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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Eknath Easwaran, translator of the best-selling edition of the Dhammapada, sees this powerful scripture as a perfect map for the spiritual journey.
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States that the Buddha “in his own words, loved the world as a mother loves her only child. That said this is a great start to reading and understanding Buddhism. Alex rated it liked it Nov 25, Introductory explanations to each verse will help young adult readers understand the text.
Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. In fact, we are not certain which if any of the Upanishadic teachings he had direct contact with. Madhu Bazaz Wangu rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Concerning the Buddha, Easwaran writes on p.
Chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon. Before taking to meditation, in my ignorance of the unity of life, I too committed most of the mistakes that even sensitive people commit today.
In the midst of a successful career he found himself haunted by age-old questions: I have been taught Christian ideals and beliefs and know little about other philosophies of life.
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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Easwaran’s opening verse is quoted p. And this is just the introduction! Some students were eager to learn about meditation, and Easwaran loved teaching. Chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon.
The Dhammapada Eknath Easwaran. The Dhammapada is a collection of the sayings of the Buddha in verse form.
Book Extract: The Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran
One person found this helpful. Except for the introduction, all commentary is from the pen of Stephen Ruppenthal, who according to selfgrowth. Stephen Simpson rated it really liked it Apr 15, Easwaran’s comprehensive introduction to the Dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha’s teachings that is penetrating, and clear – accessible for readers dhmamapada to Buddhism, but also with fresh insights and practical applications for readers familiar with this text.
Wisdom Publications,page Easwaran is a master storyteller, and the introduction includes many stories that make moving, memorable reading, bringing young Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life. I some how never believed that one would go to hell forever, that they would some how have another life to redeem themselves.
On page 62, when the Buddha is nearing death, Easwaran sticks the following words into his mouth: It is one of the most widely read of the Buddhist scriptures and the most essential. To abandon a privileged life and seek an answer to end all suffering.
Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves. His easearan on the theory and practice of meditation at UC Berkeley is believed to be the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university.
In each edition, short sections by Stephen Ruppenthal introduce individual chapters by providing background and clarifying Indian philosophical concepts.
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It is a beautiful life and story that Easwaran explains in a high intellect and articulation. Blue Mountain Center of Meditation Amazon. Account Options Sign in. He manages to take stories and ideas that originate in a different culture and retain the essence of that culture and teaching while finding a way, maybe an The Dhammapada is one of the most beloved of Buddhist texts.
The Dhammapada is one of the most beloved of Buddhist texts. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
Essence of the Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Call to Nirvana
Easwaran is superior to it in every way, introduction, translation and get-up, except only that it does not have the original [Pali] verses All in all, it put my understanding of Buddhism in clearer perspective. I keep the book with me and read it often to remind me of things I need to put in perspective. Nirvana is aroga, freedom from all illness; shiva, peace of mind; anashrava, freedom from compulsions; ajara, untouched by age; amata, unaffected by death.
Text of Buddha’s actual words of short stories from teachers that he remembers during his lifetime.