The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada

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by Eknath Easwaran, Stephen H. Ruppenthal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0915132370

ISBN-13: 9780915132379

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Dhammapada means "the path of dharma," the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is based on the oldest, best-known version in Pali. Easwaran's introduction to the Dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is reliable, penetrating, and clear -

Overview

Dhammapada means "the path of dharma," the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is based on the oldest, best-known version in Pali. Easwaran's introduction to the Dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is reliable, penetrating, and clear - accessible for readers new to Buddhism, but also with fresh insights and practical applications for readers familiar with this text. Chapter introductions place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon.

Easwaran is a master storyteller, and the introduction includes many stories that make moving, memorable reading, bringing young Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life. But Easwaran's main qualification for interpreting the Dhammapada, he said, was that he knew from his own experience that these verses could transform our lives. This faithful rendition brings us closer to the compassionate heart of the Buddha.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915132379
Publisher:
Nilgiri Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
4.48(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     7
Introduction     13
Twin Verses     101
Vigilance     109
Mind     111
Flowers     117
The Immature     119
The Wise     126
The Saint     129
Thousands     135
Evil     137
Punishment     143
Age     147
Self     153
The World     159
The Awakened One     163
Joy     173
Pleasure     179
Anger     185
Impurity     191
Established in Dharma     197
The Path     203
Varied Verses     209
The Downward Course     215
The Elephant     221
Thirst     227
The Bhikshu     239
The Brahmin     247
Glossary     255
Notes     259
Index     271

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The Dhammapada 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best translation for the western audience. I've yet to read better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For the uninitiated, the Dhammapada gives an easily understood introduction to Buddhism. The large volumes of Buddhist scripture would take too long for anyone who is just interested in a basic view of Buddhist philosophy to read. Translated into plain English, each chapter also has a thorough explanation of the principles involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago