Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dhammapada, The Sayings of the Buddha

No, I'm not Buddhist, but try and live by the words of the Buddha anyways.

One of the few scriptures studied by students of all sects of Buddhism, the Dhammapada is treasured as a universally accessible summary of the teachings of the Buddha. It presents the Buddhist path of liberation and the lyricism of the Buddha's teachings in an unabridged, miniature edition. Two-color interior. This is the version of the Dhammapada that I read and own, it is small enough to slip into your pocket or your purse! One of the most natural ways to make yourself more beautiful is to perfect your mind, this book is short and quite cheap and is full of ancient wisdom for your healthy soul.

On reading the translated words of the Buddha I could see a clear goal come into my mind, which helped me feel secure in my path in this life. The Buddha's teachings are simple: basically, follow the law, do not harm anyone, do not cling to worldly possessions, let go of anger and sorrow and be happy, and in doing this you will follow The Way or the Dhammapada.

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