Sourced from the Original Teachings of the Buddha
There are so many Buddhist books and teachers out there that it can be overwhelming and confusing. Many years ago, I too was confused by the plethora of Buddhist books and writers – as one author would say this and then another author would say the opposite.
Then, a mentor of mine just said to me, “Why are you confusing yourself by reading all these different interpretations which may or may not be right? Much of the Buddhism today bears little resemblance to what the Buddha originally taught. If you can stick with the Original Teachings of the Buddha from the Sutras themselves (also called Suttas), then you won’t go wrong.” And he was right.
So here, on this blog, you will find clarity amongst the confusion – here you find the Principles that the Buddha himself taught, as recorded in the Sutras. We want to go to the source, as opposed to rely on secondary interpretations because this way, the teachings will remain as pure and unadulterated as they can be.
So we want to see what the Master himself said – this shall be our standard. And if others say something different to what the Buddha said – then we can be pretty sure that that is not what the Buddha actually taught.
How You will Benefit
It literally taken me over 15 years of reading, studying, pondering, reflection and analysis of the Buddha’s teachings to find some of the Principles that you will learn here. So here, you get the benefit of over 15 years of study and trial and error of trying to put those principles into practice – so you get that all in 1 place right here.
Not that you won’t be able to find the same principles elsewhere – you will find a lot of the same teachings elsewhere. What I try to do is to try to bring clarity to some of the teachings that may at first seem like nonsense or hard to understand. What I’m really good at is explaining things easily. So some of the seemingly complex teachings that you will hear about will be presented here in a way that is simple and easy to understand.
About the Author
I am just a fellow Truth Seeker who has studied the original teachings of the Buddha – from the Sutras – for around 15 years now. On this blog, I wish to share what I’ve learnt and how I’ve applied these teachings in real, everyday life situations – so that you too may benefit from them too!
My specialty is in seeing the key principles and simplicity in the sometimes seemingly complex teachings from the Buddha. And these important lessons about life, about the universe and about who you really are – are not meant to be sitting, gathering dust on a bookshelf somewhere – they are meant to be used to lessen your own suffering and bring real joy to your everyday life experiences.
So please, “Follow” and join me on this journey of discovery into the wisdom teachings of the Buddha. May we all learn a little, become more compassionate and unveil the hidden wisdom within ourselves!