Ananda Maitreya, translator
The Dhammapada is the core text of Buddhism: the 423 verses of the text contain the authentic teachings of the Buddha. In his Foreword to this book Thich Nhat Hanh wrote:
There is a Buddha in each of us. That is why, while reading the Dhammapada, we feel that the insights of the Buddha are also our own. . . . I encourage you to carry this small book in your pocket and use it like a mirror, reflecting your deepest true nature back to you. Let us live our daily lives in harmony with the deep understanding brought to us by the Buddha in the beautiful verses of the Dhammapada.