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The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of the Buddha, delivered in verse form, and is one of the most widely read and best-known Buddhist scriptures.

The original version is in a division of Theravada Buddhism.

Buddhist scholar Buddhaghosa stated that each saying was made by the Buddha in response to a unique situation that had arisen in his life and that of his monastic community.

The full text of the Dhammapada can be downloaded at the foot of this page.

  1. The Pairs
  2. Attention
  3. Thoughts
  4. Flowers
  5. The Fool
  6. The Wise Man
  7. The Enlightened
  8. The Thousands
  9. Evil
  10. Violence
  11. Old Age
  12. Self
  13. The World
  14. Buddhas
  15. Happiness
  16. Preference
  17. Anger
  18. Faults
  19. The Righteous
  20. The Way
  21. Miscellaneous
  22. Hell
  23. The Elephant
  24. Craving
  25. The Bhikkhu
  26. The Brahmin

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