I just wanted to bring to your attention the following new sub-forum in the General Dhamma section...Early Buddhism
Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.Link to subforum: viewforum.php?f=29
In the very embryonic days of Dhamma Wheel we did have an Early Buddhism forum but we removed it as we neither had the traffic, nor enough collective interest in the subject to do it justice. Thankfully both of these factors have changed (with many thanks to venerable Paññāsikhara, in particular) and we're able to trial this concept once more.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions with regards to this new sub-forum, please feel free to comment!
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'." (Snp 3.6)
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)