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Hey all!
I'm relatively new to Buddhism (have been practicing nearly a year now), I hope this community can help further me on the path. Also, does anyone have any recommendations for someone wanting to start reading the Pali Canon? Or recommendations on how to read it? The book "In The Buddha's Words" by Bhikkhu Bodhi is difficult to read for a busy schedule. Thank you.

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Welcome, Mudlotus.

If you find In the Buddha's Words difficult to read casually, perhaps you can just read a sutta here and there online in your spare time?

Access to Insight has a handy index of suttas here.

The icon on the top-left of the page is also a drop-down menu with an option that provides you with a random sutta.

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Hi Mudlotus, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
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I would stick with In the Buddha's Words, but take it slowly. Read the suttas that appeal to you, and see how it goes. If you appreciate your reading, you might find the time to read more.

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Welcome to DW!


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Hello everyone, thanks for welcoming me :D
@Sam Vara I like the sound of reading the book slowly, I guess there's no rush! :reading:
@Kevin Thanks for recommending the sutta index! I had no idea there was a randomizer option.

Thanks for the helpful advice. :mrgreen:

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Mudlotus wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:35 pm
Hey all!
I'm relatively new to Buddhism (have been practicing nearly a year now), I hope this community can help further me on the path. Also, does anyone have any recommendations for someone wanting to start reading the Pali Canon? Or recommendations on how to read it? The book "In The Buddha's Words" by Bhikkhu Bodhi is difficult to read for a busy schedule. Thank you.
www.paliaudio.com

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Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)

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:hello:

This is my standard recommendation for beginners:
a)Read Buddhism course. (Take about 12 hours to read and give you a good idea about the teaching)
http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/PDF_BuddhismCourse/

a) Listen to the ten lecture series by Bhikkhu Bodhi

https://bodhimonastery.org/the-buddhas- ... it-is.html


b)Print a copy of this Dhamma Chart and refer to it while studying Buddhism.
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16785


c) Read Buddha’s Teaching by Narada. Start from chapter 15.

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddh ... gsurw6.pdf

d) While you reading texts please listen to the following Dhamma Talk by Joseph Goldstein.
http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/6162/

e) Start reading Sutta.
Good starting point would be to read Bikkhu Bodhi’s “In the Buddha’s Word”
Link to the summary:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19951

Then read Sutta Central. Start from Majjhima Nikaya. https://suttacentral.net/mn
or Listen to the Sutta:
http://audtip.dx.am/tipitaka/mn/mn-eng.html

f) Last but not least practice what you learn.

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=148&start=45
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Welcome!

:anjali:
With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasaka Keep Nanayon

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16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


links:
https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/index.htm
http://thaiforestwisdom.org/canonical-texts/
http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... _Heart.pdf
https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html

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