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Gemstones of the Good Dhamma

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma

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Anthology of Verses from the Pali Scriptures.
Compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika. Wheel Publication No. 342/344.

Anthology of Verses from the Pali Scriptures.
Compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika. Wheel Publication No. 342/344.

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Gemstones of the Good Dhamma
(
Saddhamma-maniratana
)
An Anthology of Versesfrom the Pali Scriptures
Compiled and translated by
Ven. S. Dhammika
Buddhist Publication SocietyKandy • Sri Lanka
The Wheel Publication No. 342/344
First edition: 1987This digital edition: 2010Copyright © 1987 Buddhist Publication SocietyBPS Online Edition © (2010)Digital Transcription Source: BPS Transcription ProjectFor free distribution. This work may be republished, reformatted, reprinted and redistributed inany medium. However, any such republication and redistribution is to be made available to thepublic on a free and unrestricted basis, and translations and other derivative works are to beclearly marked as such.
 
Contents
Preface...........................................................................................................................................3About the Author.........................................................................................................................3
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma......................................................................................................4
Request....................................................................................................................................4Dhamma.................................................................................................................................4The Defilements.....................................................................................................................5Giving......................................................................................................................................6Virtue......................................................................................................................................7Speech.....................................................................................................................................8Wealth.....................................................................................................................................9Friendship.............................................................................................................................10Learning................................................................................................................................11The Disciple..........................................................................................................................12Mind......................................................................................................................................13The Training.........................................................................................................................14Effort......................................................................................................................................15Mindfulness..........................................................................................................................16Oneself and Others..............................................................................................................17Love I.....................................................................................................................................18Love II...................................................................................................................................19Happiness.............................................................................................................................20Silence...................................................................................................................................21Insight...................................................................................................................................22The Buddha..........................................................................................................................23Praise.....................................................................................................................................24Abbreviations............................................................................................................................25References..................................................................................................................................252
 
Preface
The discourses of the Buddha and his direct disciples have been collected together into a huge body of literature known as the
Sutta Piṭaka
. Made up of both prose and verse, much of thisliterature is little known to the average Buddhist because of its great size and also because in bothstyle and content it is highly philosophical. One selection of this literature is, however, very wellknown. It is the
Dhammapada
, a collection of four hundred and twenty-three verses on variousaspects of the Buddha’s teachings. The Dhammapada’s convenient size, pithy wisdom and, attimes, great beauty has made it by far the most popular book in the Sutta Pitaka.However, many other verses of equal relevance and appeal are to be found scattered throughoutthe Sutta Pitaka, which remain virtually unknown. I thought it useful, therefore, to collect some of these verses, arrange them according to subject, and present them in such a way that they mayenrich the faith and deepen the understanding of those who read them. Most of the verses are thewords of the Buddha himself; a lesser number is attributed to his enlightened disciples. But eventhese reflect the spirit of the Buddha’s
Dhamma
, for it is said: “That which is well spoken is theword of the Buddha.” (A IV 164).This small work is dedicated to my good friend, Miss Constance Sandham. May this
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma
illuminate the path so that all beings may attain Nibbāna!
About the Author
Venerable S. Dhammika was born in Australia and developed an interest in Buddhism in his earlyteens. At the age of twenty-two he went to India and was ordained as a Buddhist monk under theVen. M. Saṅgharatana Mahāthera. He later moved to Sri Lanka where he taught meditation forseveral years in the Kandy district. He now lives and teaches in Singapore.3

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