A lucid translation of the seminal work of Buddhism.
One of the oldest and most revered texts in Buddhism, The Dhammapada was compiled in the third century BC, and is newly translated here. It forms part of the oldest surviving body of Buddhist writings, the canonical texts, regarded as part of the authentic teachings of the Buddha himself-spoken by him and memorized and
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Ch. VI, 78.
>>"Let one not associate
With low persons, bad friends.
But let one associate
With noble persons, worthy friends."
Ch. VIII, stanza 100.
>>"Though a thousand the the statements,
With words of no avail,
Better is a single word of welfare,
Having heard which, one is pacified."
Ch. XXI, stanza 290.
>>"If by sacrificing a limited pleasure
An extensive pleasure one would see,
Let the wise one beholding extensive pleasure, ...more
I think I got more out of this this time, maybe a few years really changed things. I'm not a Buddhist, not believing in reincarnation for example, but even so I got a lot of enjoyment and inspiration out of this. It's a slim volume, so it can be read quickly, but it can als ...more
لا يزول عجبي حين اطّلع على ما سطّره الحكماء قديماً وكيف أن ( نبع الحكمة واحد)وكيف أن شرائع الأخلاق الحسنة تتشابه في جوهرها وإن اختلف التعبير عنها
هذا الكتاب يجمع ما نُسب للحكيم بوذا
في القرن الثالث قبل الميلاد.
بعض الباحثين يقولون إن بوذا قد يكون نبياً في تلك العصور ( ولا أرى مانعاً عقلياً لذلك) فالأنبياء كما أخبرنا الهادي ﷺ كُثر ولا يعلم عددهم الحقيقي إلا الله تبارك وتعالى.
في هذه الخلاصة تجد نفائس الحكمة التي لو وضعتها مع ...more
My favourite verses:
#50: One should not have regard for the bad deeds of others, nor the things done and left undone by others, but only for the things done and left undone by oneself.
#204: He who does not exert himself at the time of exertion, who though young and strong has com ...more
عنوان: راه آیین ذمه پده، یا، سحنان بودا: با مقدمه ای در باره زندگی بودا و توضیح اشعار متن؛ داماپادا؛ عنوان قراردادی: دهاماپادا؛ نویسنده: ناشناس؛ مترجم: عسکری پاشایی؛ تهران، انجمن فلسفه ایران، 1357؛ در هفت و 326 ص؛ عنوان دیگر: دمه پده؛ موضوع: کتابهای مقدس بودیسم قرن 20 م
The inspiration to know more about the Buddha was an unlikely source, a little trinket I bought. It was a resemblance of ...more
Okay, had to get that tacky wisecrack out of the way. Now, previously I have read The Holy Bible , The Koran , and The Book of Mormon , among religious texts I would classify as major. For some time, I've wanted to read Buddhist scripture as well.
My major response is that I felt healthier for having read The Dhammapada. So ...more
Over the summer I've collected Penguin's Little Black Classics, a collection of 80 little booklets from all parts of world literature. Now, I'm reading them in a random order.
This booklet contains 'Captivating aphorisms illustrating the Buddhist dhamma, or moral system. '
I must admit that I read and rated it purely based on reading it as a piece of literature, rather than spiritual. And, to be quite frank, it was not an easy read. It wa ...more
واني قرأت بعض مقولات منسوبة لبوذا ..
لكن الكتاب برأيي .. سطحي او أن عنوانه كبير اوي على الكلمات اللي فيه
عن النرفانا وتطهير النفس والبعد عن الدنيا بشهواتها و زينتها ، والحكمة والاتزان والتخلص من الآلام والمعاناة .. الخ مما هو معروف عن البوذية وتعاليم الدامابادا .. لكن لم اشعر بعمق او لم أشعر أي كلمة فيه -_- وان كان بعض الكلمات ممكن تنال اعجاب اي حد يعني !
كتاب تبدأه وتخلصه وبس :'D
Juan Mascaró has done a superb job of rendering it into English that is vibrant and lyrical. Take for example the opening few verses:
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts b ...more
This book speaks of peace, love, harmony, wisdom and self-improvement through realising you aren't always perfect, but you can always try to do better. It does not go in to what happens after death or any of that nonsense, just how a Buddhist goes about life in simple verse.
I'm already too far down the rabbit hole of being an insensitive, sarcastic, ...more
This is organized by subject matter into tiny chapters of one to three pages long: " impurity" , "self" , "happiness" and "evil" are a few examples.
Here is one overtly sexist idea I strongly oppose: "bad conduct is the taint of woman". And then there are some extremely obvious words ...more
I purposefully sought out a different translation than the one I own a copy of, and found a translation by "various Oriental scholars" edited by F. Max Muller. I still prefer the Byrom translation, although there are things in this translation that really came through for me.
Favorite passages: ...more
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