The Dhammapada: Buddhist philosophy

The Dhammapada: Buddhist philosophy

G. Buddha


The 423 verses within the assortment often called The Dhammapada (pada: "the way"; dhamma: "the teaching"; for that reason, "The course of Truth") are attributed to the Buddha himself and shape the essence of the ethics of Buddhist philosophy.There are a few English translations of The Dhammapada, yet this model by means of Irving Babbitt, for a few years professor at Harvard and founder, with Paul Elmer extra, of the circulate often called "New Humanism," concentrates at the profound poetic caliber of the verses and conveys, might be greater than the other, a lot of the power of the unique Pali textual content. Babbitt dedicated decades to this translation––it was once a exertions of affection. along with his essay on "Buddha and the Occident," that is additionally incorporated during this variation, The Dhammapada used to be one of many simple parts of his view of global background, a view which has inspired leaders of concept as assorted as Newton Arvin, Walter Lippmann, David Riesman and T. S. Eliot. Eliot, certainly, as soon as wrote that "to were a scholar of Babbitt's is to stay continuously in that position."

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