The Dhammapada for Awakening: A Commentary on Buddha's Practical Wisdom
Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
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Learn how you can effectively lead a spiritual life in the modern world.
The Dhammapada for Awakening brings a refreshing and timely perspective to ancient wisdom and showing seekers of inner peace practical ways to improve their inner lives today.
It explores the Buddha's answers to the urgent questions, such as "How can I find find lasting peace, happiness and fulfillment that seems so elusive?" and "What can I do to avoid many of the miseries big and small that afflict all of us?".
Drawing on the proven wisdom of different ancient traditions, and the contemporary masters of spiritual life, as well as his own studies and first-hand knowledge of the mystical traditions of East and West, Abbot George illumines the practical wisdom of Buddha in the Dhammapada, and more importantly, and make that makes that teaching relevant to present day spiritual seekers.
The Dhammapada is the first collection of Gautama Buddha's practical teachings for those seeking Nirvana, compiled only three months after his passing away by his enlightened disciples, who named it Dhammapada: The Way of Dharma. It is a distillation of forty-five years of the Buddha's teaching.
Abbot George says of the Dhammapada, "Over and over in the teachings of Buddha we find that he is giving us only that which can be applied in our daily lives in order to fit ourselves for freedom from all that binds us."
In The Dhammapada for Awakening you will learn:
• An esoteric understanding of the mind and how to deal with it.
• How we create our destinies by our thoughts and actions, and how we can use that knowledge to shape a better present and future for ourselves.
• What are the obstacles to reaching our full potential, and how we can avoid them.
Whether a person is Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, simply spiritual, or merely discontent with the status quo of their lives, the universal spiritual principles in The Dhammapada for Awakening will prove helpful in empowering seekers to tread the path to Freedom, that they may become finders.
Here is what Anna Hourihan, author, editor, and publisher at Vedanta Shores Press says:
"In this compelling book, Abbot George Burke brings his considerable knowledge and background in Christian teachings and the Vedic tradition of India to convey a practical understanding of the teachings of the Buddha. ...This is a book you'll want to take your time to read and keep as reference to reread. Highly recommended for earnest spiritual aspirants, especially those who may need a prod to keep them moving forward."
A Self-Help Manual from Ancient and Modern Sources
This book is truly helpful for spiritual aspirants, helping them stand on their own feet by teaching the principles of independence and responsibility. With examples from modern practitioners of inner life, the author makes the reader understand that the principles written about still apply, and can still be effective.
He often will compare differing translations to uncover hidden nuances of meaning which will help the reader come to a richer understanding of the subjects.
I find the author's commentary on Buddha's teaching to be thoroughly practical, rather than academic. For those who wish to wish to lead a spiritual life that produces results, this book is a real help.
- Category: Buddhism
- Published: Dec 12, 2014
- Publisher: Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
- Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
- Print Length: 424 Pages
- Language: English