The Dhammapada

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(4.7 stars; 246 reviews)

The Dhammapada is is a Buddhist scripture, containing 423 verses in 26 categories. According to tradition, these are verses spoken by the Buddha on various occasions, most of which deal with ethics. It is is considered one of the most important pieces of Theravada literature. Despite this, the Dhammapada is read by many Mahayana Buddhists and remains a very popular text across all schools of Buddhism. - Excerpted from Wikipedia (1 hr 42 min)


Section 1, Chapters 1-4 14:36 Read by Roger Turnau
Section 2, Chapters 5-8 10:52 Read by Måns Broo
Section 3, Chapters 9-14 19:16 Read by Chris Masterson
Section 4, Chapters 15-18 13:30 Read by Chris Masterson
Section 5, Chapters 19-22 17:01 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Section 6, Chapters 23-25 16:44 Read by Roger Turnau
Section 7, Chapter 26 10:35 Read by Scott Robbins


Great Text, Great Recording

(5 stars)

Thank you for this recording. A great text executed in a wonderful recording. I frequently listen to it at night as i wait to fall asleep. 42. Whatever harm an enemy may do to an enemy, or a hater to a hater, an ill-directed mind inflicts on oneself a greater harm.

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(5 stars)

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mind blowing

(5 stars)

awesome work .....deep and meaningful quotes....

(4 stars)

Lovely. Well read and good quality recording.

(5 stars)

A wonderful reading, my first ever audio book and I really enjoyed listening to it. The readers os this book spoke in a very calm and sometimes tranquil way that made listening a joy. Highly recommend this recording.

Reply to review

(0 stars)

We shall be delighted if you use samples in your music. All our recordings are in the Public Domain and you are completely free to use them as you wish. :)

Can we have a second version?

(2.5 stars)

Chris Masterson has a super annoying monotone voice, and puts weird inflections in some places. I stopped paying attention because his reading was just too annoying.