By Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

ISBN-10: 0140442847

ISBN-13: 9780140442847

"The Dhammapada" is a suite of aphorisms that illustrate the ethical teachings of Buddha - the non secular route to the very best fact. most likely compiled within the 3rd century BCE, the verses are prepared in line with topic, masking principles similar to self-possession, sturdy and evil, watchfulness and persistence. jointly they describe how somebody can reach the enlightenment of Nirvana, the very best objective of Buddhism. the line to Nirvana, as illustrated in "The Dhammapada", is slim and hard to barter, however the gift of everlasting existence supplies desire and resolution to the traveller.

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Since everything constitutes a single state of equalness, with nothing to renounce or accept, there is nothing in the slightest to attain elsewhere. All phenomena are clearly evident within the vast expanse of mind itself, yet they do not stray in the least from the ultimate meaning of equalness. There is no division into outer and inner, and no disturbance due to thoughts arising and subsiding. The foundation, awakened mind, dispels the darkness of extremes. With nothing having to be renounced, the potential for error is cut through as a matter of course.

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