The Dhammapada: Buddhist philosophy

The Dhammapada Buddhist philosophy There are a number of English translations of The Dhammapada but this version by Irving Babbitt for many years professor at Harvard and founder with Paul Elmer More of the movement known as New Hu

The Dhammapada A New Translation of the Buddhist The Dhammapada is the most widely read Buddhist scripture in existence, enjoyed by both Buddhists and non Buddhists This classic text of teaching verses from the earliest period of Buddhism in India conveys the philosophical and practical foundations of the Buddhist tradition. Dhammapada The Dhammapada P li Prakrit Dhammapada 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 Buddhism. The Buddhist scholar and The Dhammapada Buddhist philosophy The verses in the collection known as The Dhammapada pada the way dhamma the teaching hence, The Path of Truth are attributed to the Buddha himself and form the essence of the ethics of Buddhist philosophy. The Dhammapada Sayings of the Buddha English The Dhammapada Scriptures Sayings Of The Buddha English Version The Dhammapada is an anthology of Buddhist verses, belonging to the part of the Theravada Pali Canon of scriptures known as the Khuddaka Nikaya, consisting of verses, and is arranged in chapters by topic. Dhammapada Sutta Translations, Index, Commentary Dhammapada Sutta Sayings of The Buddha from the Pali Tipitaka Three Baskets Canon, Circa BCE Siddh rtha Gautama, The Buddha BCE Research by Michael P Garofalo Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Center, Red Bluff, California The Dhammapada The Buddha s Path of Wisdom The Dhammapada is the best known and most widely esteemed text in the Pali Tipitaka, the sacred scriptures of Theravada Buddhism The work is included in the Khuddaka Nikaya Minor Collection of the Sutta Pitaka, but its popularity has raised it far above the single niche it occupies in the Dhammapada Wikipitaka The Completing Tipitaka Introduction Edit The Dhammapada Pali, translates as Path of the Dharma.Also Prakrit Dhamapada, Sanskrit Dharmapada is a Buddhist religious scripture, containing verses in categories.According to tradition, these are answers to questions put to the Buddha on various occasions, most of which deal with ethics morality. Sacred Texts Buddhism Buddhist texts at sacred texts Theravada, Mahayana, Tibetan, and other primary texts of Buddhism Buddhist Wisdom, Philosophy Teachings Pearls Of Guide to Buddhist beliefs and practices, teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama and the Dalai Lama Buddhism philosphy ethics. Creator in Buddhism Buddhist thought consistently rejects the notion of a creator deity It teaches the concept of gods, heavens and rebirths in its Sa s ra doctrine, but it considers none of these gods as a creator Buddhism posits that mundane deities such as Mahabrahma are misconstrued to be a creator Buddhist ontology follows the doctrine of Dependent

  • Title: The Dhammapada: Buddhist philosophy
  • Author: Anonymous Gautama Buddha
  • ISBN: 9780811200042
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • There are a number of English translations of The Dhammapada, but this version by Irving Babbitt, for many years professor at Harvard and founder, with Paul Elmer More, of the movement known as New Humanism, concentrates on the profound poetic quality of the verses and conveys, perhaps than any other, much of the vitality of the original Pali text Babbitt devoted mThere are a number of English translations of The Dhammapada, but this version by Irving Babbitt, for many years professor at Harvard and founder, with Paul Elmer More, of the movement known as New Humanism, concentrates on the profound poetic quality of the verses and conveys, perhaps than any other, much of the vitality of the original Pali text Babbitt devoted many years to this translation it was a labor of love Together with his essay on Buddha and the Occident, which is also included in this edition, The Dhammapada was one of the basic components of his view of world history, a view which has influenced leaders of thought as diverse as Newton Arvin, Walter Lippmann, David Riesman and T S Eliot Eliot, indeed, once wrote that to have been a student of Babbitt s is to remain always in that position.

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    1. This really is the ultimate guide to optimism, positive thinking and, in a sense, idealistic happiness. Some of the ideas in here speak with clarity and wisdom, the logic behind them is clear and strong; however, I know that practising them is not an easy thing. I tried some of them for a time, a few were easy. Simple things like forgiveness and proactive thinking aren’t too complex or difficult to put into practice, but others require a great deal of willpower and perhaps a deep understanding [...]

    2. 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 more informative opinion. I would recommend every one st [...]

    3. بر خلاف انتظارم خيلى معمولى بود. همچين تجربه اى رو با جملات كنفوسيوس هم داشتم.

    4. من اجتنب الخطأ، سمّي طاهرًا،من عاش متطامنًا، سمي متقشفًا،ومن تخلص من أوضاره، سمّي حاجّا

    5. 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, [...]

    6. 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, alth [...]

    7. 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 more 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 s [...]

    8. Very reflective and wholesome moral truths for living, quite a fresh read in the world of inconsequential candy reads. While one might not agree with every Buddhist principle for living, as I myself don't, the general truths that you pick up and contemplate throughout the day are hard to escape. Easy and quick, yet full of substance and worthy of review time and again.

    9. تعرفت على الكتاب مصادفة أثناء حضوري لمساق على كورسيرا بعنوان [ البوذية ] :)لا يزول عجبي حين اطّلع على ما سطّره الحكماء قديماً وكيف أن ( نبع الحكمة واحد)وكيف أن شرائع الأخلاق الحسنة تتشابه في جوهرها وإن اختلف التعبير عنهاهذا الكتاب يجمع ما نُسب للحكيم بوذا في القرن الثالث قبل ال [...]

    10. Thou shalt not live combined with no soup for you. I feel compelled to say more inane things, but restraint is foremost in my mind after reading the Dhammapada. It gets a low rating because I didn't learn anything new. My favourite verses:#50: One should not have regard for the bad deeds of others, nor the things done and left undone by others, but only for the things done and left undone by oneself. #204: He who does not exert himself at the time of exertion, who though young and strong has com [...]

    11. There are books to be read and books to be comprehended. The second class is like learning to ride a bike : you climb on it to fall down & you keep repeating the gesture until at least shakily you can move forth a few feet unaided. What is contained in this book while at a first read is absurdly simple in its spartan-ness is a very difficult set of guidelines to live with.The inspiration to know more about the Buddha was an unlikely source, a little trinket I bought. It was a resemblance of [...]

    12. The Dhammapada, Anonymousعنوان: راه آیین ذمه پده، یا، سحنان بودا: با مقدمه ای در باره زندگی بودا و توضیح اشعار متن؛ داماپادا؛ عنوان قراردادی: دهاماپادا؛ نویسنده: ناشناس؛ مترجم: عسکری پاشایی؛ تهران، انجمن فلسفه ایران، 1357؛ در هفت و 326 ص؛ عنوان دیگر: دمه پده؛ موضوع: کتابهای مقدس بودیسم قرن 20 [...]

    13. Brilliant. The Buddha is the closest figure I've had as a role model in my life and this elegantly translated compendium of his teachings rings very true to his word. Excellent work.

    14. الكتاب حسب ترجمة المترجم (الشاعر العراقي سعدي يوسف) هي أقوال سيدارتا غوتوما (بوذا) تم جمعها في القرن الثالث قبل الميلاد في شمالي الهند وتم تدوينها في سيلان (سريلانكا) في القرن الأول قبل الميلاد أي بعد ما يقرب من على أربعمائة سنة من موت بوذا الذي كان في العام ٤٨٣ قبل الميلاد، هذ [...]

    15. Very good edition. The text is beautiful. The message is good. This is the kind of thing that can be read and reread throughout your lifetime and will bring different meanings at different places in your life. I got a copy at the library. I will be looking for a personal copy to keep for my own. So beautiful. I really appreciated the accompanying notes.

    16. A wide-ranging and systematic sampling of Buddhist teachings, particularly in Theravada Buddhism, coming as it does from the Khuddaka Nikaya of the Pali Canon (see the external links section for valuable resources, including the Access to Insight collection of translated material). Highly economical and eminently accessible, these verses are indispensible in addressing the myriad misapprehensions and misrepresentations of concepts like karma, detachment, emptiness, et al. often made in casual la [...]

    17. The first two pages of the preface to Gil Fronsdal's translation say it all: Fronsdal lays out the challenges a translator of an ancient text faces. He talks about the Dhammapada's history in English, about how "a translation mirrors the viewpoint of the translator" (pp. xi-xii)-something Easwaran never did. Most pointedly, he notes that "Hindu concepts appear in English translations done in India" (p. xii)-or by a Hindu, I might add. (Hint: think Easwaran.) He goes on to say (p. xii) "In this t [...]

    18. I am giving this book three stars because, if I have learned anything by reading it, it is that giving a rating of either 5 stars or 1 would be too extreme and passionate. Okay, had to get that tacky wisecrack out of the way. Now, previously I have read The Holy Bible, The Koran, and The Book of Mormon, among religious texts I would classify as major. For some time, I've wanted to read Buddhist scripture as well. My major response is that I felt healthier for having read The Dhammapada. So many [...]

    19. Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes Over the summer I've collected Penguin's Little Black Classics, a collection of 80 little booklets from all parts of world literature. Now, I'm reading them in a random order.This booklet contains 'Captivating aphorisms illustrating the Buddhist dhamma, or moral system. 'I must admit that I read and rated it purely based on reading it as a piece of literature, rather than spiritual. And, to be quite frank, it was not an easy read. It was not even a ni [...]

    20. كان عندي حب إستطلاع إني أعرف اللي بداخل الكتاب ده خصوصاً إن عنوان الكتاب "الدامابادا كتاب بوذا المقدس" جذّاب جداً واني قرأت بعض مقولات منسوبة لبوذا لكن الكتاب برأيي سطحي او أن عنوانه كبير اوي على الكلمات اللي فيه عن النرفانا وتطهير النفس والبعد عن الدنيا بشهواتها و زينتها ، [...]

    21. Die Verse bzw. Lehren/Reden der Dhammapada sind unglaublich lesenswert für jedermann. Ich bezweifle, dass jeder dafür offen ist und bereit, aber wer sich darauf einlassen möchte, wird hier nur gewinnen. Buddhismus ist keine Religion und hat auch keine Gott. Buddha ist ein Zustand, nach dem man strebt und den jeder erreichen kann. Es ist eine Lebensweise, eine gute, moralische. Man lässt das Leiden los, die Sehnsüchte, etc. und begibt sich auf den Weg in ein losgelöstes, glückliches Leben. [...]

    22. This wonderful collection of versified sayings from the Pali record of Buddha's teaching is traditionally held to be close to the actual words of the historical teacher. Whether this is so or not, it is a beautiful, profound collection that is worth lingering over and contemplating. Juan Mascaró has done a superb job of rendering it into English that is vibrant and lyrical. Take for example the opening few verses: What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts [...]

    23. Forget religion for a second, lets just focus on philosophy, because as a philosophy on how to live your life, this book is a pretty damn good one. This book speaks of peace, love, harmony, wisdom and self-improvement through realising you aren't always perfect, but you can always try to do better. It does not go in to what happens after death or any of that nonsense, just how a Buddhist goes about life in simple verse.I'm already too far down the rabbit hole of being an insensitive, sarcastic, [...]

    24. Interesting little book. It seems that Benjamin Franklin 'borrowed' many of these sentiments for Poor Richard's Almanack. There is an emphasis on hard work and restraint in activities of the tongue: eating and speech.This is organized by subject matter into tiny chapters of one to three pages long: " impurity" , "self" , "happiness" and "evil" are a few examples.Here is one overtly sexist idea I strongly oppose: "bad conduct is the taint of woman". And then there are some extremely obvious words [...]

    25. After some anonymous person on the internet tried to school me on what "karma" is, and ended up telling me "sorry for your ignorance, go read a book," I realized that I hadn't read The Dhammapada this year.I purposefully sought out a different translation than the one I own a copy of, and found a translation by "various Oriental scholars" edited by F. Max Muller. I still prefer the Byrom translation, although there are things in this translation that really came through for me.Favorite passages: [...]

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