The Dhammapada by John Ross Carter

The Dhammapada

Translated byJohn Ross Carter, Mahinda Palihawadana


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The Dhammapada, the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, also ranks among the classics of the world's religious literature. This critical edition presents to the English reader for the first time the Dhammapada as it has been known throughout the centuries.With this volume, Carter and Palihawadana make a major contribution to the understanding of the Dhammapada, not only by presenting a new and accurate translation of the verses, but also by enabling readers to see the wake of this remarkable text through centuries of Buddhist tradition. In additionto the original Pali, the editors provide a translation of the commentary on the verses and the subsequent brief explanations of verse and commentarial passages provided by Sinhala sources.

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John Ross Carter is at Colgate University, New York. Mahinda Palihawadana is at Sri Jayawardhanapura University.

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Title:The DhammapadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 1.3 inPublisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195108604

ISBN - 13:9780195108606

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"There have been many translations of this text, but the translation by Carter and Palihawadana is the most comprehensive. The book consists of two parts. The first is an excellent, very readable translation of the Dhammapada....The second...consists of the translation followed by atransliteration of the Pali commentary with explanations of key concepts and terms in English....This book will serve both specialists in Buddhism and the general reader."--Choice