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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The importance of the mind in assessing morality, the Buddhist law of moral causation Kammathe problem of pain and happiness, self-responsibility, etc.

Finally he realized the manifold advantages of the Holy Life. Discoursing on the evil of false accusation, the Buddha uttered this verse. He then related the cause of his discontent. The former never stands at sinhal end, but is always followed by a consonant of its group.

There is dammapada of demerit as well as evil destiny.

Soon he attained Arahantship. The Buddha uttered this verse when the monks reported to the Buddha that the Venerable Uggasena, an Arahant, claimed that he had no fear. The stupid one, when he is torpid, gluttonous, sleepy, rolls about lying like a great hog nourished on pig-wash, goes to rebirth again and again. When the Buddha was cured of the pain he came to the Buddha and wished to know to what kind of person a gift should be given if it is to yield abundant fruit.


by Ven Nàrada

Once the Buddha was suffering from a rheumatic pain. The story, out of which the verses emerged, is also provided. 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.

Beings knowing wrong as wrong and what is right as right, embrace right views and go to a blissful state. Pleasant is the shunning of all ill.

This child mentioned the matter to the Buddha who advised him to bring all the children to the monastery. A courtesan tried to tempt a young monk who belonged to a wealthy family but failed. The gems of truth embodied in these texts aptly illustrate the moral and philosophical Teachings of the Buddha.

Freed, he runs back into that very bondage. For the person who is perturbed by evil thoughts, who is exceedingly lustful, who contemplates pleasant things, craving increases more and more. When he mentioned his impressions of the different sights to the Buddha He uttered this verse. These interesting and edifying anecdotes clearly depict the greatness of the Buddha as an energetic, compassionate and wise Teacher, ever ready to serve all.

The Buddha said that the devotee had used that form of address only out of respect and that they should try to become Arahants by cleaving the stream of craving. Let one promote it steadily, for slack asceticism scatters dust all the more. This valuable commentary has been ably translated by E. Some monks, observing the falling of some withered jasmine flowers, were stimulated to practise meditation more strenuously.


Force will certainly be met with force. At times He exercises His psychic powers, not miracles, in order to enlighten His less intelligent hearers or to give an actual demonstration to a concrete truth.

So the son of a lay follower was asked to get some water from the monastery. A youth fell in love with a female acrobat and, becoming an acrobat himself, wandered from place to place. Two persons arguing about the comparative strength of their oxen tested them by loading their carts with sand and forcing the oxen to draw them.

Thereupon the Buddha advised them to do no evil.

Sakka inquired of the Buddha who she was. The King ordered all his wealth to be removed to the Royal Treasury and went to see the Buddha. He who has destroyed craving overcomes all sorrow.


When she was questioned on points beyond her scope she referred her husband to the Buddha. Before the promulgation of the rule with regard to the ordination of slaves, a slave belonging to a brahmin ran away and entered simhala Order. Pali Chanting Book – Pirith Potha.

They depict the moral attitude of really enlightened beings. Let one live alone doing no evil, care-free, like an elephant in the elephant forest. An evil deed is better not done: