Just to be naughty, I could have voted for Dutt's tome, which is interesting if you are interested in historical issues, but i think there are more interesting books to read in those terms.
Read ANALAYO - Satipatthana: The Direct Path To Realization, which will be time well spent in terms of practice, as the thread that has been discussing his book makes clear.
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.