Over the summer I’ve collected Penguin’s Little Black Classics, a collection of 80 little booklets from all parts of world literature. Now, I’m reading them in a random order.
This booklet contains ‘Captivating aphorisms illustrating the Buddhist dhamma, or moral system. ‘
I must admit that I read and rated it purely based on reading it as a piece of literature, rather than spiritual. And, to be quite frank, it was not an easy read. It was not even a nice read. The aphorisms (at least the ones collected) are often almost the same and just stated slightly different, or one is stating it positively and another one negatively. This made it so far my least favourite of the Little Black Classics even though I thought it was interesting to read something for a change that I perhaps wouldn’t have picked up on my own.
The Dhammapada (Little Black Classics #80) – Anon