Dhammapada/Udanavarga

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Dhammapada/Udanavarga

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:39 am

There is an other version of the Dhammapada, which is longer (and compiled latter) than the Pali version. It is called the Udanavarga. This may be of interest to some:

https://www2.hf.uio.no/polyglotta/index ... w=fulltext
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Re: Dhammapada/Udanavarga

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:52 am

Outstanding!
Many thanks Tilt!

Would you or one of the other mods/admins kindly pin this thread?
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Re: Dhammapada/Udanavarga

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:59 pm

I hadn't heard of the text so I looked it up. I'll save others some time by giving the gist of the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udanavarga:
The Udānavarga has around 1100 verses in 33 chapters. The chapter titles[2] are:
Comparatively, the most common version of the Dhammapada, in Pali, has 423 verses in 26 chapters.[3] Comparing the Udānavarga, Pali Dhammapada and the Gandhari Dharmapada, Brough (2001) identifies that the texts have in common 330 to 340 verses, 16 chapter headings and an underlying structure.
The Udānavarga is attributed to the Sarvāstivādins.[5]
Hinuber suggests that a text similar to the Pali Canon's Udāna formed the original core of the Sanskrit Udānavarga, to which verses from the Dhammapada were added.[6] Brough allows for the hypothesis that the Udānavarga, the Pali Dhammapada and the Gandhari Dharmapada all have a "common ancestor" but underlines that there is no evidence that any one of these three texts might have been the "primitive Dharmapada" from which the other two evolved.

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Re: Dhammapada/Udanavarga

Postby vinodh » Sat May 14, 2011 7:46 pm

Comparative version of the various editions of the Dhammapada (which includes Udanavarga too)

http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/B ... /index.htm

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Buddhists Texts in Brahmi Script : http://www.virtualvinodh.com/brahmi-lipitva

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

na pudgalo na ca skandhā buddho jñānamanāsravam
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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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