(Papa Vagga, (Evil)
World’s largest edition of Dhammapada, this is illustrated with 423 especially commissioned works of art. The book represents the quintessence of Buddhism, embodied in 423 stanzas that represent the words of the Buddha. The wisdom implicit in these sacred verses is timeless and is universally applicable. This encompasses both spiritual and worldly situations. The book classified into 23 chapters is arranged to give the reader the original Pali in Roman characters and the translation of each stanza at two levels. The prose order of each stanza is provided, with the meaning of each word explained. The story, out of which the verses emerged, is also provided. A comprehensive commentary facilitates the understanding of the work in depth. The book comes in an attractive slip-case, with an illustration depicting one of the most serene images of the Buddha adorning the cover. This is available in Sinhala and Chinese versions as well.
(Recited In Pali by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Nayaka Maha Thero)