Get this from a library! Dhammapada, Pali-Sinhala-Tamil-English version. [Amara Hewamadduma; Madhyama Saṃskr̥tika Aramudala (Sri Lanka); Sri Lanka. Dhammapada is one of the greatest literary products of Buddhist literature and philosophy. It is considered by many as Buddha’s own teaching and hence. For the Sinhala scholar and for those who have come to be identified as the work on the Dhammapada (one of the central texts of the Buddhist canon). Thus.

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Force will certainly be met with force. Pleasant is merit when life is at an end. When the Buddha was cured of the pain he came to the Buddha and wished to know to what kind of person a gift should be given if it is to yield abundant fruit. The pleasure in Truth excels all other pleasures.

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The children of some heretics were advised by their teacher not to salute the bhikkhus and not to visit the monastery. This verse was uttered by the Buddha about a young man who, through faith, entered the Order, but later, tempted by sensual pleasures, returned to the household life. The bhikkhu who envies the gains of others does not attain concentration.

Instead of retaliating, he pardoned him and also ate food in his house. This too the wise cut off, and leave the world, with no longing, renouncing sensual pleasures. Pleasant is virtue continued until old age. When they were engaged in meditation the Buddha projected an image of Himself before them and in admonition uttered these verses.

Briefly the Buddha described the sinhsla of a bhikkhu. The parents, hearing of their conversion, were at first displeased. The Elephant Text and Translation by Ven. The Buddha, perceiving him, declared that he who had destroyed craving was fearless. The provoked husband went to the Buddha and angrily put some questions to the Buddha.


The stupid one, when he is torpid, gluttonous, sleepy, rolls about lying like a great hog nourished on pig-wash, goes to rebirth again and again. Hearing the answers given by the nun, the Buddha applauded her and uttered this verse.

Let us know if dhxmmapada like your work to be listed in Sinhala Jukebox! For the person who is perturbed sinhalaa evil thoughts, who is exceedingly lustful, who contemplates pleasant things, craving increases more and more. Relating how in some of her past births she had enjoyed high estate and in others sinahla degradation, He spoke on the manifold evil consequences of craving.

A monk, seated in a specially constructed pavilion was preaching the Dhamma one night to his mother and many others. My first translation of the Dhammapada appeared inwith a Foreword by Dr. As an elephant in the battlefield withstands the arrows shot from a bow, even so will I endure abuse; verily most people are undisciplined.

The monk meditated and attained Arahantship. Pada implies sections, portions, parts, or way.

When the monks reported the matter to the Buddha, He advised them to fortify themselves. He saw the woman following the Arahant. Vengeance will be met with vengeance. He then related the cause of his discontent. Though a racial term here it is applied either to a Buddha or an Arahant — to one who has completed the Way and has won Enlightenment. Some monks who were spending their time in a frontier city led a life of discomfort as the people were busy fortifying their city to guard themselves from bandits.

As advised by the Buddha he became moderate in eating and improved in health. Pleasant is it to be content with just this and that. Special care was taken not to deviate from the traditional commentarial interpretations. Another revised edition was published in the Wisdom of the East Series in with a scholarly Introduction by Dr.


The monk was not angered; on the contrary her words induced him to attain Arahantship.

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Excellent are trained mules, so are thoroughbred horses of Sindh and noble sinhaala elephants; but far better is he who has trained himself. Beings who see fear in what is not to be feared, and see no fear in the fearsome, embrace false views and go to a woeful state. She answered all the questions. Fhammapada is no concentration in one who lacks wisdom, nor is there wisdom in him who lacks concentration.

If from anybody one should understand the doctrine preached by the Fully Dhammapara One, devoutly should one reverence him, as a brahmin reveres the sacrificial fire. These five factors have to be cultivated if one desires to destroy the fetters.

We wish to acknowledge the contributions of these people. Whoso in the world overcomes this base unruly craving, from him sorrows fall away like water-drops from a lotus-leaf. The Buddha patiently endured their reproach and preached to them. There is acquisition of demerit as well as evil destiny. The former never stands at sinhal end, but is always followed by a consonant of its group. These interesting and edifying anecdotes clearly depict the greatness of the Buddha as an energetic, compassionate and wise Teacher, ever ready to serve all.

Emptied by you it will move swiftly. The story is similar to the preceding one. The carts would not stir an inch but instead the thongs and straps broke. As the jasmine creeper sheds its withered flowers, even so, O bhikkhus, should you totally cast off lust and hatred.

The Buddha promised to answer if he would enter the Order.

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