namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa


Dhammapada, The Buddha's Path of Wisdom

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa

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the feature in the Pali scriptures which is most prominent and most tiresome to the unsympathetic reader is the repetition of words, sentences and whole paragraphs. This is partly the result of grammar or at least of style. (cited from: Part 2, CHAPTER XIII, THE CANON , "HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM-- AN HISTORICAL SKETCH", "VOLUME I , BOOK III-- PALI BUDDHISM" BY SIR CHARLES ELIOT; Read this book online: HTML ; EPUB (with images) ; EPUB (no images) ; Kindle (with images) ; Kindle (no images) ; Plain Text UTF-8 ; More Files… )

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Title: Buddhist legends, translated from the original Pali text of the Dhammapada commentary
Series: Representative works: Pali series
Author: Burlingame, Eugene Watson
Corporate author: Pali Text Society
Imprint: London, Luzac and Company, 1969
Country: UK
Publ Year: 1969
Collation: 3 v., illus.
Original Language: English
General notes: (Transl. from the Pali by Eugene Watson Burlingame. Volume 1 contains introduction and synopses of the stories included in the 3 volumes)
Main descriptors: Oeuvre littéraire représentative; Légende; Philosophie; Doctrine religieuse; Bouddhisme
Identifiers: Dhammapada commentary
Item available at: UNESCO Library - UNESCO Archives
On line: No
Nature of contents: literary works
Document Type: Publication with UNESCO collaboration/sponsorship
Catalog Number: 128490
Source code: lib


Buddhist Legends-- DHAMMAPADA COMMENTARY, by Buddhaghosa. supposed author; Burlingame, Eugene Watson (1876-1932) tr; Lanman, Charles Rockwell (1850-1941); London, Published for the Pali Text Society by Luzac, 1969 [c1921], Cambridge, Mass., Harvard oriental series. Reprints ;v. 28-30, Harvard university press, Digitizing sponsor Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

[2]Treasury of Truth-- the Illustrated Dhammapada (with commentary), by Ven. Weragoda Sārada Mahā Thero. , author-publisher. 1993, ISBN 981-00-4938-2, Taipei, Taiwan :Published and donated by the Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation;

巴利文經典最突出的特點,同時也是缺乏同情心的讀者最感厭倦的特點,就是單字、語句和整段文節的重複。這一部分是文法或至少是文體所產生的結果。 …,…,…,

…,…,…, 這種文句冗長的特性,另外還有一個原因,那就是在長時期中三藏經典只以口授相傳。 …,…,…,

…,…,…, 巴利文經典令人生厭的機械性的重覆敘述,也可能一部分是由於僧伽羅人(Sinhalese)不願遺失外國傳教師傳授給他們的聖語 …,…,…,

…,…,…, 重覆敘述不僅是說教記錄的特點,而且也是說教本身的特點。我們持有的版本,無疑地是把一段自由說教壓縮成為編有號碼的段落和重覆敘述的產品。佛陀所說的話一定比這些生硬的表格更為活潑柔軟得多。

(節錄自: 巴利系佛教史綱 第六章 聖典 二 摘錄 )