Saturday, 23 February 2013

Our Appointment With Life

The thing about Sutras is that you have to read them to know what they are about. Also, if you tell someone you are reading a Sutra they will always assume first that it is the Kama Sutra.

Oh well.

Our Appointment of life is the translation of two well known Sutras that are central to the Buddhas teachings on living in the present moment: The Elder Sutra and The Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone.

Spoiler alert! Living alone is a metaphor for not living with the attachment to the past or the future. You can still deeply observe either way and have peace of mind. I will leave the rest of the commentary to Thich Nhat Hanh because that's the way I roll.

With a bow,


  1. Thanks for posting. Why does Amazon only mention the latter Sutra in its description?


  2. I have no no idea, but they carry the same central message. If you just want to read the Sutras, they are of course, open source.

  3. Thanks Sean, just wondering as I am not familiair with these Sutras.