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. His translation of the commentary, the Dhammapada Atthakatha , presents the details of these events and is a rich source of legend for the life and times of the Buddha. The title, "Dhammapada," is a compound term composed of dhamma and pada , each word having a number of denotations and connotations. Generally, dhamma can refer to the Buddha 's "doctrine" or an "eternal truth" or "righteousness" or all "phenomena";  and, at its root, pada means "foot" and thus by extension, especially in this context, means either "path" or "verse" cf. According to tradition, the Dhammapada's verses were spoken by the Buddha on various occasions. In fact, it is possible that the very source of the Dhammapada in the third century B.
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Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Add to Wishlist. The book represents the quintessence of Buddhism, embodied in stanzas that represent the words of the Buddha. The wisdom implicit in these sacred verses is timeless and is universally applicable. This encompasses both spiritual and worldly situations. The book classified into 23 chapters is arranged to give the reader the original Pali in Roman characters and the translation of each stanza at two levels.
The prose order of each stanza is provided, with the meaning of each word explained. The story, out of which the verses emerged, is also provided. A comprehensive commentary facilitates the understanding of the work in depth.
The book comes in an attractive slip-case, with an illustration depicting one of the most serene images of the Buddha adorning the cover. This is available in Sinhala and Chinese versions as well. Weragoda Sarada Nayaka Maha Thero.
Each verse in Dhammapada was originally spoken by the blessed one in response to a particular incident. The first 5 files for CD1 etc. This is an eternal law. He who is purged of all stain, is well-established in morals and endowed with self-control and truthfulness, is indeed worthy of the yellow robe Even as rain penetrates as ill-thatched house, so does lust penetrate an undeveloped mind. He grieves, he is afflicted, perceiving the impurity of his own deeds. He rejoices, exceedingly rejoices, perceiving the purity of his own deeds.
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Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Add to Wishlist. The book represents the quintessence of Buddhism, embodied in stanzas that represent the words of the Buddha. The wisdom implicit in these sacred verses is timeless and is universally applicable. This encompasses both spiritual and worldly situations.