By Jack Kornfield, Gil Fronsdal
The Dhammapada is the main largely learn Buddhist scripture in lifestyles, loved through either Buddhists and non-Buddhists. This vintage textual content of educating verses from the earliest interval of Buddhism in India conveys the philosophical and functional foundations of the Buddhist culture. The textual content offers certain targets for top a non secular existence: the 1st is achieving happiness during this lifestyles (or in destiny lives); the second one objective is the success of non secular liberation, freedom, absolute peace. a number of the key subject matters of the verses are offered in dichotomies or pairs, for instance, grief and discomfort as opposed to pleasure; constructing the brain rather than being negligent approximately one's psychological angle and behavior; virtuous motion as opposed to misconduct; and being fair as opposed to being deceitful. the aim of those contrasts is, very easily, to explain the variation among what results in fascinating results and what does not.
For centuries, this article has been studied in its unique Pali, the canonical language of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. This clean new translation from perception Mediation instructor and Pail translator Gil Fronsdal is either hugely readable and scholarly authoritative. With broad explanatory notes, this version combines a rigorous consciousness to aspect in bringing forth the unique textual content with the translator's own wisdom of the Buddhist direction. it's the first actually exact and hugely readable translation of this article to be released in English.
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Sn. 950; cf. Sn. 861. 368. Cf. Thag. eleven (Ven. Gavaccha the fewer) and 521 (Ven. Bhūta). 370. SN 1. three; Thag. 15 (Ven. Kunda-Dhāna) and 633 (Ven. Sona Kolivisa). 374. Cf. Thag. 23 (Ven. Gosāla). 379. Cf. Thag. 637 (Ven. Sona Kolivisa). 381. Thag. eleven (Ven. Gavaccha the Less). 382. MN 2. 104 (Ven. Angulimāla); Thag. 873 (Ven. Angulimāla); cf. Thag. 203. 383. SN 1. forty nine (deva Tāyana). 387. SN 2. 284; cf. SN 1. 15. 388. Cf. Ud. 1. four. 394. Jāt. 1. 481. 396–423. Sn. 620–47. 398. Cf. SN 1. sixteen and 1. sixty three. 406. SN 1. 236 (the god Sakka); Sn. 630. 414. Cf. AN four. 290. 421. Cf. Thag. 537 (Ven. Ekavihāriya). 423. Cf. MN 2. one hundred forty four; SN 1. 167; AN 1. one hundred sixty five; It. ninety nine. Dhammapada verses that experience parallels in non-Buddhist Indian literature are suggested within the following resources: Davids, Caroline A. F. Rhys. Dhammapada: Verses on Dhamma and Khuddaka-patha, within the Minor Anthologies of the Pali Canon, half 1. Oxford: The Pāli textual content Society, 1931. Rau, Walter. “Berkmerkungen und nicht-buddhistische Sanskrit-Parallelen zum Pāli-Dhammapada,” in Jñānnamukt ā vali. Commemoration quantity in Honour of Johannes Nobel, at the get together of His seventieth Birthday provided by way of students and associates. New Delhi: foreign Academy of Indian tradition, 1959, pp. 159–75. Bollée, Willem B. opposite Index of the Dhammapada, Suttanipāta, Thera- and Therīgāthā Pādas with Parallels from the Ā yāranga, Sūyagada, Uttarajjhāyā, Dasaveyāliya and Isibhāsiyāim. Studien zur Indologie und Iranistik eight. Reinbek: Inge Wezler, 1983. Hinüber, Oskar von, and okay. R. Norman, ed. Dhammapada. Oxford: Pāli textual content Society, 1994. register to profit extra approximately our books and obtain particular deals from Shambhala guides. Or stopover at us on-line to enroll at shambhala. com/eshambhala.