Out of the collection of Discourses in the Suttapitaka the Majjhima Nikaya-- The Collection of Middle Length Sayings presents the work of 152 discourses in three volumes,vol 1 The first fifty discourses, vol 2 The Middle fifty discourses, vol 3 The Final Fifty Discourses.The Suttas of Majjhima Nikaya discuss almost all points of religion of the Buddha on the four noble truths on Karma on the futility of desires on reprehensibility of the belief in soul on Nirvana on the various kinds of meditation etc. These discussions are in the form of dialogues. Myths and legends associated with these teachings are also narrated.
Isaline Blew Horner was one of the Presidents of the Pali Text Society Oxford and an honorary fellow of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. She published her first work women Under Preimitive Buddhism. Her second major publication in 1936 was a study of the Arahant, The early Buddhist theory of Man Perfected. horner was patronised by the Bewnham College Cambridge throughout her life where she had begun her studies in Moral Sciences department and to which she was later attached as Assistant Librarian then Librarian and then as an Associate.