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Teaching Stories of the Buddha: The Dhammapada With Verse-By-Verse Commentary
     

Teaching Stories of the Buddha: The Dhammapada With Verse-By-Verse Commentary

by Roy Melvyn
 
The Dhammapada, an anthology of 423 verses, has long been recognised as one of the masterpieces of early Buddhist literature. From ancient times to the present, the Dhammapada has been regarded as the most succinct expression of the Buddha's teaching found in the Theravada Pali Canon of scriptures known as the Khuddaka Nikaya ("Minor Collection") of the Sutta Pitaka.

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The Dhammapada, an anthology of 423 verses, has long been recognised as one of the masterpieces of early Buddhist literature. From ancient times to the present, the Dhammapada has been regarded as the most succinct expression of the Buddha's teaching found in the Theravada Pali Canon of scriptures known as the Khuddaka Nikaya ("Minor Collection") of the Sutta Pitaka. Buddhist tradition has it that shortly after the passing away of the Buddha his disciples met in council at Rajagaha for the purpose of recalling to mind the truths they had received from their beloved Teacher during the forty-five years of his ministry. Their hope was to implant the principles of his message so firmly in memory that they would become a lasting impetus to moral and spiritual conduct, for themselves, their disciples, and for all future disciples who would seek to follow in the footsteps of the Awakened One. This edition, with verse-by-verse commentary, captures the full flavor of this Buddhist classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105359170
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
06/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,197,553
File size:
595 KB

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