I have a question about buddhist literature and would appreciate your suggestions and tipps.
As a beginner, having read only a few of 'modern' buddhist books, some of them are Light on Enlightenment by Christopher Titmuss and Peace is every step by Thich Nhat Hanh. Now I would like to explore the Pali canon. Going to the source of all seems to be the best idea.
Now here comes the question - considering the extensivity of the Pali canon, on which part should I focus? Which of the three pitakas is important for a non-ordained buddhist like me? In which of them is Dhammapada?
I found a book in amazon called In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Bodhi, is that a good beginner literature?
These questions may seem a bit uninformed but I'm a beginner and need help!