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 Dhammapada

The Dhammapada
Title The Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Pages 138
Release 1965
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9780811200042

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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.

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 Acharya Buddharakkhita
Publisher Buddhist Publication Society
Pages 160
Release 2008-12-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 9552401313

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The most beloved Buddhist classic of all time, the Dhammapada is an anthology of over 400 verses on the ethics, meditation, and wisdom of Buddhism. This translation by a long-term student of the work transmits the spirit and content as well as the style of the original. Includes the original Pali text. With introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

Dhammapada, a Collection of Verses; Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists

Dhammapada, a Collection of Verses; Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists
Title Dhammapada, a Collection of Verses; Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists PDF eBook
Author Anonymous
Publisher DigiCat
Pages 49
Release 2022-09-15
Genre Fiction
ISBN

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Dhammapada, a Collection of Verses; Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists" by Anonymous. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Buddha's Path of Virtue: A Translation of the Dhammapada

The Buddha's Path of Virtue: A Translation of the Dhammapada
Title The Buddha's Path of Virtue: A Translation of the Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author Anonymous
Publisher Good Press
Pages 126
Release 2019-11-22
Genre Fiction
ISBN

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'The Dhammapada' is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures. The original version of the Dhammapada is in the Khuddaka Nikaya, a division of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. According to tradition, the Dhammapada's verses were spoken by the Buddha on various occasions.

Dhammapada

Dhammapada
Title Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author John Ross Carter
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 113
Release 2008-10-09
Genre Religion
ISBN 0199555133

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A translation of the ancient Buddhist scripture, traditionally ascribed to the Buddha himself, outlining the way to enlightenment and freedom from suffering.