One of many best-known and best-loved works of Buddhist literature, the Dhammapada forms a part of the oldest surviving physique of Buddhist writings, and is regularly considered as the genuine teachings of the Buddha himself, spoken via him in his lifetime, and memorized and passed on through his fans after his dying. a set of straightforward verses accumulated in topics comparable to 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', the Dhammapada is out there, tutorial and mind-clearing, with classes in each one verse to provide moral suggestion and to remind the listener of the transience of life.
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421. ) yakkha (fem. yakkhinī) (yakṣa, fem. yakṣī/yakṣiṇī) A nature spirit, usually linked to timber. In tales, the women are frequently portrayed as man-eaters, in each feel of the observe. Yama God of demise, often referred to as the Ender (Antaka). Yoga actually ‘application’, ‘yoke’, ‘union’, from yuj-, ‘to join’, ‘to yoke’, ‘to practice oneself’. In Asian religions, any manner of non secular perform, now not inevitably one regarding specific actual postures. within the Dhammapada, it sort of feels to refer both to the Buddhist course in most cases or particularly to the perform of meditation. Notes during this part, i've got used the final numbering of the verses (rather than bankruptcy + verse numbering) because the technique of keying the notes. for every verse or crew of verses, any explanatory notes are through a truly short retelling of the commentarial tales from the Dhammapadaṭṭhakathā. a lot of those tales, relatively these relating best fans of the Buddha, are according to fabric from the Pali Canon: extra information regarding the resources are available within the Dictionary of Pāli right Names (Malalasekhara 1937–8), on hand in its on-line model at