Songs of the Sons and Daughters of Buddha

Enlightenment Poems from the Theragatha and Therigatha

Translated by Andrew Schelling
Translated by Anne Waldman

- Paperback
Shambhala Publications
Pages: 176
Size: 5 x 7.25
ISBN: 9781611808223

A lyrical translation of an inspired selection of verses from the earliest Buddhist monks and nuns—now updated with additional translations.

More than two thousand years ago, the earliest disciples of the Buddha put into verse their experiences on the spiritual journey—from their daily struggles to their spiritual realizations. Over time the verses were collected to form the Theragatha and Therigatha, the “Verses of Elder Monks” and “Verses of Elder Nuns” respectively. Renowned poets Andrew Schelling and Anne Waldman have translated the most poignant poems in these collections, bringing forth their visceral, immediate qualities.