Extraordinarily profound is the Sutta Nipatta, which is the oldest sacred book is Buddhist Literature. It is a particularly authentic version of the Buddha`s discourses beacuse of its antiquity, Language and contents. Susunga Weeraperuma`s faithful and masterly rendering of the Sutta Nipata deepens our understanding of the teachings. An eminemt writer in the field of Buddhism, he has lucidly expressed the ancient wisdom in the idiom of our time. Great philosophical and psychological insights abound in this collection of essays. The commentaries therein are refreshingly original.Additional essays address various issues of deep concern and offer practical solution- whether on depression, facing death, growing old, finding happiness or world peace.
Dr. Susunga Weeraperuma is a prolific author whose wrirings testufy to his profound understanding of Indian Philosophy, Vedanta and Buddhism. Author of New Insights into Buddhism, Nirvana:the Highest Happiness, A Bibliography of the Life and Teachings of jiddu Krishnamurti among other, his celebrated book of reminiscences entitled J.Krishnamurti as I Knew Him , has been translated into several languages.