Synopses & Reviews
Offers today's spiritual seeker an enjoyable entry into the great classic texts of the world's spiritual traditions. Each classic is presented in an accessible translation, with facing pages of guided commentary from experts, giving readers the keys they need to understand the history, context, and meaning of the text. This series enables readers of all backgrounds to experience and understand classic spiritual texts directly, and to make them a part of their lives.
These words -- spoken by the Buddha himself over 2,500 years ago -- contain all of Buddhism's key teachings. But the Dhammapada is notoriously difficult to understand for the novice, full of references and allusions that the uninformed reader is sure to miss. This accessible edition offers the complete text plus enlightening facing-page commentary that explains all the names, terms, and references. Now you can experience the Dhammapada with understanding even if you have no previous knowledge of Buddhism.