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Dhammapada
     

Dhammapada

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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

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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 Dhammapada encompass the struggle toward Nirvana-the supreme goal for the Buddhist-and point out the narrow Path of Perfection that leads to it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607788003
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
498,721
File size:
109 KB

Meet the Author

Juan Mascaro read Modern and Oriental Languages at Cambridge, lectured in Oxford and eventually became Professor of English at Barcelona University. He has translated the Upanisads and the Bhagavad Gita. He died in 1987.

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Dhammapada 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 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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