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Dhammapada [NOOK Book]

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A lucid translation of the seminal work of Buddhism.

One of the oldest and most revered texts in Buddhism, The Dhammapada was compiled in the third century BC, and is newly translated here. It forms part of the oldest surviving body of Buddhist writings, the canonical texts, regarded as part of the authentic teachings of the Buddha himself-spoken by him and memorized and compiled for oral transmission shortly after his death. The verses in The...

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Dhammapada

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Overview

A lucid translation of the seminal work of Buddhism.

One of the oldest and most revered texts in Buddhism, The Dhammapada was compiled in the third century BC, and is newly translated here. It forms part of the oldest surviving body of Buddhist writings, the canonical texts, regarded as part of the authentic teachings of the Buddha himself-spoken by him and memorized and compiled for oral transmission shortly after his death. The verses in The Dhammapada encompass the struggle toward Nirvana-the supreme goal for the Buddhist-and point out the narrow Path of Perfection that leads to it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607788003
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 213,275
  • File size: 107 KB

Meet the Author

Juan MascarĂ³ 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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Customer Reviews

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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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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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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