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Eknath Easwaran's translation of The Dhammapadain paperback is the bestseller among comparable translations. A second edition was published in 2007. Sales for Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series: The Bhagavad Gita - 235,000 units net, 33,400 units last year The Upanishads - 110,000 units net, 14,400 units last year The Dhammapada - 70,000 units net, 7,850 units last year About Easwaran's The Dhammapada paperback Sales and Market Share: * Sales of 7,000 per year * 27% share of total US market for Dhammapada translations and commentaries * Sells twice as many as the second best-selling translation What's special about this book: * Clear, accessible, reliable translation * Comprehensive, 85-page introduction gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is penetrating and clear * Introduction includes the story of the young Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest Readers: * Academic courses, e.g. Philosophy, Asian Studies, Religious Studies * Yoga schools * Readers interested in philosophy, spirituality, Buddhism, Hinduism, religion
The book applies systemic functional linguistics (SFL) to the comparison of four English translations of the Platform Sutra (1930, 1977, 1998 and 2011) in the field of translation studies. The Platform Sutra is an ancient Chan Buddhist text that records the public sermons and conversations of the Chan master Huineng (638-713). The focus of the book is on the image of Huineng recreated in each translation. The book integrates quantitative and qualitative analyses, adopting corpus linguistic tools such as SysFan, SysConc, and Wmatrix. The analyses of the four translations are conducted from the perspectives of verbs of saying, personal pronouns, Mood and Modality, multimodality and evaluation, and textual complexity, which are within the ideational, interpersonal and textual metafunctions of SFL respectively. Both the recreating of images and the lexicogrammatical choices are further interpreted by taking the context of translation (Field, Tenor, Mode) into consideration. The book provides an appropriate way to combine systemic functional linguistics with translation studies, highlighting the relationship between language, culture and translation. It also raises the question concerning the status of translated texts as the basis of scholarly research in the English world.
Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey that takes him from the austerities of renunciation to the profligacy of wealth. That leads him through the range of human experiences from hunger and want, to passion, pleasure, pain, greed, yearning, boredom, love, despair and hope. A journey that leads finally to the river, where he gains peace and eventually wisdom. This is the story of Siddhartha as told by Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse in his most influential work. Hermann Hesse:Hermann Hesse (b. 1877) was a German-born Swiss poet and author, best known for writing the novels 'Steppenwolf', 'Siddhartha', and 'The Glass Bead Game'. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. His themes focus on man's struggle to break away from the rigid structures of civilization and follow his essential and inner spirit. For this, Hesse became a literary cult figure.