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Download Sayings of the Buddha: The Dhammapada Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,505 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Buddha Narrator: Jacob Needleman Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Like the Tao Te Ching and the Bhagavad-Gita, this sacred text has guided the inner and outer lives of countless people in the art of living and the struggle for inner transformation. According to tradition, the words in The Dhammapada come directly from the mouth of Buddha. This translation in particular is among the most poetic and spiritually insightful. After it is read, Dr. Jacob Needleman presents his own essay, which compares Buddhism to other religions and explains the significance of The Dhammapada in Buddhism. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ladan | 2/4/2014

    " Good nightstand book. I like rereading a section every few days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/30/2013

    " A clearly worded translation of Buddha's teachings. Remarkably simple on the surface. Enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dharma Bum 108 | 12/25/2013

    " A great collections of the Buddha's sayings which lend themselves to much contemplation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faisal | 12/24/2013

    " The best English language translation I think, of the Dhammapada, the sayings of Buddha. The next best translation is by Juan Mascaro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rulick Bilorusets | 12/15/2013

    " Excellent translation of an ancient Buddhist text. Not boring introduction makes a good bonus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phoebe | 12/6/2013

    " The messages are simultaneously simple yet profoundly deep. A guide to a peaceful and content life. A must read--and re-read and re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 k8~OwLiNaBee | 12/4/2013

    " Gil is the man! Check out his talks on audiodharma. This is a really great translation. It's not very long, but very deep. Very amazing! I did learn from the translations and found it very interesting. I'd like to now compare Gil's translation with others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott M | 11/25/2013

    " "All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela. | 11/22/2013

    " Good introduction into (Southern) Buddhism. I was able to draw some surprising similarities between Buddhist and Christian principles. This book contained some good and true verses; all in all it was simplistic and repetitive "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Mannix | 10/29/2013

    " This is the best translation I've found. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy Vance | 8/12/2013

    " Took me quite a while to finish this one, but its a thinker. I wish Buddhism were a salad bar, because parts of it are perfect for me. Unfortunately, the idea of removing all desire from my life sounds about the same as removing sushi. And we all know that will never happen. : o) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darcy | 7/7/2013

    " Beautiful text, with poetic words of wisdom "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 12/16/2011

    " At the risk of sounding stupid, I think I prefer the writing of Buddhist authors like Joseph Goldstein or Jon Kabat-Zinn to the actual words of the Buddha himself. That being said, this is a clear enough translation of the Dhammapada, although I have not yet read any other translations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Misha | 7/2/2008

    " I read this for an Asian history class in college. I remember liking it and finding it profound, but nearly two decades later can't for the life of me remember what it said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/3/2008

    " A simple understandable guide to the basic teachings of Buddhism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Chavis | 11/23/2007

    " I have read several different English versions of the Dhammapada - this one is the BEST by far! But this is more than just a translation. You also get an in depth study guide to the words of the Buddha! This book is priceless in terms of wisdom and knowledge for The Way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 5/5/2007

    " This is simply an amazing book. Easwaran's careful translation of the Dhammapada illuminates a path to deeper spirituality and a life filled with joy. It is also a very practical book-- almost a handbook for applying spirituality in daily living-- portions of which I study nearly every day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon Peele | 5/23/2006

    " Simple Buddhist teachings. Up there with the Tao, Gita and the Analects of Confucius for essential Eastern spiritual works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory | 7/13/2002

    " Quite simply, good words to live by. Like the Bible or Book of Mormon, but more straight forward on how to live a good life with less (though still there) guilt inducing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Bellamy | 12/17/2000

    " Each meditation collected here has led to hours of thought and reflection on my part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 5/28/2000

    " A very readable, inspiring translation. "

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