Dhammapada Story : early schools

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Dhammapada Story : early schools

Postby Romano » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:42 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for both commentary and story based on the Dhammapada Sarvāstivādin or/and Dharmaguptaka (translated in english).

The purpose is to compare the stories between the early schools. If you know where I can find it.

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Re: Dhammapada Story : early schools

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:50 pm

Hi Romano,

The site: http://suttacentral.net/ lists parallels of the various Nikayas. Unfortunately, I don't see anything there about Dhammapada parallels at http://suttacentral.net/kn but it may be that those have not been classified on that site yet, since it's clear that other versions exist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhammapada http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/dha ... /fdd24.htm

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Re: Dhammapada Story : early schools

Postby Nyana » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:53 am

Romano wrote:I'm looking for both commentary and story based on the Dhammapada Sarvāstivādin or/and Dharmaguptaka (translated in english).

The purpose is to compare the stories between the early schools. If you know where I can find it.

I'm not sure that there are any existing commentaries other than the Pāli. An overview of the extant versions of Dhammapada texts is given by Ven. Ānandajoti here: A Study of the Dhammapada Collection.

Here's a multilingual presentation of the Udānavarga (the English translation by William Woodville Rockhill is from the 1880s and is therefore quite dated).

Here's Gareth Sparham's translation of The Tibetan Dhammapada.

Here's Ven. Dhammajoti's translation of The Chinese Version of the Dhammapada.

Here's John Brough's study of The Gāndhārī Dharmapada.
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Re: Dhammapada Story : early schools

Postby Romano » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:04 pm

Apologies for the belated reply.
By the way, thanks for your links it is very appreciated. I will work on that.

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Re: Dhammapada Story : early schools

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:31 pm

There is some extensive discussion about Dhammapada versions in the comments to this blog entry:
http://sujato.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/ ... l-is-live/

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Re: Dhammapada Story : early schools

Postby Romano » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:31 am

Thanks Mike :)

Actually, it's me who raised the issue to Venerable Sujato.

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Re: Dhammapada Story : early schools

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:41 am

I suspected that. It's useful for those who might be interested in the issue, and might try to answer your question to have that information, so they don't have to repeat what Ven Sujato wrote.

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Re: Dhammapada Story : early schools

Postby Romano » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:57 am

I suspected that.


English is not my native language so it's difficult for me to pass unnoticed

It's useful for those who might be interested in the issue, and might try to answer your question to have that information, so they don't have to repeat what Ven Sujato wrote.


I agree with you. Apologies, for not having shared with the forum the answer of Venerable Sujato.

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