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!
"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
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"Having dispelled all darkness, he found delight in being alone" (Thanissaro) (Snp v.956)