The first volume of the mulapannasapali of the Majjima Nikaya

The Root Sequence - The Buddha reviews the most fundamental principles of Buddhist thought and practice.

Restraining the mind from all desire - The Buddha teaches seven methods for eliminating from the mind the deeply rooted defilements (sensuality, becoming, views, and ignorance) that obstruct the realization of Awakening.

Be the inheriters of the teachings - The Buddha enjoins the bhikkhus to be heirs in the Dhamma, not heirs in material things. The venerable Sariputta then continues on the same theme by explaining how disciples should train themselves to become the Buddha's heirs in the Dhamma.

Fear and Terror - The Buddha explains what it would take to live in solitude in the wilderness completely free of fear.

The Discourse on blemishes -The venerable Sariputta gives a discourse to the bhikkhus on the meaning of blemishes, explaining that a bhikkhu becomes blemished when he falls under the sway of evil wishes.

If the Bhikkhu Desires - The Buddha encourages the monks to entertain these desires that leads to liberation.

The Simile of the Cloth - With a simple simile the Buddha illustrates the difference between a defiled mind and a pure mind.

The Discourse on Effacement - The Buddha explains how unskillful qualities in the heart can be eradicated through meditation.

The Discourse on Right View - How the four noble truths, dependent origination, and the knowledge that ends mental fermentations all build upon the basic dichotomy between skillful and unskillful action.

The Foundations of Mindfulness - comprehensive and practical instructions on the development of mindfulness as the basis for insight is explained.