Bhadantācariya Buddhaghoṣa (Sinhala: බුද්ධඝෝෂ හිමි, Thai: พระพุทธโฆษาจารย์, Chinese: 覺音/佛音) was a 5th-century Indian Theravadin Buddhist commentator and scholar. His best-known work is the Visuddhimagga, or Path of Purification, a comprehensive summary and analysis of the Theravada understanding of the Buddha's path to liberation. The interpretations provided by Buddhaghosa have generally constituted the orthodox understanding of Theravada scriptures since at least the 12th century CE. He is generally recognized by both Western scholars and Theravadins as the most important commentator of the Theravada.
Translated from Burmese by Captain T. Rogers, R.E. ; With an introduction containing Buddha's Dhammapada, or "Path of Virtue", translated from Pâli by F. Max Müller, M.A.