The Dhammapada

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For students of Buddhism "The Dhammapada" is a must-read. This historic collection gathers various words spoken by the leader and founder of Buddhism. Each of the phrases in verse form coincides with a specific event that happened in Buddha's life, and he offers words of wisdom to shed light on these situations. This text is a staple in the Buddhist religion and is widely known as one of the most famous books in Eastern culture. Even though the thoughts of Buddha are his spoken word in written form, it is ...
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Overview

For students of Buddhism "The Dhammapada" is a must-read. This historic collection gathers various words spoken by the leader and founder of Buddhism. Each of the phrases in verse form coincides with a specific event that happened in Buddha's life, and he offers words of wisdom to shed light on these situations. This text is a staple in the Buddhist religion and is widely known as one of the most famous books in Eastern culture. Even though the thoughts of Buddha are his spoken word in written form, it is important for readers to remember that Buddha wanted all his philosophies to be open to interpretation and debate. With his verses, Buddha offers his own belief system for the world to analyze. For those who want to accept these words, they often find that "The Dhammapada" is an inspiration to change their lives. However, people from all different religions and creeds can find wisdom through Buddha's sayings; he looked at morality with a passive eye and willed his followers to treat everyone with the utmost respect. These and other beliefs can be found in "The Dhammapada," which will be an interesting read for anyone wishing to challenge or expand their own thoughts and beliefs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420948462
  • Publisher: Neeland Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 84
  • Sales rank: 760,659
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Juan Mascaró taught at Oxford University, Parameshvara College at Jaffna, the University of Barcelona, and Cambridge University. He also translated The Dhammapada and The Upanishads for Penguin Classics. He died in 1987.

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Table of Contents

The Dhammapada Introduction

The Dhammapada

1. Contrary Ways
2. Watchfulness
3. The Mind
4. The Flowers of Life
5. The Fool
6. The Wise Man
7. Infinite Freedom
8. Better than a Thousand
9. Good and Evil
10. Life
11. Beyond Life
12. Self-Possession
13. Arise! Watch
14. The Buddha
15. Joy
16. Transient Pleasures
17. Forsake Anger
18. Hasten and Strive
19. Righteousness
20. The Path
21. Wakefulness
22. In Darkness
23. Endurance
24. Cravings
25. The Monk
26. The Brahmin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2000

    Good Translation

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2000

    Classic translation of a classic text

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Useful Collection

    I wish the text was more than only 31 pages

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