"Buddha-Dhamma for Students is the result of two talks given by Ajahn Buddhadasa in January 1966 to students at Thammasat University, Bangkok. Then and in the years since, many young Thais have been returning to Buddhism in search of answers and possibilities not provided by their modern (Western-style) education. In the face of rapid social change, at times bordering on chaos, they seek a non-violent approach to the issues and injustices of the times. Their interest is praised and yet recognized as needing guidance. Applying a confused or incorrect version of Buddhism to social confusion and conflict will not do any good. Thus Ajahn Buddhadasa always has tried to set both young and old straight as to what Buddhism really teaches. He does so by going back to the original principles pointed out by the Lord Buddha, explaining these simply and directly, and showing that their relevance is timeless. Truth is relevant and applicable in ancient India, contemporary Siam, and even the overly developed West. (...)"
Buddha-Dhamma for Students by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
Translated from the Thai by Ariyananda Bhikkhu (Roderick S. Bucknell). Revised by Santikaro Bhikkhu.
Originally published in 1972 by the Buddha-Nigama Foundation. Revised edition published in 1988 by the Dhamma Study & Practice Group. Re-published by the Dhammadana Foundation.
This book is currently available at the Dhammadana bookstore, Suan Mokkh, Chaiya, Surat Thani & at the Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives bookstore, Suan Rodfai, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand.