Original Sutta quotations of Dhammapada verses

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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.

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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.

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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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