Turning the Wheel of Truth
Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching
By Ajahn Sucitto
Shambhala Publications, Paperback, 9781590307649, 226pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
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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.
“Ajahn Sucitto takes one of the most essential of all Buddhist teachings and illuminates it with depth, perspective, and clarity. His teachings offer an immediate and straightforward vision of Dharma, like a lamp in the darkness.”—Jack Kornfield, author of Teachings of the Buddha
“An invaluable contribution to our understanding of the Buddha's teaching on the four noble truths. In a clear and thorough way, Ajahn Sucitto helps us study these teachings in the service of the liberating practice of understanding ourselves.”—Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath
“An accessible commentary on the philosophy of the middle way and the four noble truths.”— Buddhadharma
“Utterly familiar and, at the same time, uplifting and fresh —great Dharma. For new meditators, this volume is a practical and jargon-free guide to all the core classical teachings. As an experienced beginner, I found Sucitto’s discussions of dependent origination and the nature of stream-entry particularly helpful.”—Inquiring Mind