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ISBN-13: 9781893361423
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Series: SkyLight Illuminations Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 694,179
Product dimensions: 2.17(w) x 3.35(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Max Muller (1823–1900) was a professor at Oxford University and a pioneer in the study of comparative religion. He provided the earliest English translations of many of the Hindu and Buddhist scriptures.

Jack Maguire is a Zen student and author of more than twenty books. He lives in the town of Highland in New York's Hudson River Valley. His books include Essential Buddhism (Simon & Schuster) and Dhammapada: Annotated & Explained (SkyLight Paths).

Andrew Harvey is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Son of Man. His memoir A Journey in Ladakh was praised as "one of the best books available on the Western experience of Tibetan spiritual life." His just-published memoir Sun at Midnight was praised by Deepak Chopra, who said, "for those who have gone through the dark night of the soul and for those seeking a genuine understanding of spirituality, this is a very inspiring story." Harvey is also the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Born in India, he was the youngest person ever awarded a fellowship to All Souls College, Oxford. He has devoted the past thirty years of his life to study and experiencing the world's spiritual traditions and is widely recognized as one of our greatest communicators of mysticism and contemplative living today.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Andrew Harvey ix
Acknowledgments and Dedication xvii
About the Dhammapada xix

1. The Twin Verses 3
2. Vigilance 9
3. The Mind 13
4. Flowers 17
5. The Fool 21
6. The Wise One 27
7. The Enlightened One 31
8. Better than a Thousand 35
9. Evil 39
10. Punishment 43
11. Old Age 47
12. Self 51
13. The World 55
14. The Buddha 59
15. Happiness 63
16. Pleasure 67
17. Anger 71
18. Impurity 75
19. The Just 81
20. The Way 85
21. Miscellany 91
22. The Downward Course 95
23. The Elephant 99
24. Thirst 103
25. The Monk 111
26. The Brahman 117

Sources and Suggested Readings 126
List of Special Terms 128

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