BKh wrote:I was so excited when I read the topic, thinking, "Wow, someone else is encouraging daily sutta reading!" Then I realized it way my website.
I'm glad you find it helpful. I've been working recently trying to convey the concept of sutta reading as "habit" rather than "project." Just like when people start a meditation practice they usually think that it will be something ongoing.
Thanks for giving it a shout out.
SDC wrote:Well done.
BKh wrote:SDC wrote:Thanks for the feedback. My natural question would be, though, having seen it, do you feel motivated to start a daily practice reading the suttas, or to enhance the practice you already have? Because that's what I'm working towards. I'm really interested in what the obstacles are to starting and maintaining a daily practice.
SDC wrote:I am currently mired in the last 200 pages of the SN, which I have for some reason, found incredibly dry and difficult to read. The DN, which should have been the most frustrating was a pleasure to read and same with the MN. So I guess that is my obstacle.
retrofuturist wrote:In the case of becoming "stuck", I think it's because (particularly in the Samyutta Nikaya) there can be a lot of repetition. Repetition may be subconsciously regarded as indicative of something being not worth reading, because the content is already familiar or known. I believe it is profitable however if people are encouraged to see repetition and reinforcement, and to see the repetition of themes as indicators of their importance and significance in the Buddha's teaching.
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