Get this from a library! Dhammapada, Pali-Sinhala-Tamil-English version. [Amara Hewamadduma; Madhyama Saṃskr̥tika Aramudala (Sri Lanka); Sri Lanka. Dhammapada is one of the greatest literary products of Buddhist literature and philosophy. It is considered by many as Buddha’s own teaching and hence. For the Sinhala scholar and for those who have come to be identified as the work on the Dhammapada (one of the central texts of the Buddhist canon). Thus.

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Thereupon the Buddha uttered this verse. The high ethical standard the Buddha expects from his ideal followers are depicted in some verses. Strive and cleave the stream. Readers will note the simplicity of the similes employed by the Dhammapadaa, which are intelligible even to a child.


The gems of truth embodied in these texts aptly illustrate the moral and philosophical Teachings of the Buddha.

When the monks spoke in admiration of the great merit of the Venerable Revata the Buddha mentioned that he was beyond both good and evil. One zinhala not rest satisfied with a mere perusal of these golden sayings.

A comprehensive commentary facilitates the understanding of the work in depth. Later, the children tenderly cared for their father. The Buddha uttered this verse when the monks reported to the Buddha that the Venerable Uggasena, an Arahant, claimed that he had no fear.

Let him be cordial in his ways and refined in conduct; filled thereby with joy, he will make an end of ill.

Please let us know via webmatser at this site. A goddess, who had her abode in the cave, made a false accusation against him in order to drive him away. Commenting on their attention, the Buddha uttered this verse to show the loving care of a captive elephant towards its dhamnapada.


What is the use of your antelope skin garment? When he came to the presence djammapada the Buddha it disappeared.

Each verse in Dhammapada was originally spoken by the blessed one in response to a particular incident.

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Finally the father took him to the Buddha who advised the youth on the evils of adultery. Thrice a servant-maid came and informed her about the robbers, but she sent her away asking her not to disturb her while listening to the Dhamma.

Prakeernaka Wargaya – Miscellaneous. The illusive nature of worldly happiness and the kind of life one should lead in such a deluded world are shown in these chapters. Good is restraint in deed; good is restraint in speech; good is restraint in mind; good is restraint in everything. Folk, enwrapt in craving, are terrified like a captive hare.

Her husband objected to her habit but she persisted. When the monks reported the matter to the Buddha, He advised them to fortify themselves.

Hearing His reply, which was marked by great patience, the irate husband became a convert and entered the Order. How the Buddha exercises His psychic powers to transform a lust-ridden, mentally sick Bhikkhu to a pure, spiritually healthy individual is evident from the story of dhakmapada Nanda, His step-brother, and the verses uttered concerning him. The very last verse is alone sufficient for an ideal Bhikkhu for his whole life time.

English Dhammapada Chapter It may dhsmmapada remarked that most of these verses are better understood when read with the context.

The parents, hearing of their conversion, were at first displeased. Within, you are full of passions; without, you embellish yourself. The monks in their modesty resented his form of address and discontinued their visits to his house.


The owner saw it and accused him of theft. Pleasant is it to do no evil. When this matter dhammmapada reported to the Buddha, the monk was advised to train himself to reach his ultimate goal. Pleasant is steadfast confidence. By self do you examine yourself.

They should be read, re-read, and pondered upon, together with the accompanying stories, drawing appropriate lessons therefrom.

by Ven Nàrada

Praising a young novice for his psychic powers, the Buddha uttered this verse. Evil-doers on account of their evil deeds are born in a woeful state.

When they are viewed according to past, present, and future they become one hundred and eight. Acknowledgements We wish to acknowledge the contributions of these people. There is acquisition of demerit as well as evil destiny. The verses dealing with hatred and its appeacement are of special significance in this atomic age. In preparing this translation I have consulted with profit the learned articles on the Dhammapada written by my revered teacher, the Venerable P.

With the object of learning the charm he became a monk. He was accessible to all. Hence what is given to those lustless yields abundant fruit.

Beings who see fear in what is not to be feared, and see no fear sihhala the fearsome, embrace false views and go to a woeful state. Pleasant is the shunning of all ill.