What is a sutta practice?
Broadly speaking, a sutta practice is a regular habit of interacting directly with the suttas in a way that lifts the heart and brings us to faith in the Blessed One, his Dhamma, and his Sangha of enlightened disciples.
In practical terms, this may be done by reading daily from a text, be it a traditional collection, or an anthology of suttas around a particular theme. The emphasis is placed on what is understood and taking that to heart. We approach the text as a sick person would seeking medicine, with the Blessed One as our doctor.
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Creating a Personal Anthology is extremely simple, but there are still some places we can go wrong. If this happens our Anthology may be less effective. Below are some common problems and suggestions for solving them. As a reminder, this … Continue reading
As we read the suttas, we are always trying to see the truth of the teachings in our own lives. When we finish our practice, we can do a quick reflection to help solidify this intention. Begin by making a … Continue reading
People often wonder if they should be taking notes while they read the suttas. When doing a sutta practice, we want to make sure that our focus stays on the sutta itself and taking it in to our minds and … Continue reading
Anthologies of suttas from the Pali canon are great for a daily sutta practice. See the list of anthologies for books to use. Here are some tips. ONE EACH DAY: As with any text for daily practice, read one sutta … Continue reading