These quintessential sayings of the Buddha offer a rich tapestry of spiritual teachings and reflections on the spiritual path. More than just a collection of Buddhist sayings, The Dhammapadas message is timeless and crosses all cultural boundaries. It offers the reader a constant source of inspiration, reflection and companionship. It is a treasure trove of pure wisdom that has something to offer to everyone. Everyday Buddha brings the original teaching and traditional text of The Dhammapada into our 21st century lifestyle, with a contemporary context. Without straying far from the Pali text it renders it in a fresh and modern idiom, with a universal appeal. An introduction provides a background to the life and times of the historical Buddha, and his teachings on the four noble truths and eight fold noble path.
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
- This book is a welcome addition to such fine translations as that of Juan Mascaro.
An invaluable aid to living a good life. ~ Michael Taylor, New Vision
- Whether you already have a copy of the Dhammapada or not, I recommend you get this. If you are new to Buddhism this is a great place to start. The whole feel of the book is lovely, the layout of the verses is clear and the simple illustrations are very beautiful, catching a feel for the original work of the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism and their expression in the West. His Holiness the Dalai Lama's foreword is particularly beautiful and is accompanied by a partucularly sweet picture of this great teacher, which is worth the purchase price alone. Lawrence's introduction is clear and simple and sets the context for what follows without getting bogged down in information... I congradulate all involved in this project and have put the book on my recommended list. ~ Jeremy Ball, Nova Magazine
- This book is a contemporary rendering of the Buddhist classic, The Dhammapada and the foreword is by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. These quintessential sayings of the Buddha offer a rich tapestry of spiritual teachings and reflections on the spiritual path. However, more than just a collection of Buddhist sayings, The Dhammapada's message is timeless and crosses all cultural boundaries.
The introduction is erudite and not only explains this classic book but also explains all about The Dhammapada which is one of the thirty one books which comprise the Tipitaka, the original Pali texts which contain the quintessence of the Buddhist teachings.
The profundity of each verse is evident and one can experience calmness simply by reading the verses quietly and then meditating. The author, Karma Yonten Senge aka Lawrence R. Ellyard is a Dharma practitioner of the Karma Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. A delightful reading experience. ~ , Living Now Magazine
- Whether you are a beginner or advanced practitioner of Buddhism, or simply seeking the path to happiness, the pure wisdom contained in this book has something to offer everyone. ~ , Rainbow News
- I think this is a very important and special book as it's attempt to translate the infamous Buddhist text The Dhammapada enables this age-old wisdom to be easily accessed by 'ordinary' people. The Dhammapada is one of the thirty-one books which comprise the Tipitaka, the original Pali texts which contain sayings of the Buddha (563-483 BC) and which offer a rich tapestry of spiritual teachings and reflections of the spiritual path. Everyday Buddha provides the reader with a constant source of inspiration, reflection and companionship. ~ , Art of Healing Magazine
- This book, written by a practitioner of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, is a contemporary rendering of the classic Buddhist text, the Dhammapada. It is a welcome addition to such fine translations as that of Juan Mascaro...
The deep wisdom of the text reminds one in places of the Stoics and Plato. So, â€˜the wise are neither elated by happiness nor cast down by sorrowâ€™. The need to curb anger is compared to a charioteer controlling an unruly horse.The pithiness of the verses is at times almost Blakean. For example, â€˜Cut down the forest of craving, fell desire and know freedomâ€™. An invaluable aid to living the good life. ~ Michael Taylor, New Vision