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Treasury of Truth The Dhammapada Illustrated by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw Treasury of Truth The Dhammapada Illustrated by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw Document Transcript

  • Treasury of TruthIllustrated Dhammapada Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero e DHANET UD B S BO Y O K LIB R A R E-mail: bdea@buddhanet.net Web site: www.buddhanet.net Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc.
  • Treasury of Truth IllustratedDhammapada For Free Distribution Only ISBN: 981–00–4938–2
  • Treasury of Truth Illustrated Dhammapada Author: Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero Editor: Mr. Edwin Ariyadasa Editorial Assistants: Ven. Kurunegoda Piyatissa Maha Thero (Usa)Ven. Hawovita Deepananda Mara Thero (Sri Lanka) Prof. David Blundell (Taiwan) Illustrations: Mr. P. Wickramanayaka Advisory Board: Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Nayaka Thero (Malaysia) Ven. Hikgoda Khemananda Maha Thero (USA) Ven. Walpola Piyananda Maha Thero (USA) Ven. Pannila Ananda Maha Thero (USA) Ven. Kadihare Somananda Thero (Singapore) Ven. Maduluwave Sobhita Maha Thero (Sri Lanka) Ven. Heenbunne Kondanna Thero (USA) Ven. Madawala Seelawimala Thero (USA) Ven. Banagala Upatissa Maha Nayaka Thero (Japan) Ven. Malimbada Mangala Thero (Japan) Ven. Ryugen Tanaka (Japan) Ven. Tiniyawala Palitha Thero (Sri Lanka) Ven. Punchihenayagama Siriniwasa Thero (Sri Lanka) Ven. Medagama Dhammananda (Sri Lanka) Ven. Siyambalagoda Ananda Thero (USA) Ven. Buddhasasanajotaka J. Osada (Japan) Ven. Eiyu Ishii (Japan) Ven. Sek Joy Ek (Singapore) Mr. Sam Samarasinghe (Malaysia) Mr. Ee Fook Choy (SBMC — President) Mr. D. Satharasinghe (SBMC — Vice President) Mr. Upul Rodrigo (SBMC — Vice President) Ms. Tan Kim Chan (Secretary) Ms. Tan Gim Hong (Asst. Secretary) Mr. Chia Teck Siong Jeffrey (Hon. Treasurer) Mr. D.S. Weeranarayana (Hon. Asst. Treasurer) Mr. Than Myint (Committee Member) Mr. Dennis Wang Khee Pong (Committee Member) Ms. Wong Swee Leng Diamond (Committee Member) Ms. Wong Swee Nguk Jade (Committee Member) Ms. Lim Cheng Hua (Committee Member) Ms. Check Seok Lay Annie (Committee Member) Ms. Tan Seng Wah (Auditor) Ms. Wan Lai Wan (Auditor) iv
  • Contents Chapter 1 – Yamaka Vagga – Twin Verses — 20 versesSuffering Follows The Evil-Doer1 (1) The Story of the Monk Cakkhupàla (Verse 1) ................................................... 59Happiness Follows The Doer Of Good1 (2) The Story of Maññakuõdali (Verse 2) ........................................................................ 63Uncontrolled Hatred Leads To Harm & Overcoming Anger1 (3) (4) The Story of Monk Tissa (Verses 3 & 4) ......................................................... 67Hatred Is Overcome Only By Non-Hatred1 (4) The Story of Kàliyakkhinã (Verse 5) ........................................................................... 74Recollection Of Death Brings Peace1 (5) The Story of Kosambi Monks (Verse 6) .................................................................. 78Sloth Defeats Spirituality & Spiritual Strength Is Undefeatable1 (6) The Story of Monk Mahàkàla (Verses 7 & 8) ..................................................... 82Those Who Do Not Deserve The Stained Robe & The Virtuous Deserve The Stained Robe1 (7) The Story of Devadatta (Verses 9 & 10) .................................................................. 90False Values Bar Spiritual Progress & Truth Enlightens1 (8) The Story of Monk Sàriputta (Verses 11 & 12) .................................................. 98 v
  • Lust Penetrates Untrained Mind & The Disciplined Mind Keeps Lust Away1 (9) The Story of Monk Nanda (Verses 13 & 14) ..................................................... 105Sorrow Springs From Evil Deeds1 (10) The Story of Cundasåkarika (Verse 15) ............................................................ 112Good Deeds Bring Happiness1 (11) The Story of Dhammika Upàsaka (Verse 16) ................................................. 116Evil Action Leads To Torment1 (12) The Story of Devadatta (Verse 17) ......................................................................... 120Virtuous Deeds Make One Rejoice1 (13) The Story of Sumanàdevi (Verse 18) ................................................................... 124Fruits Of Religious Life Through Practice & Practice Ensures Fulfilment1 (14) The Story of Two Friends (Verses 19 & 20) ..................................................... 128 Chapter 2 – Appamàda Vagga – Heedfulness — 12 versesFreedom Is Difficult2 (1) The Story of Sàmàvati (Verses 21, 22 & 23) ....................................................... 136Glory Of The Mindful Increases2 (2) The Story of Kumbhaghosaka, the Banker (Verse 24) .............................. 147Island Against Floods2 (3) The Story of Cålapanthaka (Verse 25) ................................................................. 151 vi
  • Treasured Mindfulness & Meditation Leads To Bliss2 (4) The Story of Bàla Nakkhatta Festival (Verses 26 & 27) .......................... 155The Sorrowless View The World2 (5) The Story of Monk Mahàkassapa (Verse 28) .................................................. 163The Mindful One Is Way Ahead Of Others2 (6) The Story of the Two Companion Monks (Verse 29) ................................. 167Mindfulness Made Him Chief Of Gods2 (7) The Story of Magha (Verse 30) .................................................................................. 171The Heedful Advance2 (8) The Story of a Certain Monk (Verse 31) .............................................................. 175The Heedful Advances To Nibbàna2 (9) The Story of Monk Nigàma Vàsi Tissa (Verse 32) ....................................... 179 Chapter 3 – Citta Vagga – Mind — 11 versesThe Wise Person Straightens The Mind & The Fluttering Mind3 (1) The Story of Venerable Meghiya (Verses 33 & 34) ...................................... 184Restrained Mind Leads To Happiness3 (2) The Story of a Certain Monk (Verse 35) ............................................................. 191Protected Mind Leads To Happiness3 (3) The Story of a Certain Disgruntled Monk (Verse 36) .............................. 195 vii
  • Death’s Snare Can Be Broken By A Tamed Mind3 (4) The Story of Monk Saïgharakkhita (Verse 37) ............................................. 199Wisdom Does Not Grow If Mind Wavers & The Wide-Awake Is Unfrightened3 (5) The Story of Monk Cittahattha (Verses 38 & 39) ......................................... 203Weapons To Defeat Death3 (6) The Story of Five Hundred Monks (Verse 40) ................................................ 210Without The Mind Body Is Worthless3 (7) The Story of Tissa, the Monk with a Stinking Body (Verse 41) ........ 214All Wrongs Issue Out Of Evil Minds3 (8) The Story of Nanda, the Herdsman (Verse 42) .............................................. 218Well-Trained Mind Excels People3 (9) The Story of Soreyya (Verse 43) ................................................................................ 221 Chapter 4 – Puppha Vagga – Flowers — 16 versesThe Garland-Maker & The Seeker Understands4 (1) The Story of Five Hundred Monks (Verses 44 & 45) ................................. 226Who Conquers Death?4 (2) The Story of the Monk who Contemplates The Body as a Mirage (Verse 46) ........................................................................... 234Pleasure Seeker Is Swept Away4 (3) The Story of Vióåóabha (Verse 47) ......................................................................... 238 viii
  • Attachment To Senses Is Folly4 (4) The Story of Patipåjikà Kumàri (Verse 48) ....................................................... 242The Monk In The Village4 (5) The Story of Kosiya, the Miserly Rich Man (Verse 49) ............................ 246Look Inward And Not At Others4 (6) The Story of the Ascetic Pàveyya (Verse 50) ................................................... 250Good Words Attract Only Those Who Practise & Good Words Profit Only Those Who Practise4 (7) The Story of Chattapàni, a Lay Disciple (Verses 51 & 52) ..................... 254Those Born Into This World Must Acquire Much Merit4 (8) The Story of Visàkhà (Verse 53) ................................................................................ 261Fragrance Of Virtue Spreads Everywhere & Fragrance Of Virtue Is The Sweetest Smell4 (9) The Story of the Question Raised by the Venerable ânanda (Verses 54 & 55) ................................................... 265Fragrance Of Virtue Wafts To Heaven4 (10) The Story of Monk Mahàkassapa (Verse 56) ................................................ 272Death Cannot Trace The Path Of Arahats4 (11) The Story of Venerable Godhika (Verse 57) ................................................... 276Lotus Is Attractive Though In A Garbage Heap & Arahats Shine Wherever They Are4 (12) The Story of Garahadinna (Verses 58 & 59) .................................................. 280 ix
  • Chapter 5 – Bàla Vagga – Fools — 16 versesSaüsàra Is Long To The Ignorant5 (1) The Story of a Certain Person (Verse 60) ........................................................... 288Do Not Associate With The Ignorant5 (2) The Story of a Resident Pupil of Venerable Mahàkassapa (Verse 61) ................................................................ 292Ignorance Brings Suffering5 (3) The Story of ânanda, the Rich Man (Verse 62) ............................................ 296Know Reality – Be Wise5 (4) The Story of Two Pick-pockets (Verse 63) ......................................................... 300The Ignorant Cannot Benefit From The Wise5 (5) The Story of Venerable Udàyi (Verse 64) ........................................................... 304Profit From The Wise5 (6) The Story of Thirty Monks from Pàñheyyaka (Verse 65) ...................... 309A Sinner Is One’s Own Foe5 (7) The Story of Suppabuddha, the Leper (Verse 66) ....................................... 313Do What Brings Happiness5 (8) The Story of a Farmer (Verse 67) ............................................................................... 317Happiness Results From Good Deeds5 (9) The Story of Sumana, the Florist (Verse 68) .................................................... 321Sin Yields Bitter Results5 (10) The Story of Nun Uppalavaõõà (Verse 69) .................................................... 325 x
  • The Unconditioned Is The Highest Achievement5 (11) The Story of Monk Jambuka (Verse 70) ............................................................ 329Sin Is Like Sparks Of Fire Hidden In Ashes5 (12) The Story of Snake-Ghost (Verse 71) .................................................................. 333The Knowledge Of The Wicked Splits His Head5 (13) The Story of Saññhikåña-Peta (Verse 72) ............................................................ 337Desire For Pre-Eminence & The Ignorant Are Ego-Centred5 (14) The Story of Citta the Householder (Verses 73 & 74) ............................. 340Path To Liberation5 (15) The Story of Novice Monk Tissa of the Forest Monastery (Verse 75) ...................................................................... 347 Chapter 6 – Paõóita Vagga – The Wise — 14 versesTreasure The Advice Of The Wise6 (1) The Story of Venerable Ràdha (Verse 76) ........................................................... 352The Virtuous Cherish Good Advice6 (2) The Story of Venerables Assaji & Punabbasuka (Verse 77) ................. 356In The Company Of The Virtuous6 (3) The Story of Venerable Channa (Verse 78) ....................................................... 360Living Happily In The Dhamma6 (4) The Story of Venerable Mahàkappina (Verse 79) ........................................ 364 xi
  • The Wise Control Themselves6 (5) The Story of Novice Monk Paõóita (Verse 80) .............................................. 368The Wise Are Steadfast6 (6) The Story of Venerable Lakunñaka Bhaddiya (Verse 81) ........................ 372The Wise Are Happy6 (7) The Story of Kànamàtà (Verse 82) ........................................................................... 376The Wise Are Tranquil6 (8) The Story of the Five Hundred Monks (Verse 83) ...................................... 380The Wise Live Correctly6 (9) The Story of Venerable Dhammika (Verse 84) .............................................. 383A Few Reach The Other Shore & Those Who Follow The Dhamma Are Liberated6 (10) The Story of Dhamma Listeners (Verses 85 & 86) .................................... 386Liberation Through Discipline & Purify Your Mind & Arahats Are Beyond Worldliness6 (11) The Story of Five Hundred Visiting Monks (Verses 87, 88 & 89) .. 395 Chapter 7 – Arahanta Vagga – The Saints — 10 versesPassion’s Fever Gone7 (1) The Story of the Question Asked by Jãvaka (Verse 90) ............................ 407Saints Are Non-Attached7 (2) The Story of Venerable Mahàkassapa (Verse 91) .......................................... 411 xii
  • Blameless Is The Nature Of Saints7 (3) The Story of Venerable Bellaññhisãsa (Verse 92) ............................................. 415Arahat’s State Cannot Be Traced7 (4) The Story of Venerable Anuruddha (Verse 93) ............................................. 419Gods Adore Arahats7 (5) The Story of Venerable Mahàkaccàyana (Verse 94) ................................... 423Arahats Are Noble7 (6) The Story of Venerable Sàriputta (Verse 95) .................................................... 427The Tranquility Of The Saints7 (7) The Story of a Novice Monk from Kosambi (Verse 96) .......................... 431Exalted Are The Unblemished7 (8) The Story of Venerable Sàriputta (Verse 97) .................................................... 435Dwelling Of The Unblemished Is Alluring7 (9) The Story of Venerable Revata, (Verse 98) ......................................................... 439The Passionless Delight In Forests7 (10) The Story of a Woman (Verse 99) .......................................................................... 443 Chapter 8 – Sahassa Vagga – Thousands — 16 versesOne Pacifying Word Is Noble8 (1) The Story of Tambadàñhika (Verse 100) .............................................................. 447One Useful Verse Is Better Than A Thousand Useless Verses8 (2) The Story of Bàhiyadàrucãriya (Verse 101) ....................................................... 451 xiii
  • A Dhamma-Word Is Noble8 (3) The Story of Nun Kunóalakesã (Verses 102 & 103) .................................... 455Victory Over Oneself Is Unequalled & Victory Over Self Cannot Be Undone8 (4) The Story of the Bràhmin Anatthapucchaka (Verses 104 & 105) .... 463The Greatest Offering8 (5) The Story of Venerable Sàriputta’s Uncle (Verse 106) ............................... 470Even Brief Adoration Of Arahat Fruitful8 (6) The Story of Venerable Sàriputta’s Nephew (Verse 107) ........................ 473Worshipping An Unblemished Individual Is Noble8 (7) The Story of Venerable Sàriputta’s Friend (Verse 108) ............................ 476Saluting Venerables Yields Four Benefits8 (8) The Story of âyuvaóóhanakumàra (Verse 109) ........................................... 479Virtuous Life Is Noble8 (9) The Story of Novice Monk Saükicca (Verse 110) ........................................ 483A Wise One’s Life Is Great8 (10) The Story of Khànu-Koõda¤¤a (Verse 111) ................................................... 487The Person Of Effort Is Worthy8 (11) The Story of Venerable Sappadàsa (Verse 112) ............................................ 491Who Knows Reality Is Great8 (12) The Story of Nun Patàcàrà (Verse 113) .............................................................. 495 xiv
  • The Seer Of The Deathless Is A Worthy One8 (13) The Story of Nun Kisàgotami (Verse 114) ....................................................... 499Life Of One Who Knows The Teaching Is Noble8 (14) The Story of Nun Bahåputtika (Verse 115) .................................................... 503 Chapter 9 – Pàpa Vagga – Evil — 13 versesNever Hesitate To Do Good9 (1) The Story of Culla Ekasàñaka (Verse 116) ........................................................... 507Do No Evil Again And Again9 (2) The Story of Venerable Seyyasaka (Verse 117) ............................................... 511Accumulated Merit Leads To Happiness9 (3) The Story of Goddess Làjà (Verse 118) ................................................................. 515Evil Seems Sweet Until It Ripens & Good May Seem Bad Until Good Matures9 (4) The Story of Anàthapiõóika (Verses 119 & 120) ........................................... 519Take Not Evil Lightly9 (5) The Story of a Careless Monk (Verse 121) ......................................................... 527Merit Grows Little By Little9 (6) The Story of Bilàlapàdaka (Verse 122) ................................................................. 531Shun Evil As Poison9 (7) The Story of Mahàdhana (Verse 123) ................................................................... 535 xv
  • Evil Results From Bad Intention9 (8) The Story of Kukkuñamitta (Verse 124) ............................................................... 539Wrong Done To Others Returns To Doer9 (9) The Story of Koka the Huntsman (Verse 125) ................................................ 543Those Who Pass Away9 (10) The Story of Venerable Tissa (Verse 126) ......................................................... 546Shelter Against Death9 (11) The Story of Three Groups of Persons (Verse 127) .................................. 550No Escape From Death9 (12) The Story of King Suppabuddha (Verse 128) ............................................... 554 Chapter 10 – Daõóa Vagga – Punishment — 17 versesOf Others Think Of As Your Own Self10 (1) The Story of a Group of Six Monks (Verse 129) .......................................... 559To All Life Is Dear10 (2) The Story of a Group of Six Monks (Verse 130) .......................................... 563Those Who Do Not Receive Happiness10 (3) The Story of Many Youths (Verses 131 & 132) ............................................. 567Retaliation Brings Unhappiness & Tranquility Should Be Preserved10 (4) The Story of Venerable Kunóadhàna (Verses 133 & 134) .................... 575 xvi
  • Decay And Death Terminate Life10 (5) The Story of Some Ladies Observing the Moral Precepts (Verse 135) ................................................................................ 583Results Of Evil Torment The Ignorant10 (6) The Story of the Boa Constrictor Peta-Ghost (Verse 136) .................... 587The Evil Results Of Hurting The Pious & Evil Results Of Hurting Harmless Saints & Harming The Holy Is Disastrous & Woeful States In The Wake Of Evil Doing10 (7) The Story of Venerable Mahà Moggallàna (Verses 137 – 140) ......... 591Practices That Will Not Lead To Purity10 (8) The Story of Venerable Bahåbhànóika (Verse 141) .................................. 606Costumes Do Not Mar Virtue10 (9) The Story of Santati the Minister (Verse 142) ................................................ 610Avoid Evil Through Shame & Effort Is Necessary To Avoid Suffering10 (10) The Story of Venerable Pilotikatissa (Verses 143 & 144) ..................... 614Those Who Restrain Their Own Mind10 (11) The Story of Novice Monk Sukha (Verse 145) ........................................... 622 Chapter 11 – Jarà Vagga – Old Age — 11 versesOne Pacifying Word Is Noble11 (1) The Story of the Companions of Visàkhà (Verse 146) ............................ 627 xvii
  • Behold The True Nature Of The Body11 (2) The Story of Sirimà (Verse 147) ............................................................................... 631Life Ends In Death11 (3) The Story of Nun Uttarà (Verse 148) ................................................................... 635A Sight That Stops Desire11 (4) The Story of Adhimànika Monks (Verse 149) .............................................. 639The Body Is A City Of Bones11 (5) The Story of Nun Råpanandà (Janapadakalyàni) (Verse 150) ........ 643Buddha’s Teaching Never Decays11 (6) The Story of Queen Mallikà (Verse 151) ........................................................... 647Body Fattens – Mind Does Not11 (7) The Story of Venerable Kàludàyi (Verse 152) ............................................... 651Seeing The Builder Of The House & Thy Building Material Is Broken11 (8) Venerable ânanda’s Stanzas (Verses 153 & 154) ........................................ 655Regrets In Old Age & Nostalgia For Past Glory11 (9) The Story of Mahàdhana the Treasurer’s Son (Verses 155 & 156) 661 Chapter 12 – Atta Vagga – Self — 10 versesSafeguard Your Own Self12 (1) The Story of Bodhiràjakumàra (Verse 157) .................................................... 670 xviii
  • Give Advice While Being Virtuous Yourself12 (2) The Story of Venerable Upananda Sàkyaputta (Verse 158) ................ 674Discipline Yourself Before You Do Others12 (3) The Story of Venerable Padhànikatissa (Verse 159) ................................ 678One Is One’s Best Saviour12 (4) The Story of the Mother of Kumàrakassapa (Verse 160) ..................... 682The Unwise Person Comes To Grief On His Own12 (5) The Story of Mahàkàla Upàsaka (Verse 161) ................................................ 686Evil Action Crushes The Doer12 (6) The Story of Devadatta (Verse 162) ...................................................................... 690Doing Good Unto One’s Own Self Is Difficult12 (7) The Story of Schism in the Sangha (Verse 163) .......................................... 694The Wicked Are Self-Destructive12 (8) The Story of Venerable Kàla (Verse 164) .......................................................... 698Purity, Impurity Self-Created12 (9) The Story of Cålakàla Upàsaka (Verse 165) .................................................. 702Help Others – But Promote One’s Own Good12 (10) The Story of Venerable Attadattha (Verse 166) ......................................... 706 Chapter 13 – Loka Vagga – World — 12 versesDo Not Cultivate The Worldly13 (1) The Story of a Young Monk (Verse 167) ........................................................... 711 xix
  • The Righteous Are Happy – Here And Hereafter & Behave According To The Teaching13 (2) The Story of King Suddhodana (Verses 168 & 169) ................................. 715Observe The Impermanence Of Life13 (3) The Story of Many Monks (Verse 170) .............................................................. 723The Disciplined Are Not Attached To The Body13 (4) The Story of Prince Abhaya (Verse 171) ............................................................ 726The Diligent Illumine The World13 (5) The Story of Venerable Sammu¤janã (Verse 172) ...................................... 730Evil Is Overcome By Good13 (6) The Story of Venerable Angulimàla (Verse 173) ........................................ 734Without Eye Of Wisdom, This World Is Blind13 (7) The Story of the Weaver-Girl (Verse 174) ........................................................ 738The Wise Travel Beyond The Worldly13 (8) The Story of Thirty Monks (Verse 175) ............................................................. 742A Liar Can Commit Any Crime13 (9) The Story of Cincàmànavikà (Verse 176) ......................................................... 746Happiness Through Partaking In Good Deeds13 (10) The Story of the Unrivalled Alms-Giving (Verse 177) ....................... 750Being Stream-Winner Is Supreme13 (11) The Story of Kàla, son of Anàthapiõóika (Verse 178) .......................... 754 xx
  • Chapter 14 – Buddha Vagga – The Buddha — 18 versesThe Buddha Cannot Be Tempted & The Buddha Cannot Be Brought Under Sway14 (1) The Story of the Three Daughters of Màra (Verses 179 & 180) ....... 759Gods And Men Adore The Buddha14 (2) The Story of the Buddha’s Return from the Tàvatiüsa Deva World (Verse 181) ................................................ 766Four Rare Opportunities14 (3) The Story of Erakapatta the Nàga King (Verse 182) ................................ 770The Instruction Of The Buddhas & Patience Is A Great Ascetic Virtue & Noble Guidelines14 (4) The Story of the Question Raised by Venerable ânanda (Verses 183 – 185) ......................................................... 774Sensual Pleasures Never Satiated & Shun Worldly Pleasures14 (5) The Story of a Discontented Young Monk (Verses 186 & 187) ........ 786Fear Stricken Masses & Those Refuges Do Not Offer Help & Seeing Four Noble Truths & The Noble Path & The Refuge That Ends All Sufferings14 (6) The Story of Aggidatta (Verses 188 – 192) ....................................................... 794Rare Indeed Is Buddha’s Arising14 (7) The Story of the Question Raised by Venerable ânanda (Verse 193) ......................................................................... 812Four Factors Of Happiness14 (8) The Story of Many Monks (Verse 194) ................................................................ 816 xxi
  • Worship Those Who Deserve Adoration & Worship Brings Limitless Merit14 (9) The Story of the Golden Ståpa of Kassapa Buddha (Verses 195 & 196) .............................................................................................................. 819 Chapter 15 – Sukha Vagga – Happiness — 12 versesSukha Vagga (Happiness) & Without Sickness Among The Sick & Not Anxious Among The Anxious15 (1) The Story of the Pacification of the Relatives of the Buddha (Verses 197 – 199) .................................... 828Happily They Live – Undefiled15 (2) The Story of Màra (Verse 200) .................................................................................. 840Happy Above Both Victory And Defeat15 (3) The Story of the Defeat of the King of Kosala (Verse 201) ................. 843Happiness Tranquilizes15 (4) The Story of a Young Bride (Verse 202) ............................................................. 847Worst Diseases And Greatest Happiness15 (5) The Story of a Lay-Disciple (Verse 203) ............................................................ 851Four Supreme Acquisitions15 (6) The Story of King Pasenadi of Kosala (Verse 204) ................................... 855The Free Are The Purest15 (7) The Story of Venerable Tissa (Verse 205) ......................................................... 859 xxii
  • Pleasant Meetings & Happy Company & The Good And The Wise15 (8) The Story of Sakka (Verses 206 – 208) ................................................................ 864 Chapter 16 – Piya Vagga – Affection — 12 versesAdmiration Of Self-Seekers & Not Seeing The Liked And Seeing The Unliked Are Both Painful & Not Bound By Ties Of Defilements16 (1) The Story of Three Ascetics (Verses 209 – 211) ............................................ 878The Outcome Of Endearment16 (2) The Story of a Rich Householder (Verse 212) ............................................... 888Sorrow And Fear Arise Due To Loved Ones16 (3) The Story of Visàkhà (Verse 213) ........................................................................... 892The Outcome Of Passion16 (4) The Story of Licchavi Princes (Verse 214) ........................................................ 897The Outcome Of Lust16 (5) The Story of Anitthigandha Kumàra (Verse 215) ..................................... 901Sorrow And Fear Arise Due To Miserliness16 (6) The Story of a Bràhmin (Verse 216) ...................................................................... 905Beloved Of The Masses16 (7) The Story of Five Hundred Boys (Verse 217) ................................................ 909The Person With Higher Urges16 (8) The Story of an Anàgàmi Venerable (Verse 218) ....................................... 913 xxiii
  • The Fruits Of Good Action & Good Actions Lead To Good Results16 (9) The Story of Nandiya (Verses 219 & 220) ........................................................ 917 Chapter 17 – Kodha Vagga – Anger — 14 versesHe Who Is Not Assaulted By Sorrow17 (1) The Story of Princess Rohini (Verse 221) ......................................................... 926The Efficient Charioteer17 (2) The Story of a Monk (Verse 222) ............................................................................ 930Four Forms Of Victories17 (3) The Story of Uttarà the Lay-Disciple (Verse 223) ...................................... 934Three Factors Leading To Heaven17 (4) The Story of the Question Raised by Venerable Mahà Moggallàna (Verse 224) ................................................ 938Those Harmless Ones Reach The Deathless17 (5) The Story of the Bràhmin who had been the ‘Father of the Buddha’ (Verse 225) .......................... 942Yearning For Nibbàna17 (6) The Story of Puõõà the Slave Girl (Verse 226) ............................................. 946There Is No One Who Is Not Blamed & No One Is Exclusively Blamed Or Praised & Person Who Is Always Praise- Worthy & Person Who Is Like Solid Gold17 (7) The Story of Atula the Lay Disciple (Verses 227 – 230) ........................ 950 xxiv
  • The Person Of Bodily Discipline & Virtuous Verbal Behaviour & Discipline Your Mind & Safeguard The Three Doors17 (8) The Story of A Group of Six Monks (Verses 231 – 234) ........................ 962 Chapter 18 – Mala Vagga – Impurities — 21 versesMan At The Door Of Death & Get Immediate Help & In The Presence Of The King Of Death & Avoid The Cycle Of Existence18 (1) The Story of the Son of a Butcher (Verses 235 – 238) .............................. 977Purify Yourself Gradually18 (2) The Story of a Bràhmin (Verse 239) ..................................................................... 991One’s Evil Ruins One’s Own Self18 (3) The Story of Venerable Tissa (Verse 240) ......................................................... 995Causes Of Stain18 (4) The Story of Kàludàyi (Verse 241) ......................................................................... 999Taints Are Evil Things – Ignorance Is The Greatest Taint & Ignorance The Worst Taint18 (5) The Story of a Man Whose Wife Committed Adultery (Verses 242 & 243) .......................................................................................................... 1003Shameless Life Is Easy & For A Modest Person Life Is Hard18 (6) The Story of Culla Sàrã (Verses 244 & 245) ................................................... 1010Wrong Deeds To Avoid & Precepts The Layman Should Follow & These Precepts Prevent Suffering18 (7) The Story of Five Hundred Lay Disciples (Verses 246 – 248) ........ 1018 xxv
  • The Envious Are Not At Peace & The Unenvious Are At Peace18 (8) The Story of Tissa (Verses 249 & 250) ............................................................... 1027Craving Is The Worst Flood18 (9) The Story of Five Lay-Disciples (Verse 251) ................................................ 1034Easy To See Are The Faults Of Others18 (10) The Story of Meõdaka the Rich Man (Verse 252) ................................ 1038Seeing Others’ faults18 (11) The Story of Venerable Ujjhànasa¤¤ã (Verse 253) ................................ 1042Nothing Is Eternal Other Than Nibbàna & The Buddha Has No Anxiety18 (12) The Story of Subhadda the Wandering Ascetic (Verses 254 & 255) ................................................. 1046 Chapter 19 – Dhammaññha Vagga – Established in Dhamma — 17 versesThe Just And The Impartial Are The Best Judges & Firmly Rooted In The Law19 (1) The Story of the Judge (Verses 256 & 257) ................................................... 1054Who Speaks A Lot Is Not Necessarily Wise19 (2) The Story of a Group of Six Monks (Verse 258) ....................................... 1061Those Who Know Speak Little19 (3) The Story of Ekådàna the Arahat (Verse 259) .......................................... 1065 xxvi