Sayings of the Buddha: A Daybook

Buddha (Author) Paul Smith (Translator)
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SAYINGS OF THE BUDDHA: A DAYBOOK Revised Translation by Paul Smith from the Translation from the Pali of F. Max Muller From ancient times to now, the Dhammapada (Gospel or Sayings of the Buddha) has been regarded as the most succinct expression of the Buddha's teaching and the chief spiritual testament of early Buddhism. In the countries following Buddhism, the influence of the Dhammapada is immeasurable. It is a guidebook and now a Daybook for resolving problems of everyday life, and a primer for the instruction in the wisdom of understanding. The admiration the Dhammapada has elicited has not been confined to followers of Buddhism. Wherever it has become known, its moral earnestness, realistic understanding of human life, wisdom and stirring message of a way to freedom from suffering have won for it the devotion and veneration of those responsive to the good and the true. 366 wise and enlightened sayings. Introduction. 379 pages. COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH'S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ'S 'DIVAN'. "It is not a joke... the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. I am astonished. If he comes to Iran I will kiss the fingertips that wrote such a masterpiece inspired by the Creator of all." Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. "Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith." Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator and knower of Hafiz's Divan off by heart. "Smith has probably put together the greatest collection of literary facts and history concerning Hafiz." Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author). Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 80 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu'in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Lalla Ded, Baba Farid, Bulleh Shah, Jami and others, and his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and a dozen screenplays.

Product Details

Price
$24.00
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish Date
February 15, 2013
Pages
436
Dimensions
5.98 X 0.97 X 9.02 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781482547702
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About the Author

Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 80 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu'in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Lalla Ded, Baba Farid, Bulleh Shah, Jami and others, and his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and a dozen screenplays.