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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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description Dhammapada means “the path of dharma,” the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good.

Easwaran’s translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling edition in its field, praised by Huston Smith as a “sublime rendering.

Chapter introductions place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon. Easwaran is a master storyteller, and his opening essay includes many stories that make moving, memorable reading, bringing young Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life.


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. eknat

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

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The Dhammapada: (Classics of Indian Spirituality) – Eknath Easwaran – Google Books

The Dhammapada Eknath Easwaran. About Eknath Easwaran Eknath Easwaran brings to this volume a rare combination of credentials. He was trained from an early age in Sanskrit, of which Pali, the language of the Buddha, is a simplified version. Later he studied English literature and was chairman of the English department at a major Indian university when he came to the United States on a Fulbright fellowship in Huston Smith writes, “His Indian heritage, literary gifts, and spiritual sensibilities here produce a daswaran rendering of the words of the Buddha.

Verse after verse shimmers with quiet, confident authority. He continued to teach passage meditation and his Eight Point Program for spiritual living to an American and international enath for almost forty years.


Book Extract: The Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran

His twenty-seven books on meditation and the classics of world mysticism are translated into twenty-five languages. From the mid s onwards, Easwaran held classes on the Dhammapada for a primarily American audience.

A gifted eknaath, he was able to anticipate the problems that Western readers may have with the concepts underlying the classics of Indian spirituality, and to explain them in fresh and profoundly simple ways. But for Easwaran the Dhammapada was not just of intellectual interest.

His main qualification for interpreting the Dhammapada, he said, was that he knew from his own experience that these verses could truly transform our lives. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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