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THE DHAMMAPADA, THE UDANA, THE ITIVUTTAKA Key Texts from the Kuddaka Nikaya

by | Read by Jinananda, Ratnadhya, Patience Tomlinson

Philosophy & Religion • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1997

Three superior narrators recount educational stories and lessons that comprise the core of Buddhism. For those new to Buddhism or those seeking to refresh their understanding of the Buddha's teachings, these selections from seminal Buddhists texts are a wonderful guide. They're broken into three sections--The Dhammapada (the most famous of Buddhist texts), The Udana ("Inspired utterance"), and The Itivuttaka ("It was said"). Longtime practitioner Jinananda presents the Dhammapada. He offers listeners a masterful performance of the Pali Canon's Khuddaka Nikaya section. His baritone eases listeners into the heart of the lessons. This is followed by an equally powerful narration by Ratnadhya, whose voice, while decidedly more animated, is well suited to the retelling of the Buddha's life stories. Finally, acclaimed British actress Patience Tomlinson sweeps the audiobook to a close with her offering of the Buddha's teachings that were said to be shared by one of the Buddha's female disciples. The clarity of the readings and the teachings themselves make this audiobook a must-have for those interested in the gentle teachings of Buddhism. R.A. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2016]

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