Author: Eugene Watson Burlingame
Charles Rockwell Lanman/
Editor(s): Charles Rockwell Lanman
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-208-2073-8
The Dhammapada Commentary is one of the best known Pali commentaries written on the stanzas of the Dhammapada, a Buddhist canonical text which for its populairty and sacredness is often called the Gita of the Buddhists and has been enlisted as a representative Buddhist text of UNESCO collection.
This commentary is typical of the Pali commentaries, which allows the free and natural growth of the stories unlike its Vedic or Sanskrit counterparts, where the growth of the stories are of the subordinated by over emphasis on interpretations and expalanations of a term at the cost of readiability for a common man and woman.