The Dhammapada (Version 2)

UNKNOWN ( - ), translated by F. Max M√úLLER (1823 - 1900)

- A Collection of Verses Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists

Dhammapada means "The path of Dharma." The Pali word Dhamma corresponds to the Sankrit word Dharma. It is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha. These verses, compiled by Buddha's students in the years following his final Nirvana, were culled from various discourses given by the Buddha in the course of forty-five years of his teaching, as he travelled in the valley of the Ganges and the sub-mountain tract of the Himalayas. These 423 verses are often terse, witty, and convincing. Whenever similes are used, they are those that are easily understood even by a child, e.g., the cart's wheel, a man's shadow, a deep pool, flowers. Through these verses, the Buddha exhorts one to achieve that greatest of all conquests, the conquest of self; to escape from the evils of passion, hatred and ignorance. (Summary by Jothi)

Genre(s): Other religions

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I. The Twin-Verses Jothi Tharavant
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Play 02 Chapter II. On Earnestness Jothi Tharavant
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Play 03 Chapter III. Thought Jothi Tharavant
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Play 04 Chapter IV. Flowers Jothi Tharavant
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Play 05 Chapter V. The Fool Jothi Tharavant
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Play 06 Chapter VI. The Wise Man (Pandita) Jothi Tharavant
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Play 07 Chapter VII. The Venerable (Arhat). Jothi Tharavant
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Play 08 Chapter VIII. The Thousands Jothi Tharavant
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Play 09 Chapter IX. Evil Jothi Tharavant
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Play 10 Chapter X. Punishment Jothi Tharavant
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Play 11 Chapter XI. Old Age Jothi Tharavant
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Play 12 Chapter XII. Self Jothi Tharavant
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Play 13 Chapter XIII. The World Jothi Tharavant
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Play 14 Chapter XIV. The Buddha (The Awakened) Jothi Tharavant
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Play 15 Chapter XV. Happiness Jothi Tharavant
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Play 16 Chapter XVI. Pleasure Jothi Tharavant
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Play 17 Chapter XVII. Anger Jothi Tharavant
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Play 18 Chapter XVIII. Impurity Jothi Tharavant
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Play 19 Chapter XIX. The Just Jothi Tharavant
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Play 20 Chapter XX. The Way Jothi Tharavant
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Play 21 Chapter XXI. Miscellaneous Jothi Tharavant
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Play 22 Chapter XXII. The Downward Course Jothi Tharavant
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Play 23 Chapter XXIII. The Elephant Jothi Tharavant
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Play 24 Chapter XXIV. Thirst Jothi Tharavant
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Play 25 Chapter XXV. The Bhikshu (Mendicant) Jothi Tharavant
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Play 26 Chapter XXVI. The Brahmana (Arhat) Jothi Tharavant
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