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Dhammapada-aṠṠhakathā


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The commentary on the Dhammapada, a text containing stories similar to those of the Jātakas and explaining the occasions on which the verses contained in the Dhammapada were uttered. A considerable number of these stories are found in various parts of the Pāli Canon and several are either directly derived from the Jātaka commentary or are closely parallel to them. The work, by an anonymous author, is usually ascribed to Buddhaghoṣa. It was apparently compiled in Sri Lanka.as stated in the book, and its date is unknown.

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