The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada
Title The Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author Buddha
Publisher Vintage
Pages 105
Release 2011-12-20
Genre Religion
ISBN 0307950719

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Trembling and quivering is the mind, Difficult to guard and hard to restrain. The person of wisdom sets it straight, As a fletcher does an arrow. The Dhammapada introduced the actual utterances of the Buddha nearly twenty-five hundred years ago, when the master teacher emerged from his long silence to illuminate for his followers the substance of humankind’s deepest and most abiding concerns. The nature of the self, the value of relationships, the importance of moment-to-moment awareness, the destructiveness of anger, the suffering that attends attachment, the ambiguity of the earth’s beauty, the inevitability of aging, the certainty of death–these dilemmas preoccupy us today as they did centuries ago. No other spiritual texts speak about them more clearly and profoundly than does the Dhammapada. In this elegant new translation, Sanskrit scholar Glenn Wallis has exclusively referred to and quoted from the canonical suttas–the presumed earliest discourses of the Buddha–to bring us the heartwood of Buddhism, words as compelling today as when the Buddha first spoke them. On violence: All tremble before violence./ All fear death./ Having done the same yourself,/ you should neither harm nor kill. On ignorance: An uninstructed person/ ages like an ox,/ his bulk increases,/ his insight does not. On skillfulness: A person is not skilled/ just because he talks a lot./ Peaceful, friendly, secure–/ that one is called “skilled.” In 423 verses gathered by subject into chapters, the editor offers us a distillation of core Buddhist teachings that constitutes a prescription for enlightened living, even in the twenty-first century. He also includes a brilliantly informative guide to the verses–a chapter-by-chapter explication that greatly enhances our understanding of them. The text, at every turn, points to practical applications that lead to freedom from fear and suffering, toward the human state of spiritual virtuosity known as awakening. Glenn Wallis’s translation is an inspired successor to earlier versions of the suttas. Even those readers who are well acquainted with the Dhammapada will be enriched by this fresh encounter with a classic text.

The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada
Title The Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author
Publisher National Geographic Books
Pages 0
Release 2001-08-09
Genre Religion
ISBN 0938077872

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For 2,500 years, The Dhammapada has been an essential Buddhist classic. Translated by Ananda Maitreya, the 100-year-old elder of Sri Lankan Buddhism.

The Dhammapada: Buddhist philosophy

The Dhammapada: Buddhist philosophy
Title The Dhammapada: Buddhist philosophy PDF eBook
Author G. Buddha
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Pages 138
Release 1965-01-17
Genre Religion
ISBN 0811221423

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The 423 verses in the collection known as The Dhammapada (pada: "the way"; dhamma: "the teaching"; hence, "The Path of Truth") are attributed to the Buddha himself and form the essence of the ethics of Buddhist philosophy. There are a number of English translations of The Dhammapada, but this version by Irving Babbitt, for many years professor at Harvard and founder, with Paul Elmer More, of the movement known as "New Humanism," concentrates on the profound poetic quality of the verses and conveys, perhaps more than any other, much of the vitality of the original Pali text. Babbitt devoted many years to this translation––it was a labor of love. Together with his essay on "Buddha and the Occident," which is also included in this edition, The Dhammapada was one of the basic components of his view of world history, a view which has influenced leaders of thought as diverse as Newton Arvin, Walter Lippmann, David Riesman and T. S. Eliot. Eliot, indeed, once wrote that "to have been a student of Babbitt's is to remain always in that position."

The Tibetan Dhammapada

The Tibetan Dhammapada
Title The Tibetan Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author Gareth Sparham
Publisher Wisdom Publications (MA)
Pages 254
Release 1983
Genre Philosophy
ISBN

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The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada
Title The Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author
Publisher
Pages 311
Release 2001
Genre
ISBN 9780700706006

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Dhammapada

Dhammapada
Title Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author Sangharakshita
Publisher Windhorse Publications
Pages 160
Release 2013-10-23
Genre Religion
ISBN 1909314323

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The Dhammapada is one of the most popular and influential of Buddhist scriptures. Contained within its short verses are the essential teachings of the Buddha, words to be savoured, reflected upon and revisited. This beautiful new pocket-sized paperback edition presents a new translation of the scripture, one that brings a refreshing sense of directness and immediacy to these verses.

Treasury of Truth

Treasury of Truth
Title Treasury of Truth PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 1247
Release
Genre Buddhism
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