The Dhammapada

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Nilgiri Press, 1986 - Religion - 208 pages
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Dhammapada means "the path of dharma," the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is based on the oldest, best-known version in Pali. Easwaran's introduction to the Dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is reliable, penetrating, and clear - accessible for readers new to Buddhism, but also with fresh insights and practical applications for readers familiar with this text. Chapter introductions place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon.

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User Review  - Dwhitehead - Goodreads

Highly recommended for a library of religious texts. The translation is great - true, it's the only one I've looked at to date, but it is a very poetic read. The commentary and explanation before each ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bob Wratz - Goodreads

As a rule, I don't read the world's holy books cover to cover. But The Dhammapada tasted so good that once I started, I couldn't stop. From the book description: "The language of the Dhammapada is as ... Read full review

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Easwaran is the founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation in Tomales, CA. He was born in India and came to the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a teacher and lecturer for over 20 years.

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