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The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations (edition 2006)

by Gil Fronsdal (Translator)

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Title:The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations
Authors:Gil Fronsdal
Info:Shambhala (2006), Paperback, 192 pages
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A brilliant introduction to Buddhism. ( )
  knittingmomof3 | Jul 30, 2012 |
The Dhammapada is a core Buddhist text containing teachings of the Buddha. The goal of the teachings is the relief of suffering in this life and the ending of the cycle of birth and death by achieving Nirvana. While some of the teachings strike me as a bit contradictory, the message is clear that the materialism, narcissism, and clinging so characteristic of society today are not the way to go. I think the Dhammapada provides a model for behavior, for the treatment of self, and for the treatment of others that is beneficial and mostly achievable for anyone, not just an ascetic. Jack Kornfield's narration of the text is calm and soothing, but I think a more upbeat narration would work well too. I can't judge the quality of the translation, but I'm looking forward to seeking out other translations of this relatively short work for comparison. ( )
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"The Dhammapada is the most widely read Buddhist scripture in existence, enjoyed by both Buddhists and non-Buddhists. This classic text of teaching verses from the earliest period of Buddhism in India conveys the philosophical and practical foundations of the Buddhist tradition." "For centuries, this text has been studied in its original Pali, the canonical language of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. This fresh new translation from Insight Meditation teacher and Pali translator Gil Fronsdal is both highly readable and scholarly authoritative. With extensive explanatory notes, this edition combines a rigorous attention to detail in bringing forth the original text with the translator's personal knowledge of the Buddhist path. It is the first truly accurate and highly readable translation of this text to be published in English."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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