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The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha (Sacred Teachings) Hardcover – June 12, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: Sacred Teachings
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1st edition (June 12, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609608886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609608883
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Thomas Byrom's lean and lovely translation." -- Parabola, Summer 2002

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Text: English (translation)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 12, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I saw a large copy of this book in an herb shop in Maryland a number of years ago and bought it. It is the most inspirational book I've ever read. The Buddha is so deep! His line: "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles" just about says it all for this world of violence and separation. Byrom's translation is far superior to any other. I tried to contact Byrom a few years ago to tell him how much I loved the book but found out he had passed away much to my dismay. The bigger book is out of print. If you are in any way a spiritual person and seeking Enlightenment, please read this book. You will treasure it forever. I've given many copies to friends. And don't skip the intro by Ram Dass which is great also.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Whether a practicing Buddhist or just interested in comparative religion, I can recommend this for your shelf. If you can find the larger format previous edition in hardback, get it instead for the beautiful photographs that illustrate it. But this little version is wonderfully compact and makes a good companion while traveling.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on September 3, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This particular Dhammapada is very nice to read,

it just flows very comfortabley. There is not alot

of commentary after each sentence, just a short

introduction and then the teachings of the Buddha.

The HC is perfect for a pocket or a waist pack,

backpack etc,. My advice is, get it, read it,

keep it, and read it again, and then again.

Dont give up...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Raheim Baltazar on December 23, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Shakyamuni Buddha (Siddhartha) lived 2500 years ago and left this set of sayings or Dharmapada. Dharma means "Laws, truth, virtue" and "pada" means "way or path". Byrom's fantastic translation makes it so captivating for the reader because it is concise without verbosity, easy to read and easy to relate to. Shakyamuni's message is not tainted with overbearing explanations but comes as quick and sharp with great wit and logical sense. In addition to this, this translation openly embraces all walks of life---making it relevant to both the laity and the ascetic. Purchase this book and read Shakyamuni's wisdom so that you may apply it to your own.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Klein on January 9, 2003
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This translation captures all the depth and complexity of this teaching in sparse poetic lines. My life had been enriched immeasurably by contact with this text. Its meaning grows with every encounter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Xonic on December 21, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Average translation. Would be nice if this version contained verse numbers. There are better translations on the market. I would not recommend this version to college students.
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