Saturday, August 9, 2008
Sayings of the Buddha (read by Jacob Needleman)
Like the Tao Te Ching and the Bhagavad-Gita, this sacred text has guided the inner and outer lives of countless people in the art of living and the struggle for inner transformation. According to tradition, the words in The Dhammapada come directly from the mouth of Buddha. This translation in particular is among the most poetic and spiritually insightful.
After it is read, Dr. Jacob Needleman presents his own essay, which compares Buddhism to other religions and explains the significance of The Dhammapada in Buddhism.
This unabridged reading of the Buddha's own words, read by philosopher Jacob Needleman, is followed by Dr. Needleman's expert commentary on Buddhism and The Dhammapada.