourses with Vacchagotta (Vacchagottasamyutta) {Samyutta-33}
Chapter13 : Connected Discourses on Trance States in Meditation (Jhanasamyutta) {Samyutta-34}

SN4.Salayatana-Vagga - The Section on the Six Senses-ver2[]

Chapter1 : Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Faculties (Salayatanasamyutta) {Samyutta-35}
Chapter2 : Connected Discourses on Sensations (Vedanasamyutta) {Samyutta-36}
Chapter3 : Connected Discourses on Women (Matugamasamyutta) {Samyutta-37}
Chapter4 : Connected Discourses with Jambukhadaka (Jambukhadakasamyutta) {Samyutta-38}
Chapter5 : Connected Discourses with Samandaka (Samnandakasamyutta) {Samyutta-39}
Chapter6 : Connected Discourses with Moggallana (Moggallanasamyutta) {Samyutta-40}
Chapter7 : Connected Discourses with Citta (Cittasamyutta) {Samyutta-41}
Chapter8 : Connected Discourses to Village Headmen (Gamanisamyutta) {Samyutta-42}
Chapter9 : Connected Discourses on the Unconditioned (Asankhatasamyutta) {Samyutta-43}
Chapter10 : Connected Discourses on the Undeclared (Abyakatasamyutta) {Samyutta-44}

SN5.Maha Vagga — The Great Section-ver2-part1[]

SN5.Maha Vagga — The Great Section-ver2-part2[]

Chapter1 : Connected Discourses on the Path (Maggasamyutta) {Samyutta-45}
Chapter2 : Connected Discourses on the Factors of Enlightenment (Bojjhangasamyutta) {Samyutta-46}
Chapter3 : Connected Discourses on Doing Meditation Properly (Satipatthanasamyutta) {Samyutta-47}
Chapter4 : Connected Discourses on the Faculties (Indriyasamyutta) {Samyutta-48}
Chapter5 : Connected Discourses on the Right Strivings(Sammappadhanasamyuttam ) {Samyutta-49}
Chapter6 : Connected Discourses on the Powers (Balasamyutta) {Samyutta-50}
Chapter7 : Bases of Spiritual Powers (Iddhipadasamyutta sans. Riddhipad-sanyukta) {Samyutta-51}
Chapter8 : Connected Discourses with Anuruddha (Anuruddhasamyutta) {Samyutta-52}
Chapter9 : Connected Discourses on Jhanas/Self-Absorption (Jhanasamyutta) {Samyutta-53}
Chapter10 : Connected Discourses on Breathing (Anapanasamyutta) {Samyutta-54}
Chapter11 : Connected Discourses on Stream-Entry (Sotapattisamyutta) {Samyutta-55}
Chapter12 : Connected Discourses on the Truths (Saccasamyutta sans. Satya-Sanyukt) {Samyutta-56}

Changes to Bhikku B.Bodhi’s Version & Their Explanations

Samyutta Nikaya Ver.1-Old & Incomplete[]

Download/View English Translation[]

1. Newer Version







2. Translation by Bhikku Bodhi. The entire book is divided into 4 parts due to max. upper limit of 10mb upload.

File:Samyutta Nikaya Bhikku Bodhi1.pdf

File:Samyutta Nikaya Bhikku Bodhi2.pdf

File:Samyutta Nikaya Bhikku Bodhi3.pdf

File:Samyutta Nikaya Bhikku Bodhi4.pdf

3. Old translation from Pali Text Society(PTS).

Note : Some files are divided into parts a,b,c etc.

File:SN1.pts a.pdf ; File:SN1.pts b.pdf

File:SN2.pts a.pdf ; File:SN2.pts b.pdf



File:SN5.pts a.pdf ; File:SN5.pts b.pdf

Original Pali Version[]


Click the link below to access the original Samyutta Nikaya files in Pali language, the language spoken by Buddha.

Samyutta Nikaya,Pali