Non-repetition is the bane of scriptures; neglect is the bane of a home; slovenliness is the bane of personal appearance, and heedlessness is the bane of a guard. Dhp 241, translated by Achariya Buddharakhitta Coming to the end of your first book of suttas will likely give you a sense of accomplishment. In fact, you … Read more
The logistics of a sutta practice are fairly straightforward. Choose a text and read some of it every day. Here you will find more specific suggestions for the basic aspects of a sutta practice.
Anthologies of suttas from the Pali canon are great for a daily sutta practice. See the list of anthologies for books to use. If you aren’t sure which one to pick, you can’t go wrong with In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you are reading. … Read more
General Approach Attitude: Humility and patience will help you build confidence (saddhā) which is essential. Do not expect to grasp the meaning of a sutta right away. Continue your engagement regardless of your initial reaction. Eventually you will be able to understand all of the suttas. There will be plenty of suttas that are immediately … Read more