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The Dhammapada : Penguin Classics - Valerie J. Roebuck

The Dhammapada

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 15th October 2010
ISBN: 9780140449419
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 18+ years old

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'Though you might conquer in battle A thousand times a thousand men, You're the greatest battle winner If you conquer just one-yourself'

One of the best-known and best-loved works of Buddhist literature, the Dhammapada forms part of the oldest surviving body of Buddhist writings, and is traditionally regarded as the authentic teachings of the Buddha himself, spoken by him in his lifetime, and memorized and handed on by his followers after his death. A collection of simple verses gathered in themes such as 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', the Dhammapada is accessible, instructional and mind-clearing, with lessons in each verse to give ethical advice and to remind the listener of the transience of life.

Valerie Roebuck's new translation is accompanied by an introduction examining the language of the Dhammapada, its status as literature and the school of Buddhist teaching from which it comes. This edition also includes extracts from related literature from other early Buddhist schools, notes, suggested further reading and a glossary.

Translated and introduced by VALERIE J. ROEBUCK

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Pronunciation Guidep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. xiv
Bibliographyp. lxvi
Note on the Textp. lxxiv
The Dhammapada
Twinsp. 3
Awarenessp. 7
The Mindp. 9
Flowersp. 11
Foolsp. 14
The Wise Manp. 17
The Arahatp. 20
Thousandsp. 22
Evilp. 25
The Rodp. 28
Old Agep. 31
Selfp. 33
The Worldp. 35
The Buddhap. 37
Happinessp. 40
The Dearp. 42
Angerp. 44
Rustp. 47
The Justp. 51
The Pathp. 54
Miscellaneousp. 57
Hellsp. 60
The Elephantp. 63
Cravingp. 66
The Monkp. 71
The Brahminp. 75
Extract from the Gandhari Dharmapadap. 83
Extract from the Patna Dharmapadap. 89
Extract from the Mahavastup. 93
Glossaryp. 100
Notesp. 113
Index of Names in Storiesp. 227
General Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780140449419
ISBN-10: 0140449418
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th October 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1