Gatha 3 – buddhaguna () · Gatha 4 – dhammaguna () · Gatha 5 – sanghaguna (sa^) · Gatha 6 – blessing. Dhammapada. Gatha, Sentence Translation, Sentence Structure. Vocabulary&Grammar, Commentary, Pronunciation. List of Abbreviations. yo ca pubbe pamajjitva paccha so. The Dhammapada verses are chanted on these tracks by Most Venerable Nauyane Ariyadhamma Maha Swaminwahanse and the Sinhala.

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The third chapter is of special significance as it enables one to understand the Buddhist conception of the mind and the importance of mind control. The Buddha uttered this verse in admonition. He who has destroyed craving overcomes all sorrow. Owing to overeating King Kosala had to experience much vhammapada.

In obedience to the Buddha, though with reluctance, prince Nanda entered the Order on his wedding day. Weeds sinhlaa the bane of fields, craving is the bane of mankind. When the monks extolled His patience the Buddha uttered this verse. Then they all came and asked forgiveness from the devout woman and all became monks.

The Venerable Ananda perceived a king in all his glory, a meditative dhammaapda seated in the hall, and the setting sun and the rising moon.

Pleasant is the shunning of all ill. A young monk was dhamkapada by a woman who had fallen in love with him. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. A youth fell in love with a female acrobat and, becoming an acrobat himself, wandered from place to place.

The Buddha uttered this verse at Dewram Wehera with reference to a monk named Kokalika who reviled against the two Chief Disciples.


He saw the woman following the Arahant.

The Buddha promised to answer if he would enter the Order. Verily, such men come to birth and decay. The King ordered all his wealth to be removed to the Royal Treasury and went to see the Buddha. The story is similar to the preceding one. Hearing the answers given by the nun, the Buddha applauded her and uttered this verse. An Arahant mistaking a cloth lying on the ground for one abandoned by the owner, took it.

Commenting on the merits acquired by those who give to the Pure, the Buddha uttered these verses. Later she was convinced of their greatness, for although they were not served first they were not angry. Control, therefore, your own self as a merchant controls a noble steed.

Vengeance will be met with vengeance.


In the Dhammapada there are several instances to show that the Buddha preached not only to the intelligentsia but also to little children in their own language. The Buddha replied that the bond of craving was a thousand times stronger. The Dhammapada consists of melodious Pali verses, uttered by the Buddha on about occasions, to suit the temperaments of the listener in the course of His preaching tours during His ministry of forty-five years.

There is not a single verse in the Dhammapada that can be dismissed as unintelligible to a lay reader. Weeds are the bane of fields, hatred is the bane of mankind. It may be remarked that most of these verses are better understood when read with the context. Hence what dhammapadda given dhammapaa those rid of craving yields abundant fruit. Weeds are the bane of fields, delusion is the bane dhamjapada mankind. Her husband objected to her habit but she persisted.


The Buddha answered that she was a daughter of His who was very wise. All have Tatha overcome, all do I know.


Pleasant is merit when life is at an end. The Good News Bible Translation. Hence what is given to those rid of hatred yields abundant fruit. As advised by the Buddha he became moderate in eating and improved in health. The Buddha, recognising him, dismissed him saying that he had nothing to do with the farther shore and uttered this verse.

Hearing of his patience, the Buddha uttered this verse in praise of him. The monk meditated and attained Arahantship. His brothers came and abused the Buddha for converting him.

After they had quenched their thirst the Buddha preached the Dhamma to them and they became His followers. As an elephant in the battlefield withstands the arrows shot from a bow, even so will I endure abuse; verily most people are undisciplined. Their ring-leader shadowed the woman, intending to kill her if she should return home before they had done their fell work. Accordingly five Arahant novices went siinhala her house for alms as invited.

This valuable commentary has been ably translated by E. A handsome youth committed adultery. Thrice a servant-maid came and informed her about the robbers, but she sent her away asking her not to disturb her while sijhala to the Dhamma.

The Buddha, advising him, explained the state of a bhikkhu.