Buddha Within wrote:I want to read the discourses of the Buddha in their logical order but don't know where to begin. I've got Bhikkhu Bodhi's Long, Middle and Connected Discourses of the Buddha and a copy of the Dhammapada.
If that's what I had in front of me, I'd start with the Dhammapada, and finish with the Long (Digha). Whether you went SN or MN first seems a case of "six of one, half dozen the other".
Buddha Within wrote:Do these cover everything or are there other resources I need?
If you read those diligently, I'd say you'd have a very good grasp of what the Buddha taught. By the time you've read them all, Bhikkhu Bodhi's full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya might be available... and I'd suggest that might be the next move.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"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)