"The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic"

Gil Fronsdal
Book cover: Dhamapada

The Dhammapada is the most widely read Buddhist scripture in existence. Presenting two distinct goals for leading a spiritual life—attaining happiness in this life (and in future lives) and the achievement of absolute peace—this classic text of teaching verses from the earliest period of Buddhism in India conveys the philosophical and practical foundations of the Buddhist tradition. This accessible translation combines Gil Fronsdal’s personal knowledge of the Buddhist path with his rigorous attention to detail in bringing forth the original Pali text for seekers of all levels.