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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Essence of the Dhammapada: A book for a person that wants to learn of this lifestyle or to answer to the call of Buddha.

The Dhammapada

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. Without understanding this dimension, the Buddha’s universe is an intellectually heady affair. The Dhammapada is a collection of verses, gathered probably from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Meanwhile in a few short months he lost two people passionately dear to him: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Essence of the Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Call to Nirvana

To ask ddhammapada readers questions about Essence of the Ekathplease sign up. Easwaran is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics. The Dhammapada No preview available – Profound simplicity can seem like an oxymoron, but Easwaran is one of the teachers who is especially skilled at translating these teachings in English.

Chapter introductions place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon. Except for the introduction, all commentary is from dhammapxda pen of Stephen Ruppenthal, who according to selfgrowth.

But, I’m also very curious about the practice of Buddhism and was pleased to find myself really caught up in it. For those who seek him as a personal spiritual guide, Easwaran assured us that he lives on through his eight-point program. 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.


Sourav Kundu rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Dhammaada book also contains a substantial overall introduction of about 70 pages, [3] as well as introductory notes to each of the Dhammapada’ s 26 chapters. Dhammapada means “the path of dharma,” the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x The Dhammapada is an easy and enjoyable read. Its teachings are true and we are all reading this looking to better ourselves. Sorrows roll over them as the wheels of a cart roll over the tracks of the bullock that draws it.

In other words, this version of the Dhammapada is really the Dhammpada according to Easwaran. Voice of Youth Advocates.

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Classics of Indian Spirituality Series: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The opening verse of the Dhammapada is a profound reminder that our lives are shaped by our minds and we become what we think: The Dhammapada is like that. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In meditation, he found a deep connection between the wisdom in the passages and the way he conducted himself throughout the day.

It was at a rather young age in my teens, that I began to question the doctrines of Christianity, such as an eternal hell. He continued to teach passage meditation and his Eight Point Program for spiritual living to an American and international audience for almost forty years.

Review: The Dhammapada translated by Eknath Easwaran – LILOLIA

It is, in sum, parama sukha, the highest joy. His books on meditation, spiritual living, and the classics of world mysticism have been translated into twenty-six languages. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Dhammapadda Policy. The book has been published in English, German, and Korean. Follow this path and practice meditation; go beyond the power of Mara.


Who, after all, regardless of creed, could take issue with the following? English Choose a language for shopping. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

The teachings are a blueprint for anyone who lives in eazwaran world and seeks a peaceful existence. 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. Answers to our questions, heartbreak of death, love, how to follow spiritual life with family and work, how Karma works, does nirvana really exist and if it does what it is to be illumined.

In other reviews, the translation was described as “exceptionally readable” [9]: It asks many questions for today’s lifestyle and answers them with Buddhas calming words. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Eknath Dhammapara — is the originator of passage meditation and the author of more than 30 books on spiritual living. Sundaram also stated that in comparison to the Radhakrishnan translation of the Dhammapada”The present one This faithful interpretation brings us closer to the compassionate heart of the Buddha.

But Easwaran’s main qualification for interpreting the Dhammapada, he said, was that he knew from his own experience that these verses could transform our lives. InThe Guardian listed easwadan book among the top 5 best-sellers on Buddhism. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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