Review: The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada
The Dhammapada by Anonymous
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An intriguing introduction.

Elements of patriarchy, a male-dominated philosophy, are evident. Abstract concepts such as rebirth, heaven, hell, and the various gods mentioned have no obvious synthesis within, and originate from ancient Hinduism, perhaps. An emphasis on letting go of desires, on a passionless life.

A poetic style, an easy read, appreciable by initiates into the eightfold path…

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility ( is his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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