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Re: What do you give to a beginner online?

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:29 am
by JamesTheGiant
I would also suggest this, in the order Sarath suggested. Good sequence.
Sarath W wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:21 pm This is my standard recommendation for beginners:
a)
Watch the video "A short introduction to Buddism" by Bhikkhu Bodhi





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 or listen to Central. Start from Majjhima Nikaya. https://suttacentral.net/mn

f) Last but not least practice what you learn.

Re: What do you give to a beginner online?

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:40 am
by SarathW
except badly learned ideas.
Agree. :twothumbsup:
Sometimes it is even to hard learn what is good and bad as Buddha asked us to move away from both.

Re: What do you give to a beginner online?

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:32 pm
by Eko Care
Faith developing: Sampasadaniya sutta, Brahmajala sutta, Mahakammavibhanga sutta ...etc
Prerequisites: Jataka and it's atthakatha, Dhammapada and it's atthakatha ...etc
History the Blessed One: Jataka and it's atthakatha, Buddhavamsa, Cariyapitaka ...etc
Easy to Memorize and chant: Dhammapada, Paritta
About the results of merit and demerit: Vimanavatthu-Petavatthu and it's atthakatha, Cullakammavibhanga sutta ...etc
About the Refuge: Khuddhaka patha and it's atthakatha's first chapter Saraṇattayavaṇṇanā
About the Training rules: Khuddhaka patha and it's atthakatha's second chapter SaraṇattayavaṇṇanāSikkhāpadavaṇṇanā
About Lay life: Sigalovada sutta, Ahuneyya sutta ...etc.
About the benefits of ordination: Samannaphala sutta, Dantabhumi sutta ...etc
About Meditation: Patisambhidamagga and it's atthakata, Visuddhimagga
About Ultimate realities: Abhidhamma (Abhidhammathasangaha)
About Unorthodox views: Kathavatthu and its atthakata

More pending ....

Re: What do you give to a beginner online?

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:29 pm
by Aloka
Padmist wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:22 am If someone online asks "Where do I get started with Buddhism?" or "Where do I learn more about Buddhism?" or "What books/websites/videos/podcasts do you recommend to get started with Buddhism" what do you give?

Please share. Thanks. :juggling:
Hi Padmist,

This brief outline of Buddhism is useful as an introduction :

https://www.watpahnanachat.org/an-outline-of-buddhism-1

also "Buddha Dhamma Sangha" by Ven. Ajahn Sumedho:

http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma2/bds.html

With Metta,

Aloka :anjali:

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