Ten Important (Buddhist) Suttas

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 2 2013 2:04 PM

6431.10 Important Suttas.zip

Attached are ten important Suttas (discourses) of the Buddha.  They are all copyrighted, but the terms of use say: "You may copy, reformat, reprint, republish, and redistribute this work in any medium whatsoever, provided that: (1) you only make such copies, etc. available free of charge; (2) you clearly indicate that any derivatives of this work (including translations) are derived from this source document; and (3) you include the full text of this license in any copies or derivatives of this work. Otherwise, all rights reserved.

The files include:
Befriending the Suttas: Tips on Reading the Suttas

The "Big Three" Suttas (Basics of Buddhist Teaching)

  • Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion
  • The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic
  • The Fire Sermon

Other Important Suttas:

  • The Anapanasati Sutta; (the Buddha's basic instruction on meditation breathing)
  • The Maha-satipatthana Sutta (the Buddha's basic instruction on mindfulness)
  • The Devadaha Sutta Ven (How to introduce the Buddha's teachings to inquirers.)
  • The Kalama Sutta (How to decide which spiritual paths are worth following and which are not)
  • The Sigalovada Sutta ("a concise 'instruction manual' that shows how laypeople can live happy and fulfilling lives")
  • Karaniya Metta Sutta: Good Will (How to cultivate a heart of lovingkindness)
  • Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta  (Instructions to the Buddha's 7 year old son Rahula)


I have also attached my generic picture of Buddha so I can quickly identify them in my library.  

As I have said before in previous eastern religion uploads, these are not for everyone, but I teach eastern religions and put these in docx format for my own study & research. I share them with all who are interested, but of course doctrinally they do not jive with Christian faith.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 10 2013 6:53 PM

Thanks Calvin. I've appreciated you posting these key documents from other religions.

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