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 is the basic method: Read the suttas on a regular basis taking them to heart … Read more
Be prepared for times when reading your regular book of suttas is difficult.
One of the easiest ways to make a deep connection with the suttas is by creating a personal anthology. If you haven’t read the main article, this involves noticing when sutta passages are particularly meaningful to you and then copying them into a blank book. Then when the hindrances arise, you can quickly turn to … Read more
Minimal time commitment 10-60 seconds (including reflection time) One Dhammapada verse per day. One sutta from the Itivuttaka per day. Medium time commitment 1-10 minutes (including reflection time) One Sutta Per Day or a fixed time length Short topical anthologies by Ajahn Ṭhanissaro (Merit, Into the Stream, A Mediator’s Tools, Beyond Coping, A Burden Off … Read more
The Blessed One Is Talking to You: Making Your Personal Anthology When we read the suttas faithfully, we are going to find passages that strongly resonate with us. We may get a feeling that the Buddha is speaking to us directly, seeing our defilements and giving the precise antidote to our disease of suffering. It … Read more