Author(s): Max Muller; Kevin Trainor
In more than 400 verses the Buddha clearly expounds his noble path of virtue for everyman. This foundation scripture teaches the supreme doctrine of nirvana and the way to the highest possible happiness for mankind. Oxford professor Dr. Max Muller, a great scholar and Orientalist, did the translation.
Dr F. Max Muller (deceased) was Professor of Philology at Oxford University and the celebrated editor of the fifty-volume Sacred Books of the East series, which brought the most important Eastern scriptures to the notice of the Western world. Muller's elegant English prose is consistently faithful to the original Pali of the Dhammapada. Kevin Trainor is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Vermont. He has written a number of highly regarded books on Bhuddhism.