What are your favourite suttas?

Please list your top five favourite suttas, that you like reading and re-reading.


This topic is related and may be relevant.


The Metta Sutta (Snp 1.8) is probably my favorite. I feel that it very clearly and poetically captures the spirit of the dhamma.

I often refer to the Sāleyyaka Sutta (MN 41) to keep myself aligned with the preliminaries of the goal I wish to pursue, and the Mahākammavibhaṅga Sutta (MN 136) to understand how kamma corresponds with achieving this goal.

My practice is centered on the six recollections, primarily Buddhānussati. They’re outlined in the Paṭhamamahānāma Sutta (AN 11.11). Bhikkhu Bodhi [1], Piya Tan [2], and the Visuddhimagga [3] have provided commentary and instruction on this practice.

To build insight, I really enjoy studying the analysis of dependent origination found in the Vibhaṅga Sutta (SN 12.2).

[1] Four Protective Meditations
[2] The Sutta Discovery Series
[3] The Visuddhimagga PDF


Currently walking around the suburban desert island doing endless laps with DN33. Because we all should be reciting this in concert. Right? I mean…we really should. All together now…:grin:

  1. Anatta lakkhana Sutta.
  2. any Sutta with the Noble Eightfold Path.
  3. Maha Nidana Sutta
  4. Cacakkha sutta
  5. Satipatthana sutta