This is a great reference to have.
Yet the commentaries are very edifying and always delight me with a somewhat greater familitarity with Pali than before I opened the book.
The next section of the book repeats the English translation together with the Pali text with the addition of the extensive commentary.
Be careful. This is the condensed version. The longer version by oxford ( same publisher, same book) is cheaper and better detailed . Read morePublished 2 months ago by peter
A very clear and open book on many of the most pivotal and wise sayings of the Buddha. This is a great reference to have.Published 6 months ago by Gabriel C.
As a Buddhist, I've read many different English translations of the Dhammapada, and I steer everyone clear of this edition. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Samantha Russ
Kindle customers, please note that all the customer reviews are based on the printed editions, not the Kindle edition. The Kindle addition does not contain the Pali transcription. Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by Paul R. Palmer
a wonderful little book. inspiring. it is clear in these verses that perception... which exists even without the i is the root of all mental/physical processes. Read morePublished on April 11, 2008 by TOM CORBETT
Carter and Palihawadana have done an excellet job keeping close to the Pali with their 1987 work.
If the chapters sound stilted and harsh to the Western ears, then that may... Read more
This is one of the finest versions of the classic Theravada text out there. Carter and Palihawadana managed to strike the perfect balance of getting the timeless message of the... Read morePublished on January 21, 2003 by Rob Padilla