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The Dhammapada is the most revered sacred text in the Buddhist world. Attributed to the Buddha himself, the inspirational verses that comprise it convey the fundamental Buddhist teachings with great power and simplicity, and with an appeal that extends far beyond Buddhism. As a scholar, meditator, and Dharma teacher, Gil Fronsdal offers a depth of appreciation and reverence for the text that is informed by both academic rigor and the sincerity born from years of spiritual practice.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Gil Fronsdal
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Release: 2008-01-11
File: 146 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781590306062

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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Acharya Buddharakkhita
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
Release: 2008-12-01
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789552401312

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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Buddha
Publisher: Modern Library
Release: 2007-12-18
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307432149

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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."

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Genre: Religion
Author: G. Buddha
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Release: 1965-01-17
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9780811221429

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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.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: G. Buddha
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Release: 1965
File: 122 Pages
ISBN-13: 0811200043

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One of the ancient texts of the Pali Canon of Buddhism, the Dhammapada has a revered place among the scriptures. With commentaries of The Mother after each chapter.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Mother
Publisher: Lotus Press
Release: 2004
File: 117 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780940985254

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Brilliant and lively, this vibrant translation of a significant text is taken to be a collection of the utterances of Buddha himself. However, the appeal of these epithets of wisdom extends beyond the text's religious heritage to a general and universal spirituality. Includes an Introduction and notes which examine the impact the "The Dhammapada" has had within Buddhism over the centuries.

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Genre: Religion
Author: John Ross Carter
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Release: 2000-09-07
File: 84 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780192836137

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This cornerstone Buddhist scripture, containing all of Buddhism's key teachings, is presented in an accessible edition that offers the complete text with facing-page commentary that explains all the names, terms, and references, in addition to giving insight into the text. Original.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Release: 2002
File: 129 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781893361423

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The Dhammapada is a well known book in the Tipitaka. It is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha expressed in clear, pithy verses. These verses were culled from various discourses given by the Buddha in the course of forty-five years of his teaching, as he travelled in the valley of the Ganges (Ganga) and the sub-mountain tract of the Himalayas. They are often terse, witty and convincing. Through them the Buddha exhorts one to achieve that greatest of all conquests, the conquest of self; to escape from the evils of craving, aversion and ignorance; and to strive hard to attain freedom from the round of rebirths. Each verse contains a truth (dhamma), an exhortation, a piece of advice. Summaries of the Dhammapada stories are given in the second part of the book as it is generally believed that the Dhammapada Commentary written by Buddhaghosa (5th century AD) is helpful in understanding the Dhammapada. Three hundred and five stories are included in the Commentary. Most of the incidents mentioned in the stories took place during the life-time of the Buddha. In writing summaries of stories we have not tried to translate the Commentary. We have simply culled the facts of the stories and have rewritten them briefly: A translation of the verses is given at the end of each story.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Gotama the Buddha
Publisher: Pariyatti
Release: 2019-01-19
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781681721217

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One of the best-known and best-loved works of Buddhist literature, the Dhammapada forms part of the oldest surviving body of Buddhist writings, and is traditionally regarded as the authentic teachings of the Buddha himself, spoken by him in his lifetime, and memorized and handed on by his followers after his death. A collection of simple verses gathered in themes such as 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', the Dhammapada is accessible, instructional and mind-clearing, with lessons in each verse to give ethical advice and to remind the listener of the transience of life. Valerie Roebuck's new translation is accompanied by an introduction examining the language of the Dhammapada, its status as literature and the school of Buddhist teaching from which it comes.

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Genre: Religion
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Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2010-08-26
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780141963556

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