There are 423 verses in the Dhammapāda and behind each
Verse there is a story.
These Verses contains the essence of Gautam Buddha
Verses are compile and Edited by Gambhiro Bhikkhu
and the Source of these story book for us is
Osho on Dhammapada - The Dhammapada, the
teaching of Gautama the Buddha, can only be taught to
the bodhisattvas. It cannot be taught to the ordinary,
mediocre humanity, because it cannot be understood by
These words of Buddha come from eternal silence. They
can reach you only if you receive them in silence. These
words of Buddha come from immense purity. Unless you
become a vehicle, a receptacle, humble, egoless, alert,
aware, you will not be able to understand them.
Intellectually you will understand them -- they are very simple words, the
simplest possible. But their very simplicity is a
problem, because you are not simple. To understand
simplicity you need simplicity of the heart, because
only the simple heart can understand the simple truth.
Only the pure can understand that which has come out of