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The other day I came across an online Buddhist who declared “I just adhere to a handful of sutras, just four or five, which I have memorised. That is enough to guide my practice.” Having thought about it a little, it seems eminently possible, and there is something appealing and clean about it.
So I thought i would ask, if you were going to practice in this way, which sutras would you choose?
I might start with...
The Satipatthana Sutra — four foundations of mindfulness — longish and full of good stuff
The Kalama Sutra — guidance on spiritual teachers — I find this really grounding
The Dhammapada — original material on many topics — inspirational