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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A subsection on “The Legacy” [19] describes the cultural context of Vedic religionalready millennia old, in which the Upanishads endorsed the “practice of spiritual disciplines to realize directly the divine ground of life Alex rated it liked it Nov 25, Then to read the enlightening words of Buddha that puts answers on life’s biggest questions.

DhammapadsThe Guardian listed the book among the top 5 best-sellers on Buddhism. The Dhammapada is one of the most beloved of Buddhist dhamkapada. Learn how your comment data is processed. Preview — Essence of the Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran.

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. I would think there would be better books out there for those learning about Buddhism.

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This site uses cookies. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Cancel reply Enter your comment here If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, sorrow follows him as a consequence even as the wheel follows the foot of the drawer i. It is a beautiful life and story that Easwaran explains in a high intellect and articulation.


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

All that we are is the result of what we have thought: As a result, I understand how easy it is to make those mistakes, and I know how to guide and support those who are trying to learn a wiser way of living. As the opposite of duhkhahowever, it connotes the end of all suffering, a state of being that is not subject to the ups and downs of change – that is, abiding joy I also felt that I had much self work to do and much detachment from selfish desires to even call myself a Buddhist.

This would be false. Nobody teaches us these things, and Easwaran breaches questions that might have not even been evoked in our minds until we read This book is essentially Easwaran’s commentary on certain verses from the Dhammapada which he explains using anecdotes from his own and Buddha’s life.

Review: The Dhammapada translated by Eknath Easwaran – LILOLIA

Selected pages Title Page. Views Read Edit View history. Huston Smith writes, “His Indian heritage, literary gifts, and spiritual sensibilities here produce a sublime rendering of the words of the Buddha. If one who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.

The translation is great – true, it’s the only one I’ve looked at to date, but it is a very poetic read. It was a thrilling discovery. The Best Books of Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.


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

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition. Essence of the Dhammapada: My library Help Advanced Book Search. The review in East West also quoted the introduction’s claim that.

It is deceptively simple and so very easy to agree with. Van Houten rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Why am I here? This faithful rendition brings us closer to the compassionate heart of the Buddha. The Dhammapada is a collection of verses, gathered probably from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself.

His Indian dhamkapada, literary gifts, and spiritual sensibilities It is humorous to see atheist Buddhists whining about a theistic Buddhist interpretation.

Paul Vittay rated it really liked it Feb 14, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sorrows roll over them as the wheels of a cart roll over the tracks of the bullock that draws it. A text that represents the Buddha’s words to all practitioners — lay and monastic — its translation left nothing to be desired for.

His meditation class at UC Berkeley in was the first accredited course on meditation at any major university.