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The Dhammapada, a collection of 423 verses in 26 chapters, is perhaps the most famous of all Buddhist texts. It presents the Buddha’s teachings in a clear and highly accessible form and has been used for personal instruction and teaching for centuries throughout the Buddhist world. It comes from the Khuddaka Nikaya section of the Pali Canon and is here collected with two other key texts from the same source.

The Udana (‘inspired utterance’) contains stories from the Buddha’s life, each of which conclude with a verse.

Among these are Bahiya of the bark-cloth and Meghiya, who wanted to meditate but had, perhaps, chosen an inappropriate time.

The Itivuttaka (‘it was said’) was reputedly recited to a queen at court by a lay female disciple of the Buddha who had listened to him teach.

It is a collection of 112 short discourses and is, again, very clear in form.

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  • 18-05-16

Pure common sense !

If more people read/listen to this book the world would be a better place !

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