Burlinghame, Harvard Oriental Series , , 3 volumes; reprinted by Pali Text Society  , Bristol; translation of the stories from the commentary, with the Dhammapada verses embedded Tr R. Vaidya according to different bibliographies; or did one publisher issue two translations in the same year? Bhag w?
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If we translate the title based on how the term dhammapada is used in the verses [see Dhp verses 44, 45, ], it should probably be translated 'Sayings of the Dharma,' 'Verses of the Dharma,' or 'Teachings of the Dharma. In addition, a number of the Dhammapada's verses are identical with text from other parts of the Pali tipitaka that are directly attributed to the Buddha in the latter texts. The original manuscript is believed to have been written in the first or second century CE. The interrelation of these different versions has been obscured by constant contamination in the course of the text transmission; this is particularly true in case of one of the Buddhist Sanskrit parallels.
By adding verses from the Dhp [Dhammapada] it was transformed into a Dhp parallel in course of time, which is a rare event in the evolution of Buddhist literature. After considering the hypothesis that these texts might lack a "common ancestor," Brough , p. The differing developments and rearrangements of the inherited material would have proceeded along similar lines to those which, in the Brahmanical schools, produced divergent but related collections of texts in the different Yajur-veda traditions.
He then continues Since the contrary appears to have been assumed from time to time, it is desirable to say with emphasis that the Pali text is not the primitive Dharmapada; the assumption that it was would make its relationship to the other texts altogether incomprehensible. In Buswell, Jr. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Buddhism.
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