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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. This classic Buddhist scripture is a collection of vivid, practical verses gathered from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling translation in the US. In the comprehensive introduction, he brings the story of the young Prince Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life. His overview of the Buddha's teachings is reliable, penetrating, and accessible. The Buddha rejected superstition on the one hand and philosophical speculation on the other. He taught the path to the end of suffering and showed how we can achieve lasting joy. In The Dhammapada he spells out our choices with a refreshing realism and frankness.

©2007 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2016 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

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No Hindu spin

The two religions are similar and since some of this book focuses on the spiritual side of Buddhism the similarities are there.
If you are from the west you will love having Paul Bazely as the reader.

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Great Translation of Dhammapada

I haven't read the other translations, but you can't go wrong with Paul Bazely's narration of Easwaran's work.

For anyone interested in Buddha's teaching, this is a great start.

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  • Ernest
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  • 10-29-17

Another great boom by Easwaran

Nice performance by Bazely. I think I liked The Bhagavad Gita more, but this book was very enjoyable. I will download another Easwaran book soon. He explains hard concepts well and keeps his thoughts well organized.

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very insightful

I love the subject matter, the way it is presented, the new ideas I encountered. it is very easy to listen to.

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An extremely powerful and useful book!

A clear and hearty rendition of a classic text on Sidhartha Gautama's life and teaching.

Short and pithy portions are offered for full assimilation of a truly awesome life. The translator and reader 'bring it home'.

Anyone can take advantage of this to create a better life.

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Good introduction to the Buddha

This is a great introduction to the teaching of the Buddha from a person who has great insight. Too bad a lot of Buddhist monks don't follow his lead.

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Perfect for sitting meditating in absorbing oral tradition passed down is one of the most ancient ways of learning knowledge

Focus on your breath set straight the information passed during this function reach you on a universal paths.

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Excellent study tool.

Great way for beginners to learn the essence of Buddhism. Don't forget to go to your local temple.

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Poetry to live by

The Dhammapada is an amazing work of art, a thoughtful handbook of wisdom and a great place to start a spiritual journey.

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beautiful translation and narration

thus is the second book I have read by him with the same narrator. I will continue to buy his books.