Even the gods envy those who are awakened and not forgetful, who are given to meditation, who are wise, and who delight in the repose of retirement (from the world). The Dhammapada is one of the world's great spiritual texts, providing the Buddha's own advice on how to live one's life. Through a collection of simple verses, it guides the reader down a path of wisdom, morality and compassion. These verses can help clear one's mind of the obstacles that bedevil modern life. Faithfully recorded by the Buddha's disciples, this text allows the reader unique access to one of the most influential and inspiring figures in world history.
Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism who later became known as “the Buddha,” lived during the 5th century B.C. Gautama was born into a wealthy family as a prince in present-day Nepal. Although he had an easy life, Gautama was moved by suffering in the world.
Pub Date: 2020
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches