The Dhammapada is one of the best known and best loved Buddhist texts, a sequence of verses traditionally said to have been spoken by the Buddha himself to help people on the path to liberation. In her version for Penguin Classics, Valerie J Roebuck seeks to translate the Pali into modern English verse that will keep the beauty and clarity of the original.

Visarad Srima Ratnayaka sings the Dhammapada

Posted on: September 10th, 2010 by admin 6 Comments


Forty-six verses from the Dhammapada, sung by Visarad (Visharad, Visharada) Srima Ratnayaka, who has made these verses available for free distribution.

Her singing of these verses can be heard below.

6 Responses

  1. A.Wimalaguna says:

    may you attain nibbana

  2. admin says:

    Thank you. And thank you especially for reminding me what it’s all for!

  3. Srima says:

    Many thanks for sharing my Hymns with others!

    • admin says:

      Thank *you*. It’s such an honour to hear from you! I love to listen to your chanting of Dhammapada verses, and your beautiful versions of blessing chants such as the Navagunagatha. I hope that people who enjoy the videos here will seek out your recordings on the internet.

  4. Nina says:

    Many thanks for all your wonderful renderings of the Dhammapada verses and Gathas: your lovely voice brings peace and calm and may you always be happy and free from all suffering. Sarva Mangalam.

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