There arethese ten fetters.Which ten?Fivelower fetters &fivehigher fetters.
And which arethe fivelower fetters?Selfidentity views,uncertainty, grasping at
precepts &practices,sensual desire,&illwill.Thesearethefivelow
Luminous, monks, isthe mind.And itisdefiled byincoming defilements.
Luminous, monks, isthe mind. And itisfreed from incoming defilements.
Luminous, monks, isthe mind. And itisdefiled byincoming defilements. T
Ihave heard that ononeoccasion the Blessed One was staying among the
VajjiansatBhanda Village.Thereheaddressed themonks, Monks!
Yes,lord, the monks responded.
TheBlessed One said:It s because ofnot understandin
Ihave heard that ononeoccasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi in
Jeta s Grove,Anathapindika s monastery. Therehesaid tothe monks:
Monks, ifwanderers who aremembers ofother sectsshould askyou, What,
Monks, these eight causes,theseeight requisite conditions lead totheacquiring
ofthe asyetunacquired discernment that isbasictotheholy life,and tothe
increase,plenitude, development, &culmination ofthat which has al
Monks, there arethese seven treasures.Which seven? Thetreasure of
conviction,thetreasure ofvirtue, the treasure ofconscience,thetreasure of
concern, thetreasure oflistening, the treasure ofgenerosity,the treasure of
Ihave heard that ononeoccasion,when the Blessed One was newly
Awakened staying atUruvela bythebanks ofthe Nerajara Riverinthe shade
ofthe Bodhi tree,the treeofAwakening he satinthe shade of
There aremany versions ofthe Dhammapada now extant:several recensions of
thePaliDhammapada from Burma, Cambodia, Laos,SriLanka,and Thailand;
two incomplete manuscripts ofaGandhari Dharmapada found incentral As
made ofthe heart.
Ifyou speak oract
with acorrupted heart,
then suffering follows you
thetrack ofthe ox
that pulls it.
Ihave heard that ononeoccasion the Blessed One was onawandering tour
among theKosalans with alarge community ofmonks approximately 500
monks inall and arrived atSalavatika.Now atthat time the brahman Lohicca
Ihave heard that ononeoccasion the Blessed One was staying inthe Kuru
country. Now there isatown oftheKurus called Kammasadhamma. There the
Blessed One addressed themonks, Monk
Having been given leave bytheBlessed One,Sakka thedeva king asked him his
firstquestion:Fettered with what, dear sirthough they think,Maywe live
freefrom hostility,freefrom violence,freefrom rival
Then theBlessed One said toVen.Ananda: Ananda, let s gotothe farshore of
theHiraavati River.We llhead forUpavattana, theMallans salgrove near
Ihave heard that ononeoccasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi,at
Jeta s Grove,Anathapindika s monastery. Thereheaddressed themonks:
Yes,lord, the monks responded.
Ihave heard that ononeoccasion the Blessed One was staying near Rajagaha in
theBamboo Grove,theSquirrels Sanctuary. Then anumber ofmonks from the
[Blessed One s]native land, having completed theRains Re
Ihave heard that ononeoccasion the Blessed One was staying inSavatthi,at
Jeta s Grove,Anathapindika s park. Then thewanderer Vacchagotta went to
theBlessed One and, onarrival,exchanged courteo