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where is this verse from?

Postby Dhammanucara » Sat May 08, 2010 5:16 pm

Hi all,

I found this quote from a Buddhist article, which says that this verse is from Anguttara Nikaya, but did not specify the sutta. Does anyone know?

"Bhasaye jotaye dhammam,
Pagganhe Isinam dhajam,
Subhasitaddhaja Isayo,
Dhammo hi Isinam dhajo."

"Preach, glorify the Truth, and
Lift the Sage's flag on high,
Emblem of saints is goodly speech,
Truth is the flag they fly." ~Anguttara


With metta,
Dhammanucara :namaste:

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Re: where is this verse from?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 08, 2010 6:12 pm

I done a search which gave this as a result
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Bhasa ... nt=firefox

looks like it is actually in the Khuddaka nikaya


494.“Bhasaye jotaye dhammam, pagganhe isinam dhajam;
Subhasitaddhaja isayo, dhammo hi isinam dhajo”ti
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: where is this verse from?

Postby bodom » Sat May 08, 2010 6:28 pm

Looks to be in the Jatakas more precisely:

http://books.google.com/books?id=SyuOuv ... CBMQ6AEwAA

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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