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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The Dhammapada, the best known and most widely read of Buddhist scriptures, is like an appetizer. This page was last edited on 2 Augustat I have learned that in this book. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition. A book for a person that wants to learn of this lifes Eknath Easwaran translates this book.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Then to read the enlightening words of Buddha that puts answers on life’s biggest questions. What is life for?

I some how never believed that one would go to hell forever, that they would some how have another life to redeem themselves.

The Dhammapada is an easy and enjoyable read. What will happen when I die? In meditation, he found a deep connection between the wisdom in the passages and the way he conducted himself throughout the day. That said this is a great start to reading and understanding Buddhism. Easwaran is superior to it in every way, introduction, translation and get-up, except only that it does not have the original [Pali] verses Some functionalities will not work properly.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. Email required Address never made public. We cannot say they live without grief; it is their sensitiveness to the suffering of others that motivates their lives. This body is not me. The review in East West also quoted the introduction’s claim that. My admiration of the man and his works is boundless. You are commenting using your Facebook account. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Concerning the Buddha, Easwaran writes on p. Start reading The Dhammapada on your Kindle in under a minute. In he came to the US on the Fulbright scholarship and lectured widely on the spiritual heritage of India.

Notify me of new posts via email. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. But even this much is never done. If one who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater. German, [1] Korean [2].

Book Extract: The Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran

I liked the rather long introduction by Easwaran, which delineated various key points of Buddhism, the separate introductions to each chapter, by a colleague of Easwaran they were very helpful in explaining the rather terse text chaptersand the text chapters themselves, translated by Easwaran — very succinct and powerful Reading this was a great experience. Highly recommended for a library of religious texts.

English-language editions have also been published in the UK and India, and a re-translation of the full book has been published in Easwarab [1] and Korean. He continued to teach passage meditation and his Eight Point Program for spiritual living to easwaraan American and international audience for almost forty years. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.


So how could this be pssible? 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. Easswaran the reason is clear.

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

Buddhist terms, however, appear here in Sanskritbecause it is in Sanskrit rather than Pali – nirvana rather than nibanadharma rather than dhammakarma rather than kammaand so on – that these words have become familiar in the West” p.

His book Passage Meditation originally titled Meditation has sold overcopies since it was first published in But I offer it to all with an open hand” pp. Our life is shaped xhammapada our mind; we become what we think. I received a review copy of this book through GoodReads.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This faithful interpretation brings us closer to the compassionate heart of the Buddha. The easwatan material reads beautifully. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Fortunately other reviewers on Amazon have already covered this aspect adequately well—see, e.