The Ancient Buddhist Scriptures
What Is a Sutta?
A sutta is the record of a teaching given by the Buddha Gotama or one of his enlightened disciples. Suttas can be a sermon, a collection of verses, or a mixture of both. It can be in the form of a story, a series of questions and answers, or a detailed analysis.
The Supreme Buddha Said,
They do not sorrow over the past, Nor do they hanker for the future.
They maintain themselves with what is present:
Hence their complexion is so serene.