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A new edition of the Pāḷi text of the Dhammapada (KN 2) which is the most famous and oft-quoted book in the Buddhist tradition. Includes notes on variant readings, its grammar, prosody, and how the material has been collected, with an analysis of the metre of the verse texts, together with a reading of the text.
A New Edition
(version 2.2, September 2007)
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Pāḷi Prosody: Texts and Studies
(A Collection of Works, including An Outline of the Metres in the Pāḷi Canon; New Khuddakapāṭha; New Dhammapada; Pārāyanavagga; and New Catubhāṇavārapāḷi)
The original edition of this text and study was made around 2002, though I didn't date it at the time. A slightly revised version was made in February, 2005 while preparing the .pdf version of the file to reflect my current thinking about the use of titles in Pāḷi. I also slightly revised the statistics in the study to bring them in line with the presentation in the Comparative Edition of the Dhammapada; and I once again revised the work in August/September, 2007 during the preparation of the Patna Dharmapada together with the Pāḷi parallels.
last updated: September 2007