Greg_the_poet wrote:I practice Soto. I'm aware that Zen DE-emphasizes sutra's in favor of Zazen, but could anyone give me any sutra's that may help guide me along the path? I'm finding it really difficult only doing Zazen. I'm aware of the Heart sutra obviously, but what others would you recommend?
Why are you finding it difficult to practice zazen?
Actually different teachers have different views on reading sutras although even teachers who recommend it for some people deemphasize it relatively speaking.
The Heart Sutra and it's study are core medicine. Please try reading different versions and commentaries (Lopez is a good start).
Different sutras appeal to different people. Have you read the Lotus Stura, the Lamkaavatara Sutra, or the Avatamsaka Sutra? There are of course numerous other sutras some of which have just recently been translated. Conze's translations of the Prajnaparamita Sutra is in most libraries. Also the Pali Suttas are very helpful as well as the Dharmapada
Also readig the biographies of great masters is very helpful.