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?
When this is, that is.
From the arising of this comes the arising of that.
When this isn't, that isn't.
From the cessation of this comes the cessation of that.
-SN 12.61

Ex nihilo nihil fit.

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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When this is, that is.
From the arising of this comes the arising of that.
When this isn't, that isn't.
From the cessation of this comes the cessation of that.
-SN 12.61

Ex nihilo nihil fit.

Peace,
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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