The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha

The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha

by John Ross Carter, Mahinda Palihawadana
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199555133

ISBN-13: 9780199555130

Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Dhammapada, the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, ranks among the classics of the world's great religious literature.
Like all religious texts in Pali, the Dhammapada belongs to the Therevâda school of the Buddhist tradition, adherents of which are now found primarily in Kampuchea, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Overview

The Dhammapada, the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, ranks among the classics of the world's great religious literature.
Like all religious texts in Pali, the Dhammapada belongs to the Therevâda school of the Buddhist tradition, adherents of which are now found primarily in Kampuchea, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Dhammapada, or "sayings of the dhamma," is taken to be a collection of the utterances of the Buddha himself. Taken together, the verses form a key body of teaching within Buddhism, a guiding voice along the struggle-laden path towards true enlightenment, or Nirvana. However, the appeal of these epithets of wisdom extends beyond its religious heritage to a general and universal spirituality.
This edition provides an introduction and notes which examine the impact that the text has had within the Buddhist heritage through the centuries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199555130
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,114,631
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Select Bibliography xxvii
THE DHAMMAPADA
The Pairs
3(3)
Awareness
6(2)
The Mind
8(2)
Flowers
10(3)
The Childish
13(3)
The Sagacious
16(2)
The Worthy
18(2)
The Thousands
20(3)
The Wrong
23(2)
The Rod
25(3)
Old Age
28(2)
The Self
30(2)
The World
32(2)
The Awakened One
34(3)
Happiness
37(2)
The Pleasant
39(2)
Wrath
41(2)
Stains
43(3)
The Firm in Dhamma
46(3)
The Path
49(3)
Miscellaneous
52(3)
Hell
55(2)
The Elephant
57(2)
Craving
59(4)
The Bhikkhu
63(3)
The Brahmana
66(6)
Explanatory Notes 72

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