"This book presents a series of special discourses by Venerable Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. The discourses were delivered to his student-monks, who were ordained for a limited time. They were somewhat like the last instruction for the monks, before their returning to laity, to take along dhammic concepts and to rightly conduct themselves in the surrounding society. This would bring them peace and harmony with the world. The title of this lecture was Disadhamma, which means the pathway dhamma for mankind.
Actually disadhamma is present in various textbooks for Thai students in general. But this particular book, Disadhamma, will describe what is beyond the scope of the textbooks, something different from what most people think of as householders' affairs. Try to read and understand a chapter of it, and you would know that Disadhamma contains important issues and compiles all of the knowledge necessary for dhammic intellectuals who are associated with society. All of the issues are what everyone need to know in order to have a successful life, since they involve people in their daily life. (...)"
(Foreword from the first Thai edition)
"In this book Disadhamma, the author decribes how a householder can grow the Buddha nature within himself or herself and finally attain nibbana without first becoming a monastic. The author elaborates on the main concept: properly venerating the disas, namely, people in all directions around the practitioner."
Disadhamma: Mankind's Pathway Dhamma by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
Translated from the Thai by Mongkol Dejnakarintra
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.