Dhammapada

Dhammapada

Author : Andrew Harvey

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Rs. 195
Classification Religion / Sprituality
Pub Date 3 August 2015
Imprint Amaryllis
Page Extent 202 pages
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-93-81506-72-1
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The Dhammapada is a collection of aphorisms that illustrated the moral teachings of Buddha - the spiritual path to supreme Truth. The verses are arranged according to theme, covering ideas such as self-possession, good and evil, watchfulness and endurance. Together they describe how an individual can attain the enlightenment of Nirvana, the ultimate goal of Buddhism. The road to Nirvana, as illustrated in the Dhammapada, is narrow and difficult to negotiate, but the reward of eternal life gives hope and determination to the travellers.

This poetic translation retains the lyrical beauty of the original. It is accompanied by an introduction that compares it to other literary and religious works ranging from the Odes of Keats to the writings of Saint Teresa.

About author

Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, mystical scholar, seeker, and teacher. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Son of Man, The Direct Path, Hidden Journey, The Way of Passion, The Return of the Mother, and A Journey in Ladakh. Andrew Harvey has studied with masters such as Thuksey Rinpoche and Father Bede Griffiths for more than thirty years.