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The Dhammapada - Gautama Buddha, Eknath Easwaran
The Dhammapada
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The Dhammapada is a collection of the Buddha's teachings stamped with the power and practicality of one of the world's most appealing spiritual figures. Eknath Easwaran's introduction describes the Buddha's life, background, and teachings, including a particularly penetrating account of the... show more
The Dhammapada is a collection of the Buddha's teachings stamped with the power and practicality of one of the world's most appealing spiritual figures. Eknath Easwaran's introduction describes the Buddha's life, background, and teachings, including a particularly penetrating account of the Buddha's "four stages of meditation." Chapter introductions by Steve Ruppenthal provide background from relevant Buddhist doctrine. 208 pages.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780915132379 (0915132370)
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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everettpantaloons
everettpantaloons rated it
Buddhism interests me and if you're interested in Buddhism as well, this is a must read. It gives a fairly clear idea of the basics of Buddhism. A short read consisting of a bunch of verses. A handful of the verses are really good but the majority I found to be plagued by the same flaw that many rel...
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it
I read this for an Asian history class in college. I remember liking it and finding it profound, but nearly two decades later can't for the life of me remember what it said.
globulon
globulon rated it
I didn't find this collection particularly inspiring. The phrasing is repetitive and the sayings don't have much character beyond generic sounding religious aphorisms. Perhaps it's the fault of the translation, perhaps there are just more inspiring ways to study Buddhism.
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