Dhammapada


Dhammapada

▪ Buddhist literature
Pali“Words of Doctrine” or “Way of Truth”

      probably the best-known book in the Pali Buddhist canon. It is an anthology of basic Buddhist teachings (primarily ethical teachings) in a simple aphoristic style. As the second text in the Khuddaka Nikaya (“Short Collection”) of the Sutta Pitaka (“Basket of Discourse”), the Dhammapada contains 423 stanzas arranged in 26 chapters. It also appears in somewhat different versions in Prakrit, Sanskrit, and Chinese, and there are translations in other languages. More than half the verses are excerpted from other canonical texts and include many of the most famous Buddhist sayings; others come from the storehouse of pithy sayings drawn upon by much of Indian literature.

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Universalium. 2010.

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