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IntroductionEdit

The Dhammapada (Pali, translates as Path of the Dharma. Also Prakrit Dhamapada, Sanskrit Dharmapada) is a Buddhist religious scripture, containing 423 verses in 26 categories. According to tradition, these are answers to questions put to the Buddha on various occasions, most of which deal with ethics/morality. A fifth century commentary by Buddhaghosa includes 305 stories which give context to the verses.

The Dhammapada is a popular section of the Pali Tipitaka and is considered one of the most important pieces of Theravada literature.

Although the Pali edition is the most well known, a Gandhari edition written in Kharosthi and a seemingly related text in Sanskrit known as the Udanavarga have also been discovered.

The expanded version of Dhammapada is also given below the short version. The true stories/events presented here make the Dhammapada easy to comprehend, meaningful and delightful. This will greatly help in the understanding of the Dhamma propounded by Lord Buddha.

The Dhammapada Scriptures (Short Version)Edit

  1. Yamakavagga: The Pairs (verses 1-20)
  2. Appamadavagga: Heedfulness (21-32)
  3. Cittavagga: The Mind (33-43)
  4. Pupphavagga: Flowers (44-59)
  5. Balavagga: The Fool (60-75)
  6. Panditavagga: The Wise (76-89)
  7. Arahantavagga: The Arahant (90-99)
  8. Sahassavagga: Thousands (100-115)
  9. Papavagga: Evil (116-128)
  10. Dandavagga: Violence (129-145)
  11. Jaravagga: Old Age (146-156)
  12. Attavagga: The Self (157-166)
  13. Lokavagga: The World (167-178)
  14. Buddhavagga: The Buddha (179-196)
  15. Sukhavagga: Happiness (197-208)
  16. Piyavagga: Affection (209-220)
  17. Kodhavagga: Anger (221-234)
  18. Malavagga: Impurity (235-255)
  19. Dhammatthavagga: The Just (256-272)
  20. Maggavagga: The Path (273-289)
  21. Pakinnakavagga: Miscellany (290-305)
  22. Nirayavagga: Hell (306-319)
  23. Nagavagga: Elephants (320-333)
  24. Tanhavagga: Craving (334-359)
  25. Bhikkhuvagga: Monks (360-382)
  26. Brahmanavagga: Brahmans (383-423)

The Dhammapada Scriptures (With Detailed Stories)Edit

Chapter 1. Yamakavagga: The Pairs(verses 1-20)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 1 - Cakkhupalatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Cakkhupala

Dhammapada Verse 2 - Matthakundali Vatthu - The Story of Matthakundali

Dhammapada Verses 3 and 4 - Tissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Tissa

Dhammapada Verse 5 - Kalayakkhini Vatthu - The Story of Kalayakkhini

Dhammapada Verse 6 - Kosambaka Vatthu - The Story of Kosambi Bhikkhus(Monks)

Dhammapada Verses 7 and 8 - Mahakalatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Mahakala

Dhammapada Verses 9 and 10 - Devadatta Vatthu - The Story of Devadatta

Dhammapada Verses 11 and 12 - Sariputtatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta (Elder Monk Sariputra)

Dhammapada Verses 13 and 14 - Nandatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Nanda

Dhammapada Verse 15 - Cundasukarika Vatthu - The Story of Cundasukarika

Dhammapada Verse 16 - Dhammika-upasaka Vatthu - The Story of Dhammika Upasaka

Dhammapada Verse 17 - Devadatta Vatthu - The Story of Devadatta

Dhammapada Verse 18 - Sumanadevi Vatthu - The Story of Sumanadevi

Dhammapada Verses 19 and 20 - Dvesahayakabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Two Friends


Chapter 2. Appamadavagga: Heedfulness(21-32)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 21, 22 and 23 - Samavati Vatthu - The Story of Samavati

Dhammapada Verse 24 - Kumbhaghosakasetthi Vatthu - The Story of Kumbhaghosaka, the Banker

Dhammapada Verse 25 - Culapanthaka Vatthu - The Story of Culapanthaka

Dhammapada Verses 26 and 27 - Balanakkhattasanghuttha Vatthu - The Story of Balanakkhatta Festival

Dhammapada Verse 28 - Mahakassapatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Mahakassapa

Dhammapada Verse 29 - Dvesahayakabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of the Two Companion Bhikkhus(Monks)

Dhammapada Verse 30 - Magha Vatthu - The Story of Magha

Dhammapada Verse 31 - Annatarabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of A Certain Bhikkhu(Monk)

Dhammapada Verse 32 - Nigamavasitissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Nigamavasitissa


Chapter 3. Cittavagga: The Mind(33-43)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 33 and 34 - Meghiyatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Meghiya

Dhammapada Verse 35 - Annatarabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of A Certain Bhikkhu(Monk)

Dhammapada Verse 36 - Ukkanthitabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of A Certain Disgruntled Bhikkhu(Monk)

Dhammapada Verse 37 - Samgharakkhitatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Samgharakkhita

Dhammapada Verses 38 and 39 - Cittahatthatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Cittahattha

Dhammapada Verse 40 - Pancasatabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Five Hundred Bhikkhus(Monks)

Dhammapada Verse 41 - Putigattatissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Tissa, the Thera(elder) with a Stinking Body

Dhammapada Verse 42 - Nandagopalaka Vatthu - The Story of Nanda, the Herdsman

Dhammapada Verse 43 - Soreyya Vatthu - The Story of Soreyya, Son of a Rich Man


Chapter 4. Pupphavagga: Flowers(44-59)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 44 and 45 - Pancasatabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Five Hundred Bhikkhus(Monks)

Dhammapada Verse 46 - Maricikammatthanika bhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of the Bhikkhu(Monk) who Contemplates the Body as a Mirage

Dhammapada Verse 47 - Vitatubha Vatthu - The Story of Vitatubha, Son of King of Kosala

Dhammapada Verse 48 - Patipujikakumari Vatthu - The Story of Patipujika Kumari

Dhammapada Verse 49 - Macchariyakosiyasetthi Vatthu - The Story of Kosiya, the Miserly Rich Man

Dhammapada Verse 50 - Paveyya ajivaka Vatthu - The Story of the Ascetic Paveyya

Dhammapada Verses 51 and 52 - Chattapani upasaka Vatthu - The Story of Chattapani, a Lay Disciple

Dhammapada Verse 53 - Visakha Vatthu - The Story of Visakha

Dhammapada Verses 54 and 55 - Anandattherapanha Vatthu - The Story of the Question Raised by the Venerable Ananda

Dhammapada Verse 56 - Mahakassapatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder) Mahakassapa

Dhammapada Verse 57 - Godhikattheraparinibbana Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder) Godhika

Dhammapada Verses 58 and 59 - Garahadinna Vatthu - The Story of Garahadinna


Chapter 5. Balavagga: The Fool(60-75)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 60 - Annatarapurisa Vatthu - The Story of a Person

Dhammapada Verse 61 - Mahakassapa saddhiviharika Vatthu - The Story of a Resident Pupil of Thera(Elder Monk) Mahakassapa

Dhammapada Verse 62 - Anandasetthi Vatthu - The Story of Ananda, the Rich Man

Dhammapada Verse 63 - Ganthibhedakacora Vatthu - The Story of Two Pick-Pockets

Dhammapada Verse 64 - Udayitthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Udayi

Dhammapada Verse 65 - Timsapaveyyakabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Thirty Bhikkhus(Monks) from Paveyyaka

Dhammapada Verse 66 - Suppabuddhakutthi Vatthu - The Story of Suppabuddha, the Leper

Dhammapada Verse 67 - Kassaka Vatthu - The Story of a Farmer

Dhammapada Verse 68 - Sumanamalakara Vatthu - The Story of Sumana, the Florist

Dhammapada Verse 69 - Uppalavannattheri Vatthu - The Story of Theri(Elder Nun) Uppalavanna

Dhammapada Verse 70 - Jambukatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Jambuka

Dhammapada Verse 71 - Ahipeta Vatthu - The Story of Ahipeta(Snake Like Ghost With Human Head)

Dhammapada Verse 72 - Satthikutapeta Vatthu - The Story of Satthikutapeta(Ghost With Enormous Head Being Hit With Red-Hot Hammers)

Dhammapada Verses 73 and 74 - Cittagahapati Vatthu - The Story of Citta the Householder

Dhammapada Verse 75 - Vanavasitissasamanera Vatthu - The Story of Samanera(Elder Monk) Tissa of the Forest Monastery


Chapter 6. Panditavagga: The Wise (76-89)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 76 - Radhatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Radha

Dhammapada Verse 77 - Assajipunabbasuka Vatthu - The Story or Bhikkhus(Monks) Assaji and Punabbasuka

Dhammapada Verse 78 - Channatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Channa

Dhammapada Verse 79 - Mahakappinatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera(Elder Monk) Mahakappina

Dhammapada Verse 80 - Panditasamanera Vatthu - The Story of Samanera(Elder Monk) Pandita

Dhammapada Verse 81 - Lakundakabhaddiyatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Lakundaka Bhaddiya

Dhammapada Verse 82 - Kanamata Vatthu - The Story of Kanamata

Dhammapada Verse 83 - Pancasatabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Five Hundred Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 84 - Dhammikatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Dhammika

Dhammapada Verses 85 and 86 - Dhammassavana Vatthu - The Story of Dhamma Listeners

Dhammapada Verses 87, 88 and 89 - Pancasata Agantukabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Five Hundred Visiting Bhikkhus


Chapter 7. Arahantavagga: The Arahant (90-99)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 90 - Jivakapanha Vatthu - The Story of the Question Asked by Jivaka

Dhammapada Verse 91 - Mahakassapatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Mahakassapa

Dhammapada Verse 92 - Belatthasisatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Belatthasisa

Dhammapada Verse 93 - Anuruddhatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Anuruddha

Dhammapada Verse 94 - Mahakaccayanatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Mahakaccayana

Dhammapada Verse 95 - Sariputtatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta

Dhammapada Verse 96 - Kosambivasitissattherasamanera Vatthu - The Story of a Samanera from Kosambi

Dhammapada Verse 97 - Sariputtatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta

Dhammapada Verse 98 - Khadiravaniyarevatatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Revata

Dhammapada Verse 99 - Annatara itthi Vatthu - The Story of a Woman


Chapter 8. Sahassavagga: Thousands (100-115)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 100 - Tambadathika Coraghataka Vatthu - The Story of Tambadathika

Dhammapada Verse 101 - Bahiyadaruciriya Vatthu - The Story of Bahiyadaruciriya

Dhammapada Verses 102 and 103 - Kundalakesitheri Vatthu - The Story of Theri Kundalakesi

Dhammapada Verses 104 and 105 - Anatthapucchakabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of the Brahmin Anatthapucchaka

Dhammapada Verse 106 - Sariputtattherassa Matula Brahmana Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta's Uncle

Dhammapada Verse 107 - Sariputtattherassa bhagineyya Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta's Nephew

Dhammapada Verse 108 - Sariputtattherassa sahayaka brahmana Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta's Friend

Dhammapada Verse 109 - Ayuvaddhanakumara Vatthu - The Story of Ayuvaddhanakumara

Dhammapada Verse 110 - Samkiccasamanera Vatthu - The Story of Samanera Samkicca

Dhammapada Verse 111 - Khanu Kondannatthera Vatthu - The Story of Khanu-Kondanna

Dhammapada Verse 112 - Sappadasatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sappadasa

Dhammapada Verse 113 - Patacaratheri Vatthu - The Story of Theri Patacara

Dhammapada Verse 114 - Kisagotami Vatthu - The Story of Theri Kisagotami

Dhammapada Verse 115 - Bahuputtikattheri Vatthu - The Story of Theri Bahuputtika


Chapter 9. Papavagga: Evil (116-128)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 116 - Culekasataka Vatthu - The Story of Culekasataka

Dhammapada Verse 117 - Seyyasakatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Seyyasaka

Dhammapada Verse 118 - Lajadevadhita Vatthu - The Story of Lajadevadhita

Dhammapada Verses 119 and 120 - Anathapindikasetthi Vatthu - The Story of Anathapindika

Dhammapada Verse 121 - Asannataparikkhara Vatthu - The Story of a Careless Bhikkhu

Dhammapada Verse 122 - Bilalapadakasetthi Vatthu - The Story of Bilalapadaka

Dhammapada Verse 123 - Mahadhanavanija Vatthu - The Story of Mahadhana

Dhammapada Verse 124 - Kukkutamittanesada Vatthu - The Story of Kukkutamitta

Dhammapada Verse 125 - Kokasunakhaluddaka Vatthu - The Story of Koka the Huntsman

Dhammapada Verse 126 - Manikarakulupaka Tissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Tissa

Dhammapada Verse 127 - Tayojana Vatthu - The Story of Three Groups of Persons

Dhammapada Verse 128 - Suppabuddhasakya Vatthu - The Story of King Suppabuddha


Chapter 10. Dandavagga: Violence (129-145)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 129 - Chabbaggiya Bhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Group of Six Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 130 - Chabbaggiya Bhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Group of Six Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verses 131 and 132 - Sambahula Kumaraka Vatthu - The Story of Many Youths

Dhammapada Verses 133 and 134 - Kondadhanatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Kondadhana

Dhammapada Verse 135 - Uposathika Itthinam Vatthu - The Story of Some Ladies Observing the Moral Precepts

Dhammapada Verse 136 - Ajagarapeta Vatthu - The Story of the Python Peta(Python Like Ghost With Long Burning Body)

Dhammapada Verses 137, 138, 139 and 140 - Maha Moggallanatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Maha Moggallana

Dhammapada Verse 141 - Bahubhandika Bhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Bhikkhu Bahubhandika

Dhammapada Verse 142 - Santati Mahamatta Vatthu - The Story of Santati the Minister

Dhammapada Verses 143 and 144 - Pilotikatissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Pilotikatissa

Dhammapada Verse 145 - Sukhasamanera Vatthu - The Story of Samanera(2) Sukha


Chapter 11. Jaravagga: Old Age (146-156)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 146 - Visakhaya Sahayikanam Vatthu - The Story of the Companions of Visakha

Dhammapada Verse 147 - Sirima Vatthu - The Story of Sirima

Dhammapada Verse 148 - Uttaratheri Vatthu - The Story of Theri Uttara

Dhammapada Verse 149 - Sambahula Adhimanikabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Adhimanika Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 150 - Janapadakalyani Rupanandatheri Vatthu - The Story of Theri Rupananda (Janapadakalyani)

Dhammapada Verse 151 - Mallikadevi Vatthu - The Story of Queen Mallika

Dhammapada Verse 152 - Laludayi Thera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Laludayi

Dhammapada Verses 153 and 154(1) - Udana Vatthu - The Story Concerning the "Words of Exultation of the Buddha"

Dhammapada Verses 155 and 156 - Mahadhanasetthiputta Vatthu - The Story of the Son of Mahadhana


Chapter 12. Attavagga: The Self (157-166)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 157 - Bodhirajakumara Vatthu - The Story of Bodhirajakumara

Dhammapada Verse 158 - Upanandasakyaputtatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Upananda Sakyaputta

Dhammapada Verse 159 - Padhanikatissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Padhanikatissa

Dhammapada Verse 160 - Kumarakassapamatuttheri Vatthu - The Story of the Mother of Kumarakassapa

Dhammapada Verse 161 - Mahakala Upasaka Vatthu - The Story of Mahakala Upasaka

Dhammapada Verse 162 - Devadatta Vatthu - The Story of Devadatta

Dhammapada Verse 163 - Samghabhedaparisakkana Vatthu - The Story of Schism in the Order

Dhammapada Verse 164 - Kalatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Kala

Dhammapada Verse 165 - Culakala Upasaka Vatthu - The Story of Culakala Upasaka

Dhammapada Verse 166 - Attadatthatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Attadattha


Chapter 13. Lokavagga: The World (167-178)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 167 - Daharabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Young Bhikkhu

Dhammapada Verses 168 and 169 - Suddhodana Vatthu - The Story of King Suddhodana

Dhammapada Verse 170 - Pancasatavipassakabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Five Hundred Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 171 - Abhayarajakumara Vatthu - The Story of Prince Abhaya

Dhammapada Verse 172 - Sammajjanatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sammajjana

Dhammapada Verse 173 - Angulimalatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Angulimala

Dhammapada Verse 174 - Pesakaradhita Vatthu - The Story of the Weaver-Girl

Dhammapada Verse 175 - Timsabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Thirty Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 176 - Cincamanavika Vatthu - The Story of Cincamanavika

Dhammapada Verse 177 - Asadisadana Vatthu - The Story of the Unrivalled Alms-Giving

Dhammapada Verse 178 - Anathapindikaputtakala Vatthu - The Story of Kala, son of Anathapindika


Chapter 14. Buddhavagga: The Buddha (179-196)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 179 and 180 - Maradhitara Vatthu - The Story of the Three Daughters of Mara( i.e. of Devil/Satan)

Dhammapada Verse 181 - Devorohana Vatthu - The Story of the Buddha's Return from the Tavatimsa Deva(angel) World

Dhammapada Verse 182 - Erakapattanagaraja Vatthu - The Story of Erakapatta the Naga King

Dhammapada Verses 183, 184 and 185 - Anandattherapanha Vatthu - The Story of the Question Raised by Thera Ananda

Dhammapada Verses 186 and 187 - Anabhiratabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Dissatisfied Young Bhikkhu

Dhammapada Verses 188 to 192 - Aggidattabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of Aggidatta

Dhammapada Verse 193 - Anandattherapanha Vatthu - The Story of the Question Raised by Thera Ananda

Dhammapada Verse 194 - Sambahulabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Many Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verses 195 and 196 - Kassapadasabalassa Suvannacetiya Vatthu - The Story of the Golden Stupa of Kassapa Buddha


Chapter 15. Sukhavagga: Happiness (197-208)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 197, 198 and 199 - Natikalahavupasamana Vatthu - The Story of the Pacification of the Relatives of the Buddha

Dhammapada Verse 200 - Mara Vatthu - The Story of Mara( Lord of Death/Disease/Evil/Material pleasures/Wealth i.e. Devil/Satan)

Dhammapada Verse 201 - Kosalaranno Parajaya Vatthu - The Story of the Defeat of the King of Kosala

Dhammapada Verse 202 - Annatarakuladarika Vatthu - The Story of a Young Bride

Dhammapada Verse 203 - Eka Upasaka Vatthu - The Story of a Lay-Disciple

Dhammapada Verse 204 - Pasenadikosala Vatthu - The Story of King Pasenadi(Prasenjit) of Kosala

Dhammapada Verse 205 - Tissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Tissa

Dhammapada Verses 206, 207 and 208 - Sakka Vatthu - The Story of Sakka(Indra, the king of gods/angels)


Chapter 16. Piyavagga: Affection (209-220)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 209, 210 and 211 - Tayojanapabbajita Vatthu - The Story of Three Ascetics

Dhammapada Verse 212 - Annatarakutumbika Vatthu - The Story of a Rich Householder

Dhammapada Verse 213 - Visakha Vatthu - The Story of Visakha

Dhammapada Verse 214 - Licchavi Vatthu - The Story of Licchavi Princes

Dhammapada Verse 215 - Anitthigandhakumara Vatthu - The Story of Anitthigandha Kumara

Dhammapada Verse 216 - Annatarabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of a Brahmin

Dhammapada Verse 217 - Pancasatadaraka Vatthu - The Story of Five Hundred Boys

Dhammapada Verse 218 - Eka Anagamitthera Vatthu - The Story of an Anagami Thera

Dhammapada Verses 219 and 220 - Nandiya Vatthu - The Story of Nandiya


Chapter 17. Kodhavagga: Anger (221-234)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 221 - Rohinikkattiyakanna Vatthu - The Story of a Leper Cured by Buddha

Dhammapada Verse 222 - Annatarabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Bhikkhu(Monk)

Dhammapada Verse 223 - Uttara Upasika Vatthu - The Story of Uttara the Lay-Disciple

Dhammapada Verse 224 - Mahamoggallanapanha Vatthu - The Story of the Question Raised by Thera Maha Moggallana

Dhammapada Verse 225 - Buddhapitubrahmana Vatthu - The Story of the Brahmin who had been the 'Father of the Buddha'

Dhammapada Verse 226 - Punnadasi Vatthu - The Story of Punna, the Slave Girl

Dhammapada Verses 227, 228, 229 and 230 - Atula Upasaka Vatthu - The Story of Atula the Lay-disciple

Dhammapada Verses 231, 232, 233 and 234 - Chabbaggiya Vatthu - The Story of a Group of Six Bhikkhus


Chapter 18. Malavagga: Impurity (235-255)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 235, 236, 237 and 238 - Goghatakaputta Vatthu - The Story of the Son of a Butcher

Dhammapada Verse 239 - Annatara brahmana Vatthu - The Story of a Brahmin

Dhammapada Verse 240 - Tissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Tissa

Dhammapada Verse 241 - Laludayi Vatthu - The Story of Laludayi

Dhammapada Verses 242 and 243 - Annatarakulaputta Vatthu - The Story of a Man Whose Wife Committed Adultery

Dhammapada Verses 244 and 245 - Culasaribhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Culasari

Dhammapada Verses 246, 247 and 248 - Panca Upasaka Vatthu - The Story of Five Lay-Disciples

Dhammapada Verses 249 and 250 - Tissadahara Vatthu - The Story of Tissa

Dhammapada Verse 251 - Panca Upasaka Vatthu - The Story of Five Lay-disciples

Dhammapada Verse 252 - Mendakasetthi Vatthu - The Story of Mendaka the Rich Man

Dhammapada Verse 253 - Ujjhanasannitthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Ujjhanasanni

Dhammapada Verses 254 and 255 - Subhaddaparibbajaka Vatthu - The Story of Subhadda the Wandering Ascetic


Chapter 19. Dhammatthavagga: The Just (256-272)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 256 and 257 - Vinicchayamahamatta Vatthu - The Story of the Judge

Dhammapada Verse 258 - Chabbaggiya Vatthu - The Story of a Group of Six Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 259 - Ekudanakhinasava Vatthu - The Story of Ekudana the Arahat

Dhammapada Verses 260 and 261 - Lakundakabhaddiyatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Bhaddiya

Dhammapada Verses 262 and 263 - Sambahulabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Some Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verses 264 and 265 - Hatthaka Vatthu - The Story of Bhikkhu Hatthaka

Dhammapada Verses 266 and 267 - Annatarabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of a Brahmin

Dhammapada Verses 268 and 269 - Titthiya Vatthu - The Story of the Followers of Non-Buddhist Doctrines

Dhammapada Verse 270 - Balisika Vatthu - The Story of a Fisherman Named Ariya

Dhammapada Verses 271 and 272 - Sambahulasiladisampannabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Some Bhikkhus


Chapter 20. Maggavagga: The Path (273-289)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 273, 274, 275 and 276 - Pancasatabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Five Hundred Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verses 277, 278 and 279 - Aniccalakkhana Vatthu, Dukkhalakkhana Vatthu, Anattalakkhana Vatthu - The Story Relating to Anicca(Transience), Dukkha(Suffering) and Anatta(Non-self)

Dhammapada Verse 280 - Padhanakammikatissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Tissa the Idle One

Dhammapada Verse 281 - Sukarapeta Vatthu - The Story of a Swine-Peta(Pig Headed Ghost with Human body)

Dhammapada Verse 282 - Potthilatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Potthila

Dhammapada Verses 283 and 284 - Pancamahallakabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Five Old Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 285 - Suvannakaratthera Vatthu - The Story of a Thera who had been a Goldsmith

Dhammapada Verse 286 - Mahadhanavanija Vatthu - The Story of Mahadhana, a Merchant

Dhammapada Verse 287 - Kisagotami Vatthu - The Story of Kisagotami(1)

Dhammapada Verses 288 and 289 - Patacara Vatthu - The Story of Patacara(1)


Chapter 21. Pakinnakavagga: Miscellany (290-305)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 290 - Attanopubbakamma Vatthu - The Story of the Buddha's Former Deeds

Dhammapada Verse 291 - Kukkutandakhadika Vatthu - The Story of the Woman Who Ate up the Eggs of a Hen

Dhammapada Verses 292 and 293 - Bhaddiyanam bhikkhunam Vatthu - The Story of the Baddiya Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verses 294 and 295 - Lakundaka Bhaddiya Vatthu - The Story of Thera Bhaddiya, the Short One

Dhammapada Verses 296 to 301 - Darusakatikaputta Vatthu - The Story of a Wood-Cutter's Son

Dhammapada Verse 302 - Vajjiputtakabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of the Bhikkhu from the Country of the Vajjis

Dhammapada Verse 303 - Cittagahapati Vatthu - The Story of Citta, the Householder

Dhammapada Verse 304 - Culasubhadda Vatthu - The Story of Culasubhadda

Dhammapada Verse 305 - Ekaviharitthera Vatthu - The Story of the Thera Who Stayed Alone


Chapter 22. Nirayavagga: Hell (306-319)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 306 - Sundariparibbajika Vatthu - The Story of Sundari the Wandering Female Ascetic

Dhammapada Verse 307 - Duccaritaphalapilita Vatthu - The Story of Those Who Suffered for Their Evil Deeds

Dhammapada Verse 308 - Vaggumudatiriya Bhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Bhikkhus(Monks) Who Lived on the Bank of the Vaggumuda River

Dhammapada Verses 309 and 310 - Khemakasetthiputta Vatthu - The Story of Khemaka, the Son of a Rich Man

Dhammapada Verses 311, 312 and 313 - Dubbacabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of the Obstinate Bhikkhu

Dhammapada Verse 314 - Issapakata Itthi Vatthu - The Story of a Woman of Jealous Disposition

Dhammapada Verse 315 - Sambahulabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Many Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verses 316 and 317 - Nigantha Vatthu - The Story of the Nigantha Ascetics

Dhammapada Verses 318 and 319 - Titthiyasvaka Vatthu - The Story of the Disciples of Non-Buddhist Ascetics


Chapter 23. Nagavagga: Elephants (320-333)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 320, 321 and 322 - Attadanta Vatthu - The Story on Subduing Oneself

Dhammapada Verse 323 - Hatthacariyapubbaka Bhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of the Bhikkhu Who Had Been a Trainer of Elephants

Dhammapada Verse 324 - Parijinna Brahmanaputta Vatthu - The Story of an Old Brahmin

Dhammapada Verse 325 - Pasenadikosala Vatthu - The Story of King Pasenadi(Prasenjit) of Kosala

Dhammapada Verse 326 - Sanusamanera Vatthu - The Story of Samanera Sanu

Dhammapada Verse 327 - Paveyyakahatthi Vatthu - The Story of the Elephant Called Paveyyaka

Dhammapada Verses 328, 329 and 330 - Sambahulabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Number of Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verses 331, 332 and 333 - Mara Vatthu - The Story of Mara(i.e. Devil/Satan Enticing Buddha to Rule as a King)


Chapter 24. Tanhavagga: Craving (334-359)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 334, 335, 336 and 337 - Kapilamaccha Vatthu - The Story of Kapila the Fish

Dhammapada Verses 338 to 343 - Sukarapotika Vatthu - The Story of a Young Sow

Dhammapada Verse 344 - Vibbhantabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of an Ex-Bhikkhu

Dhammapada Verses 345 and 346 - Bandhanagara Vatthu - The Story on Imprisonment

Dhammapada Verse 347 - Khematheri Vatthu - The Story of Theri Khema

Dhammapada Verse 348 - Uggasena Vatthu - The Story of Uggasena

Dhammapada Verses 349 and 350 - Culadhanuggaha Pandita Vatthu - The Story of Culadhanuggaha, the Skilful Archer

Dhammapada Verses 351 and 352 - Mara Vatthu - The Story of Mara( i.e. Devil/Satan)

Dhammapada Verse 353 - Upakajivaka Vatthu - The Story of Upaka

Dhammapada Verse 354 - Sakkapanha Vatthu - The Story of the Questions Raised by Sakka(Shakra or Indra, the king of devas/angels )

Dhammapada Verse 355 - Aputtakasetthi Vatthu - The Story of a Childless Rich Man

Dhammapada Verses 356, 357, 358 and 359 - Ankura Vatthu - The Story of Deva(Angel) Ankura


Chapter 25. Bhikkhuvagga: Monks (360-382)Edit

Dhammapada Verses 360 and 361 - Pancabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Five Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 362 - Hamsaghatakabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Bhikkhu Who Killed a Swan (Hamsa)

Dhammapada Verse 363 - Kokalika Vatthu - The Story of Bhikkhu Kokalika

Dhammapada Verse 364 - Dhammaramatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Dhammarama

Dhammapada Verses 365 and 366 - Vipakkhasevaka Bhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Bhikkhu Who Associated With a Follower of Devadatta

Dhammapada Verse 367 - Pancaggadayaka Brahmana Vatthu - The Story of the Giver of the First-Fruits of His Labour

Dhammapada Verses 368 to 376 - Sambahulabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Great Many Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 377 - Pancasatabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Five Hundred Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 378 - Santakayatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Santakaya

Dhammapada Verses 379 and 380 - Nangalakulatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Nangalakula

Dhammapada Verse 381 - Vakkalitthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Vakkali

Dhammapada Verse 382 - Sumanasamanera Vatthu - The Story of Samanera Sumana


Chapter 26. Brahmanavagga: Brahmans (383-423)Edit

Dhammapada Verse 383 - Pasadabahulabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of a Brahmin Who Had Great Faith

Dhammapada Verse 384 - Sambahulabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of Thirty Bhikkhus

Dhammapada Verse 385 - Mara Vatthu - The Story of Mara(i.e. Devil/Satan Asking Buddha About Meaning of 'Param')

Dhammapada Verse 386 - Annatarabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of a Certain Brahmin

Dhammapada Verse 387 - Anandatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Ananda

Dhammapada Verse 388 - Annatarabrahmana Pabbajita Vatthu - The Story of a Brahmin Recluse

Dhammapada Verses 389 and 390 - Sariputtatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta

Dhammapada Verse 391 - Mahapajapatigotami Vatthu - The Story of Theri Mahapajapati Gotami(Aunt & Step-Mother of Buddha)

Dhammapada Verse 392 - Sariputtatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta

Dhammapada Verse 393 - Jatilabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of Jatila, the Brahmin

Dhammapada Verse 394 - Kuhakabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of a Deceitful Brahmin

Dhammapada Verse 395 - Kisagotami Vatthu - The Story of Kisagotami

Dhammapada Verse 396 - Eka Brahmana Vatthu - The Story of a Brahmin

Dhammapada Verse 397 - Uggasenasetthiputta Vatthu - The Story of Uggasena, the Son of a Rich Man(1)

Dhammapada Verse 398 - Dve Brahmana Vatthu - The Story of Two Brahmins

Dhammapada Verse 399 - Akkosakabharadvaja Vatthu - The Story of the Abusive Brahmin Brothers

Dhammapada Verse 400 - Sariputtatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta

Dhammapada Verse 401 - Uppalavanna Theri Vatthu - The Story of Theri Uppalavanna(1)

Dhammapada Verse 402 - Annatarabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of a Certain Brahmin

Dhammapada Verse 403 - Khemabhikkhuni Vatthu - The Story of Theri Khema(2)

Dhammapada Verse 404 - Pabbharavasitissatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Tissa

Dhammapada Verse 405 - Annatarabhikkhu Vatthu - The Story of a Certain Bhikkhu

Dhammapada Verse 406 - Samaneranam Vatthu - The Story of Four Samaneras

Dhammapada Verse 407 - Mahapanthakatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Mahapanthaka

Dhammapada Verse 408 - Pilindavacchatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Pilindavaccha

Dhammapada Verse 409 - Annataratthera Vatthu - The Story of a Certain Thera

Dhammapada Verse 410 - Sariputtatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sariputta

Dhammapada Verse 411 - Mahamoggallanatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Maha Moggallana

Dhammapada Verse 412 - Revatatthera Vatthu - The Story of Samanera Revata

Dhammapada Verse 413 - Candabhatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Candabha

Dhammapada Verse 414 - Sivalitthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sivali

Dhammapada Verse 415 - Sundarasamuddatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Sundarasamudda

Dhammapada Verse 416-I - Jatilatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Jatila

Dhammapada Verse 416-II - Jotikatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Jotika

Dhammapada Verse 417 - Nataputtakatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Nataputtaka

Dhammapada Verse 418 - Nataputtakatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Nataputtaka

Dhammapada Verses 419 and 420 - Vangisatthera Vatthu - The Story of Thera Vangisa

Dhammapada Verse 421 - Dhammadinna Theri Vatthu - The Story of Theri Dhammadinna

Dhammapada Verse 422 - Angulimatthera Vatthu - The Story of Angulimala

Dhammapada Verse 423 - Devahitabrahmana Vatthu - The Story of Devahita the Brahmin



Download/View English TranslationEdit

The following .pdf file contains all above stories, open it then save the .pdf file:

Dhammapada Translated by Daw Mya Tin : File:Dhammapada.pdf

Another Version of Dhammapada Edited by Bhikku Pesala : File:Dhammapada and Commentary.pdf


Alternative TranslationsEdit


See AlsoEdit

Dhammapada: Significance


Original Pali VersionEdit

(From www.tipitaka.org)

The following freely available .PDF files were taken from www.tipitaka.org. These are from Vipassana Research Institute. These contain the original words in Pali language.
The translation of original Pali words can never convey exact meaning, hence these are being provided for research & comparison. The www.tipitaka.org website also contains files in many other languages.
It is also to be mentioned that in original Pali language Buddha is referred as Bhagava(God), Bhagvanta(God), Sattha/Satthu(Teacher).

Pali-English version Edit


Mula(Short) Version: File:Dhammapadapali mula.pdf

Atthakatha (Detailed): File:Dhammapada-atthakatha.pdf

Pali-Devnagri Version(Sanskrit/Hindi Script) Edit


Mula(Short) Version: File:2.Dhammapadapali-dev.pdf

Atthakatha (Detailed): File:Dhammapada-atthakatha-dev.pdf

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