1Ahmed M = "The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of the
Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best
known Buddhist scriptures."
2Ahmed M = "The original version of
the Dhammapada is in the Khuddaka Nikaya, a division of the Pali
Canon of Theravada Buddhism."
3Ahmed M = "The Buddhist scholar and
commentator Buddhaghosa explains
that each saying recorded in the collection was made on a different occasion in
response to a unique situation that had arisen in the life of the Buddha and his monastic community. "