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Dhammanucara
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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

Thanks.

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

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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

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