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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It references Western religious thought and physics as an aid to those raised in a non-Eastern culture. How does enkath work? Views Read Edit View history.

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His Indian heritage, literary gifts, and spiritual sensibilities which have given us excellent translations of Hinduism’s Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita here djammapada a sublime rendering of the words of the Buddha.

Chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon. It is a handy size to bring to a local museum to read in a gallery of Bodhisattvas. Suffering follows an evil thought as the dhammmapada of a cart follow the oxen that draw it.


In other reviews, the translation was described as “exceptionally readable” [9]: The book seems weak in the beginning, but the chapter on Inner Journey is the reason why I really like this book. English-language editions have also been published in the UK and India, and a re-translation of the full book has been dhzmmapada in German [1] and Korean.

Easdaran simplicity can seem like an oxymoron, but Easwaran is one of the teachers who is especially skilled at translating these teachings in English. How one does does minimize and eliminate suffering. The Autobiography of an African Boy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Easwaran is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics. Aug 02, Cheryl rated it really liked it Shelves: Sophia rated it really liked it May 18, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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And this is not surprising, for nowhere easwaarn the book does Esawaran actually talk about translation per se—what his standards were, his intentions, how reliant he was on the commentaries, which commentaries, etc. The Dhammapada Eknath Easwaran.

Please try again later. The book also contains a substantial overall introduction enath about 70 pages, [3] as well as introductory notes to each of the Dhammapada’ s 26 chapters. And this is just the introduction!

Javascript is disabled in your browser. 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.


Selections from Easwaran’s chapter titles, which in some cases differ from other translations, [13] [14] are shown in the table at below left.

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The Best Books of Email required Address never made public. All those things that are dear and pleasant to us must suffer change, separation and alteration? My library Help Advanced Book Search. But even this much is never done. His meditation class at UC Berkeley in was the first accredited course on meditation at any major university.

Verse after verse shimmers with quiet, confident authority;” [5]: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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.

Return to Book Page. There is nothing negative to say about a book dhammapafa positive thinking.