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The Dhammapada introduced & translated by Eknath Easwaran. Nilgiri Press /, pages. The Dhammapada, the best known and. Eknath Easwaran, translator of the best-selling edition of the Dhammapada, sees this powerful scripture as a perfect map for the spiritual journey. Said to be the. Easwaran’s best-selling translation of this classic Buddhist text is reliable, readable, and pada means “the path of dharma,” the path of.

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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. The Dhammapada is a collection of verses, gathered probably from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Easwaran’s best-selling translation of this classic Buddhist text is based on the original Pali.

Easwaran’s comprehensive introduction to the Dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha’s teachings that is penetrating, and clear – accessible for readers new to Buddhism, but also with fresh insights and practical applications for readers familiar with this text. Chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon. Easwaran is a master storyteller, and the introduction includes many stories that make moving, memorable reading, bringing young Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life.

This faithful interpretation brings us closer to the compassionate heart of the Buddha. And the reason is clear. It is impossible to get to the heart of these classics unless you live them, and he did live them.

My admiration of the man and his works is boundless. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Upanishads, 2nd Edition. The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition. The Autobiography of an African Boy. A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic. Review “No one in modern times is more qualified – no, make that ‘as qualified’ – to translate the epochal Classics of Indian Spirituality than Eknath Easwaran.

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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It references Western religious thought and physics as an aid to those raised in a non-Eastern culture. There is also an introduction to each section. The actual material reads beautifully. The production quality, that is, the paper and the font, make it a sturdy reference that is easy on the eyes.

It is a handy size to bring to a local museum to read in a gallery of Bodhisattvas. One of the most informative and in-depth books on the teachings of the Buddha. This books has forever changed my view on a lot of things in life and gave me a major insight into the power of the mind and how easy situations can be resolved with calmness, mindfulness, and clarity of our minds.

My religious roots are from the Christian faith. It was at a rather young age in my teens, that I began to question the doctrines of Christianity, such as an eternal hell. I some how never believed that one would go to hell forever, that they would some how have another life to redeem themselves.

I even believe that I have had my share of past lives. So much depth in the wisdom, yet so many unanswered questions for me. I also felt that I had much self work to do and much detachment from selfish desires to even call myself a Buddhist. I really like how Easwaran first explains the life of Buddha in the introduction of this book. How being born into royalty and how at the age of twenty-nine, Buddha became exposed to the suffering of this world.

To abandon a privileged life and seek an answer to end all suffering. It is a beautiful life and story that Easwaran explains in a high intellect and articulation. It was liberating for me to learn in this book that even Buddha before his illumination, realized that austerity was not the path to enlightenment.

Each chapter of this Dhammapada is first explained by Easwaran in a language and voice as if you are listening to a master tell the story of Buddha. Then to read the enlightening words of Buddha that puts answers on life’s biggest questions.

Review: The Dhammapada translated by Eknath Easwaran – LILOLIA

How one does does minimize and eliminate suffering. I have never found such answers in the Christian faith as I have in this book. Truly one dissolves karma and suffering in the Eightfold Path as well as lose selfish desires in meditation.


I have learned that in this book. It has been life changing. One person found this helpful. I found this very easy to read, in spite of the technical information about the genesis of Buddha and the basic tenets and philosophies and the Eightfold path of Buddhism.

I’d recommend it to anyone who is curious about Buddhism or Buddha himself. I’m a Docent for our local Art museum and preparing a talk on Buddhist spirituality in Art, so I read this book as research. But, I’m also very curious about the practice of Buddhism and was pleased to find myself really caught up in it. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

You can take or leave the introduction to each chapter. The author conveys the wisdom of the Buddha, so often misrepresented in the West. This is the words of the Buddha, presented by one of the Buddha’s actual followers. There is nothing negative to say about a book of positive thinking. Its teachings are true and we are all reading this looking to better ourselves.

To me pulling from this book is just as good as some advice and other “self help” books I’ve read. I keep the book with me and read it often to remind me of things I need to put in perspective. See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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