November 27, 2017, 7:07pm
The attached paper lists a lot of parallels for the Dhammapada that we might not have yet in our lists.
For instance, the famous verse from the Vinaya: https://suttacentral.net/pi/pi-tv-kd1#224
“Ye dhammā hetuppabhavā,
Tesaṃ hetuṃ tathāgato āha;
Tesañca yo nirodho,
Also appears in the Mahāsāṃghika-Lokottaravādin:
ye dharmā hetuprabhāvā hetun teṣāṃ tathāgato āha |
teṣāṃ ca yo nirodha evaṃvādī mahāśramaṇaḥ ||
I have not gone through the whole document because at the moment I do not have the time to do so, so if anybody feels called to do so and make an updated list, please be my guest
December 5, 2017, 11:29pm
Looking into it a bit more, this paper lists a whole lot of parallels we do not have from:
But also from the Subaši Udānavarga, which I cannot readily find (at least not in a form we can use on SC).
It was published here:
1987 Udānavarga de Subaši. Edition critique du manuscript Sanskrit sur bois provenant de Subaši
(Publications de lʼInstitut de Civilisation Indienne, 53). Paris (Collège de France).
From what I can tell there is copyright on it. Bhante
@Sujato, any ideas? I’d be very happy to code this one for SC if we can get it.
While searching I found this interesting map that shows the locations where the various Dhammapadas were found:
December 5, 2017, 11:56pm
Sorry, I got nothing on this. If it’s not in our usual sources, I would guess it hasn’t been made available digitally.
December 6, 2017, 12:15am
Usual sources being: Gretil & Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon … No, they don’t have it. Anywhere else I can look?
December 6, 2017, 12:17am
The U Oslo Dhammapada has nothing:
But yeah, it’s probably not available.
December 6, 2017, 12:21am
It’s not Gandhari. And no they don’t have it.
I’ll try writing a nice letter to Paris then. Nice website BTW:
March 8, 2018, 1:32am
Dear Bhante, this paralleled gatha here is very famous in the Tibetan Buddhism.
In Chinese, it is called “缘起咒(meaning: pratītya-samutpāda mantra)”, but I don’t know its Tibetan name:
om ye dharma hetu prabhawa
嗡 耶 达玛 嘿图 帕爸哇
hetun teshan tathagato hyavadat
嘿吞 得桑 达他噶多 哈瓦搭特
teshan tsa yo nirodha
得桑 插 又 尼若答
ewam vade mahashramanah soha
艾湾 哇得 玛哈夏惹嘛那 梭哈
This mantra/gatha is everywhere and probably every Tibaten buddhist may recite it.
Also you may found Tibetan monks chanting it on so many Vajrayana dharma assemblys, in a tone of Tibetanized Sanskrit.
March 9, 2018, 3:36am
Wonderful you found this old thread back!
In the mean time, I have received permission from the university and the author to publish this Udarnavaga on SuttaCentral.
The first two chapters are there but the rest is still under construction:
Early Buddhist texts from the Tipitaka (Tripitaka). Suttas (sutras) with the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness, insight, wisdom, and meditation.