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Ancient aphorisms on endurance, self-control and perfect joy, widely acknowledged as the Buddha's own teachings.

'Hate is not conquered by hate: hate is conquered by love. This is a law eternal.'
Captivating aphorisms illustrating the Buddhist dhamma, or moral system.

Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

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  • Paperback

    9780141398815

    February 25, 2015

    Penguin Classics

    64 pages

    RRP $2.99

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