Turning the Wheel of Truth by Ajahn Sucitto
Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching

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Buddhist teachings like the eightfold path, the four noble truths, and karma pervade Buddhist literature—but how often do we read what the Buddha himself had to say about these topics? Here is an accessible look at the Buddha’s First Discourse, which contains the foundation for all further Buddhist teaching.

Ajahn Sucitto offers a new translation of this revolutionary teaching, known as The Discourse That Sets Turning the Wheel of Truth. He then walks us through the text, offering engaging and practical point-by-point commentary that makes the Buddha’s words come alive and reveals how the text’s wisdom can inspire our own liberation.

 

About Ajahn Sucitto

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Ajahn Sucitto has been a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest tradition since 1979, and has been teaching in the West since 1981. He is the abbot of Cittaviveka in England, the first Buddhist forest monastery established in the West. He is also the author of Rude Awakenings as well as several books for free distribution. For more information, see www.cittaviveka.org.
 
Published August 31, 2011 by Shambhala Publications. 208 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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