The Khuddakapātha is the shortest collection in the Suttapitaka with only nine suttas. It is the first book of the Khuddaka Nikaya. Although short in number, they are quite valuable and handy to have in a single place:
- Saraṇattaya: The Three Refuges
- Dasasikkhāpada: The Ten Precepts
- Dvattiṁsākāra: The Thirty-Two Parts of the Body
- Kumārapañhā: The Boy’s Questions
- Maṅgalasutta: Blessings
- Ratanasutta: Gems
- Tirokuṭṭasutta: Outside the Walls
- Nidhikaṇḍasutta: A Hidden Treasure
- Mettasutta: The Discourse on Love
This collection is great for a one-sutta-per-day reading practice. In a week and a half you can say you have read a whole book of suttas!
You can find all the ebooks of Bhante Sujato’s translations here.
Pali & English
If you are going to use the ebook edition for a daily sutta reading practice, you may want to use a checklist to keep track and have a physical reminder of what you have read. You can download checklists here.
And of course you can read it on-line at SuttaCentral.net.
Other free ebook versions of the Khuddakapāṭha:
- Khuddakapāṭha: Short Passages, by Ajahn Thanissaro. A free print edition is available from Metta Forest Monastery. There is a PDF, Epub and Mobi/Kindle version available from dhammatalks.org.
- Khuddakapāṭha: The Short Readings, by Bhante Ānanadjoti. There is a PDF, Epub and Mobi/Kindle version available from ancient-buddhist-texts.net with English only and with Pali and English.