The Buddha's Surprising Advice to Converts

When folks converted from competing religions or philosophies to the Buddha’s dhamma, he had a couple of pieces of advice that might surprise some of us. We will look at that advice and some lessons we can take away from them for today’s world.

Suttas mentioned:

Upāli Sutta (MN 56.16-17)

Sīha Sutta (AN 8.12)

(Dāna) Vacchagotta Sutta (AN 3.57)

Dakkhiṇāvibhanga Sutta (MN 142.5-7)

This piece by Piya Tan on the Upāli Sutta may also be of help.