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?
Then the Lord said to the monks: 'Now, monks, I declare to you: all conditioned things are of a nature to decay - strive on untiringly.' These were the Tathagata's last words.
-DN 16, trans. Maurice Walshe
'Whatever should be done, bhikkhus, by a compassionate teacher out of compassion for his disciples, desiring their welfare, that I have done for you. These are the feet of trees, bhikkhus, these are empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not be negligent, lest you regret it later. This is our instruction to you.'
-SN 43.1, trans. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi