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The Dhammapada : the sayings of the Buddha
Title:
The Dhammapada : the sayings of the Buddha
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage Books, 1976.
ISBN:
9780394721989
Physical Description:
xiii, 165 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Dhammapada introduced the actual utterances of the Buddha nearly twenty-five hundred years ago, when the master teacher emerged from his long silence to illuminate for his followers the substance of humankind's deepest and most abiding concerns. The nature of the self, the value of relationships, the importance of moment-to-moment awareness, the destructiveness of anger, the suffering that attends attachment, the ambiguity of the earth?s beauty, the inevitability of aging, the certainty of death?these dilemmas preoccupy us today as they did centuries ago. No other spiritual texts speak about them more clearly and profoundly than does the Dhammapada.
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Container of (expression): Tipiṭaka. Suttapiṭaka. Khuddakanikāya. Dhammapada. English. (Byrom)
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