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This is the definitive version of this core Buddhist text. It is clearly translated and made relevant to a modern reader. It is small enough to carry with you or leave by your bedside (which I do) to dip into or provide that final thought for the day. An excellent version of this timeless teaching.

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on 23 June 1997
The translation itself is very clear and easily understood, which can make all the difference in the world, especially when dealing with a potentially difficult topic. A great version for one interested in Buddhist scripture, but has not delved too deeply into "eastern" terminology. Heck, it's even great for those who HAVE.

The Dhammapada is a Buddhist collection of teachings attributed to the Buddha himself. Truth upon truth are offered at each turn of the page. It does not present spiritual ideas in the western traditional method of "because God said so" but offers insight as to WHY such things as greed and anger are considered "bad", though it teaches that one should go beyond the notion of "good" and "bad".
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on 25 January 1999
This great little version of the Buddha's teachings is wonderful for traveling. It is for those readers who do not wish commentary on the meanings, but prefer to have an understandable translation they can relate to while drawing their own references. Its simplicity echoes the core wisdom of the text.
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on 28 August 2015
The translation is very basic and really looses some of the magic and wisom of the dhamapada. A good version to keep handy if you would like something to remind you of basic teachings, but not something one should look at when learning the dhamapada for the first time.
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on 16 January 2015
This is one of the top books on Buddha words. Please buy and read.
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