The Dhammapada (Translated by Albert J. Edmunds)

The Dhammapada (Translated by Albert J. Edmunds)

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Passed along for centuries through oral tradition by the followers of Buddhism, “The Dhammapada” is a collection of sayings by Buddha which concisely presents the religion’s core philosophies. Widely recognized as one of the most accessible works of all the Buddhist scriptures, the verses of the work describe events in the life of Buddha through which the wisdom of Buddha’s beliefs are revealed. Unlike the proscriptive nature of the scriptures of other religions those of the Buddhist religion are not overly dogmatic but rather are intended to evoke thought and inspire debate around the principal struggles that humanity faces. This philosophical approach arises from the core belief in Buddhism that the perceived reality of all things is ultimately transitory in nature. What is the source of happiness in life? How can spiritual peace be obtained? The Buddhist religion seeks to set its followers on a path towards discovery of the answers to these fundamental questions. One of the most widely known and famous texts in Eastern culture, “The Dhammapada” is a staple of Buddhist scripture which will be a thought-provoking read for anyone wishing to challenge and expand their own system of beliefs. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the translation of Albert J. Edmunds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420954241
Publisher: Neeland Media
Publication date: 01/25/2017
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)

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Dhammapada 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 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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