Condensed version of the teachings within texts

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Re: Condensed version of the teachings within texts

Post by Dharmasherab » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:45 pm

We can appreciate that the Dhammapada has Dhamma content but if you look at the Dhammapada in comparison to the Pali Canon you will find that the Dhammapada is a small book compared to the rest of the Pali Canon.

Also you wont find detailed instructions in the Dhammapada for practices such as Anapanasati and Satipatthana Bhavana. If you get a chance to look at the Pali Canon then you would be able to see the difference between the Pali Canon and the Dhammapada. You cant expect to learn all of Theravada Buddhism and the practices within it from the Dhammapada only.

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