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Dhammapada
Thomas Byrom
0877739668
November 1993
Paperback
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Parabola, Summer 2002
"Thomas Byrom's lean and lovely translation." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
The Dhammapada is one of the most popular and accessible books of Buddhist scripture. Undoubtedly one of the greatest teachers in history, the Buddha has had an immeasurable influence on the human race. He taught that our suffering stems from desire and that the only way to remove desire is to purify the heart. Dhamma means law, discipline, justice, virtue, truth -- that which holds things together. Pada means way, path, step, foot. So, The Dhammapada is the path of virtue, or the way of truth. Thomas Byrom’s lyrical and aphoristic rendering of the Buddha’s teaching reveals its practical and timeless simplicity.

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Dhammapada
Eknath Easwaran (Translator)
0915132370
March 1986
Paperback
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Book Review
According to Eknath Easwaran, if all of the Buddhist sutras had been lost except the Dhammapada, it alone would be enough for readers to understand and appreciate the wisdom of the Buddha. Easwaran's version of the Dhammapada goes a long way toward proving this. In a lengthy introduction, Easwaran summarizes the life of the Buddha and the main tenets of his thought, including key concepts such as dharma, karma, and nirvana. The language of the Dhammapada is as lucid and flowing as the Psalms or the Sermon on the Mount, and this is why it is one of the most loved and remembered of all Buddhist sutras. Its subject matter, succinctly, is about training the mind, which leads to kind thoughts and deeds, which bring peace and freedom from suffering. If you are interested in reading one of the gems of Buddhist literature, this is a...


The Still Point Dhammapada
Geri Larkin
0060513705
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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Stephen Levine, author of Who Dies? An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying
Larkin has most wonderfully added her own insight and deepening experience to a new rendering...of the Dhammapada.

Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within and Awakening the Buddhist Heart and founder of the Dzogchen Meditation Center
...a gift that will keep on giving…[I] recommend it as an excellent companion for spiritual study and practice.

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Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations
Gil Fronsdal (Translator)
1590302117
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Dhammapada, possibly the most popular and best-known of all Buddhist texts, sums up "in the simplest language the core teachings of the Buddha," as Jack Kornfield writes in the foreword. Translator Fronsdal, a Kornfield protégé who has a doctorate in Buddhist studies from Stanford and has practiced Buddhism for three decades, offers a rendition that is faithful to the original Pali text, but not slavishly so. For example, right in the opening verses he translates dhamma as "experience" when it is often rendered as "teaching" or "truth," and samsara as "wandering" when it usually connotes the cycle of suffering. He also employs gender-neutral language throughout. Fronsdal provides a brief but illuminating introduction in which he describes the history of the Dhammapada and highlights two basic...


The Dhammapada
John Carter
0192836137
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The Dhammapada, the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, ranks among the classics of the world's great religious literature.
Like all religious texts in Pali, the Dhammapada belongs to the Therevada school of the Buddhist tradition, adherents of which are now found primarily in Kampuchea, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Dhammapada, or "sayings of the dhamma," is taken to be a collection of the utterances of the Buddha
himself. Taken together, the verses form a key body of teaching within Buddhism, a guiding voice along the struggle-laden path towards true enlightenment, or Nirvana. However, the appeal of these epithets of wisdom extends beyond its religious heritage to a general and universal spirituality.
This edition provides an introduction and notes which examine the...


Dhammapada: The Path of Perfection
Juan Mascaro
0140442847
May 1973
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)


Dhammapada: The Path of Truth
Ananda Maitreya (Translator)
0938077872
November 1995
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The Dhammapada is often considered the most representative example of the Buddha's teachings. A key to the fundamentals of early Buddhist philosophy, it has been translated into more languages than any other Buddhist text.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Dhammapada
John Ross Carter (Translator)
0195108604
January 1987
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The Dhammapada, the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, also ranks among the classics of the world's religious literature. This critical edition presents to the English reader for the first time the Dhammapada as it has been known throughout the centuries.
With this volume, Carter and Palihawadana make a major contribution to the understanding of the Dhammapada, not only by presenting a new and accurate translation of the verses, but also by enabling readers to see the wake of this remarkable text through centuries of Buddhist tradition. In addition
to the original Pali, the editors provide a translation of the commentary on the verses and the subsequent brief explanations of verse and commentarial passages provided by Sinhala sources.

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The Dhammapada
S. Radhakrishnan
0195640802
Mar 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Since its first publication in 1950, this edition of the founding text of Buddhist teaching has established itself as a classic and essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhist philosophy and theology. Radhakrishnan presents the text in Pali and English translation and provides an
introductory essay and helpful explanatory notes.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)


The Dhammapada
Irving Babbitt (Translator)
0811200043
November 1990
Paperback
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The Buddhism Omnibus
Iqbal Singh
0195668987
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The three works brought together in this collection explore Buddhism as a rich source of literary legend, an austere ethical guide, and a contemporary philosophy very relevant in the modern world in view of the resurgence of interest in the Buddha and his philosophy. Matthew T. Kapstein in his
Introduction provides a concise historical overview of Buddhism in India and the renewal of interest in the Buddha s teachings and also situates the works in their prope contexts.


The Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha
Edwin A. Burtt
0451200772
Apr 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
With its origins in ancient India, Buddhism is a system of thought that has enriched the religious lives of billions--and in more recent times, swept through the Western world as well. Now anyone who wants to learn more about Buddhism can go directly to the source, with this collection of original documents--edited, with commentary, by a Cornell University professor of philosophy.


Dhammapada: The Way of Truth
Sangharakshita (Translator)
0760748365
August 2003
Hardcover
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The Dhammapada : Verses on the Way (Modern Library)
Glenn Wallis (Translator)
0679643079
September 7, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Organized in a way that is meant to encourage a fresh encounter with the Dhammapada," according to its introduction, this guide jumps right in with Wallis’s careful translation of the 2,400-year-old Buddhist text. Wallis, an assistant professor of religion at the University of Georgia, wants readers to pore over the classic itself before using the notes in the back of the book on the second, third or even fourth reading. ("Learning is slow; careful reading is tedious; understanding is elusive," he cautions.) After this initial getting-to-know-you phase, readers can progress to the book’s second half, which has an extended guide to the text as a whole and a detailed commentary on selected verses (which are marked by an asterisk in the translation). Wallis discusses the oral nature of the original work,...


Dhammapada, Wisdom of the Buddha
Harischandra Kaviratna (Translator)
0911500391
December 1980
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)


Wisdom of the Buddha
F. Max Muller
0486411206
Mar 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Few sacred texts present their wisdom with the clarity of the Buddhist Dhammapada, or Path to Virtue. These ancient verses offer a compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths — concerning the nature of the world and our lot in it — and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome the essential suffering revealed by the Four Truths as the essence of life. Expressed with great beauty and translated with painstaking scholarship, this volume offers stimulating, challenging, and inspiring reading.


Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 5 : The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary: Dhammapada, The Buddhist I Ching, Stopping and Seeing, Entry into ... Buddhist Yoga (Classics of Buddhism and Zen)
Thomas Cleary (Translator)
1570628386


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Dhammapada
Thomas F. Cleary
0553373765
Dec 1994
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Cleary, a translator of classic Asian works, presents 426 short verses from the Buddha, from the original Pali, on the basics of Buddhist teaching. An introduction to the flavor of Buddhist scripture for the general reader. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
"Thomas Cleary's ingeniously illuminating treatment sets it apart from all other translations of this mind-boggling text."--Victor Mair, translator of the Tao Te Ching

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Commentaries on the Dhammapada
Mother
8170581338
December 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The Mother's commentaries on the Buddhist text of Dhammapada were given betweenAugust 1957 and September 1958 to the members of her Friday class at the AshramPlayground. The class consisted of a large gathering of students and Ashrammembers, including school teachers.


A New Version of the Gandhari Dharmapada and a Collection of Previous-Birth Stories: British Library Kharosthi Fragments 16 and 25 (Gandharan Buddhist Texts, 3)
Timothy Lenz, et al
0295983086
February 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume continues the detailed examination of the British Library Kharosthi scrolls--extremely fragile and brittle fragments of manuscript on birch-bark rolls. Although their provenance is uncertain, there are strong indications that they came from Hadda in eastern Afghanistan and were most likely written in the early first century A.D. during the reign of the Saka rulers, making them the oldest known Buddhist manuscripts. Fragments 16 and 25 are two long, relatively narrow fragments that obviously belong to the same scroll. Two texts were written on the scroll, each by a different scribe. The first text, referred to as the Gandhari London Dharmapada, represents an anthology of verses well known in the Buddhist tradition. The second text is a series of stories concerning previous births of the Buddha and of some...

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