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The Dhammapada, AnonymousThe Dhammapada P li Prakrit Dhammapada Sanskrit Dharmapada is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures 1978 1357 326 20 Just reread this Little and big gems of wisdom throughout. The Dhammapada is a collection of Budist writings These explain their chor beliefs I found this a very intreaguing read I am a Christian but I find it very informative to study other people s belief system The Budist s beliefs are based primarily on love but it has a very practical side of how to conduct one s life here on earth It does not speak to much of the life her after I plan to study further into the Budist religion to gain a informative opinion I would recommend every one study the major religeons to come to their own beliefs.Be Blessed.Diamond . The Dhammapada P Li Prakrit Dhammapada Sanskrit Dharmapada Is A Collection Of Sayings Of The Buddha In Verse Form And One Of The Most Widely Read And Best Known Buddhist Scriptures The Original Version Of The Dhammapada Is In The Khuddaka Nikaya, A Division Of The Pali Canon Of Theravada BuddhismThe Buddhist Scholar And Commentator Buddhaghosa Explains That Each Saying Recorded In The Collection Was Made On A Different Occasion In Response To A Unique Situation That Had Arisen In The Life Of The Buddha And His Monastic Community His Commentary, The Dhammapada Atthakatha, Presents The Details Of These Events And Is A Rich Source Of Legend For The Life And Times Of The Buddha It s mostly just an assortment of platitudes Examples Ch VI, 78 Let one not associate With low persons, bad friends.But let one associate With noble persons, worthy friends Ch VIII, stanza 100 Though a thousand the the statements, With words of no avail, Better is a single word of welfare, Having heard which, one is pacified Ch XXI, stanza 290 If by sacrificing a limited pleasure An extensive pleasure one would see,Let the wise one beholding extensive pleasure, A limited pleasure forsake Thanks, I couldn t figure that out for myself.Some of the passages are pretty cool though Example Ch XI, stanza 153 154 I ran through samsara, with its many births, Searching for, but not finding, the house builder Misery is birth again and again House builder, you are seen The house you shall not build again Broken are your rafters, all,Your roof beam destroyed.Freedom from the samkharas has the mind attained.To the end of cravings has it come The main theme, that since feelings of attachment and holding things dear ch XVI are conditions necessary to create suffering, and that since unlike things tendencies to decay and end it s possible to eliminate these conditions, you should not hold things dear or get attached to anything, is somewhat interesting It also doesn t require a belief in a cycle of soul transmigration This might be problematic in a way, since the degree to which one is successful at this may reduce motivations or reasons for being good For example, someone who holds their reputation dear will have reason to avoid acting wrongly than one who doesn t, since severe slander the book itself includes this as a reason for being good at ch X, stanza 139 will affect them strongly The introduction commentary historical criticism is very general and short, but otherwise okay The annotations were helpful in explaining metaphors, connotations lost in translation, the religious tradition s take on some verses, a few of the assumptions common to the compilers, and untranslated terms. So this happened to be the just in case I get stuck waiting somewhere book I had thrown in my purse on the day my car, later, wouldn t start as the temperature marched toward 100 degrees F I had plenty of time standing in the parking lot to consider Buddha s message since the tow truck got stuck in Senior Open golf tournament traffic and took three hours to arrive Did the advice to let go of sensory impressions, perceptions, anger and conditioned reactions help Yes, I think it did, although I ve gotten there myself over the decades as well.Easwaran s overview of the Buddha s life and the general tenets of Buddhism in the introduction are quite helpful, as are the introductions to each chapter I am still confused by what the self atman that persists through multiple incarnations is, once the disparate components of form, personality, etc of a particular life are removed,but it seems as if I have plenty of company I am also somewhat put off by all the numbered things the Eightfold path, the four dhyanas, the four Noble sights, the four stages of enlightenment, the Four Noble Truths, the three Refuges I was given just the trinity, which is enough to twist your mind up for a lifetime by itself As in most religions, it seems as if the subsequent legions of disciples have created libraries of volumes of exigesis, and multiple strands of practice, but this is reputedly the simple version for the masses, as the Buddha himself said it.At any rate, it is a useful introduction for someone who wants an understanding of Buddhism to inform his or her reading of the history and literature of Asia. A re read, this time in English translation I got the Oxford version, because its form looked good in review also its introduction is very clear and interesting its explanatory notes are very useful too, very clear.I think I got out of this this time, maybe a few years really changed things I m not a Buddhist, not believing in reincarnation for example, but even so I got a lot of enjoyment and inspiration out of this It s a slim volume, so it can be read quickly, but it can also be savoured by reading slowly.One can see clearly how it can be such a classic, and a good starting place for anyone practicing Buddhism or just having an interest in it Clear and simple yet also deep and visual, beautiful Enjoyable and recommended.