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Concepts of Dhamma in Dhammapada (An Old and Rare Book)

Bhikkhuni T.N. Tin Lien (Author)

The Dhammapada is the most, popular and best-known text of the pall Suttapitaka. It is a collection of chosen verses picked up from various discourses of five Nikayas. It is pregnant with great significance of practical moral and essential philosophy of Buddhism. Carefully studying concepts of Dhamma in the Dhammapada also help in catching the most specific concepts of the term Dhamma in the entire system of doctrine of the Buddha.

In the Dhammapada, the term Dhamma appeared in 48 verses which are summarized in following nine concepts. Just in the first and second verses, Dhamma is used in the sense of cetasikas (mental states). It is also used as law in verse 5; or as Buddhavacana (Buddha's teachings) in various verses. Dhamma also as means, way, state, practice and nature. In some other cases, Dhamma referred to phenomena, Budhipakkhiya Dhamma (Factors of Enlightenment) or as Samatha and Vipassand; or as Nine Transcendental and also as the Truth. Each concept is comprehensively discussed in each section of the present book.

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About the author

Bhikkhuni T.N. Tin Lien

Bhikkhuni T.N. TIN LIEN was born in 1951 in Dongthap province, Southern Vietnam. She passed B.Sc. from the University of Cantho (1973), in Vietnam with first division. She was also educated at Vietnam Higher School of Buddhist Studies and got her B.A. in Buddhist Studies as the second topper with distinction (1988). In 1991, she was granted a scholarship by ICCR for her further study in Buddhist Studies in University of Delhi and passed M.A. (1993) and then M.Phil. (1995). Currently she is a Ph.D. researcher of Delhi University. The present work is her dissertation from which she has awarded as Topper of M.Phil degree.

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Title Concepts of Dhamma in Dhammapada (An Old and Rare Book)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1996
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 818633940X
length 157p., 9.0 Inch X 6.0 Inch.