Of course I love the Suttas. I’m a Buddhist monk.

For the last 4 years or so, I’ve made it a regular habit to read the Suttas for 20 minutes a day. In this way it takes me about a year and a half to make a pass through the so-called Early Buddhist Texts (or EBT’s). I feel this has given me a much better perspective on what the Buddha actually said, as well as what the Buddha did not say.

I want to especially thank the monk that manages readingfaithfully.org (who wishes to remain unnamed) for encouraging me to take up this habit, as it was the best decision I’ve ever made. My meditation practice benefitted greatly.

My favorite Suttas are the EBTs. This is the portion of the Theravada Pali Canon which is not Commentarial, nor the Abhidhamma.

Here are a couple of brief introductory videos that I made about what the EBTs are, and where to specifically find them online free, for reading (Hint: Sutta Central).

Note: Advice about watching these videos: I hope your display can do 1080p. That’s what I recorded in. I also hope your internet is fast enough to support 125KB/sec. If your internet is slower than that, don’t click the file’s “play” icon, but rather click the three dots, then click Download.