If I haven’t mentioned this, there’s a collection of audio files at the Kadampa Center website, featuring companion audio for the FPMT’s Discovering Buddhism series, amongst other titles. Check it, if you’re so inclined.
Mind and its Potential is the first course in the Discovering Buddhism series presented by Kadampa Center. Discovering Buddhism is a 14-course series of introductory Buddhist theory and practice designed by the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
Examine what is “mind,” its nature and function, and how it affects our experience of happiness and suffering. Come explore the differentiation between mind and brain, mind as the creator of our experiences, and the implications of possessing a mind that has no beginning and no end. In addition, learn methods to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes and create a positive and joyous mind.
As there are 20 resources on this page, I’m just going to include the link, and not direct links to the English translation articles and eBooks at the Fo Guang Shan Monastery. Check ’em out – I just opened up and started reading “The Essence of Buddhism,” and it’s a really interesting look at the 4 Noble Truths.
Obviously a snippet from somewhere else, but a good piece of Dharma, nonetheless. ^_^
Here are the Dhammapada-related resources that I’ve collected so far:
- The Dhammapada – Older, html version, no record of where they got the translation.
- Wikipedia’s article on the Dhammapada – Brilliant as always.
From Wikipedia, I’ve collected the following excellent links:
- From the Ancient World Texts: Dhammapada translated by John Richards
- Dhammapada translated by Thomas Byrom
- Dhammapada — from the Electronic Buddhist Archives
- Dhammapada: A Translation — from Access to Insight
- The Dhammapada — translated by Max Müller
- Sri Lankan Buddhism Portal – Dhammapada
- The Dhammapada
- Readings (mp3) from the Dhammapada by Gil Fronsdal
- Buddhanet.net‘s pleasant Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada
- Dhammapada: Wisdom of the Buddha, trans. Harischandra Kaviratna
- The Dhammapada – Another copy of Max Müller’s translation, but with relevant basic information.
- Buddhanet.net also has an eBook (pdf format) to download.
And finally, though this is not online, my favorite actual book translation is the following slim volume, which will fit in your pocket, you know: