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There is a tremendous amount of Buddhist literature available in English today across the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. We should be so grateful for this- as it wasn’t always so. However, choice is often a double-edged sword; as choice increases, it seems our responsibility increases as well. The decision what to read (and conversely, what not to read) seems to become a heavy one. What if I am missing something? Am I on the right path? Is this what all Buddhism teaches? Would I be better off reading something else? How does one navigate the available literature without feeling overwhelmed?

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