The Dhammapada (Version 2)


Read by Jothi Tharavant

(4.8 stars; 68 reviews)

- A Collection of Verses Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists Dhammapada means "The path of Dharma." The Pali word Dhamma corresponds to the Sankrit word Dharma. It is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha. These verses, compiled by Buddha's students in the years following his final Nirvana, were culled from various discourses given by the Buddha in the course of forty-five years of his teaching, as he travelled in the valley of the Ganges and the sub-mountain tract of the Himalayas. These 423 verses are often terse, witty, and convincing. Whenever similes are used, they are those that are easily understood even by a child, e.g., the cart's wheel, a man's shadow, a deep pool, flowers. Through these verses, the Buddha exhorts one to achieve that greatest of all conquests, the conquest of self; to escape from the evils of passion, hatred and ignorance. (Summary by Jothi) (2 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Chapter I. The Twin-Verses 7:46 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter II. On Earnestness 4:31 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter III. Thought 3:38 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter IV. Flowers 5:20 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter V. The Fool 5:38 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter VI. The Wise Man (Pandita) 4:44 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter VII. The Venerable (Arhat). 3:42 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter VIII. The Thousands 4:58 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter IX. Evil 4:23 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter X. Punishment 5:32 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XI. Old Age 3:47 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XII. Self 3:49 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XIII. The World 3:51 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XIV. The Buddha (The Awakened) 6:20 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XV. Happiness 4:26 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XVI. Pleasure 4:09 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XVII. Anger 4:52 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XVIII. Impurity 6:30 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XIX. The Just 4:59 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XX. The Way 5:04 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XXI. Miscellaneous 4:38 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XXII. The Downward Course 4:48 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XXIII. The Elephant 4:37 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XXIV. Thirst 9:38 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XXV. The Bhikshu (Mendicant) 8:14 Read by Jothi Tharavant
Chapter XXVI. The Brahmana (Arhat) 13:06 Read by Jothi Tharavant

Reviews


(5 stars)

common sence reminders. i like listening repeatedly.

Very Good Recording


(5 stars)

Excellent recording. Very clear

I Enjoy this Version 2 more than Version 1 from Librivox


(4 stars)

A practitioner in the Tibetan traditions for more than 5 years, I looked for audio books specifically because I'm disabled by spinal cord injury. All to aware that my brain will never catch on to the fact that my body doesn't perform as fast as it once did (ordinary activity is extraordinarily time consuming for me) I've discovered via audio books, I can do what I have to do as well as enjoy books at the same time. The Dhammapada is said to be one of the canonical books for the Buddhists and this version was translated into English from the original Pali by Max Mueller, who is apparently very well regarded for his work on this book. I found this speaker's version on LibriVox was more pleasing to my ear than their Version One and was pleased to find it here on the Internet Archive so I could listen without downloading and then trying to find an appropriate player. For now I've chosen the four star rating mostly because I've listened to only to one other audio version so I have little basis for comparison. Once I've experienced several other versions, I'll upgrade or downgrade the 4 stars accordingly, meanwhile, my gratitude goes to this contributing reader.

well read


(4.5 stars)

well read, thank you.


(5 stars)

great, consistent reader and great book

very good with interest and learning


(5 stars)