The title for "Ye Dhamma" verse

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The title for "Ye Dhamma" verse

Postby vinodh » Sun May 15, 2011 4:34 am

Hi,

In Sanskrit, the verse is called, "Pratitiya Samutpada Hridaya Dharani" [The Dharani of the Essence of Dependant Origination].

Is there any specific title for the Pali version ?

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yo dharmaṁ paśyati, sa buddhaṁ paśyati
One who sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha

na pudgalo na ca skandhā buddho jñānamanāsravam
sadāśāntiṁ vibhāvitvā gacchāmi śaraṇaṁ hyaham

Neither a person nor the aggregates, the Buddha, is knowledge free from [evil] outflows
Clearly perceiving [him] to be eternally serene, I go for refuge [in him]
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Re: The title for "Ye Dhamma" verse

Postby plwk » Sun May 15, 2011 7:22 am

I doubt so as it's a popular verse and have not heard it having any specific name... paticca samuppāda hadaya gatha? :tongue:
From my experience of some Tibetan Buddhist pujas and some Dharma talks I have attended, this is recited as part of their preliminaries
or opening verse where an 'Om' is added in front and 'Soha' at the end. See link

For origin of the verse... Upatissa-pasine
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Yē dhammā hetuppabhavā
tesam hetum Tathāgato āha,
tesanca yo nirodho
evam vādī Mahāsamano tī

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"Of all those things that from a cause arise,
Tathagata the cause thereof has told;
And how they cease to be, that too he tells,
This is the doctrine of the Great Recluse.[2]"

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[2] (commentary from accesstoinsight:)
This gatha was later to become one of the best-known and most widely-disseminated stanzas of Buddhism, standing for all time as a reminder of Sariputta's first contact with the Dhamma and also as a worthy memorial to Assaji, his great arahant teacher. Spoken at a time when the principle of causality was not accorded the prominence it enjoys today in philosophical thought, its impact on the minds of the early Buddhists must have been revolutionary.
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: The title for "Ye Dhamma" verse

Postby gavesako » Sun May 15, 2011 7:50 am

This Pali formula has been found in many inscriptions and written on gold plates buried in stupas in Theravada countries at an early date, so it must have been popular, but I am not sure that it has a title.
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