The Dhammapada (Penguin Classics)

The Dhammapada (Penguin Classics)


one of many best-known and best-loved works of Buddhist literature, the Dhammapada forms a part of the oldest surviving physique of Buddhist writings, and is usually considered as the actual teachings of the Buddha himself, spoken by way of him in his lifetime, and memorized and passed on by way of his fans after his loss of life. a suite of easy verses collected in topics corresponding to 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', the Dhammapada is out there, tutorial and mind-clearing, with classes in every one verse to provide moral recommendation and to remind the listener of the transience of life.

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