Just to introduce myself on my first post. I’ve been following this forum for sometime now and thought I should just say hi
Been a Dhamma practitioner for close to 20 years or so and still on that journey as nothing else I know of helps me make sense of myself and cope with the world around me.
I came to Buddhism by way of reading the suttas ( and reading ancient, archived copies of BPS Wheel and Bodhi Leaves publications in the stacks of Robarts Library when I was supposed to be studying for exams ). Started off reading the old PTS translations but then found it easier to read Ven.(s) Nyantiloka, Nyanaponika and Bhikkhu Bodhi’s translations. Now with this wonderful gift to the world, suttacentral, I gladly distract myself reading even a small passage at least once a day , thank you Ajahn Sujato and the entire suttacentral team
Much metta to all
( I have a 13 year old Ficus religiosa mini-tree in my house who I thought would be honoured to be chosen as my pseudonym )