Parallels to the Dhammapada Verses

A study of the parallels to the Dhammapada, both within the Pāli Canon and in other Indian language traditions.

collated and studied by

Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
(version 2.3, June 2016)

 

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Part One: A Study of the Parallels

Part Two: Text with Parallel Listings

 

Abbreviations and Editions

Parallels from canonical texts

all Pali Text Society (PTS), Oxford

Abbr

Method

Edition

DN

sutta

Dīghanikāyo, eds. T.W. Rhys Davids and J.E. Carpenter (1889-1910)

MN

sutta

Majjhimanikāyo, ed. V. Trenckner & R. Chalmers (1888-1902)

SN

saṁyutta.sutta

Saṁyuttanikāyo, ed. L. Feer (1885-1900)

AN

nipāta.sutta

Aṅguttaranikāyo, ed. R. Morris & E. Hardy (1885-1900)

Ud

book.sutta

Udānaṁ, ed. P. Steinthal (1885)

Iti

sutta

Itivuttakaṁ, ed. E. Windisch (1889)

Sn

book.sutta

Suttanipātaṁ, ed. Dines Andersen and Helmer Smith (1913)

Vv

name

Vimānavatthu, ed. by N.A. Jayawickrama (1977)

Thag

name

Theragāthā, ed. H. Oldenberg (1883)

Thig

name

Therīgāthā, ed. R. Pischel (1883)

Ap

name

Apadānaṁ, M.E. Lilley (1925-7)

Ja

number.name

Jātakaṁ, V. Fausbøll (1877-1896)

MNidd

page

Mahāniddeso, ed. L. de La Vallée Poussin and E.J. Thomas (1916-7)

CNidd

comm. to verse number

Cullāniddeso, ed. L. de La Vallée Poussin and E.J. Thomas (1916-7)

Mil

name

Milindapañhaṁ, ed. V. Trenckner (1880)

Netti

page

Nettippakaraṇaṁ, ed. E. Hardy (1902)

Peṭak

page

Peṭakopadeso, ed. A. Barua (1949)

Kv

page

Kathāvatthu, ed. A.C. Taylor (1894, 1897)

Vin Sv

page

Vinaya Suttavibhaṅgo, ed. H. Oldenberg (1881)

Vin Mv

page

Vinaya Mahāvaggo, ed. H. Oldenberg (1879)

Parallels from Middle-Indo Aryan (MIA) texts

Book

Method

Edition

Patna

number [chapter.verse] vagga

Patna Dharmapada ed. by Margaret Cone (JPTS Vol XIII, Oxford 1989)

Gāndhārī

number [chapter.verse] vagga

The Gāndhārī Dharmapada ed. by John Brough (Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 2001)

Udānavarga

chapter.verse chapter

Udānavarga edited by Franz Bernhard (Vandenhoeck + Ruprecht, Göttingen, 1965)

Divyāvadāna

page

Divyāvadāna ed. E.B. Cowell & R.A. Neil (Cambridge 1886)

Mahāvastu

book.page

Mahāvastu, ed. E. Senart (Paris, 1882, 1890, 1897)

Mūla-sarvāstivādi-vinaya

volume.book.page

Gilgit Manuscripts, ed. Prof. Nalinaksha Dutt (Calcutta, 1950)

Avadāna-śataka

book.page

Avadāna-śataka, ed. J.S. Speyer (St. Petersburg, 1902, 1906)

Mahākarma-vibhaṅga

chapter

Mahā-karmavibhaṅga, ed. by Sylvain Lévi (Paris, 1932)