I am interested in knowing what members consider to be the top 5 or 10 suttas that a person should study and why. I am especially interested in teachers' opinions.
I have problems with internet service, so forgive me if i don't respond to your replies right away,
Thank you in advance
Dhamma is taught for the person, in accordance with that person's mental composition, their aptitude, and so forth. There are few, if any, suttas or teachings in general that I recommend to everyone. Rather, I try to see who that person is, what their problems are, and so forth, before indicating a teaching suitable for them.
It is possibly risky to point out a number of suttas as if they were somehow superior for the entirety of people. Those which are presently most "popular" in English may just reflect the general type of attitude of English speaking Buddhists at present. Over time, this will change, as the Dhamma constitutes a different role in western society.
My recently moved Blog
, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: Huifeng's Prajnacara Blog