"Buddha-Dhamma for Students (title of original translation) was composed of two talks given by Ajahn Buddhadāsa in January 1966 to students at Thammasat University, Bangkok. Then and in the years since, many young Thais have returned to Buddhism in search of answers and choices not provided by their modern (Western-style) education. In the face of rapid social change, at times bordering on chaos, they sought a non-violent approach to the issues and injustices of the times. Their interest is both praised and recognized as needing guidance. Applying a confused or incorrect version of Buddhism to social confusion and conflict would not help matters. Thus, Ajahn Buddhadāsa endeavored to set both young and old straight as to what Buddhism really teaches. He did so by going back to the original principles pointed out by Lord Buddha, as found in the Pāli suttas, explaining these simply and directly, and showing that their relevance is timeless."
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Translated from the Thai by Ariyananda Bhikkhu. Edited by Santikaro.