Ajahn Brahmali wrote a paper based on this teaching, entitled ‘Taking the Buddha as Your Teacher’, which you can find here.
Ajahn Brahmali talks about how the study of the Buddhist suttas allow us to connect with the teachings of the historical Buddha himself. Ajahn Brahmali discusses why the suttas are important, their place in Buddhist practise and the benefits of studying them. Ajahn looks at why it is many people listen to particular Buddhist teachers but it’s not common for people to just follow the suttas. Ajahn hopes this talk will encourage us to read the suttas and become inspired from the word of the Buddha himself.
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