Around ten years ago I released a text I called Buddhist Wisdom Verses. It was a translation of a text I knew from Sri Lanka called Buddhanītisaṅgaha, a collection of canonical verses made by one of the most respected scholars in Sri Lanka, Ven. Rerukane Candavimala Nāhimi.
In the translation I removed some verses and added some others to replace them, divided the collection into chapters, added a summary of the background stories, and made two versions, one that stays very close to the original, to enable reading of the Pāḷi, and one that is in more poetic form, written in English metre.
Recently the verses from the latter, which total 551, have been illustrated by my long time publisher in Indonesia, Ehipassiko, using photographs taken at their centre in Jakarta of their collection of Buddha and Bodhisattva statues.
The main work of photography and design was done by Andreas Dīpaloka, a very fine graphic designer, under the guidance of the founder of Ehipassiko, Handaka Vijjānanda, and the whole collection was revised under my supervision.
I am now happy to say that both the pdf of the new book, and the posters which make up the collection, have been released on my Photo Dharma website, and the pdf is also available from the publisher’s website.
These add to my own collection of posters of the Dhammapada verses, which I published a few years ago, and means I now have over 750 Dharma posters on the website now, all of which are free to download and share.
May the Dharma prosper!