Original Sutta quotations of Dhammapada verses

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canadianbuddhist
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Original Sutta quotations of Dhammapada verses

Post by canadianbuddhist » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:52 am

Hi,

Can somebody have any idea of a place from where I can find the original sources of all the Dhammapada verses? Are these dhammapada verses all mentioned among the suttas? if not how they only came to Dhammapada?

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Re: Original Sutta quotations of Dhammapada verses

Post by bodom » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:26 am

canadianbuddhist wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:52 am
Hi,

Can somebody have any idea of a place from where I can find the original sources of all the Dhammapada verses? Are these dhammapada verses all mentioned among the suttas? if not how they only came to Dhammapada?
Gil Fronsdals translation cross references all of the verses found in the suttas. Its a great translation and can be gotten for cheap from Amazon.

:anjali:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: Original Sutta quotations of Dhammapada verses

Post by canadianbuddhist » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:54 am

Thank you bodom

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Re: Original Sutta quotations of Dhammapada verses

Post by Dhammanando » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:14 am

canadianbuddhist wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:52 am
Can somebody have any idea of a place from where I can find the original sources of all the Dhammapada verses?
Fronsdal's book, mentioned already, will tell you where (if anywhere) each Dhammapada verse is to be found elsewhere in the Sutta Piṭaka. Buddhaghosa's Dhammapada Commentary, available online, gives origin accounts for all of the verses, but these don't always coincide with those given in the Suttas.

https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/ ... t-Legends/
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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Re: Original Sutta quotations of Dhammapada verses

Post by canadianbuddhist » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:23 pm

Thank you Ven.Dhammanando.

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