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Dhammapada

The second book of the Khuddakanikāya of the Sutta Pitaka.

It is probably a later anthology than the Thera-Therī-Gāthā, and its earliest mention by name is in the Milindapañha (p.408).

It includes verses (gāthā) collected together from various books in the Canon, but contains hardly any from the Jātaka collection, or directly derived from the Suttanipāta.

The present text of the Dhammapada contains four hundred and twenty-three verses divided into twenty-six chapters (vagga).

Verses and Commentary

  1. Yamaka VaggaTwin Verses
  2. Appamāda VaggaHeedfulness
  3. Citta VaggaThe Mind
  4. Puppha VaggaFlowers
  5. Bāla VaggaThe Fool
  6. Paṇḍita VaggaThe Wise
  7. Arahanta VaggaThe Worthy
  8. Sahassa VaggaThousands
  9. Pāpa VaggaEvil
  10. Daṇḍa VaggaPunishment
  11. Jarā VaggaOld Age
  12. Atta VaggaThe Self
  13. Loka VaggaThe World
  14. Buddha VaggaThe Buddha
  15. Sukha VaggaHappiness
  16. Piya VaggaAffection
  17. Kodha VaggaAnger
  18. Mala VaggaStains
  19. Dhammaṭṭha VaggaThe Righteous
  20. Magga VaggaThe Path
  21. Pakiṇṇaka VaggaMiscellaneous
  22. Niraya VaggaHell
  23. Nāga VaggaThe Tusker
  24. Taṇhā VaggaCraving
  25. Bhikkhu VaggaThe Monk
  26. Brahmaṇa VaggaThe Saint

So far, five recensions of the Dhammapada have been discovered. (For details see Law: Pāḷi Lit., pp.215 f).

The commentary on it is called the Dhammapadaṭṭhakathā.

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