Dhammapada The World Tipiṭaka Edition


Dhammapada is one of the best known books of the Piṭaka. It is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha expressed in clear, pithy verses. These verses were culled from various discourses given by the Buddha in the course of forty-five years of his teaching, as he travelled in the valley of the Ganges (Ganga) and the sub-mountain tract of the Himalayas. These verses are often terse, witty and convincing. Whenever similes are used, they are those that are easily understood even by a child, e.g., the cart's wheel, a man's shadow, a deep pool, flowers. Through these verses, the Buddha exhorts one to achieve that greatest of all conquests, the conquest of self; to escape from the evils of passion, hatred and ignorance; and to strive hard to attain freedom from craving and freedom from the round of rebirths. Each verse contains a truth (dhamma), an exhortation, a piece of advice.

Preface by Daw Mya Tin 
Burma Tipiṭaka Association Rangoon 1986

In 1999 the entire Pāḷi Tipiṭaka from the B.E. 2500 Great International Tipiṭaka Council Edition was transliterated and proof-read anew then romanised and published by The Dhamma Society Fund in Bangkok as the World Tipiṭaka Edition, 40 volumes, in 2005. 

The special Roman-Script Tipiṭaka Edition was presented to the Supreme Patriarch of Myanmar by the World Tipiṭaka Foundation as a royal gift of Dhamma from Thailand in 2010. 

Ref : sajjhaya.org