The Dhammapada: With Introductory Essays, Pali Text, English Translation and Notes

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Oxford University Press, 1996 - Religion - 194 pages
Dhamma means discipline, law or religion; pada the path or way, and together Dhammapada is the 'path of virtue'. This founding text of Buddhist teaching is here presented in both Pali and English by one of India's foremost philosophers and religious authorities, S. Radhakrishnan. The verses of the Dhammapada were believed from very early times to have been the utterances of Gautama the Buddha himself. S. Radhakrishnan here prefaces the text with an introductory essay about Gautama Buddha, and provides explanatory notes in English to the text. Since its first publication in 1950, this edition has established itself as a 'classic' and is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhist philosophy and religion.

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S. Radhakrishnan is the former President of India.

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