Canonical Collections For Sutta Reading Practice

This is a quick guide to the Sutta Pitaka as it relates to daily sutta reading practice. You may also want to consult the articles on choosing a text based on your current experience level and time commitment. The list below follows the traditional organization of the canon. See the sources page for information on … Read more

Majjhima Nikaya: Selections from the Middle Length Discourses: Free Kindle, Epub, Mobi, PDF, .docx, .xhtml

This is an ebook version of the selections previously published on the Wisdom Publications website for non-commercial distribution. They are from the book The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Nyanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi. This collection contains almost one third of the complete book. You may … Read more

Living with the Sallekha Sutta: Effacement, Majjhima Nikāya 8

One by one, little by little,moment by moment,a wise man should remove his own impuritiesas a smith removes the dross from silver. Dhammapada verse 239Translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita One of the ways the suttas come alive is by working to overcome specific unwholesome character traits. For example, when we make a wholehearted commitment to examine … Read more

Majjhima Nikaya as a Daily Sutta Reading Practice

If you have an interest in learning what the Blessed One taught and you can devote 20–30 minutes to daily sutta reading practice, the Majjhima Nikaya will be an excellent text with which to work. It is especially suitable for people with an interest in applying the teaching to their lives, either through meditation or … Read more