Which Nikaya to read first?

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Which Nikaya to read first?

Postby Mkoll » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:00 pm

Hello all,

I am new to Buddhism and I have decided to dedicate to myself to study and practice. I have a copy of the translations of the Digha, Majjhima, Samyuta and Anguttara Nikayas from Wisdom Publications. Is there a suggested order in which to read and study these? At this point, I am of the opinion that wisdom is wisdom and that an order of reading is irrelevant.

What do you think?
Peace,
James

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Re: Which Nikaya to read first?

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:15 pm


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Re: Which Nikaya to read first?

Postby Mkoll » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:31 am

Thank you!

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James

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Re: Which Nikaya to read first?

Postby Aries86 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:32 am

It consists of short discourses arranged to a numerical system, probably as an aid to memory. Set out in order are first the units, then the pairs, the triads, and so forth, up to groups of eleven.


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