Dhammapada Part II
Dhammapada Part II
Jan 28, 2021
Dhammapada Verses 244 & 245: The Easy Life
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Dhammapada verse(s) in Pali:


Verse 244
sujīvaṃ ahirikena, kākasūrena dhaṃsinā.
pakkhandinā pagabbhena, saṃkiliṭṭhena jīvitaṃ.

Verse 245
hirīmatā ca dujjīvaṃ, niccaṃ sucigavesinā.
alīnenāppagabbhena, suddhājīvena passatā.



English translation of verse(s):


Verse 244
Easy is life for the shameless one who is impudent as a crow, is backbiting and forward, arrogant and corrupt.

Verse 245
Difficult is life for the modest one who always seeks purity, is detached and unassuming, clean in life, and discerning.

(Translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita)




A series on the Dhammapada, a set of 423 verse teachings given by the Buddha, including explanation of the Pali verse, a synopsis of the background story and application of the teaching to our practice by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu.


This Dhammapada Part II podcast includes Chapters 18-26 (Verses 235-423). New episodes are published each week in this podcast. Verses 1-234 from Chapters 1-17 have already been published in Dhammapada Part I podcast. Please subscribe to Dhammapada Part I to listen to the earlier verses.


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Translations from: https://suttacentral.net/dhp235-255/en/buddharakkhita#244


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Keywords: Buddhism, Dhamma, Buddha, Monk, Bhikkhu, Sirimangalo, Yuttadhammo, Tipitaka, Pali, Malavagga, Impurity

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