My recommendation is to take it slowly! If you have access to it, I would urge you to read Bhikkhu Bodhi's A comprehensive manual of the Abhidhamma. Bhikkhu Bodhi's work is an edited version of Narada Thera's translation but the amount of notes that Bhikkhu Bodhi provides makes it essentially a different work.
Another book that I am currently reading on the Abhidhamma is Nyaniponika Thera's Abhidhamma Studies. The work is a collection of essays by Nyaniponika Thera. While the book is easy to read I found that having had some exposure to the Abhidhamma has been indispensible. Its a great book but not one for the raw beginner.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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