The Dhammapada

  • by Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by Paul Bazely
  • 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dhammapada means "the path of dharma", the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. This classic Buddhist scripture is a collection of vivid, practical verses gathered from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling translation in the US. In the comprehensive introduction, he brings the story of the young Prince Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life. His overview of the Buddha's teachings is reliable, penetrating, and accessible. The Buddha rejected superstition on the one hand and philosophical speculation on the other. He taught the path to the end of suffering and showed how we can achieve lasting joy. In The Dhammapada he spells out our choices with a refreshing realism and frankness.


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Poetry to live by

The Dhammapada is an amazing work of art, a thoughtful handbook of wisdom and a great place to start a spiritual journey.
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- garrett stone

beautiful translation and narration

thus is the second book I have read by him with the same narrator. I will continue to buy his books.
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- Michele Booker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2016
  • Publisher: Blue Mountain Center of Meditation