The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada

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One of the best-known and best-loved works of Buddhist literature, the Dhammapada forms part of the oldest surviving body of Buddhist writings, and is traditionally regarded as the authentic teachings of the Buddha himself, spoken by him in his lifetime, and memorized and handed on by his followers after his death. A collection of simple verses gathered in

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One of the best-known and best-loved works of Buddhist literature, the Dhammapada forms part of the oldest surviving body of Buddhist writings, and is traditionally regarded as the authentic teachings of the Buddha himself, spoken by him in his lifetime, and memorized and handed on by his followers after his death. A collection of simple verses gathered in themes such as 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', the Dhammapada is accessible, instructional and mind-clearing, with lessons in each verse to give ethical advice and to remind the listener of the transience of life.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140449419
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
601,381
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Valerie Roebuck is a Buddhist, practicing and teaching meditation in the Samatha tradition. She is an honorary research fellow of the University of Manchester and author of The Circle of Stars: An Introduction to Indian Astrology.

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Dhammapada 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not read the Dhammapada in the original Pali, and therefore cannot comment about this particular translation's accuracy. What I can say is that this is certainly one of the most readable and fluid translations that I have read. Very enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion this is one of the finest translations of Buddhist literature available in English, made all the more remarkable for the fact that English was not the first language of the translator. There are many good translations of the Dhammapada but this is the one I keep going back to.
Don Maue More than 1 year ago
I wish the text was more than only 31 pages
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