Thank you all for your replies.
lojong1 wrote:Bodhi's middle- and Walshe's long-discourses can be read at Palicanon.org
That's true, but the books are much more convenient...
I agree. And the Kindle version would be even more convenient.
Shonin wrote:It depends on you and your intentions I'd say.
I enjoy reading the dhamma, and I'd like to have a more complete knowledge of the suttas.
If you're dedicated enough to read it, I would recommend it.
Lol. Absolutely. I've already read all of In The Buddha's Words, and most of Access to Insight. I'm ready to read the "other" suttas that haven't been included in the popular anthologies.
josephzizys wrote:A bit from left field, but I would recommend the Samyutta Nikaya, also published by BPS/Wisdom, translated by Bodhi, it is arranged thematically, and it also contains rare variants of many of the stock phrases and formulae of the canon.
Not from left field at all. I'd love to have a copy of SN, but it's a bit outside my budget. I'd also like a complete translation of AN, but it's not currently available. (Or is it?) And since MN has more of my favorite suttas than DN (MN 2, 9, and 10), I decided to go with MN.
It's hours of fun for the whole family!
Lol. I bet.
And it's a little less ummm, I dunno, 'narrow' in it's style for mine, the Long Discourses are pretty skewed toward gradual Samatha training and the jhanas, while the Middle length discourses lean more toward mindfulness. There all great, but the Samutta, it's more dense, thematically varied, and just awesome fun.
Are there any good suttas on the asavas, the 4 brahma-viharas (divine abodes), or the 4 elements in SN?
Ok, so I just finished watching the entire series 1 2 and 3 of Avatar in a single week and may be a little... Anyway, the Suttas all reward study, but they are just books after all.
Individual wrote:The early sangha was able to produce and reproduce a freely available text, with only dried palm leaves and their minds.
But the laity weren't able to own a copy of this text.