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The Dhammapada Audiobook

The Dhammapada

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Dhammapada means "the path of dharma", the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. This classic Buddhist scripture is a collection of vivid, practical verses gathered from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling translation in the US. In the comprehensive introduction, he brings the story of the young Prince Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life. His overview of the Buddha's teachings is reliable, penetrating, and accessible. The Buddha rejected superstition on the one hand and philosophical speculation on the other. He taught the path to the end of suffering and showed how we can achieve lasting joy. In The Dhammapada he spells out our choices with a refreshing realism and frankness.

©2007 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2016 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

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  • Kindle Customer
    Cork, Ireland
    11/01/17
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    "Hindu spin Buddhadharma"

    I was impressed with Eknath's commentary and translation of the Bhagavad-Gita and anticipated a similar experience with this commentary and translation of the Dharmapada. I was disappointed. The long introduction is incorrect on many points and distorts the Buddha's teachings seemingly to make it conform with his understanding of Hinduism. For example, he stated that the third jhana (dhyana) is nirvana and failed to mention the higher forth jhana or the four formless bases that may be attained beyond the fourth jhana. Apart from the flawed introduction, the translation of the Dharmapada itself is ok. I suggest people choose an alternate book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SEED7ROBI
    04/08/17
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    "Perfect for sitting meditating in absorbing oral tradition passed down is one of the most ancient ways of learning knowledge"

    Focus on your breath set straight the information passed during this function reach you on a universal paths.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    12/07/17
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    "Excellent study tool."

    Great way for beginners to learn the essence of Buddhism. Don't forget to go to your local temple.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • garrett stone
    23/06/17
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    "Poetry to live by"

    The Dhammapada is an amazing work of art, a thoughtful handbook of wisdom and a great place to start a spiritual journey.

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  • Michele Booker
    25/04/17
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    "beautiful translation and narration"

    thus is the second book I have read by him with the same narrator. I will continue to buy his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • michelle
    30/03/17
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    "Beautiful writing and fantastic voice"

    I really enjoyed the writing in this book. There are numerous stories and quotes that are very beautiful. The man reading this book has a perfect voice, he was a treat to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dennis
    01/03/17
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    "No Hindu spin"

    The two religions are similar and since some of this book focuses on the spiritual side of Buddhism the similarities are there.
    If you are from the west you will love having Paul Bazely as the reader.

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  • Karamelfun
    Massachusetts , USA
    23/01/17
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    "Clarity"

    SUPERB narration and lucid presentation of the Buddha's teachings in a very clear way! Enjoy

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  • Sri
    16/12/16
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    "Great Translation of Dhammapada"

    I haven't read the other translations, but you can't go wrong with Paul Bazely's narration of Easwaran's work.

    For anyone interested in Buddha's teaching, this is a great start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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