From several Indic sources, and with a doctrinal affiliation still somewhat Theravadin, this work contains short commentaries (aṭṭhakathā) recording the tales and fables surrounding each verse. This expanded version of the Dhammapada provide new instances of the Buddha’s wisdom, expressed in pithy sayings on all aspects of life.
Chapter organization is by a particular aspect of life, with such titles as “Impermanence,” “The Wise Man,” or “The Fragrance of Flowers.” Each chapter includes verses on the topic and relates their context and origin. Readers familiar with the 26 chapters of the Pali Dhammapada will here find additional content, numbering 39 chapters in all.
Brought by Faju and Fali into the Chinese, with additional materials, as Faju piyu jing (法句譬喩經). 4 fascicles.