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Turning the Wheel of Truth: Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching

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Buddhist teachings like the eightfold path, the four noble truths, and karma pervade Buddhist literature—but how often do we read what the Buddha himself had to say about these topics? Here is an accessible look at the Buddha’s First Discourse, which contains the foundation for all further Buddhist teaching.

Ajahn Sucitto offers a new translation of this revolutionary teac

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Published August 31st 2011 by Shambhala Publications, Inc. (first published April 27th 2010)
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This is a commentary on the first discourse of the Buddha. Sucitto has a very down-to-earth and practical way of describing spiritual experiences and issues. It may not be best read cover to cover, but rather picked up frequently and passages savored. Also an excellent reference, especially if one finds oneself suck in one's practice.
Easier read than done. All the insights didn't seem so insightful, in that they weren't news to me intellectually, but still things I desparately needed to have explained to me in the hope that I would actually integrate any of them into the way I actually function in the world.
Christopher Reeves
A VERY dry read but not a bad refresher.
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