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From Original to Traditional | by Ajahn Brahmali

Ajahn Brahmali discusses how the Buddha’s core teachings have given rise to the numerous traditions and teachings of Buddhism that exist today.
Through textual comparison scholars can today point to those core teachings of the Buddha that are common across the early existent canons of the various Buddhist schools.
These early teachings are where Ajahn Brahmali believes we should focus our attention if we are to uncover the Buddha’s original teachings.

Read Your Mind, Not The Books | by Ajahn Brahm

One question often asked by those new to Buddhism is “What holy books do you follow?”. Ajahn Brahm responds by telling them that just as the Muslims follow the Koran and the Christians follow the Bible, Buddhists follow meditation. That means that the ultimate reference and authority within Buddhism, the real truth, is direct experience derived from a peaceful mind developed through meditation. This is the ultimate source of wisdom and truth.