Dhammapada, a Collection of Verses; Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists

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Sprache - Englisch

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The 'Dhammapada' stands out as a cornerstone of Buddhist philosophy, a crystallization of the Buddha's teachings in verse form. It offers profound insights on ethics, the mind, and the path to nirvana, rendered poignantly through a series of 423 aphorisms. These verses, originally composed in the Pali language, represent a masterful integration of poetic lucidity and spiritual profundity, situating the 'Dhammapada' within both the Theravada literary corp and the broader context of religious and moral literature. The literary style is at once concise and evocative, a reflection of its oral tradition. In its current form, the text has been meticulously rendered by DigiCat Publishing, bridging the ancient wisdom with the modern love for legacy literature, aiming to respect and disseminate the canonical text faithfully.

Anonymous as the author likely represents a collective of religious scholars or monks who compiled the sayings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. The text's origins trace back to the third century BCE, emerging in the wake of Buddhism's initial dissemination throughout India. The compiler(s) distilled these verses from oral traditions that spanned centuries, embodying the spiritual and moral essence of early Buddhist thought. While the identity of the contributors remains shrouded in time, their intent to preserve and transmit the Buddha's teachings is self-evident and quintessentially represents the foundational intent of the Buddhist literary canon.

This edition of the 'Dhammapada' is recommended for both initiates in Buddhist thought and seasoned practitioners alike. Its timeless wisdom, preserved through the diligent efforts of both ancient scribes and modern publishers, offers invaluable guidance for leading a mindful and morally grounded life. DigiCat's dedication to the preservation of world classics makes this rendition especially suitable for those who appreciate the intersection of literary art and spiritual inquiry. It is a volume that promises to enrich the bookshelf of any seeker after truth, providing not merely a window into Buddhism, but into the enduring questions of human existence.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 30 Seiten

Größe: 380,7 KB

ISBN: 8596547379874