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Dhammapada – Wikipedia

Having no written texts to rely on, they did as their ancestors had before them and prepared their discourses for recitation, that is, basic themes were repeated with variations in order to impress the ideas on their hearers.

Live in your heart. Better to live one day Wondering How all things arise and pass away. The assumption that it was would make its relationship to the other texts altogether incomprehensible. But the tathagathas, “They who have gone beyond,” Have conquered the world. From the mountain top He looks down at those Who live close to the ground.

How quietly, how surely You approach the happy country, The heart of stillness. He can endure hard words in peace. If the traveller can find A virtuous and wise companion Let him go with him joyfully And overcome the dangers of the way. Do not speak harshly to anyone; those who are spoken to will answer you in the same way.


By adding verses from the Dhp [Dhammapada] it was transformed into a Dhp parallel in course of time, which is a rare event in the evolution of Buddhist literature.

Seek rather the other shore.

Adikaram, Colombo, Tr A. The task is to quieten them, And by ruling them to find happiness. He is called uddhamsoto – “He who goes upstream. Forgo the first to possess the second. Live in joy, Without possessions. By day the sun shines, And the warrior in his armour shines.


Do not carry your cares. Like herdsmen driving their cows into the fields, Old age and death will drive you before them.

The Just 13 But as a blade of grass held awkwardly May cut your hand, So renunciation may lead you into the dark. The messengers of death are at byrim.

Or you will swallow fire And cry out: So he is admired and loved. Cross over to the father shore, Beyond life and death. He is never angry. Who is there in this world as blameless? And yet it is not good conduct That helps you upon the way, Nor ritual, nor book learning, Nor withdrawal into the self, Nor deep meditation.

For the legend of an architect’s daughter and son who completed a Konark temple in one night, see Dharmapada person. Quietly consider What is right and what is wrong.

Thomas Byrom ( of The Dhammapada)

Those who awaken Never rest in one place. But the fragrance of virtue Rises to the heavens. Passion, like the rain, floods the house. If you are happy At the expense of another man’s happiness, You are forever bound.

Follow the way of virtue. Few cross over the river. But life is hard For the man who quietly undertakes The way of perfection, With purity, detachment and dhammappada. When a woman lacks dignity, When a man lacks generosity. The Buddhist scholar and commentator Buddhaghosa explains that each saying recorded in the collection was made on a different occasion in response to a unique situation that had arisen in the life of the Buddha and his monastic community.


Live in serenity and joy. You have no name and no form. Illusion is a net, Desire is a rushing river. When inside you are ragged with lust. However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act upon them? Delight in the mastery Of your hands and your feet, Of your words and your thoughts.

If you scoff at heaven And violate the dharma, If your words are lies, Where will your mischief end? Indeed, Angry speech is painful and retaliation may overtake you. The compiler of the [Dhammapada] however certainly did not byrim solely on these canonical texts but also made use of the great mass of pithy sayings which formed a vast floating literature in India.

Like a monkey in the forest You jump from tree to tree, Never finding the fruit – From life to life, Never finding peace. How sweetly the lotus grows In the litter of the wayside. It was inevitable that differences in interpretation of teaching as well as of disciplinary practices would arise, with the result that about a century after the First Council was held a second gathering was called to affirm the purity of the doctrine.

The Pali Dhammapada contains verses in 26 chapters listed below in English and, in parentheses, Pali. When your light shines Without impurity of desire You will come into the boundless country.

Temptation cannot touch the man Who is awake, strong and humble, Who masters himself and minds the dharma.