The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada : A Collection of Verses on the Doctrine of the Buddha

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The complete Siamese Buddhist Canon, called the Tipitaka, is written in the Pali language and consists of 45 large volumes. The Dhammapada is one of them. Although small in size when compared to the whole Canon, it is yet the most popular book among the Buddhist monks, nuns and laity in the East. It was edited and translated into Latin for the first time in 1855 by V. Fausboell. Since then several translations in European languages have appeared. The Dhammapada deals mainly with the Ethical Section of the Buddhist Doctrine, while the other two sections, namely, Concentration and Wisdom, are briefly summarized. Those readers with some knowledge of Buddhist psychology and philosophy will have no problem understanding the great message of Self-Enlightenment expressed in these pages. This new version claims to be more literal and more accurate in expressing the very spirit of Buddhism than any other scholarly or poetic translation. It is especially intended for those who are already familiar with the Doctrine of the Buddha and who wish to approach it with a more critical mind than that of the average layman.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 171g
  • Book Tree,US
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1585093394
  • 9781585093397

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